DOWN’S SYNDROME

see also DISABILITY

 

Best Friends - ANDERSON, R

Jessy feels neglected when her sister brings friends home, particularly if the friends reject her because she has Down's Syndrome.  Jessy's solution is to find a friend of her own.

A & C Black

1991

9780713633610

7+

Jessy Runs Away - ANDERSON, R

Jessy loves going shopping, but she does get bored.  On this occasion, she deliberately hides and then becomes confused and worries when she can't find her family.  When she is found, Mum makes sure Jessy realises that having Down's Syndrome doesn't excuse her behaviour.

A & C Black

1988

9780713630596

7+

Victoria’s Day - CAMPOS, M

Victoria, who is four, has Down’s Syndrome.  This story follows a typical day as she goes to school, to ballet class and feeds the ducks in the park.  A very positive story.

Frances Lincoln

2007

9781845075712

4+

I Can, Can You? - PITZER, M

Board book illustrated with photos of children with Down’s Syndrome all doing everyday things.

Woodbine House

2007

9781890627577

2+

Luke has Down’s Syndrome - POWELL, J

Well illustrated with clear text, the book gives an idea of Luke’s day-to-day activities and stresses the things he can do.  Very positive book.

Evans

2004

9780237526719

5+

Explaining Down’s Syndrome - ROYSTON, A

Detailed look at Down’s Syndrome for older readers, including genetics and testing.  Good, positive photographs.

Watts

2009

978749682538

10+

Down's Syndrome Association

Helping people with Down’s Syndrome to live full and rewarding lives