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Autistic Spectrum

My brother Sammy / Becky Edwards and David Armitage

A child can't understand why his brother Sammy goes to a different school and can't play with him properly.  A book that sensitively explores the feelings of loss and anger associated with having an autistic brother.
Age 3+

Looking after Louis / Lesley Ely

Louis’s classmates find a way to join him in his world by using imagination, kindness and a special game of football.
Age 4+

Blue bottle mystery : an Asperger adventure / Kathy Hoopmann

A wonderful insight into the world of a boy suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, helping siblings / friends / classmates understand the condition, as well as reassuring children diagnosed with the condition.
Age 8+

Thomas has autism / Jillian Powell.

Follow a day in the life of Thomas.  He shows us his family, friends, school and club, and talks about how he copes with day-to-day situations.
Age 7+

 
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