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Cricketer - ARCHER, E
Dan was born with one hand, but he has adapted and found different ways of doing everyday things. He is a great cricket fan and plays for three different teams.
We Can Do It! - DWIGHT, L
5 special children do the sorts of things that every child does. Illustrated with photographs and featuring children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and a blind child.
Star Bright Books
Seal Surfer - FOREMAN, M
The story of a boy intertwined with the story of a seal. The boy is in a wheelchair, but swims and surfs with the seal as they both grow up.
I'm Special - GREEN, J
A very positive approach to special children. It shows both children and adults with different disabilities, and what they can achieve.
Rent-a-Friend - HUGHES, F
Danny's new next door neighbour has to use a wheelchair. Danny discovers that his new friend can do just as much as he can.
Simon & Schuster
The King with Horse's Ears - MADDERN, E
The secret that the king has horse's ears is revealed accidentally but the king is relieved because now everyone knows. The Moral - if you have something unusual about you, don’t be ashamed, be proud.
Catherine’s Story - MOORE, G
A picture book to share that shows how all the things that make Catherine different, also make her special.
Letang's New Friend - NAIDOO, B
Julie uses a wheelchair and has crutches, but she doesn't let this stop her doing things in school and playing with her friends.
Trouble for Letang and Julie - NAIDOO, B
A second story about Julie and Letang.
Boots for a Bridesmaid - WILKINS, V A
Nicky doesn't want to be a bridesmaid but mum persuades her and surprises her by being a bridesmaid herself. Mum is in a wheelchair throughout the story.
Dave and the Tooth Fairy - WILKINS, V
When Dave, who is a wheelchair-user, loses his wobbly tooth he comes up with an enterprising scheme to use his Grandad's false teeth, much to the surprise of his thoroughly modern tooth fairy.
Susan laughs - WILLIS, J
A delightful picture book in which Susan is up to all sorts of things at home and in the park. It isn't till the last page that we see that she uses a wheelchair.