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Helping Kids Cope: Special Needs
Books about facing unique challenges and opportunities, including stories about kids with Asperger's syndrome, dyslexia, ADHD, and physical disabilities. For more help (especially for younger children) try picture books on Kids with Special Needs.
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  Cover Art: Anything but Typical Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Anything but Typical
Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.
195 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Middle of Somewhere Cheaney, J. B.
The Middle of Somewhere
Twelve-year-old Ronnie loves organization, especially because her brother has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but traveling with their grandfather who is investigating wind power in Kansas brings some pleasant, if chaotic, surprises.
218 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Al Capone Shines My Shoes Choldenko, Gennifer
Al Capone Shines My Shoes
Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.
274 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous Crowley, Suzanne Carlisle
The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous
In the small town of Jumbo, Texas, thirteen-year-old Merilee, who has Asperger's Syndrome, tries to live a "Very Ordered Existence," but disruptions begin when a boy and his father arrive in town and the youngster makes himself a part of the family.
380 p. 2007
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Livvie Owen Lived Here Dooley, Sarah
Livvie Owen Lived Here
Fourteen-year-old Livvie Owen, who has autism, and her family have been forced to move frequently because of her outbursts, but when they face eviction again, Livvie is convinced she has a way to get back to a house where they were all happy, once.
229 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon M.
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mockingbird Erskine, Kathryn
Mockingbird
Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.
235 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Willowood Galante, Cecilia
Willowood
Eleven-year-old Lily has trouble leaving her best friend behind and moving to the city when her mother changes jobs, but she makes some very unlikely friends that soon become like family members.
265 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Gantos, Jack
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
153 p. 1998
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Here's How I See it : Here's How it is Henson, Heather
Here's How I See it : Here's How it is
At almost-thirteen, Junebug has never felt right except as stagehand at her father's summer theater, but after her parents separate and an irritating intern takes over her responsibilities, she discovers how hard life can be without a script to follow.
270 p. 2009
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Red Sky in the Morning Laird, Elizabeth.
Red Sky in the Morning
Although she loves her baby brother, Anna finds herself trying to hide his severe physical and mental disability from her friends.
158 p. 2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rules Lord, Cynthia.
Rules
Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
200 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Thank You Mr. Falker Polacco, Patricia.
Thank You Mr. Falker
At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
[40] p. 1998
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Harry Sue Stauffacher, Sue
Harry Sue
Although tough-talking Harry Sue would like to start a life of crime in order to be "sent up" and find her incarcerated mother, she must first protect the children at her neglectful grandmother's home day care center and befriend a paralyzed boy.
xi, 288 p. 2005
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Holy Enchilada! Winkler, Henry
Holy Enchilada!
Efforts to impress a visiting student from Japan cause Hank to hide his dyslexia while the gang makes enchiladas for a Multi-Cultural Day lunch, and Hank is afraid he was very wrong about the amount of chili powder called for in the recipe.
158 p. 2004
Children's Fiction Book
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