Recommendations for Children

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Easter Seals Bibliography

  1. Adler, David A.

    A Picture Book of Helen Keller.

    Holiday House, l990, 0-8234-0950-3.

    A factual look at the life of this amazing woman, told for early readers.

  2. Cowen-Fletcher, Jane.

    Mama Zooms.

    Scholastic, 1996, 0590457756.

    Cowen-Fletcher, Jane. Mama Zooms. A simply told story of a young child's mother who zooms - in her wheelchair!

  3. Millman, Isaac.

    Moses Goes to School.

    Moses Goes to a Concert.

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998, 0374350671.

    At a public school for deaf children, Moses and his friends share experiences like those at all public schools.

  4. Rogers, Fred.

    Extraordinary Friends.

    Putnam, 2000, 0399231463.

    In this latest of the "Let's Talk About It" series, Mr. Rogers talks about children with all types of disabilities.

  5. Willis, Jeanne.

    Susan Laughs.

    Henry Holt, 2000, 0805065016.

    Rhyming couplets describe common emotions and activities experienced by a child in a wheelchair.

  6. Burnett, Frances Hodgson.

    The Secret Garden.

    Narrated by Wanda McCaddon. Audio Partners, 1572700408.

    Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors. She and her cousin, Colin (who believes he is an incurable invalid), soon discover the mysteries and magic of a locked garden.

    (Also available in audio book format)

  7. Byars, Betsy.

    The summer of the swans.

    Narrated by Christina Moore. Recorded Books, 1970.

    A teenager gains new insight into herself and her family when her brother with mental retardation gets lost.

    (Also available in audio book format)

  8. Dorris, Michael.

    Sees Behind Trees.

    Narrated by Joseph Bruchac. Listening Library, 1998.

    A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty.

    (Also available in audio book format)

  9. Philbrick, Rodman.

    Freak the Mighty.

    Narrated by Elden Henson. Listening Library.

    For an eighth-grader, Max is big, which makes him feel dumb and tainted. Things begin to change for Max, however, when Kevin, born with a birth defect that has stunted his growth, moves in down the street. The boys become friends. With Kevin, who's brilliant, providing the brains and imagination and Max providing the locomotion, the boys unite to become "Freak the Mighty" and venture out on "quests" around the neighborhood.

    (Also available in audio book format)

  10. West, Jane.

    The Lonesome Pine.

    Illustrated by Monique Lujan-Bakerink.

    Haylett Publishing, 2000, 0970102577.

    An inspirational story about a pine tree's dream of becoming what he was planted to be...a Christmas tree. In his eyes he is perfect; in the eyes of others, he is not.

    (*Easter Seals addition to the list)

Prepared by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.