Neurodiversity in children’s books introduces children to the idea that not everybody thinks in the same way. Help children to feel seen and understood by introducing them to characters who may think and feel a bit like them. And help them to understand the world from the perspective of others. Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving
In this wonderful book box of books, written by neurodiverse authors, filled with neurodiverse characters, children feel seen. This box helps us all to understand each other a little bit better. Which is, of course an incredibly important building block for creating a kind and compassionate, cohesive society where everybody matters.
This box includes,
- A Kind of Spark, a beautiful book by an autistic author with an autistic main character (Age 8-11)
- Loud: A child with ADHD works with her teacher to make the classroom more manageable (Age 4-11)
- A DIfferent Sort of Normal. One child’s experience of growing up autistic. (Age 8-11)
- Like a Charm. A beautifully magical story, set in Edinburgh with a dyspraxic main character (Age 8-11)
- Talking is not my thing. The autistic sister in this story is non verbal but communicates and has plenty to say! (Age 3-11)
- Leo and the Octopus: Leo struggles to make sense of the world until he meets Maya (Age 4-11)
- Pablo Picks his Shoes: Pablo is auitisic and thinks differntly from his friends about the world around him (Age 3-11)
- Llama on Holiday: Levi the Llama helped Yasmin find her voice (Age 5-8)
- The Girl who thought in Pictures. Dr Temple Grandin, was an autistic science hero, this is her story (Age 4-11)
Box contents may differ but will contain at least 9 books and stories that feature neurodiverse characters.
If you introduce neurodiversity in children’s books, children grow up learning that differences in the way our brains work. Beneficial to all children.