Books for siblings of disabled children
Helping young children to understand about their brother or sister's disability.
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Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson. Daisy is finding her feet with a new group of friends, slowly becoming "one of the gang" who take it in turns to have sleep-over parties. But with her own turn to play host fast approaching, Daisy is faced with the task of telling her new friends about her mentally and physically disabled older sister, and she is unsure how they will react.
My Brother is Autistic (Let's Talk About It!) (Let's Talk About It!)
My Brother is Autistic by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos: Having a brother with autism can sometimes be hard. This book describes some of the realities that children with autism and their brothers and sisters experience every day. It encourages all children to learn patience, understanding and tolerance when dealing with an autistic friend.
We'll Paint the Octopus Red
We'll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen. A young sister looks forward to doing things with her new baby brother when he is born. When her dad tells her that her brother has Down's syndrome children, she worries about not being able to do the things she hoped to do. They find new ways to have family fun.