Parallel's Inclusive Book Guide for Children

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While all of these books are available for purchase online, we always encourage our readers to support local bookstores, when possible. 

A Note About "Othering"

"Othering" is the act of treating something as different from mainstream. For example, saying "Here are all these books about 'normal' children, and these are the books about other people who have learning disabilities." To avoid othering, make sure that all books are blended into your main library space and put into your regular reading rotation. 


The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia (Ages 4-8) 

Brilliant Bea (Ages 4-8) 

Thank You, Mr. Faulkner  (Ages 6-9)

My Name is Brain-Brian (Ages 8-12) 

Maggot Moon (Ages 12+) 


My Whirling, Twirling Motor  (Ages 4-8) 

Hi, It's Me! I Have ADHD (Ages 4-7)

Ms. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (Ages 6-8) 

Frindle (Ages 8-12) 

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind (Ages 11-13) 


The Huge Bag of Worries  (Ages 2+) 

Anxious Charlie to the Rescue (Ages 4-6) 

Don't Feed the Worry Bug: A Children's Book About Worry (All Ages) 

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine (Ages 7-11)

Eliza and Her Monsters (YA)

Other Inclusive Titles

I Choose to Calm My Anger (Ages 2-10)

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You (Ages 4-8) 

All the Way to the Top (Ages 4-8) 

Cassidy and the Mixed Up Numbers (Ages 5-9) 

Mistakes Are How I Learn (Ages 0-12) 

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