Teachers' Inclusive Book Guide

We know teachers are always on the hunt for fantastic books to add to their classroom libraries. We wanted to put together a list of books that focus on, or include characters with diverse learning styles or disabilities. Whether you have a student who would benefit from relatable characters and content, or you simply want to enrich your classroom library, these books offer increased representation and will make a wonderful addition to your collection. 

While all of these books are available for purchase on Amazon, 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. 

Dyslexia

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

Brilliant Bea (Ages 4-8) 

Thank You, Mr. Faulkner  (Ages 6-9)

It's Called Dyslexia (Ages 5-6)

Ben and Emma's Big Hit (Ages 4-8) 

Here's Hank Series  (Ages 6-8)

Eleven (Ages 8-12)

My Name is Brain-Brian (Ages 8-12) 

Maggot Moon (Ages 12+) 

Close to Famous (Ages 10-14)

ADHD

My Whirling, Twirling Motor  (Ages 4-8) 

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

A Dragon with ADHD: A Children's Story about ADHD (Ages 5-8) 

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

Frindle (Ages 8-12) 

Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (Ages 7-11)

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

Joey Pigza Loses Control (Ages 10-14) 

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Ages 10-14)

Tom Sawyer (Ages 12-18)

Anxiety

The Huge Bag of Worries  (Ages 2+) 

Help Your Dragon Deal with Anxiety (Ages 0-8) 

How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear? (Ages 3-9) 

Breathe (Ages 4-8) 

What Do You Do With a Problem? (Ages 5-8)

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)

Highly Illogical Behavior (YA)

Eliza and Her Monsters (YA)

Speech-Language

The Mouth With a Mind of Its Own (Ages 4-8)

Maya's Voice  (Ages 4-7)

Hooway for Wodney Wat (Ages 4-8)

The BFG  (Ages 8-12)

Paperboy (Ages 10+)

Other Inclusive Titles

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

Mistakes Are How I Learn (Ages 0-12) 

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger (Ages 4-8)

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Ages 5-9) 

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) 

Ugly (Ages 8-12)

Rules (Ages 9-12) 

Fish in a Tree (Ages 10-14) 

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