Books that I would recommend!

I've been asked several times now about what books on ASD, anxiety and mindfulness would I recommend.

And there are so many to chose from - I read because I love reading and it is one of the ways that I wind down in the evenings. I also figure that the more I read up on ASD and anxiety, then the more informed I will become to assist my little superheroes.

Some of these books you may be able to find in your local bookstore, however quite a few I ordered online.

And just to clarify, I do not receive any commissions or other payments for recommending these books. These are simply the books that I and my children have found useful.

  • First we make the beast beautiful by Sarah Wilson

Explaining Anxiety to Children

  • Pretending to be Normal by Liane Holliday Willey.
  • The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin.
  • Been There. Done That. Try This, Edited by Tony Attwood.
  • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida.

Explaining ASD to Children

Practice of being Mindful
  • Be Mindful and Simplify your Life by Kate James.
  • Mindfulness at Work by Dr Stephen McKenzie.
  • The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland.

Explaining Mindfulness to Children

Resilience in Children
  • 9 Ways To A Resilient Child by Dr Justin Coulson, PhD


Autism Journeys
  • Sam's Best Shot by Dr James Best

Books for children.

  • The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the story of Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca
  • Let's Play by Herve Tullet

Novels with an autism theme
I will add that not all of the covers of these novels stated that they were autism based. However, while reading them, I could relate some of our autism journey to the story being told in the book.
  • A Boy made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
  • Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  • I Hid My Voice by Parinoush Saniee

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for these ideas, looks like a great reading list to start with. I do hope that you are going to add to the list as you read more. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge.


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