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, ADHD 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.

I have begun to add books that both O and L enjoy reading.

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.

Anxiety

Explaining Anxiety to Children
  • The Angry Octopus by Lori Lite.
  • The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside.
  • I have a Worry by Tanya Balcke - this is written by an Australian author and can be ordered direct through her website.
  • The Monsters Inside by Belinda O'Brien.
  • Hey Warrior by Karen Young. We've been able to purchase this book through Booktopia as it is sold out in other parts of the world.
  • Hey Awesome by Karen Young. This is the sequel to Hey Warrior and is also a brilliant book for children.

ASD
  • 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.
  • Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Being Human by Dr Barry M. Prizant and Thomas Fields-Meyer
  • NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman

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

Sleep

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

Autism and Emotional Regulation Books for children.


Just for Fun Books for Children
  • Let's Play by Herve Tullet
  • First To The Top, Sir Edmund Hillary's Amazing Everest Adventure by David Hill
  • Sky High, Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures by David Hill
  • What Would She Do by Kay Woodward
  • Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different by Ben Brooks

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.

    ReplyDelete

I would love to hear your thoughts on my blog. I do read all the comments that are posted. Thanks so much for stopping by. Jen xx