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Adam's alternative sports day: an Asperger story

WELTON, Jude

2005    112 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1843103001

Nine-year-old Adam dreads Sports Day - he usually comes last in the race and never gets chosen for the team events. So he is delighted when Mr Williams, the head teacher, announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes, riddles to solve, and a treasure hunt - all the things that Adam enjoys. At last he'll have a chance of winning something. But as the competition runs high, how will Adam feel if his best friend [...]

Nine-year-old Adam dreads Sports Day - he usually comes last in the race and never gets chosen for the team events. So he is delighted when Mr Williams, the head teacher, announces that this year there will be an Alternative Sports Day with some very different challenges. There will be quizzes, riddles to solve, and a treasure hunt - all the things that Adam enjoys. At last he'll have a chance of winning something. But as the competition runs high, how will Adam feel if his best friend Josie beats him to the Challenge Cup? And what will they do when they discover that James, the new boy in the class, is cheating? A fun and absorbing children's story, Adam's Alternative Sports Day also offers insights into how a child with Asperger’s syndrome copes with the ups and downs and everyday challenges of school. [less]

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Blue bottle mystery: an Asperger adventure

HOOPMANN, Kathy

2001    96 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1853029785

Nothing is quite the same after Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard. What is the strange wisp of smoke that keeps following them around? Things become even more complicated when Ben is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

Nothing is quite the same after Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard. What is the strange wisp of smoke that keeps following them around? Things become even more complicated when Ben is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. [less]

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Buster and the amazing Daisy: adventures with Asperger syndrome (2nd ed.)

OGAZ, Nancy

2003    125 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 184310721

‘Buster and the Amazing Daisy’ isn't just a humorous and engaging story. It will also give its readers an insight into the hopes and dreams, as well as the fears and frustrations, of many children with autism.

‘Buster and the Amazing Daisy’ isn't just a humorous and engaging story. It will also give its readers an insight into the hopes and dreams, as well as the fears and frustrations, of many children with autism. [less]

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Curious incident of the dog in the night-time, The

HADDON, Mark

2004    272 Pages    (Red Fox)

ISBN 10: 0099456761

Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism--every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily.

Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism--every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily. [less]

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Curious incident of the dog in the night-time, The

HADDON, Mark

2004    271 Pages    (Vintage)

ISBN 10: 0099450259

Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism--every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily.

Christopher is an intelligent youth who lives in the functional hinterland of autism--every day is an investigation for him because of all the aspects of human life that he does not quite get. When the dog next door is killed with a garden fork, Christopher becomes quietly persistent in his desire to find out what has happened and tugs away at the world around him until a lot of secrets unravel messily. [less]

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Haze

HOOPMANN, Kathy

2003    159 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 184310072

Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes friends with Kristie, Madeline and Jen, and a new computer teacher – Miss Adonia – arrives. However, Seb is oon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline’s mysterious cyber friend for help. Weaving the facts of Asperger’s syndrome into the story, this fast-paced book is [...]

Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes friends with Kristie, Madeline and Jen, and a new computer teacher – Miss Adonia – arrives. However, Seb is oon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline’s mysterious cyber friend for help. Weaving the facts of Asperger’s syndrome into the story, this fast-paced book is acclaimed author Kathy Hoopmann’s best novel yet and is a riveting read for teenagers of all sorts and abilities. [less]

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Huge bag of worries, The

IRONSIDE, Virginia

2016    32 Pages    (Hodder Children's Books)

ISBN 13: 9780340903179   

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag! They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can she get to help her? This funny and reassuring story will appeal to all children who have occasional worries.

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag! They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the lavatory. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can she get to help her? This funny and reassuring story will appeal to all children who have occasional worries. [less]

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Ian's walk: a story about autism

LEARS, Laurie

1998    32 Pages    (Albert Whitman & Company)

ISBN 13: 9780807534816   

An American Bookseller named Ian's Walk a ‘Pick of the Lists’ and wrote, "Lovely pictures bring to life the touching story of how Julie learns to appreciate her younger brother, who has autism. It teaches not only about an often misunderstood disorder, but responsibility, acceptance, appreciation, and love."

An American Bookseller named Ian's Walk a ‘Pick of the Lists’ and wrote, "Lovely pictures bring to life the touching story of how Julie learns to appreciate her younger brother, who has autism. It teaches not only about an often misunderstood disorder, but responsibility, acceptance, appreciation, and love." [less]

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Lisa and the lacemaker: an Asperger adventure

HOOPMANN, Kathy

2002    126 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843100713   

When Lisa discovers a derelict hut in her friend Ben's backyard, she delights in exploring the remnants of an era long gone. Imagine her surprise when Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, and reveals that once she was a servant in those very rooms. The old lady draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the [...]

When Lisa discovers a derelict hut in her friend Ben's backyard, she delights in exploring the remnants of an era long gone. Imagine her surprise when Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, and reveals that once she was a servant in those very rooms. The old lady draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious lacemaker and put the past to rest. [less]

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Of mice and aliens: an Asperger adventure

HOOPMANN, Kathy

2001    108 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843100072   

The sequel to "Blue Bottle Mystery", this is a science-fiction novel for children, with a difference. Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome, but when an alien crash-lands in his back yard, things get complicated. The alien, Spick, knows nothing about Earth's rules and norms and it is up to Ben and his friend Andy to help Spick survive. The humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies [...]

The sequel to "Blue Bottle Mystery", this is a science-fiction novel for children, with a difference. Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome, but when an alien crash-lands in his back yard, things get complicated. The alien, Spick, knows nothing about Earth's rules and norms and it is up to Ben and his friend Andy to help Spick survive. The humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties that children with Asperger's Syndrome face every day. As well as being a good read, this book provides a teaching tool that demystifies children with Asperger's Syndrome, justifying their individuality as valid and interesting. [less]

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Shtum

LESTER, Jem

2016    313 Pages    (Orion Books)

ISBN 13: 9781409166511   

Inspired by the author's experiences with his own son, SHTUM is a novel about three generations of a family learning how to get along. Ten-year-old Jonah lives in a world of his own. He likes colours and feathers and the feel of fresh air on his skin. He dislikes sudden loud noises and any change to his daily routine. Jonah has never spoken, yet somehow he communicates better than all of the adults in his life. [...]

Inspired by the author's experiences with his own son, SHTUM is a novel about three generations of a family learning how to get along.

Ten-year-old Jonah lives in a world of his own.
He likes colours and feathers and the feel of fresh air on his skin.
He dislikes sudden loud noises and any change to his daily routine.
Jonah has never spoken, yet somehow he communicates better than all of the adults in his life. [less]

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Tales from down on the farm: bedtime stories for anxious children

GLOVER, Lesley

2014    93 Pages    (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.)

ISBN 13: 9781628570557   

Each short story in Tales from Down on the Farm: Bedtime Stories for Anxious Children is told from the prospective of a small cat called Bo, who discovers as he grows up that life is not only full of surprises, but is also full of problems that must be solved. With the help of his own observations and those of other animals on the farm, Bo learns to experience and adapt to the ups and downs of life, which makes him more confident and self-assured. Interactions with his friends help Bo understand [...]

Each short story in Tales from Down on the Farm: Bedtime Stories for Anxious Children is told from the prospective of a small cat called Bo, who discovers as he grows up that life is not only full of surprises, but is also full of problems that must be solved. With the help of his own observations and those of other animals on the farm, Bo learns to experience and adapt to the ups and downs of life, which makes him more confident and self-assured. Interactions with his friends help Bo understand that we are all different, which enables him to look at things differently. Within each story of the book, there is a problem or obstacle that Bo has to recognize and find a way to overcome. Children reading these stories may recognize their own situation and realize that there is always a way around problems! As young readers begin to come up with their own solutions, their own levels of self-esteem and confidence will also rise, right along with Bo! Lesley Glover grew up near Coventry, England, and now lives on a farm in Kent. She was inspired to write this book by watching Bo, as he grew from a tiny kitten and was able to socialize with other animals on the farm, especially the dogs and chickens. [less]

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