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  • Sammy hits a home runSammy hits a home run : a story of an eight-year-old boy with a brain tumor

    Didier, Darryl.

    Tells the story of Sammy, a boy who has a brain tumor and his surgery to remove it.

  • My buddyMy buddy

    Osofsky, Audrey.

    A young boy with muscular dystrophy tells how he is teamed up with a dog trained to do things for him that he can't do himself.

  • Get to know MonroeGet to know Monroe

    Edwards, Tasheena.

    Tells the story of a day in the life of Monroe, a five-year-old with autism.

  • Roxy the RaccoonRoxy the Raccoon

    Reeves, Alice.

    Roxy the raccoon lives in the forest with three friends who love to do everything together, which sometimes means they have to make small changes to their games. By working together, the friends are able to make the forest an inclusive place for everyone, including those with a disability. Part of the Truth & Tails series for children ages 4-8.

  • My friend JenMy friend Jen : a little different

    Leah, Jenica.

    "There is nothing that my friend Jen can't do, but on the inside, she's a little different to me and you." As Jen's friend tells a story, you will learn a few simple tips on how to stay well with Sickle Cell"--Back cover.

  • Operation breathe easyOperation breathe easy / A child's lung transplant story

    Powers, Joan.

    "Tommy is a young boy who loves to play, go to school and help others. What starts out as just a cough leads to the discovery of a serious medical issue that requires a lung transplant. Tommy's story answers some of the questions that may come up when faced with an organ transplant operation. Operation Breathe Easy takes you through Tommy's journey from start to finish." -- Cover.

  • Otto learns about his medicineOtto learns about his medicine : a story about medication for children with ADHD

    Galvin, Matthew.

    Otto, a fidgety young car that has trouble paying attention in school, visits a special mechanic who prescribes a medicine to control his hyperactive behavior.

  • Taking seizure disorders to schoolTaking seizure disorders to school. A story about epilepsy

    Gosselin, Kim.

    Uses a simple story about a young girl at school to present information about epilepsy.

  • The Kissing HandThe Kissing Hand

    Penn, Audrey, 1947-

    When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

  • The color monsterThe color monster : a pop-up book of feelings

    Llenas, Anna.

    "The color monster is a mixed-up mess of feelings! Can he sort through his emotions and learn to feel better? The Color Monster features gorgeous pop-ups on every page and a message that's sure to delight any reader who has ever been a muddled-up mass of emotion.".

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