For kids who are allies
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Resources about disability for kids
Recommended by Holland Bloorview families
Some of these books are available in audio format
Some of these books are available in braille
A girl called Lauretta uses a super-speedy wheelchair.
Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book
A story about two boys who are friends.
It’s Okay to Be Different
Colourful drawings celebrate our differences.
Arnie and the New Kid
A story about friendship and being nice to each other.
Don’t Laugh at Me
How to stop bullying.
Fox and Squirrel
A story about friends who are different and the same.
A story about Eli, who has Down’s Syndrome, and his first day of school.
Angus: Superhero Extraordinaire
Angus is a five-year-old with a big secret: he’s a superhero! Now if only he could find someone in need of his help.
Be difference, be brave, be you! A story about how our differences make us unique.
We’re All Wonders
The book behind the movie: a story about a boy with a facial difference called August, who is trying to fit in.
When Charley Met Emma
The story about friendship between Charley and Emma who has limb differences and uses a wheelchair.
When My Worries Get Too Big!
This activity and story book offers a strengths-based approach to coping with anxiety.
A graphic novel about Cece, a young girl with hearing loss who uses her new hearing aid as a superpower.
A story about the life of Moriah, a girl with medical complexities.
We Are All Alike… We Are All Different
Written for kids by kids, this book is about how we are the same and different.
I’m Wendy Blair Not a Chair!
All about Wendy Blair and not her wheelchair.
Follow along as Susan swims, works hard in school, plays, and even rides a horse.
The Special Kids in School
Kids help their classmates understand their disabilities.
The Able Fables
Telling stories, through fables, of love and the ability to create a more inclusive world.
Colourful photos help kids better understand what it’s like to have a disability, including blindness and deafness, and use mobility devices.
A true story about a dolphin named Winter who loses his tail.
A story about a boy with a facial difference called August, who is trying to fit in.
Biographical drama about surfer Bethany Hamilton, who loses her arm in a shark attack.
Sesame Street and Autism: See amazing in all children
Check out videos, stories and other fun stuff.
CBC Kids’ This Is Me series
Get to know a lot of different kids, including Amira at the Aquarium.
tvokids’ This is my Family series
Videos about all kinds of families.