Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes and Playdates
By Christine Bronstein
Bronstein creates a beautiful message about accepting and understanding children with Autism, by capturing how quickly a child’s mind can open up and accept new ideas when they are taught to them properly. The children learn how to play with their new friend Eric, a child in the Spectrum, by using indoor voices, listening with their eyes, and being flexible.
By Jung Jin-Ho
A young girl in a wheelchair sits on her balcony and watches the people pass. She can’t see them until another girl lies down on the pavement and looks up. What follows is a story of community and inclusion. Jin-Ho’s innovative illustrations with their novel perspective are a challenge to readers of all ages to see the world differently and a testament to the difference we make when we do.
Highs and Lows of Type 1 Diabetes: The Ultimate Guide for Teens and Young Adults
By Patrick McAllister
Medically reviewed and endorsed by the Yale Medicine Pediatric Diabetes Team, Highs and Lows of Type 1 Diabetes is the guide every teen and young adult needs to live well with Type 1 diabetes. Author Patrick McAllister’s prose is engaging, easily accessible and tackles a range of topics from carb counting and mood swings to sex, drugs and alcohol. Upbeat and reassuring, this is a book you won’t want to do without.
Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining My Life
By Rachel Hruza
In Rachel Hruza’s middle-grade novel, Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining My Life, Truth Trendon battles middle school, back braces and scoliosis, but especially the back brace. She’s determined to be normal, and she’s certain back braces aren’t normal. Her best efforts to conceal it lead to misunderstandings, which only multiply when her crush entrusts her with a secret of his own. As Truth navigates the perils of middle school, she must struggle to accept herself, curvy spine and all.
BAM! Body and Mind
BAM! is an educational online resource for kids aged 9-12 years old. It covers information on nutrition, physical activity, stress, safety and diseases. Kids can learn about everything from fun ways to eat healthily or sun safety to the importance of wearing a helmet as well as tips to help with stress and anxiety. BAM! offers an educational, child friendly space with some great games thrown in for good measure too.
This website is a useful resource for parents and caregivers and has been approved by healthcare professionals at The Hospital for Sick Children. It offers a variety of articles such as developmental health information from newborns to teens and a list of child health articles from A-Z. It’s the perfect go to guide for busy parents and guardians.
Elmo Loves 123s
This nifty little app will have your little one entertained for hours with fun games to teach them all about the numbers from 1-20. Children can hear and watch Elmo and Abby sing songs about numbers as well as completing interactive activities to test learning such as tracing numbers to unlock surprises. There’s even a built-in tracker for parents to see the progression of the kid’s learning. This app is available on Google Play and the iTunes store.