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Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten
After naptime, Ms. Snappytail marched the kitties through school like prisoners. A tail touched Clover’s face!
In her purrrrrsonal space!
THAT WAS IT.
Clover spit. She bit. She threw a fur-flying hissy-fit.
“I quit!” Continue reading
Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor
Be different. Be brave. Be you. These are the messages and themes in the picture book Just Ask! by United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Just Ask is a wonderful book about communicating to learn about one another’s differences. In … Continue reading
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Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book
Some kids think Matt is weird… they don’t want him to play because sometimes he acts wild when he’s excited.
Since we’re friends, I don’t want him to feel left out, so I ask Matt if he wants to play tag with me and my friends. Continue reading
The Porcupine and Skunk
For obvious reasons, the Porcupine and the skunk had no friends … and none of the other forest animals would ever invite them to their birthday parties. Continue reading
I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism
Most of us are pretty good at finding ways to ignore things that we don’t want to see or hear… but for people with autism, it can be harder to ignore things. All the sights and sounds around them come rushing into their brains like a giant wave. Continue reading
My Brother Charlie
When we were babies, I snuggled and giggled with Mommy. But Charlie was different. He wouldn’t play with me. As we grew older, Mommy discovered that Charlie’s brain works in a special way, because Charlie has autism. Today is the … Continue reading
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Dancing in the Wings
Sassy makes her mark in this lovable story that proves when you aren’t afraid to be yourself and go after your dreams, they can come true! Dancing in the Wings is a wonderful picture book by actress, dancer, and writer … Continue reading
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Goodnight, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight!
Vrooom! Hummm! Nnneeaoowww! What’s that sound? It’s Fire Plane Jake, Passenger Carrier Clay and others in the wonderful picture book Goodnight Sleep Tight: What a Wonderful Flight by Louise Lintvelt. Take a fun ride and learn all about the different roles … Continue reading
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My Friend Has Autism
My Friend Has Autism by Amanda Doering Tourville, is a book about a kid named Nick and his friend Zack. Zack doesn’t always respond when Nick talks to him and he can even walk away when Nick is talking to … Continue reading
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