A book cover showing a boy names Armond at a party surrounded by other children.

Armond Goes to a Party

by Nancy Carlson

 

Armond doesn’t want to go to Felicia’s birthday party. Parties are noisy, disorganized, and smelly—all things that are hard for a kid with Asperger’s. Worst of all is socializing with other kids. But with the support of Felicia and her mom, good friends who know how to help him, he not only gets through the party, but also has fun. 

A book cover showing Quinn, a young boy with two historical figures who also had autism.

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

by Jennifer Elder

Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy.

 

Quinn, a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinsky to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. 

A book cover with two young boys who are friends.

A Friend Like Simon

by Kate Gaynor

This is a special education childrens picture books that introduces autism. When an autistic child joins a mainstream school, many children can find it difficult to understand and cope with a student that is somewhat ‘different’ to them. This story encourages other children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and to also appreciate the positive contribution that an autistic child can make to the group.

A book cover showing two young boys with toy airplanes.

My Friend Has Autism

by Amanda Doering Tourville

My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesn't matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out at each other's house. I'm glad Zack is my friend!

Autism in Fiction for Children

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