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Boundless: Picture Books about Disabilities

Silent Days, Silent Dreams
Say, Allen
Caldecott Medal winner Allen Say brings his lavish illustrations and hybrid narrative and artistic styles to the story of artist James Castle.

James Castle was born two months premature on September 25, 1899, on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably...
Item No. 9780545927611
Six Dots: Story of Young Louis Braille
Bryant, Jen
An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille--a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

**Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!**

Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live...

Item No. 9780449813379
Stars in Their Eyes

A Stonewall Honor Book

In this lighthearted YA romance, Maisie and Ollie discover that nothing beats the feeling of falling in love for the first time.

Maisie is on her way to Fancon! She's looking forward to meeting her idol, Kara Bufano, the action hero...

Item No. 9781338818796
Black Book of Colors
Cottin, Menena

A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008

It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only...

Item No. 9780888998736
Five of Us
Blake, Quentin

Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario, and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day in the countryside, but by working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day. Teem­ing with Quentin Blake's characteristic sense...

Item No. 9781849763042
The Noisy Paint Box
Rosenstock, Barb
A Caldecott Honor Book

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers--like a proper artist.


Item No. 9780307978486
Pirate of Kindergarten
Lyon, George Ella
Doubles are good for lots of things--double scoops of ice cream, double features at the movies. But double vision is NOT a good kind of double. In fact, it can make kindergarten kind of hard. Ginny sees double chairs at reading circle and double words in her books. She knows that only half of what...
Item No. 9781416950240
Remember Balloons
Oliveros, Jessie

A 2019 Schneider Family Award Honor Book!

What's Happening to Grandpa meets Up in this tender, sensitive picture book that gently explains the memory loss associated with aging and diseases such as Alzheimer's.

James's Grandpa has the best...

Item No. 9781481489157
This Beach is Loud
Cotterill, Samantha
Patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise saves the beach day when excitement turns to sensory overload.

Going to the beach is exciting. But it can also be busy. And loud. Sand can feel hot or itchy or sticky...and it gets everywhere! In This Beach Is Loud!, a...

Item No. 9780525553458
Thukpa for All
Preuitt, Sheela
Tsering can't wait to taste his grandmother's delicious noodle soup.

He invites a string of friends and neighbours home. But as preparations get underway, there is a power cut and the house is plunged into darkness. Will Abi be able to put together the much-anticipated thukpa? Told from a...

Item No. 9788193388983
Turning Pages: My Life Story
Sotomayor, Sonia
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time!

As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was...

Item No. 9780525514084
Unbound: Life and Art of Judith Scott
Sweet, Melissa
A moving and powerful introduction to the life and art of renowned artist, Judith Scott, as told by her twin sister, Joyce Scott and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist, Melissa Sweet.

Judith Scott was born with Down syndrome. She was deaf, and never learned to speak. She was also a...

Item No. 9780525648116
We All Play
Flett, Julie

A BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Horn Book...

Item No. 9781771646079
We Are Little Feminists: On the Go

Beautiful photos of real-life families showcase all types of movement and bodies, while poetic text builds both vocabulary and family connection. ON-THE-GO helps families and educators celebrate mobility and ability at home and in the classroom.

Created with 0-5-year-olds in mind....

Item No. 9781734182415
We Move Together
McGuire, Anne

Ontario Library Association Best Bets 2021 List.
Winner of the International Latino Book Awards' Best Educational Children's Picture Book in English.

A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces...

Item No. 9781849354042
What Happened to You?
Catchpole, James
Imagine you were asked the same question again and again throughout your life . . .
Imagine if it was a question that didn't bring about the happiest of memories . . .

This is the experience of one-legged Joe, a child who just wants to have fun in the playground . . ....

Item No. 9780571358304
You're So Amazing
Catchpole, Lucy
In this authentic and humorous picture book, a child with a limb difference is tired of being told how amazing he is for doing normal things.

Joe and his friend Simone are practicing their best playground tricks, but everyone keeps saying how amazing Joe is, even when he tries to...

Item No. 9780316506571