And there are so many to chose from - I read because I love reading and it is one of the ways that I wind down in the evenings. I also figure that the more I read up on ASD and anxiety, then the more informed I will become to assist my little superheroes.
Some of these books you may be able to find in your local bookstore, however quite a few I ordered online.
And just to clarify, I do not receive any commissions or other payments for recommending these books. These are simply the books that I and my children have found useful.
- First we make the beast beautiful by Sarah Wilson
Explaining Anxiety to Children
- The Angry Octopus by Lori Lite.
- The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside.
- I have a Worry by Tanya Balcke - this is written by an Australian author and can be ordered direct through her website.
- Pretending to be Normal by Liane Holliday Willey.
- The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin.
- Been There. Done That. Try This, Edited by Tony Attwood.
- The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida.
Explaining ASD to Children
- I See Things Differently by Pat Thomas.
- The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents) by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.
- Be Mindful and Simplify your Life by Kate James.
- Mindfulness at Work by Dr Stephen McKenzie.
- The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland.
Explaining Mindfulness to Children
- A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh.
- How Full Is Your Bucket? for kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.
- Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael S. Dahl
Resilience in Children
- 9 Ways To A Resilient Child by Dr Justin Coulson, PhD
- The Rabbit Who wants to Fall asleep by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin.