Monday, November 13, 2017

30+ Books for Kids with Special Needs Siblings: The Ultimate List

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When my youngest son Davy was born, my three older kids were 6, 4 and 17 months old.  The next year or so was very hard on my whole family as Davy spent countless hours at doctors' appointment, was hospitalized five times and, and required one-on-one care during most of his waking hours.  The guilt of not being able to care for all my kids' needs was crushing and made even worse when people would "helpfully" point out that I had three older kids who needed me too.  I knew that having a medically complex, special needs sibling was hard on my kids and I didn't want them to resent him or feel left out.

When Davy was around six months old, I found a book about kids with G Tubes on Amazon and got it to read to the older kids.  It helped them see that their brother's button wasn't scary and other kids had them too.  That got me thinking of how helpful books could be for kids who have siblings with special needs.

30+ Books for Kids with Special Needs Siblings: The Ultimate List

Keep reading for a list of over 30 books for kids with special needs siblings.

    
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By Jennifer Bracci
Subject: Preemies


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By Murray Stenton
Subject: Cerebral Palsy


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By Rebecca Elliott
Subject: General special needs


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By Rebecca Elliott
Subject: General special needs, hospitalization


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By Christina Beall-Sullivan
Subject: Chronic illness, general special needs


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By Debbie Duncan
Subject: Surgery, hospitalization, general special needs


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By Michael Dodd
Subject: Cancer


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By Holly Robinson Peete
Subject: Autism


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By Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Subject: Autism


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By Ellen Sabin
Subject: General special needs


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By Brennan Farmer
Subject: Autism


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by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Sandra Tucker
Subject: Autism


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By Sam Frender
Subject: Asperger's Syndrome


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By Mary Thompson
Subject: General special needs


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By Amy May
Subject: Apraxia


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By Laurie Lears
Subject: Autism


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By Eliza Woloson
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Deslie Webb Quinby
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Patricia Vadasy
Subject: General special needs


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By Christel Land
Subject: Autism


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By Celeste Shally
Subject: Autism


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By Lori Demonia
Subject: Autism


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By Beverly Lewis
Subject: Autism


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By Sharon Wozny
Subject: Cancer


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By Shelley Cairo
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Becky Carey
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Marta Schmidt-Mendez
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Nancy Tupper Ling
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Suzanne Wanous
Subject: Cerebral Palsy


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By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Larry Jansen
Subject: Down Syndrome


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By Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
Subject: General special needs


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By Julie Leavitt Wolfe
Subject: General special needs


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By Tammy Parker Cox
Subject: Autism


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By Mary Thompson
Subject: Autism


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By Jenny Berger
Subject: Autism


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By Becky Edwards
Subject: Autism


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By Billie Ann Doner
Subject: Epilepsy




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40. The Adventures of Team Supertubie
by Kristin Meyer
Subject: Feeding tubes


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Do you know of any books I should add to this list?  Leave a link in the comments!




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