Brilliant Books with Disability Representation

Did you know that one in every ten children is a child with a disability?* We’ve pulled together some of our favourite books with awesome disability representation to help every child feel included!

This is Me (PB)

This is Me! by George Webster, Claire Taylor & Tim Budgen

This is me. I am George. My eyes are sparkly, just like my mum. Like my dad, I’m determined and brave, and like my sister, I’m full of FUN!

This is Me is a beautiful picture book celebrating our differences, brought to us by CBeebies sensation George Webster.


Loud! by Rose Robbins

Abigail is frustrated. She can’t focus on writing and fools around instead. She is sent to the cooling down room. Just when things are about to go wrong again, the teacher discovers exactly what to do to engage this little girl, and Abigail ends up finding a special voice of her very own.

This adorable picture book featuring a character with ADHD has a heartfelt message.

Proud to be Deaf

Proud to be Deaf by Ava, Lilli and Nick Beese

Ava is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf – and she’s proud of it. She loves her deaf community, that she’s bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people.

This wonderfully positive book celebrates the deaf community, and is a great way for any child to understand more about their deaf peers.

Bubble Boy

The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster

Eleven-year-old Joe can’t remember a life outside of his hospital room, with its beeping machines and view of London’s rooftops. His condition means he’s not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his ‘bubble’. But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever.

This poignant story from inside the hospital walls teaches children the importance of treating people with kindness and empathy.

Break the Mould

Break the Mould by Sinéad Burke

Sometimes we can feel like we are not good enough. That we don’t belong. Or that we want to be more like our friends.

In this empowering guide, Sinéad Burke draws on her own experiences and encourages young readers to believe in themselves, have pride in who they are and use their voice to make the world a fairer place.

You, Me and Our Heartstrings

You, Me and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See

Noah, a cello prodigy from a long line of musicians, wants to stick to tradition. Daisy, a fiercely independent disabled violinist, is used to fighting for what she wants and likes to take risks. But the two surprise each other when they play. They fall perfectly in tune.

This fresh and fun teen romance starring a girl with cerebral palsy and a boy with severe anxiety is tender, heartwarming, and the ideal cosy read.

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