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The following is a list of books about autism for children and young adults. Please note that inclusion on this list does not imply an NLMFF recommendation.

Andrade, J.J., Andrade, J.J. (2012). The 12 Weeks of Summer.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Adams, S. (2009). A book about what autism can be like. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Avis, J.I. (2011). Morty the Meerkat Has Autism. Child Heroes Publishing.
Barraclough, S. (2012). I know someone with autism. Oxford: Raintree.
Berger, J. (2014). My Brother Daniel. Bloomington, IN: BalboaPressAU.
Bleach, F. (2001). Everybody is different: a book for young people who have brothers or sisters with autism. London: The National Autistic Society. 
Boehl, J.L. (2013). Why Does Davey Do That? CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Bolton, M., Ligon, L., Ligon, L., Heyer, S. (2013). Jesse and the Super Sensorific Seashore: A Day in the Life of a Boy with Autism. Sensory Star Publishing.
Breckwoldt, S. (2012). Craig Meets Dave and Learns about Autism, Bullying and Friendship. Susanne Breckwoldt.
Bright, J., Miller, S. (2010). The Adventures of Barkey: Sharing. Bright and Miller Publishing.
Brock, C. (2010). I'm a Teenager, Get Me Out of Here!: A survival guide for teenage siblings of young people with autism. London: The National Autistic Society.
Burkhardt, M.K. (2014). Exceptionally Good Friends: Building Relationships with Autism. Covington, LA: Executive Publishing Company.
Buron, K.D. (2003). When my autism gets too big!: A relaxation book for children with autism spectrum disorders. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Buron, K.D. (2013). When my worries get too big! Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Chilman-Blair, K. (2009). Medikidz Explain Autism: What's Up with Ben? Rosen Central.
Chilman-Blair, K. (2010). Medikidz Explain Autism (Superheroes on a Medical Mission). Rosen Central.
Cuellar, R.M. (2014). "Why Is He Doing That?"  Merriman Books.
Davis, C. (2013). A Kid's Guide to Autism. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Dickerman, A. & Winks-Leo, S. (2011). Dennis is Different: A Story of Autism and Acceptance. Buffalo, NY: No Frills Buffalo.
Doherty, L., McNally, P., & Sherrad, E. (2000). I have autism- what's that? Lisburn, CO: Down Lisburn Trust/South Eastern Education and Library Board.
Elder, J. (2005). Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Ellis, M. (2005). Tacos Anyone? An Autism Story. Round Rock, TX: Speech Kids Texas Press, Inc.
Ellis, M. (2008). Busy Bees: A Sensory Defensiveness Story.  Speech Kids Texas Press, Inc.
Ende, D. (2011). Making Sense of Asperger's: A Story for Children. ACER Press.
Evangelista, C. (2012). My Autism. Toot and Moo.
Fraser, A., Smith, M. (2011). Point to Happy: For Children on the Autism Spectrum. Workman Publishing Company. 
Gaynot, K. (2009). A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD. Special Stories Publishing.
Goodman, A. (2014). My Brother Puck. Winter Park, FL: Legacy Book Publishing.
Gorrod, L. (1997). My Brother is Different. London: The National Autistic Society. 
Haddon, M. (2004). The curious incident of the dog in the night-time. London: Red Fox Definitions.
Hamilton, S. (2013). I'm Normal Too: Josh and His Voice Output Device. Bloomington, IN: Author House.
Hannah, L. (2007). My Friend Sam: Introducing a Child with Autism to Nursery School. London: The National Autistic Society.
Hunter, S.T. (2006). My Sister is Different. London: The National Autistic Society.
Jackovino, J. (2012). Tommy's Tiny Red Truck: The Story of Tommy, a Child with Autism. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Jensen, J. (2014). Adrian and Super-A: Bake and Like Differently- Life Skills for Kids with Autism and ADHD. Be My Rails Publishing.
Jensen, J. (2015). Adrian and Super-A Get Dressed and Say No Way. Be My Rails Publishing 
Jensen, J. (2015). Adrian and Super-A Go to Bed and Visit Space: Life Skills for Children with Autism & ADHD. Be My Rails Publishing.
Klein, G.W. (2008). Wings of EPOH. FableVision, Inc.
Lears, L. (2003). Ian's walk: a story about autism. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman.
Martin, A.M. (2014). Rain Reign. New York, NY: Feiwel and Friends. 
Meinberg, S.L. (2009). AUTISM ABC. Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing.
Miller, M. (2014). Hello, My Name Is Max and I Have Autism: An Insight Into the Autistic Mind. Bloomington, IN: Author House.
O'Toole, J.C. (2012).The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens With Asperger Syndrome. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Peete, H.R., Peete, R.E. (2010). My Brother Charlie. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.
Powell, J. (2006). Thomas has autism. London: Evans Brothers.
Rice, R. (2012). Ethan's Story; My Life With Autism. Anchor Group.
Sabin, E. (2006). The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism. Watering Can Press.
Saleem-Muhammad, R. (2010). Pedro's Visit to the Aquarium: A short story about Autism. Dog Ear Publishing, LLC.
Shally, C. (2007). Since we're friends: an autism picture book. Centerton, AR: Aawaken Speciality Press
Shibutani, M. (2011). 100 Stories of Social and Safety Awareness. Los Angeles, CA: RhinoBook. 
Skye, L. (2012). The adventures of Maisie Voyager. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Stafford, C. (2012). Your Greatness is Growing- Nurturing the Heart of Autism. Snohomish, WA: Greatness Grows Publications.
Stefanski, D. (2011). How to Talk to an Autistic Kid. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. 
Thomas, P. (2014). I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Tourville, A.D. (2010). My Friend Has Autism (Friends with Disabilities).Picture Window Books.
Tullgren, T. (2011). Donnie Makes New Friends: A Lesson In Eye-To-Eye Contact. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Verdick, E. & Reeve, E. (2012). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents). Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.
Vermeulen, P. (2000). I am special: introducing children and young people to their autistic spectrum disorders. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Workman, S. (2014). Lucy's Amazing Friend: A Story of Autism and Friendship. Portsmouth, NH: Riverrun Bookstore Inc.
Zolty, M. & Rivard, R. (2012). Ben Has Autism, Ben Is Awesome.  Jason & Nordic Publishers, Inc.



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