These top 10 books about autism for children under 10 offer various perspectives and experiences. They can be a valuable resource for young children with autism, their families, and those looking to learn more about the autism community.
“My Friend with Autism” by Beverly Bishop – This picture book follows the story of a young boy and his relationship with his friend who has autism. It helps children understand and accept differences in others.
“The Girl Who Thought in Pictures” by Julia Finley Mosca – This picture book tells the true story of Temple Grandin, a renowned autism advocate and scientist, and her journey to success despite her challenges with autism.
“The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas – This picture book uses colorful illustrations to help children understand and manage their emotions, making it a great resource for children with autism who may struggle with emotional regulation.
“The Social Story Book” by Carol Gray – This picture book uses simple language and illustrations to help children with autism understand social situations and navigate social interactions.
“The Way I Feel” by Janan Cain – This picture book uses illustrations and simple language to help children understand and express their emotions, making it a useful resource for children with autism who may struggle with emotional expression.
“Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes” by Jennifer Elder – This picture book introduces young children to famous figures with autism, including Temple Grandin and Daryl Hannah, and celebrates their unique strengths and abilities.
“The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry – This picture book uses the metaphor of a tree to teach children about the importance of respecting and valuing diversity and differences, including those of children with autism.
“The Bubble Wrap Boy” by Phil Earle – This middle-grade novel follows the story of a young boy with autism as he navigates the challenges of fitting in and making friends at school.
“The Autism Acceptance Book” by Ellen Sabin – This picture book uses illustrations and simple language to help children understand and accept differences in others, including those with autism.
“The Unbreakable Code” by Sara Hoagland Hunter – This middle-grade novel follows the story of a young girl with autism who uses her unique strengths and abilities to solve a mystery and help her community.