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Autism Spectrum in Children’s Literature Bibliography compiled by Melissa McDonald for LBSC645 Elementary School Fiction: Hoopman, Kathy. (2001) Of Mice and Aliens: An Asperger Adventure. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Peete, Holly Robinson. (2010). My Brother Charlie. New York: Scholastic Press. Tourville, Amanda Doering. (2010). My Friend has Autism. North Mankato: Picture Window Books. Welton, Jude. (2008). Adam's Alternative Sports Day: An Asperger Story. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Middle School Fiction: Baskin, Nora Raleigh. (2009). Anything but Typical. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Brenna, Beverley. (2005). Wild Orchid. Calgary: Red Deer Press. Crowley, Suzanne. (2007). The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous. New York: Greenwillow Books. Dooley, Sarah. (2010). Livvie Owen Lived Here. New York: Feiwel and Friends Book. Dowd, Siobhan. (2007). The London Eye Mystery. New York: A Yearling Book Erskine, Kathy. (2010). Mockingbird. New York: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Houtman, Jacqueline. (2010). The Reinvention of Edison Thomas. Honesdale: Front Street. Roy, Jennifer. (2010) . Mindblind. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish

Nonfiction Resources: Amaral, David. and Corbett Blythe A. (2006). Brain’s Fear Center Likely Shrinks in Autism’s Most Severely Socially Impaired. Science News. Accessed April 20, 2012. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2006/brains-fear-center-likelyshrinks-in-autisms-most-severely-socially-impaired.shtml Andrews, Sharon.(1998). Using inclusion literature to promote positive attitudes toward disabilities. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. ( 420-426) Attwood, Tony. Asperger’s Syndrome . Website. http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/ Attwood, Tony. Attwood, Tony. (2008). The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Baron-Cohen, S., Ring, H.A, Bullmore, E.T., Wheelwright, S., Ashwin, C., and Williams, S.C.R., (2000), The amygdala theory of autism. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, Vol. 24, 355-364. Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Anything but Typical Reading Group Guide. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. http://books.simonandschuster.com/Anything-But-Typical/Nora-Raleigh-Baskin/9781416963783/reading_group_guide


Baskin, Nora Raleigh. WPJH Interview with the author. http://youtu.be/zVmkLfuLbRA. Accessed April 14, 2012. Bolick, Teresa. (2004). Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens & Teens Get Ready for the Real World. Gloucester: Fairwinds Press. Castelli, Fulvia, et al. (2002) Autism, Asperger syndrome and brain mechanisms for the attribution of mental states to animated shapes. Oxford Journals. Accessed April 10, 2012. http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/125/8/1839.full Erksine, Kathy. Mockingbird Discussion Guide. Accessed April 12, 2012. http://us.penguingroup.com/static/images/yr/pdf/tl-guide-mockingbird.pdf Grandin, Temple. (2002) The World Needs People With Asperger’s Syndrome. American Normal. Accessed April 10, 2012. http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=2312 Greenwell, Bill. (2004). The curious incidence of novels about asperger’s syndrome. Children’s Literature in Education. 35 (3) pp 271-284. Moon, Elizabeth. Autism: Past, Present, Future, Speculative. Speed of Dark – Essay on Autism. Accessed April 11, 2011. http://www.speedofdark-thebook.com/essay.htm . National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disease Control, NCBDDD Annual Report 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/AboutUs/annual_report/autism.pdf Accessed April 13, 2012. National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disease Control, NCBDD. A Parents Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/a-parents-guide-to-autism-spectrumdisorder/parent-guide-to-autism.pdf

Prater, Mary Anne. (2003). Learning disabilities in children’s and adolescent literature: How are characters portrayed? Learning Disability Quarterly. Vol 25 (1) 47-62.

For more information about autism spectrum disorders, please see my LibGuide “Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Resources” http://libraryschool.campusguides.com/autismspectrum

What I want you to know about me — and my autism by Sarah Stup Excerpted from Are Your Eyes Listening? Collected Works of Sarah Stup © 2006–2009. All rights reserved in all media.

~ I am inside. ~ The words are there; the voice is not. ~ It is lonely and sad not to talk. ~ We who are silent have our value. ~ Being autistic is a battle that stays. ~ Your world hurts me. ~ Sounds pay me visits after I leave them. ~ I need autism to breathe. ~ Autism is awful, but I am not awful. ~ I act dumb but am smart. Please be my friend. ~ We can’t be friends when you hate autism. ~ Be an explorer who finds treasure beyond the strangeness.

Autism Spectrum in Children Lit Bibliography  

Bibliography of fiction children's books and non-fiction resources.

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