9 Books for Kids With Characters on the Autism Spectrum

4. Noah Chases the Wind by Michelle Worthington

Ages 3-8
“Noah Chases the Wind” is a beautiful illustrated book about a very curious young boy with autism. Noah loves science, and is full of questions — until he finds one that his books can’t answer. “Noah Chases the Wind” has been received a number of awards, including the silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Books Award and the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. Read More.
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5. How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl by Florida Frenz

Ages 7-12
Florida Frenz, an autistic teenager, wrote this powerful memoir about what it’s like to be on the autism spectrum. She documents everything from how to handle peer pressure to what it’s like to have to figure out social cues, read facial expressions, and have to work extra hard to make friends. This book is used in a number of classrooms around the country, and a teacher’s guide is also available. Read More.
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6. Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book by Celeste Shally and David Harrington

Ages 4-8
“Since We’re Friends” is a picture book to help children in pre-school through second grade better understand those on the autism spectrum. The story is about Matt, who has autism, and his best friend, who does not. Together, the two boys navigate sometimes-challenging social situations as they play sports, watch movies, read books, and talk about animals. Read More.
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