Category Archives: Autism

 a Kind of Spark: Being different doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t count by Elle McNicoll

       a Kind of Spark: Being different doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t count by Elle McNicoll, Crown Books for Young Readers, 2020. 9780593374252  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Autism, Bullying, Elle McNicoll, School, Scotland, Witches | Tagged | Comments Off on  a Kind of Spark: Being different doesn’t mean your voice doesn’t count by Elle McNicoll

Frankie and Amelia by Cammie McGovern

Frankie and Amelia by Cammie McGovern. HarperCollins, 2021. 9780062463326 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction (with animal narrator) What did you like about the book? Franklin is a homeless Maine … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Animal fiction, Autism, Middle grade novel, Pets, Realistic fiction | Tagged | Comments Off on Frankie and Amelia by Cammie McGovern

The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters

The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters. Harper, 2021. 9780063047679 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: ARC (1/22 pub date) Genre:  Science fiction/superhero What did you like about the book? Twelve year old Logan Foster … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Autism, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Shawn Peters, Superhero | Tagged | Comments Off on The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters

NOW You say YES – Bill Harley

  NOW You say YES – Bill Harley, Peachtree, 2021. 9781682632475 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+  Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic Fiction What did you like about the book? 15-year-old Mari lived in many, many … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, *Young Adult, Adoption, Autism, Bill Harley, Death, Foster Care | Tagged | 2 Comments

Duck Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender

Duck Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender. Pajama Press, 2020. 9781772781489 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Third grader Lauren is … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Autism, Friendship, Realistic fiction, Rebecca Bender, Sara Leach | Tagged | Comments Off on Duck Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender

My Rainbow by Trinity and DeShanna Neal, illustrated by Art Twink

    My Rainbow by Trinity and DeShanna Neal, illustrated by Art Twink, Kokila: An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 9781984814609, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Picture book What did you … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Picture Book, *Starred Review, African Americans, Autism, LGBTQIA+ | Tagged , | Comments Off on My Rainbow by Trinity and DeShanna Neal, illustrated by Art Twink

Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick

Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 9781984815316, 2020 Format: Hardcover, 286 pages Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre:  Realistic Fiction/ Mystery What did you like about the book? Life for thirteen year old Frankie can be … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, Autism, Cat Patrick, Disabilities, Mystery | Comments Off on Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick

We Could Be Heroes by Margaret Finnegan

We Could Be Heroes by Margaret Finnegan. Atheneum, 2020. 978153444253 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Ten year old Hank hates the book his teacher is … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Autism, Friendship, Margaret Finnegan | Tagged | Comments Off on We Could Be Heroes by Margaret Finnegan

The Space We’re In – Katya Balen

 The Space We’re In – Katya Balen, Margaret Ferguson Books; (9780823442898), 2019 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Frank is ten years old and … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Autism, Realistic fiction | Tagged , | Comments Off on The Space We’re In – Katya Balen

Penguin Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender

Penguin Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender.  Pajama Press, 9781772780536, 2018.  Format: Hardcover Rating 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a starred review) 5 Genre: Realistic fiction  What did you like about the book? This is a “must have” … Continue reading

Posted in *Book Review, *Starred Review, Autism, Realistic fiction | Tagged | Comments Off on Penguin Days by Sara Leach, illustrated by Rebecca Bender