Skip to main content
Ely Library at Westfield State University
My Friend Isabelle by
Call Number: PZ1000.W79 My 2003
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Isabelle and Charlie are friends. They both like to draw, dance, read, and play at the park. They both like to eat Cheerios. They both cry if their feelings are hurt. And like most friends, they are also different from each other. Isabelle has Down syndrome. Charlie doesn't. Written by Isabelle's mother, this charming tale encourages readers to think about what makes a friendship special.
Our Brother Has down's Syndrome by
Call Number: RJ506.D68 C34 1985
Publication Date: 1988-03-01
In a simple language, and illustrated with photographs three sisters describe the ways in which little brother Jai, a Down's Syndrome child, is different from other children, and what the family does to help him get along.
We'll Paint the Octopus Red by
Call Number: PZ1000.B63515 We 1998
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
As six-year-old Emma anticipates the birth of her new baby brother or sister, she vividly imagines all of the things they can do together. Emma feels ready to be a big sister! Then when the baby is born, her dad tells her that it's a boy and he has something called Down syndrome. Finally she asks, "If Isaac has this Down thing, then what can't he do?". Her dad thinks about it, then tells her that as long as they are patient with him, and help him when he needs it, there probably isn't anything Isaac can't do.
My Friend Has down Syndrome by
Call Number: PZ1000.M769 My 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
The sensitively written Let's Talk About It Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, deal with problems that trouble them, and understand others who have problems of their own.
Taking Cystic Fibrosis to School by
Call Number: RJ456.C9 H46 Gr.K-5 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Even though Jessie has cystic fibrosis, she can still attend school and do many of the same things as her classmates. Written from Jessie's perspective, this book explains and educates her classmates about her condition.
The Man Who Loved Clowns by
Call Number: PZ7.W84965 Man 1992
Publication Date: 2005-04-21
Delrita likes being invisible. If no one notices her, then no one will notice her uncle Punky either. Punky is a grown man with a child's mind. Delrita loves him dearly and can't stand people making fun of his Down's syndrome.