Inclusive Book Ideas In Honor of World Book Day


As parents of children with a limb difference, we know how important it is for our children to see themselves represented in the movies, books and toys that they love.

Taking books into school is a great way for a child’s difference to be introduced to the class in a fun and engaging way, that doesn’t put all the focus on an individual.

Here at Koalaa, we’ve teamed up with our friends at the LimbBo Foundation, to put together a list of some of the books that we love for introducing and including limb difference.


Picture books about limb difference:

· What Happened to You - James Catchpole

· Different is Awesome - Ryan Haack

· Airick Flies High - Eric Gaffney

· Uniquely Me – Trace Wilson



Picture books that include (but are not about) a limb difference:

· Chops Series - Matthew Jenkins

· Rae’s first Day - Danny Jordan

· The Roller Coaster - David Broadbent

· Splash! – Claire Cashmore


Picture books about being different:


· Marmaduke the Very Different DragonRachel Valentine & Ed Eaves

· Giraffes Can’t Dance - Giles Andreae


Books for older readers:

Gracie Fairshaw and the Mysterious Guest – Susan Brownrigg


The selection above are just a taste of some of the wonderful books out there to help children learn about differences, to feel connected to the characters in their book, or to help ease a transition to a new school or nursery.


What other titles would you recommend? Comment below!

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