I read all of these books as an adult. I have had asthma and allergies since I was a child, and they didn’t have books like these then. It’s hard having asthma at any time of life, but especially when you are a child. These titles would have made a world of difference in my acceptance at not being able do some of the things my friends did.
by Troon Harrison, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Aaron has allergies and because of this he has to find new homes for his pets.
by Kim Gosselin, illustrated by Terry Ravanelli
Each letter of the alphabet is associated with a word that has something to do with asthma.
by Virginia L. Kroll, illustrated by Jayoung Cho
Brianna is the lead in a school play, and she can't catch her breath during the dress rehearsal. After going to the hospital she is diagnosed with asthma.
by Nicole Smith
The illustrations in this story of an allergic cow are really sweet.
by Jonathan London, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
by Kim Gosselin, illustrated by Moss Freedman
This book lets children know that it isn't someone's fault that they have a disease. I also liked the tips for teachers and kids.
by Terry Ravanelli
This is an adorable story. A little boy has to go to the doctor to get tested for allergies and afterward he and a friend go to the zoo. The zoo trip turns into a scavenger hunt of sorts for dander, fur and other allergy triggers.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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