Seven Books for Kids with Asthma

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.


Aaron's Awful Allergies

by Troon Harrison, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Aaron has allergies and because of this he has to find new homes for his pets.


The ABCs of Asthma: An Asthma Alphabet Book for Kids of All Ages

by Kim Gosselin, illustrated by Terry Ravanelli

Each letter of the alphabet is associated with a word that has something to do with asthma.


Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story About 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.


Cody the Allergic Cow: A Children's Story of Milk Allergies

by Nicole Smith

The illustrations in this story of an allergic cow are really sweet.


The Lion Who Had Asthma

by Jonathan London, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott


Taking Asthma to School

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.


Zooallergy: A Fun Story About Allergy and Asthma Triggers

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.