A request from a librarian friend brought a flurry of suggestions for books to read
aloud to children with autism. So today's post shares that group sourced knowledge
with you.* My boy read all of these too and enjoyed them to varying degrees. He still adores Dr. Seuss. The Little Critter and Berenstain Bears include holiday themed books and make
good gifts in Easter baskets etc. Next week, some ideas for reading aloud to older kids.
Quotes indicate the parents’ words (I’ve edited, so any mistakes are mine).
“Great social stories,” rhyming, pictures.
Don’t Let the Pigeon . . ./Mo Willems
“fun” a cute, engaging series.
Elephant and Piggie/Mo Willems
His early reader series, delightful.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/Numeroff
Repetitive (in a good way) with strong internal logic.
“I like that these are written in the first person.”
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?/Seuss
Great for group participation.
My Two Hands, My Two Feet/Walton & Gorton
“good for teaching about expression of emotions” - a toddler book.
"Sparkly . . . everyone can help someone"
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/and other Eric Carle books
*I've alphabetized by title rather than author. I find myself searching on the computer
first, so titles work better. What do you think?