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21 Children’s Books to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

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The purpose of World Down Syndrome Day is to raise awareness about the condition among the general population. And what better place to start than with kids? These 21 books are great tools for explaining to typical kids about their peers with Down syndrome and special needs, and they all do so with friendly approachable language that kids will appreciate.

Many kids might have questions and concerns when they encounter a child who may look, talk or act different from them, or who may even break the rules that they have been taught to follow and respect. These books can help children understand that some kids take longer to learn and absorb the same stuff, and they help typical kids appreciate that we are all different and unique. They emphasize the importance of accepting and supporting others by celebrating their abilities, instead of pointing out their differences.

Educating your children about kids with special needs not only creates opportunities of inclusion for children with disabilities, but also helps your children learn to live a life free of prejudice, by discovering the gifts that we all have to offer.

Remember, we are all more alike than different.

1. Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer

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Available from Amazon for $12.95

2. We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

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Available from Amazon for $13.21

3. I Can, Can You? by Marjorie W. Pitzer

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Available from Amazon for $9.42

4. My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson

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Available from Amazon for $12.51

5. Be Good to Eddie Lee by Virginia Fleming

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Available from Amazon for $6.99

6. In My World: Down Syndrome by Tiziana Vazquez

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Available from Amazon for $14.95

7. Why Are You Looking At Me?: I Just Have Down Syndrome by Lisa Tompkins

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Available from Amazon for $19.99

8. Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome by Cynthia S. Kidder

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Available from Amazon for $7.94

9. My Up & Down & All Around Book by Marjorie Pitzer M.Ed.

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Available from Amazon for $10.95

10. Kids Like Me… Learn ABCs by Laura Ronay

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Available from Amazon for $10.76

11. Kids Like Me…Learn Colors by Laura Ronay

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Available from Amazon for $10.15

12. Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability by Pat Thomas

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Available from Amazon for $6.94

13. What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel Nolan

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Available from Amazon for $39.97

14. A Rainbow of Friends by P K Hallinan

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Available from Amazon for $4.99

15. We’re Different, We’re the Same by Bobbi Kates

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Available from Amazon for $3.99

16. It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr

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Available from Amazon for $12.74

17. My Friend Has Down Syndrome by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

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Available from Amazon for $7.99

18. Our Brother Has Down’s Syndrome by Shelley Cairo

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Available from Amazon for $0.01

19. I Know Someone with Down Syndrome by Vic Parker

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Available from Amazon for $26.65

20. Princess Jaycee: The Little Princess with Down Syndrome by Alessia Russell

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Available from Amazon for $8.99

21. Special People Special Ways by Arlene Maguire

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Available from Amazon for $11.54

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