12 Novels About Kids Dealing with Additional Needs (8-11)

Not just surviving, but thriving!

Additional needs can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are easily visible, and some aren't. The characters in these books face the challenges posed by additional needs - either their own, or a loved one's, and prove that having one won't necessarily slow you down, or keep you from enjoying the most extraordinary life.

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Katy cover

1. Katy

Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt (Illus)
Tangerine cover

2. Tangerine

Edward Bloor
Goldfish Boy cover

4. Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson
King of the Wind cover

6. King of the Wind

Marguerite Henry
Bubble Boy cover

7. The Bubble Boy

Stewart Foster
Out of My Mind cover

9. Out of My Mind

Sharon M Draper
Wonder cover

10. Wonder

R J Palacio
El Deafo cover

11. El Deafo

Cece Bell
We are Giants cover

12. We are Giants

Amber Lee Dodd

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: 8-11