Resources

5 Fingers and 10 Toes

5 Fingers and 10 Toes

A Children’s book written to spread awareness to young children and families about limb deficiencies that exist among peers.

This book is a great way to explain to children that differences exist and it’s ok to be different, everyone should be accepted for who they are!!

About the Author

Written by Dawn Civitello, who is a Mom and Teacher, with the hopes of helping families explain and embrace differences that exist among peers to their children.

Read more 5 Fingers and 10 Toes

Different is Awesome

Different is Awesome book cover

By Ryan Haack, livingonehanded.com

Book synopsis:
Little boy brings his older brother, born with one hand, for show-and-tell. Classmates ask him all sorts of questions about how he does things with one hand and realize along the way that he can do anything they can do, he just does it differently. AND they notice that they’re all different in one way or another, leading to the realization that not only are differences a similarity we all share,

Read more Different is Awesome

Uniquely Me

Uniquely Me book cover

Uniquely Me is a children’s book about being born with a limb difference.

Every child worries about being different. Follow one brave little boy as he embarks on a wild adventure and learns to understand, accept, and love the differences that make him unique.

About the Author
Trace Wilson is a Marketing student at George Mason University. Having been born without a right hand, Trace struggled with his disability throughout his childhood. Over the years,

Read more Uniquely Me

A Doll Like Me – Limb Loss & Limb Difference Dolls

A Doll like me

…because everyone should have a doll that looks like them! These are customized, handmade dolls from start to finish…made with attention to details.

Amy will custom make a doll for your child with attention to ethnicity, limb difference and the child’s interests. Have a look at the photos on her Facebook page.

Given the custom nature of the dolls, they take time to make and there is a wait-list.

http://www.adolllikeme.com/

Read more A Doll Like Me – Limb Loss & Limb Difference Dolls

Zippy’s Big Difference

Candida Sullivan
Ages 3 to 10
The book is available in print and as an e-book,
Children’s Religious Fiction Book

Zippy’s Big Difference is a story about how Zippy the zebra came to appreciate that which makes him different from others. It deals with the emotional struggles facing children with disabilities and tackles some of the tough spiritual questions they have.

About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles. Born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome,

Read more Zippy’s Big Difference

Zippy and the Stripes of Courage

Candida Sullivan
Ages 3 to 10

Zippy and the Stripes of Courage
is a story about how Zippy the zebra came to accept himself for who he is. It teaches children to celebrate one another’s differences and to treat others as they themselves want to be treated. Kids who are bullied or teased for looking different will identify with and learn from Zippy.

About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles. Born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome,

Read more Zippy and the Stripes of Courage

Oliver’s High Five

by Beverly Swerdlow Brown and Margot J. Ott

Age Level: 4 and up

Oliver Octopus only has five arms, but it doesn’t bother him! Young children with any kind of “disability” or “differences” will enjoy reading about Oliver’s adventures above the sea, and how, through his determination and positive attitude, he corrects the misconceptions other people have about physical challenge.

Read more Oliver’s High Five

The Making of My Special Hand: Madison’s Story

Book Cover The Making of My Special Hand

Experience the curiosity and eager anticipation of Madison, a small girl born without her left hand, as she tells her story of being fitted for her “special” hand. Her helper hand, a prosthesis, will allow Madison to easily pick up toys, throw a ball, and carry her doll.

This enlightening story offers a rare look at the making and fitting of a prosthesis, or in Madison’s case, a helper hand. It also explains in a relaxed and informal narrative how the medical team from the Children’s Amputee Program worked with Madison and her family.

Read more The Making of My Special Hand: Madison’s Story

Lucky Fin!

Lucky FIn!

Based on the award-winning Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, this 96-page coloring book is perfect for boys and girls ages 3-7 and features over 50 stickers!

Read more Lucky Fin!

Imagine…Amazing Me!

Book Cover Imagine... Amazing Me

Imagine…Amazing Me! will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. Within these pages are photos of beautiful children from across the United States and Canada enjoying childhood activities despite their limb and extremity differences.

Imagine…Amazing Me! was inspired by Libbi Chilia s daughter Sami, who has a limb deficiency. As Libbi embarked on finding books that featured children like Sami, she came up empty-handed. This discovery drove Libbi to gather photos of children from across the country. As her photo collection grew,

Read more Imagine…Amazing Me!