Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels the floor shake when someone stomps to get his attention - but something is missing. Little Bear is not sure what is happening. All around him he hears the familiar refrain: "Can bears ski?" Then Dad Bear takes him to see an audiologist and they learn that Little Bear has been experiencing deafness. With new hearing aids, he discovers that "Can bears ski?" is actually "Can you hear me?" His new world...
Maddie is nervous about returning to school after receiving her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, but with her family and friends supporting her, she discovers that life is still sweet. Includes author's note and list of resources.
When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice. Compassionate parents everywhere will instantly recognize a father's ability to reconnect a child with the world around him. -- from Amazon.
"Laila's birthday party, perfectly planned with her autism in mind, goes awry due to a change in weather and an accident with her cake, but with the help of her mom and her service dog, Laila knows she can handle this"-- Provided by publisher.
Emma is taking tap dance lessons and she wants to learn the routine perfectly, but it is not easy because the tapping of the dancers makes it difficult for her cochlear implant to pick up the final notes of the music and so her timing is off--but with a little help from her teacher and her best friend Izzie, Emma will make it work. Includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, glossary, and content-related questions.
"Violet Shrink doesn't like parties. Or bashes, or gatherings. Lots of people and lots of noise make Violet's tummy ache and her hands sweat. She would much rather spend time on her own, watching the birds in her backyard, reading comics or listening to music through her purple headphones. The problem is that the whole Shrink family loves parties with loud music and games and dancing. At cousin Char's birthday party, Violet hides under a table and...
Cora, always bothered by the Whatifs, grows much more anxious before her piano recital but a fellow performer helps her imagine what could go right, rather than wrong. Includes author's note about her own anxiety.
Bald for most of her life, Bea, helped by her best friend, Shaleah, struggles to find a way to participate in Silly Hair Day during Silly Spirit Week at school. Includes information about forms of alopecia and other causes of hair loss in children, and about temporary tattoos.
A little girl was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that rendered her wheelchair bound. One day, her art teacher affixed a paintbrush to her forehead with a headband. From then on, the little girl was able to express herself and freely explore the world through her paintings.