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Book recommendations – and a book giveaway for Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month – below are four lovely books which include images or characters with Down’s Syndrome. And we’re giving some books away! Keep reading to the end of the list to find out how to enter our giveaway.

  1. Wind by Carol Thompson. One of the cheery inclusive board books from the series Whatever the Weather by Child’s Play Publishing. Wind is widely available from good bookshops.
  2. Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon. A fantastic YA book, both love story and adventure. The narrator and heroine of the story has Down’s Syndrome. Rosie Loves Jack is widely available to buy.
  3. My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson with illustrations by Brian Gough. This little book is probably more aimed at the friends or classmates of a child with Down’s Syndrome. This was not exactly what I was looking for when compiling this list, but I fell in love with the sweet illustrations! You can by My Friend Isabelle in our bookshop.
  4. I Like Berries, Do You by Marjorie W. Pitzer. This is one of a series of delightful little board books with photo illustrations of children with Down’s Syndrome. (For other in the series have a look in our bookshop.) The book features photos of young children enjoying a variety of healthy snack. We have five copies of I Like Berries, Do You to give away from our Facebook page. For a chance to win a copy go to the My Kind of Book Facebook page.

If you are in Scotland and would like to find out more about Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month (including how to join in with Lots of Socks) go to Down’s Syndrome Scotland.