Children in the Picture: inclusive storybooks

Check out our Pinterest boards of storybooks that include disabled children.

Recommendations are based on our In the Picture campaign's guiding principles.

Scope publications

My brother is an astronaut - paperback and eBook

Lucy's younger brother Jake has sensory needs and sees the world differently. Lucy explains how her brother "lives on Planet Jake". Written by an occupational therapist to support children, families and professionals to help understand living with sensory needs.

Haylee's friends - Amazon eBook

Haylee's friends is a storybook which explains cerebral palsy to young children. It was written by Emma Birch, whose daughter Molly has cerebral palsy, and Molly’s occupational therapist Michelle Rundle.

Free storybooks and colouring sheets for kids

Fun in the sun - PDF document ,1.5MB

Illustrated early years storybook featuring Peg Ted and Mikki Dolly showing how tube-feeding doesn't stop children having fun. 

Jacob’s traffic jam - PDF document, 738 KB

This illustrated storybook helps explain cerebral palsy to young children and how messages in a child’s brain can sometimes get “stuck in traffic”.

Peg Ted colouring sheets - PDF document, 554KB

Downloadable colouring pictures showing a fun-loving teddy (Peg Ted) who is tube fed.

Wizzy and the street

Children's book written by author with cerebral palsy, Anthony Ridgway.

Celine’s new splints

Child’s foldout story booklet about Celine, who wears leg splints.

Play resources

Games all children can play

This guide shows how disabled and non-disabled children can play together. All games use simple and easy-to-use equipment that can be conveniently carried in a sports bag. It's intended for families and group leaders who work in any play setting. 

Play talks

A pack of fun ways to promote communication through play for disabled children under five who have additional needs. Useful for both parents and early years professionals.

Play with a purpose

10 play activities that combine learning and fun.

Transition resource

Moving Up (Word document, 88kb)

Template for easing transition for disabled children moving on from early years services.

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Children's storybooks

Scope's In the Picture campaign raises awareness of the need to include disabled children in the books they read. Check out our list of great books with disabled characters on Pinterest.

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