Friday, August 28, 2009

Book Review List

Ria's bookshelf
Books I have read and blogged about. Check back often via the Book Review List photo link on the sidebar for new additions.

Clicking on a title will take you to its book review post.

Children's Books
A B C for You and Me by Meg Girnis.
Colin Gets a Chance by Brian A. Beale
Hi I'm Ben... And I've Got a Secret by Julie A. Bouwkamp
I Can, Can You? by Marjorie W. Pitzer
I Have Down Syndrome, What Does That Mean? by Sandi Graham-McWade
Meet Annie by Heather J. Scharlau-Hollis
My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson
Poke-A-Dot Old MacDonald's Farm
Taking Down Syndrome to School by Jenna Glatzer

Inspirational/ Memoirs About Down Syndrome
Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome
Count Us In: Growing Up With Down Syndrome
Embracing God's Purpose for My Special Child by Malu Tiongson-Ortiz
Gifts compiled and edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper
Gifts 2 compiled and edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper
I Just Am by Bryan and Tom Lambke
Kellie's Book
Windows Into Heaven - Stories Celebrating Down Syndrome compiled and edited by Stacy and Michelle Tetschner

Parenting & Educational Books
Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mother's Guide to Down Syndrome
Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome by Maryanne Bruni OTR
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd edition: The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam Wright and Pete Wright
Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Patricia C. Winders, P.T.
Homeschooling Children With Down Syndrome by Amy Dunaway
Just Take A Bite by Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. and Tania Stegen-Hanson, OTR/L
Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Patricia Logan Oelwein
The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs by Sue Schwartz, PhD
Why Your Child Is Hyperactive by Ben Feingold, M.D.

A list of interesting articles and inspirational essays and poems.

Creed for Babies with Down Syndrome by Anonymous
Friendly Observations for People with Down Syndrome by Karen Gaffney
The Impact of Childhood Disability: The Parent's Struggle by Ken Moses, PhD
The Special Mother by Erma Bombeck
Thoughts of a Mom by Maureen K. Higgins
Welcome To Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom by Jill Kocian of Rivers of Joy
What Parents Wish They'd Known - Reflections on Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome (downloadable pdf file)

DVD/Film Reviews (new as of 1/31/2010)
Discovery: Pathways to Better Speech for Children with Down Syndrome
Monica & David


Sybil Reisch said...

I invite you to check out the book I wrote abour our son, Jeff who lived with Down syndrome for 27 years. "Journey With Jeff; Inspiration for Caregivers of People with Special Needs," tells of our joys and challenges as a family. I retired from teaching and tutoring children with special needs, then wrote this so no caregiver needs to feel alone. (Available on I would be honored if you added this book to your Bookshelf.