All Kinds of Friends

It's Okay to be Different
by Todd Parr
Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's okay to be a different color," "It's ok to need some help," and "It's okay to be adopted."
Find in Picture Books (ages 4-8)
Extraordinary Friends
by Fred Rogers
Focuses on people who are different, who might use wheelchairs or special computers, who are more like you than you might think, and suggests ways to interact with them.
Find in Children's NonFiction: 362.4 R631e (ages 4-9)
   
One-Handed Catch One Handed Catch
by Mary Jane Auch
After losing his hand in an accident in 1946, 6th grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art and other activities.
The Secret Garden (Unabridged Edition) The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ten year old mary comes to live in a house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers and invalid cousin and mysterious locked garden.