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Stories About Children With Medical Conditions

It is often difficult for children with medical conditions to find children like them represented in the stories they read. These books might help children with similar conditions to feel they are an important and valuable part of the world.


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Oshie – John Blake

Oshie has Cerebral Palsy but doesn’t let this get in the way of helping his school win the Schools Football Cup.
Age: 7+

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Pea’s Book of Holidays – Susie Day

It’s the summer holidays, but things don’t go to plan for Pea and her sisters, but it’s not all bad news.  They make new friends (one of whom has hemiplegia), go on adventures, solve mysteries and Mum gets her new book written.
Age: 8+

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The Ghost of Grania O’Malley – Michael Morpurgo

Jessie O’Malley, a young Irish girl with Cerebral Palsy, fights to save a local landmark and befriends her cousin. An exciting story with ghosts and pirates.
Age: 7+


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