Early Learner Books Focus on Speech and Language – Zinger Book Zoo by Kristin Zinger

Early Learner Books Focus on Speech and Language – Zinger Book Zoo by Kristin Zinger

Their Facebook page explains, “Welcome to the Zinger Book Zoo! Here you will find all kinds of stories. We specialize in stories with embedded speech and language goals.” This post introduces you to Kristin Zinger who has already written and illustrated thirteen early learner books for her Zinger Book Zoo series. This post features the third book titled Here Come the Vehicles! Listen! and it came out February 25, 2016.

Ms. Zinger’s picture books focus on speech, language and communication  goals for early learners. Here Come the Vehicles! Listen! is in the Learning to Listen Sounds Series from Zinger Book Zoo. This book brings vehicle sounds with simple to …

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Jacob and Sam: A Friendship Story by Kristi O’Callahan

Jacob and Sam: A Friendship Story by Kristi O’Callahan

The delightful, picture book we introduce in this post is Jacob and Sam: A Friendship Story by Kristi O’Callahan and illustrated by James Corless. Ms. O’Callahan’s mission is “Raising awareness for children with special needs, one book at a time.” This is the first book in a series she hopes to write so young readers with a disability or a difference will be able to relate to her characters. At the same time, she hopes her books will help children to understand their classmates with special needs.

Working as a Special Education teacher, Kristi saw that just because a child wears braces on their legs does not mean …

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Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs

Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs

Special Needs Book Review has already written about three wonderful books written by Jolene Philo. Find our links to these books at the end of this post. Today’s post introduces you to a book written by Jolene Philo and Katie Wetherbee entitled Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs.

What are others saying about Every Child Welcome?

“As a mother of two adopted daughters with twelve medical and mental health diagnoses between them, I felt myself breathe deep the hope that such a resource can bring to the church of God worldwide. This guide takes what could seem an overwhelming and daunting task–inviting …

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Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring by Jewel Kats

Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring by Jewel Kats

It was with a heavy heart that I undertook the research to write this post introducing “Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring by Jewel Kats and beautifully illustrated by Claudia Marie Lenart. The team at Special Needs Book Review was saddened to learn of the death of this wonderful author. Jewel Kats was the pen name of Michelle Meera Katyal, who passed away in 2016 as the result of complications of surgery.

We have already reviewed three of Jewel Kats eleven children’s books. Ms. Kats books are the best! The numerous awards her books have received are a …

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Magical Max and Magical Mickey’s Big Surprise by Penelope Anne Cole – Fifth & Final of Series

Magical Max and Magical Mickey’s Big Surprise by Penelope Anne Cole – Fifth & Final of Series

Magical Max and Magical Mickey’s Big Surprise by Penelope Anne Cole and Kevin Scott Collier as illustrator closes out this delightful series in a very positive note. The team at Special Needs Book Review congratulates Penny Anne Cole for her fifth and final book of this fun, educational series that came out April 5th, 2016.

The children who have been reading this series will feel a little sadness knowing this is the final book of the series. It is like coming to the last chapter of a book you’re thoroughly enjoying and wished it did not end. However her readers will be very pleased knowing their beloved characters, who …

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Interview Dr. Angelise M. Rouse Author of Especially 4 Me: Student’s Guide to Understanding the IEP

Learning strategies to self-advocate for what you need to reach your goals in school or in the work place is extremely important. Especially 4 Me: A Student’s Guide to Understanding the IEP by Dr. Angelise M Rouse takes the perfect approach to helping special education students: inspiration, motivation and success have to come from within.

In Dr. Rouse’s guest post introducing her book, she wrote that  Especially 4 Me  is designed to provide support for middle and high school special education students and help to promote self-advocacy. “Especially 4 Me, A Student’s Guide to the IEP”, provides the resource students need not only for understanding …

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