Books for our libraries

7th May 2021
Jeni Easterbrook (Mum to Louis and Hugo) has donated all these beautiful new books, predominantly on the subject of autism but also about emotions and empathy, after fundraising over £400 by organising an Easter raffle!
  
One of the most wonderful things about a book is its ability to reveal to us a little piece of ourselves. When we can relate to a story or a character, we are left with a better understanding of who we are.
 

This might be most true for children on the autism spectrum. Things like relating to others, understanding emotions, and making and keeping friends are common challenges faced by children with autism. Reading about autistic characters can act as an outlet and a learning tool to discovering one’s own place in the world.

While some of these books are written specifically for children on the autism spectrum, others are aimed towards siblings and friends. Regardless of the specific audience, children’s books about the autism spectrum provide a level of comfort and understanding that can only be achieved through a good story.

Jeni met with Karin Bowden, our school librarian, to hand over the books - a wonderful resource for both our KS1 and KS2 libraries.

A massive thank you to Jeni for organising and thank you to all the parents who donated.