We love when story books bring the family together. The whole crew settles down, relaxes and spends some quiet time together getting lost in the magic of Dr Seuss or Roald Dahl.

We also love it when story books are inclusive. It’s important that children (and adults, for that matter) understand disabilities and don’t see them as strange or unusual. Not that every protagonist needs to have a disability – it’s usually enough that disabilities and diversity are visible, even in the background, and that they’re seen as part of everyday life.

So on this page we are starting to compile the ultimate list of inclusive books for children. Disabilites take centre stage in some, in others they’re just incidental, but we think they can help all children to understand and accept their own abilities and those of others.

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments below and we’ll update the list.

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Footsteps Through the Fog – Margaret Mahy & Gavin Bishop

Freddie and the Fairy – Julia Donaldson

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