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Author: 刘清彦 图 Illustrator: 陈盈帆
The six year old brother lives in a world that others find it hard to enter and when they do, the little brother often retaliates with anger, screams and sometimes even self inflicted injury. This is a story from an elder brother’s perspective about his mixed feelings about his autistic brother but eventually they found a way to bond through nursing an injured bird. The elder brother could relate to his autistic brother after he understood that the brother is like a trapped bird yearning for freedom. This is a gentle story about autistic children, how they are often misunderstood by people around them. They may be a little different inside but they are all the same, just like any other child, who yearns for love and understanding.
Author: 刘清彦 /姜义村 Illustrator: 海蒂朵儿
The Woodpecker Girl is an inspirational picture book about a little girl who was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that rendered her wheelchair bound. One day, her art teacher helped to affix a paintbrush to her forehead with a headband. From then, the little girl was able explore the world freely in her mind.
She loves art and through it, her imagination took her to places, just like a woodpecker that flies freely everywhere. It reminds us that where physical disabilities may limit us, our minds are stronger and not bounded by physical boundaries. This book is based on a true story. The illustrator has also cleverly weaved the woodpecker girl’s paintings into the story’s illustrations. It’s a book suitable for all ages, children and adults.
Author: Beverly Bishop Illustrator: Craig Bishop
Translated From: United States
This book describes the traits and abilities of autistic children despite the constraints they experience on a daily basis. Written from the perspective of a child who has an autistic friend, it details how she deals and manages around his condition to become his friend. A loving way to teach your child empathy and acceptance in a positive manner.
Author: Sanja Preal Illustrator: Maja Lubi
Translated From: Slovenia
Do your parents stop loving you when they are separated? Sarah is a preschooler who grew up in a family where her parents are divorced and no longer living together. Her father has begun a new relationship but that doesn’t mean he loves Sarah any lesser. There’s enough love to go round even if it means not being together at every moment.
Author: Helena Kraljič Illustrator: Maja Lubi
This book provides a glimpse inside the world of an autistic child. John lived in the secret world of autism and had difficulty connecting to others which include family members who love him dearly. This is a story that depicts how a family discovers the son is autistic, coping with the struggles to understanding his condition; how John got misunderstood in school to his classmate discovering his abilities and willingness to befriend him. A book that seeks your understanding and patience if you ever come across a child like John. Let them find their own gifts and shine their brightest lights.
Mama 悦 used to reside in Tokyo with her little boy. In the short stint there, she got to experience some local customs unique to the Japanese. Fukubukuro or also known as 福袋 (Lucky Bag) are popular and widely anticipated in the new year. The charms of a mystery bag has excited many so we decided to introduce our own 福袋 to our moon readers! You can look forward to one hard cover book and one soft cover plus stickers. Items will be randomly chosen and wrapped up. Priced at $18.80, it’s a small gift you can purchase to gift to your child to encourage him for a great start in school!