IHC Library

Our Library is free to use and open to anyone living in New Zealand. We have information on all aspects of intellectual disability, autism and other developmental disabilities built up over many years.

Latest Books

Pearla and her unpredictably perfect day : a story about how a sprinkling of mistakes can be a recipe for success / Rochel Lieberman ; illustrated by Lloyd Jones.
Lieberman, Rochel

"Pearla loves to bake! Her favorite foods are cookies and cupcakes, which she sells at her dad's bakery."

The chalk rainbow / Deborah Kelly and [illustrated by] Gwynneth Jones.
Kelly, Deborah

"Zane is different to other kids. He has his own made-up language. He likes to line things up. And he is frightened of things that don't seem to bother other people - like the colour black."

In my world
Ma, Jillian

"'A simple, heartfelt story that follows the life of a child through his imagination as he seeks to be loved for his strengths and abilities, and looks forward to all the things he will one day..."

The Asperger teen's toolkit / Francis Musgrave.
Musgrave, Francis

"Dealing with the everyday realities facing teens with Asperger Syndrome, this book presents a toolkit of tried-and-trusted ideas to help them work through difficulties and find the solutions that w..."

We're all wonders / written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio.
Palacio, R. J.

"I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see. Auggie knows he's not an ordinary kid. He does plenty of ordinary things."

Emily's sister / story by Michele Gianetti ; illustrated by Tanja Russita.
Gianetti, Michele

"This story, written by the parent of a child with dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder (SPD) paves the way for parents, tachers and medical professionals to discuss these specific learni..."

Smart grocery shopping / Jane Gardner ; Shop smart / P. J. Gray.
Gardner, Jane

"In Smart Grocery Shopping, learn how being a smart shopper can save you time and money."

Dealing with bullying / by Jane Lacey, illustrated by Venetia Dean
Lacey, Jane

"Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children to make this decision and find out about and understand bullying."

Remembering Lucy : A Story About Loss and Grief in a School / by Sarah helton, illustrated by Anna Novy
Helton, Sarah

"An illustrated story book that will help children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) aged 3+ come to terms with loss."

It's raining and I'm okay : a calming story to help children relax when they go out and about / Adele Devine ; illustrated by Quentin Devine.
Devine, Adele

"Children with special needs often feel overwhelmed while out and about, but this simple rhyming story can help them to reduce feelings of anxiety."

Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up / Michael Berube.
Berube, Michael,

"The story of Jamie Berube's journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, br..."

Not always happy : an unusual parenting journey / Kari Wagner-Peck.
Wagner-Peck, Kari

"While most people meet their child for the first time in a delivery room, some parents have to meet their child in the reception area of an administrative building."

Community care and inclusion for people with an intellectual disability / edited by Robin Jackson and Maria Lyons.
Jackson, Robin

"A collection of essays examining barriers faced by people with intellectual disabilities. Offers insightful comparative studies from around the world."

Emotional intelligence 2.0 / Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves ; foreword by Patrick Lencioni.
Bradberry, Travis

"Knowing what emotional intelligence is, and knowing how to use it to improve your life, are two very different things."

Helping children to improve their gross motor skills : the stepping stones curriculum / Rachel White.
White, Rachel

"This guided curriculum offers a way to help children and young people aged 5-18 years."

Teaching pre-employment skills to 14-17 year-olds : the Autism Works Now! method / Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne ; foreword by Temple Grandin.
Lara, Joanne

"Teaching young people with autism workplace skills while they are still school-aged is essential for helping them get jobs once they are ready to enter employment."

I don't like reading / by Lisabeth Emlyn Clark
Clark, Lisabeth Emlyn

"Meet Harry, Harry likes to play football, climb trees, and hang out with friends, but Harry doesn't like reading."

Anger management : a practical resource for children with learning, social and emotional difficulties / Fiona Burton and Melanie Wells.
Burton, Fiona

"This resource aims to support pupils who have difficulties managing strong feelings and managing their behaviour."

Asperger's syndrome and puberty : Insight and strategies about puberty for girls on the utism spectrum and their parents / Alis Rowe
Rowe, Alis

"Puberty is a challenging time for everyone but possibly even more so for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)."

Sensing the city : an autistic perspective / Sandra Beale-Ellis ; foreword by Luke Beardon.
Beale-Ellis, Sandra

"Visiting a city can be an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)."

Bowel and bladder assessment pack : a guide for carers and professionals helping children and young people with a learning disability, physical disability, autism of complex needs to be successful with toileting / Charmaine Champ, Cover image by Martina J
Champ, Charmaine

"Some children and teenagers with a learning disability, physical disability, autism or complex needs remain incontinent of the bowel and bladder."

Bobby can use the toilet / Charmaine Champ ; illustrations, Martina Jirankova-Limbrick.
Champ, Charmaine

"This is a social story to help children learn to use the toilet. The clear text and illustrations will help parents and carers teach the toileting routine."

A feel better book for little worriers / by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen ; Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez.
Brochmann, Holly

"Illustrations and simple, rhyming text provide young children with tools for dealing with feelings of anxiety, such as breathing deeply or replacing worry with happy thoughts."

We're amazing 1, 2, 3! / by Leslie Kimmelman ; illustrated by Marybeth Nelson ; cover illustration by Tom Brannon.
Kimmelman, Leslie

"This story stars Elmo, Abby, and their friend Julia, who has autism. Together, the three pals have a delightful playdate."

A history of the Auckland Branch of the Intellectually Handicapped Children's Society of New Zealand
Golding, R L

"A account of the Auckland Branch of IHC in the 50s and 60s..."

Inside Asperger's looking out
Hoopmann, Kathy

"In a few words the text on each page succinctly explains what it is like to have Asperger syndrome and the illustrations will engage and delight children, parents and those who have Asperger ..."

All cats have Asperger syndrome
Hoopmann, Kathy

"Takes a playful look at Asperger syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with Asperger syndrome."

Thinking about YOU, thinking about ME
Winner, Michelle Garcia

"Perspective taking is crucial to the development of advanced social thinking and related skills."

The history of the IHC in the South Auckland region 1949-1988 and of the South Waikato branch 1987-1999
Hanan, P.S.

"A history of the first 50 years of IHC in the South Auckland region and of the South Waikato branch."

Sleep deep / Leanne Lawrence, illustrated by Krishna Adriano and Cheryl Smith
Lawrence, Leanne

"This guided Sleep Deep meditation book encourages development of a regular bedtime routine, gently teaching the skills of relaxing and easily sleeping at appropriate times."

Sleep deep dry bed / Leanne Lawrence, illustrated by Ying Hui Tan
Lawrence, Leanne

"A gentle and inspiring parent led meditation story to develop the dry bed habit."

Taylormade tucker : a childhood journey / Ben Taylor and Sandy Taylor
Taylor, Sandy

"Tinui School pupil Ben Taylor has launched his very own cookbook - Taylormade Tucker: A Childhood Journey - to help share his recipe for the good life."

Taylormade tucker : a childhood journey / Ben Taylor and Sandy Taylor
Taylor, Sandy

"Tinui School pupil Ben Taylor has launched his very own cookbook - Taylormade Tucker: A Childhood Journey - to help share his recipe for the good life."

The Asperkid's SECRET book of social rules : the handbook of not-so-obvious social guidelines for tweens and teens with Asperger syndrome
O'Toole, Jennifer Cook

"Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one!..."

The ultimate guide to school and home : key strategies for all ages and stages
Larkey, Sue

"This book provides key strategies for all ages and stages."

Developing social skills : practical ideas for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays
Larkey, Sue von Ess, Gay

"A starting point for teaching and encouraging social interactions and skills for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays."

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