New & Notable


Here are some of the latest titles we've added to the database, along with our personal favorites! 

Below, you will find our searchable database of more than 1000 traditionally published children’s books that touch on neurodiversity and mental health issues.

So, if you want to search for YA books with eating disorders, you can find that. Or picture books with ADHD - you can find that too... You can search by issue, publisher, author, title, whether the issue is in the main character, friend, parent or sibling - and more.


Here's a short, helpful tutorial:















Use the "Group By" and "Filter" tabs to narrow what you're searching for. There are lots of ways to sort, and one has to play around a bit. Please note you can search for books with LGBTQ and BIPOC main characters as well. 

Also note the column with our "Brainy" logo. If a book is marked with a Brainy, it means one of us has read and liked it. Not every excellent book is marked. It's like when booksellers put a note on a book they've read and are recommending. Not comprehensive. Just a bit more info.


Anyhow, we hope the database helps you find that perfect book for that special reader. Let us know what you think.

If you know of a book that belongs in the database that isn't listed, please email us! If the book was traditionally published, and significantly represents neurodiversity or a diagnosable mental health condition, we'd love to add it.

DISCLAIMER: This database is a work in progress. It is comprehensive not 'qualitative.' While we're always working to improve, update, and maintain it, it may be the case that, particularly in some older titles, there may be content that you don't agree with. Our goal is to help you aggregate a list of possibilities, based on your interests. It is up to you to winnow, explore, focus, or curate as you wish.

Also, don't forget to visit our Blog Page! You'll find weekly guest posts by authors of all kinds of recent books.


Thank you for visiting!

*Note: the database is sortable/searchable on laptop or desktops, and on mobile if you install the Airtable app.