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.
Airtable may be a little tricky until you get the hang of it. The key is to 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 new column with our "Mr Brainy" logo. If a book is marked with Mr Brainy, it means one of us has read and liked it. Not every excellent book is marked. It's like in a bookstore, when booksellers put a sign on a book they've happened to read and like. Not meant to be comprehensive. Just a bit more info.
Anyhow, we hope this search tool 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.' Particularly in some older titles, there may be content that is not considered useful today. 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, as a way to peruse new books we especially like.
Thank you for visiting!
*Note: the database is sortable/searchable on laptop or desktops, and on mobile if you install the Airtable app.