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Readers' Choice: Favorite New Special-Needs Children's Book

Meet the 2013 Finalists

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This year's finalists for Favorite New Special-Needs Children's Book for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards give a child's-eye view of Tourette syndrome, hearing impairment, tube feeding, and other special needs, plus a look at the rules of Asperger's syndrome for tweens and teens. In fun and friendly ways, these books help kids become more comfortable with themselves and with their peers with disabilities.

2013 Readers' Choice Award Winner: A Special Friend

A Special Friend
Cover image courtesy of Laura Matuszewski

Title: A Special Friend
Subtitle: Opening Up Conversations About Kids With Special Needs
Author: Laura Matuszewski
Length: 26 pages
Website: http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Special_Friend.html
Percentage of the Vote: 32%
Find on: Facebook
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Runner-Up: Let's Hear It for Almigal

Let's Hear It for Almigal
Cover image courtesy of Wendy Kupfer

Title: Let's Hear It for Almigal
Author: Wendy Kupfer
Length: 32 pages
Website: www.almigal.com
Find on: Facebook | Twitter
Percentage of the Vote: 30%
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Runner-Up: The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules
Cover image courtesy of Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Title: The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules
Subtitle: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Length: 256 pages
Website: asperkids.com/books-bylines/
Find on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest
Percentage of the Vote: 26%
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Finalist: There's More Than One Way to Eat!

There's More Than One Way to Eat!
Cover image courtesy of Rhiannon Merritt-Rubadue

Title: There's More Than One Way to Eat!
Subtitle: A My Tubey Book
Author: Rhiannon Merritt-Rubadue
Length: 40 pages
Website: www.mytubeybooks.com/home
Find on: Facebook
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Finalist: Brynn's Bizarre Behavior

Brynn's Bizarre Behavior
Cover image courtesy of Danica L. Surette

Title: Brynn's Bizarre Behavior
Subtitle: A Look at 8 Year Old Brynn's Life with Tourette's Syndrome
Author: Danica L. Surette
Length: 46 pages
Website: talesttttt.wix.com/danicasurette
Find on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+
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