Inclusive Picture Books for Back to School

These picture books for preschool and school age children feature characters of all abilities learning, playing, and making friends at school. In My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay, a first grader who is blind wants to run in her school’s Field Day race and with her own determination and support from her three best friends, she does just that. In All My Stripes, a zebra named Zane learns that there’s more to him than just his autism stripe.


All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism

Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day. His mother reminds him that while others may only see his “autism stripe,” he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.

Thank You, Mr. Falker

At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.

The Pirate of Kindergarten

Ginny’s eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured.