25 Sensory Books  - 25 Days Of Christmas For Kids

Another parent was telling me about the 25 Days To Christmas Book Countdown. Putting 25 books under the tree at the beginning of December and each day your children get to choose a book leading up to Christmas Day. 

I am asked often by parents where they can buy children's books for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and which books they should buy. I found 25 Sensory Processing Disorder books for kids. I made this list for you because I know that this time of year always gets super busy for parents. I have also added several Christmas books for you too! 

This is a great way to ease our way into Christmas, get into the holiday spirit while spending some extra time with our kids reading. Happy Holidays and happy reading! 

Sara Stone - Children's Author 
Lily and the Snow 
With snow all around, can Lily find joy outdoors? Can she work with her Sensory Processing Disorder and find a comfortable way to play? Come along for a heartfelt story about overcoming obstacles while staying true to yourself.
Sara Stone draws on her parenting journey, marked with anxiety and apprehension, as she attempts to support her child with SPD. Andy Yura's charming and colorful illustrations enrich this compassionate tale with an inspiring message. A positive story for classrooms, libraries and children's collections.

Noah's Intense Day
Noah has always wanted to be like his older brother, Shaun, who seems to get everyone's extra special attention. One day, Noah gets his wish and it's not at all what he expected.
Glaring sunlight. Unbearable itchiness. Piercing alarms.
Follow Noah through his day of intense sights and sounds, as he wonders, what if every day felt like this?
As Noah's experiences lead him to make a heartfelt discovery about Shaun, young readers and adults alike will be touched by this story of empathy and understanding our differences.

My Socks Do you know a kid who HATES to wear socks?Then you’ll LOVE this book! Parents and kids with sensory challenges will enjoy reading this fun book together. You’ll recognize the struggle and appreciate the surprisingly simple solution.
Julie Igel lives in San Diego, California, with her husband Helmut, and their two kitties. She is a Certified Classical Homeopath and has a private practice with clients all over the world. She created this book in honor of her three daughters, one of whom especially had sensitivities to all textiles, especially her socks! She hopes to support and encourage parents with similar children, share some laughter, and bring a smile to the challenge of parenting in this day and age.

Dasher is an adventurous young reindeer with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a traveling circus, but she longs for a different life — one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh — a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same.

Hendrix Hears a Sound: The Sensory Series
Follow along as a little boy reacts to sounds in his home and sensory abundant neighborhood.
Filled with beautiful illustrations and simple rhyming text, Hendrix Hears a Sound will be a book you will return to over and over again.
You and your kiddo will love acting out the noises, exploring sounds in your own home and community, and finding new details on every page.
Book Extras!
Interactive Activities!
Answer reading comprehension questions about the story!
Your little one will feel understood the next time they are met with a startling sound and will be ready to support a friend who is on their own sensory development journey!
Perfect for ages: birth and up! 

Tune It Out
From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down.

Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. But Lou can only hear the fear in her own voice. She’s never liked crowds or loud noises or even high fives; in fact, she’s terrified of them, which makes her pretty sure there’s something wrong with her.

Impulsive Ninja: A Social, Emotional Book For Kids About Impulse Control for School and Home (Ninja Life Hacks)
Do you have a child who acts or talks impulsively? Children who exhibit impulsive behavior are often labeled unruly. Even though children can be calm, their positive qualities can be often overlooked by their poor impulse control.
Children without impulse control act or talk before they think, often unable to control their initial response to a situation. The ability to self-regulate is absent and they don't pause to think about future consequences. Impulsivity is related to acting without thought. As a result, children do things like take unnecessary risks, blurt things out, don’t wait their turn, or interrupt conversations. This book is a perfect resource for children with autism, ADD, ADHD, or SPD.

I'm Not Difficult...You Just Don't Understand: Life with Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder can be hard for anyone to deal with but that doesn't mean it makes you difficult. A little extra understanding and love is all that's needed while learning how to manage life with it.

Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson!

Bear’s friendsare determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

My Great Big Feelings: A Story for Sensitive Children
For highly sensitive children and those with sensory processing difficulties. Sweet illustrations and lovely rhymes grace the pages of this special book. Overstimulation and deep empathy are among the many powerful experiences which often accompany being a highly sensitive person. Accepting and embracing heightened sensitivity is one of the most important things we can help our children (and ourselves) learn to do. As we follow along the story of this highly sensitive child, we discover how we can accept, manage and ultimately appreciate possessing this gift of sensitivity. 

I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder
This book was inspired by the author's daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) every day. It was written to validate Jaimie's feelings and to show her other children feel things the way she does. This book can help children with SPD learn how to explain their disorder to others; help peers understand what children with SPD go through; and also help therapists, teachers and/or counselors learn how to talk about it. Helping others learn about children with special needs brings understanding to them and help to make them seem less... different.

This new Christmas story from the creators of the New York Times-bestselling book The SheepOver will warm your heart this holiday season!
When the Old Pine Tree cracks and falls after an autumn storm, Farmer John knows just what to do. He will give the farm animals a very special present for Christmas. He draws up a plan, and piece by piece, a structure is built, while the farm animals--sheep, dogs, chickens, geese, ducks, and some alpacas--look on in wonder at what it will be!
Join all the animals on Moonrise Farm as they watch Farmer John prepare his Christmas gift for them!

Christmas is coming, and one little girl wants nothing more than a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy. But will Santa Claus and her parents make her Christmas wish come true?

Based on the popular Christmas song by John Rox, this edition also includes the sheet music and lyrics to “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas.” With catchy refrains, classic artwork, and a heartwarming story, this timeless Christmas tale has been a favorite since 1953. 

Music and lyrics for the song included!

King's Day Out - The Car Wash: The Car Wash
Ride along with King, a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, and his best friend, a boy named Ben, as they go on an adventure to the car wash. The two friends' senses are tested to the limits as King and Ben experience the sights, sounds, smells and feelings associated with this new activity. Ben, a child with sensory differences, shares the tools he's learned in occupational therapy (OT) to help King overcome his fear and anxiety. In the end, King and Ben are proud of themselves for conquering the car wash and excited to head to the park for some playtime!

Sensory Seeking Sloth: A Sensory Processing Disorder Book for Kids and Adults of All Ages About a Sensory Diet For Ultimate Brain and Body Health
The solution-based book that helps children understand Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and presents a sensory diet that offers tools and resources a child can use.
Do you notice in your child:
Signs of over-responsivity, including sensitivity to textures such as those found in fabrics, foods, grooming products, to which most people would not react, and sickness caused by sounds, lights, temperature, movements, smells, tastes, or even inner sensations.
Signs of under-responsivity, including sluggishness and lack of responsiveness.

Witness a miracle this Christmas...
A little snowman longs for a voice of his own so he can sing Christmas carols like human children do.
When a cardinal gives him hope and a little girl shows him kindness, he receives his voice in a joyful, unexpected way.
From the author of The Mother's Love, Growing Up Sisters, and The Lights in the Church, Marilee Joy Mayfield's "The Snowman's Song" has quickly become one of the best-selling Christmas children's books today!

Is Milly naughty or nice? Does she get a glimpse of Santa Claus?

Silly Milly is back for the most willy-nilly, very merry holiday ever! Lyrical limericks and vivid drawings will have both children and adults laughing with delight as this real-life Great Dane spreads holiday cheer with her unique “petitude. Pet owners will surely recognize her big-dog antics!

Stressed Ninja: A Children’s Book About Coping with Stress and Anxiety
As adults, we tend to think that the world to children is happy and carefree. After all, kids don't have bills to pay or jobs, so what could they possibly have to stress about? Even very young children have worries and feel stress to some degree. Stressed Ninja shows us how we can use a simple grounding technique to reduce stress in our everyday lives.
Find out what happens in this Ninja Life Hacks book about dealing with stress and anxiety.
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.

The Goose with Noodles for Wings
Meet Goodwin, a determined little goose who struggles with sensory processing disorder and hypotonia (low muscle tone). All Goodwin wants to do is fly alongside his friends but first he must overcome some obstacles in his way! Goodwin's story is illustrated by Troy Goins. Troy is an artist for Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community arts center, whose mission is to inspire and liberate the human spirit through the arts by collaborating between people with and without developmental differences.

The Christmas Owl: Based on the True Story of a Little Owl Named Rockefeller
Experience the beautiful story that captivated the country about a little owl who was found in the world's most famous Christmas tree. 
When Little Owl’s home is cut down by people saying it will make a beautiful Christmas tree, she’s not sure she wants anything to do with Christmas, whatever that means. But then she is saved by a woman named Ellen, whose house is merrily decorated for the holiday, and filled with birds who need someone to care for them. Surrounded by kindness and helpful new friends, Little Owl begins to wonder if Christmas might not be such a bad thing after all….

A Simple Christmas on the Farm When a little girl finds out her family is planning a "simple" Christmas this year, she's not so sure about it. But soon she gets into the spirit of simplicity and generosity by making presents and Christmas decorations with her parents and grandparents on their family farm. She and her mama share Christmas cookies with friends they meet, inviting everyone to join them for Christmas in their little red barn.
Warm and heartfelt, this story invites children and families to imagine an inclusive Christmas, focusing on the simple pleasures of connection, community, and the care and generosity shared by making things by hand.

Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. 

This engaging and interactive book guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the sensations that accompany them. Engages children in easy, kid-friendly mindfulness activities.

Helps kids build on their capacity to be mindful, self-regulate, and develop emotional resilience.

Calm Ninja: A Children’s Book About Calming Your Anxiety Featuring the Calm Ninja Yoga Flow (Ninja Life Hacks)
Calm Ninja experiences frustration and anxiety, but then learns how to find inner peace through breathing and practicing the Ninja Yoga Flow.
Children will learn with Calm Ninja how to calm worries and stay peaceful under extreme circumstances. Find out what happens in this comedic book about stress relief. Life is tough. But so are you!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with this Christmas classic--the ultimate Dr. Seuss holiday book that no collection is complete without!
Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!
Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for readers young and old.

Carla and the Christmas Cornbread
In this heartwarming tale inspired by her childhood, superstar chef and TV host Carla Hall shares the story of young Carla, who eats a sugar cookie meant for Santa on the night before Christmas and tries to make things right. Christmas is Carla’s favorite holiday of the year. She goes to her grandparents’ house and eats grandma’s special recipe—a perfectly delicious cornbread. She listens to her grandpa Doc’s marvelous stories about traveling the world. And, best of all, she spends lots of time with her family.

This cute children’s book helps explain some bizarre or "dramatic" behavior, and gives easy sensory answers to parents and teachers. Written by a mom and special education teacher, this story brings home what it is like to grow up with sensory issues, and helps kids understand that they are not alone. Children will enjoy the fun artwork and empathize with Ellie Bean. By the end of the story, Ellie learns how to cope with her issues and stop being such a drama queen . . . but she does keep her crown.

Pickysaurus Mac is not your typical dinosaur. Mealtimes pose a special problem for our picky little friend. Sometimes foods smell too gross to eat, they taste different than they look and their textures feel like garbage in his mouth. His friends tell him to eat right to stay healthy, but some things you just can't fix with words. Will Pickysaurus Mac ever find something he likes? When he finds he likes it, will it be the best food for him? Will he find it in time?
One symptom of SPD is the adverse affect food (taste, smell, texture) has on our senses.  Often children who have SPD are labeled as "picky eaters," 


The bestselling author of When God Made You and When I Pray for You captures the wonder of Christmas and the joy of Jesus' birth in a lyrical exploration of what makes the season so colorful, magical, and personal. 

In his trademark style, Matthew Paul Turner celebrates the Christmas season, particularly the colors that infuse the holiday and all the memorable sensations and experiences—including a festive market, sledding, and nativity scene—connected to those bright hues. Matthew draws his readers into a whirling ribbon of the familiar reds and greens of Christmas, as well as other festive hues, including white, gold, blue, and brown.

Once you find a friend, how do you BE a good friend?

Jojo looks around and everyone seems to have friends but her.  She feels sad and lonely.  Then, Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic friendship snow.

For every child who struggles to make friends and parents who try to show them how, this children's book celebrates the special bond between friends.

Jojo will reassure children that they too can learn how to make friends.  Join the more than 20,000 people who have read this book and discover how Jojo makes a forever friend.

A wonderful winter treat to share with your children or grandchildren. 

Don't Rush Me!: For Siblings of Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (Spd)
My daughter, Jordhan, has the unique position of not only being a middle child, but a middle child among siblings with special needs. This story touches on the important contributions Jordhan makes to our family, especially on the days when she doesn't think so. We need more stories for siblings of special needs children. This is my gift to each of them to show how much we appreciate their very important role in the family.

Sensory Ninja Paperback
Life is hard! And it’s even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
Sensory Ninja learns all about SPD that gives you extra sensory powers! 
Find out all about the Sensory Diet. 
The new children’s book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is:
Geared to kids 3-11
Perfect for boys & girls
Early readers
Grades K - 6th grade and up
Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike

Cami and Wyatt Share the Christmas Spirit: A Story about Spreading Joy and Kindness
Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas with this magical adventure full of friendship, love and joy.
Cami and Wyatt love Christmas. They love Santa, Christmas decorations and Christmas cookies. And they love Christmas PRESENTS! Christmas this year is looking to be the best one yet, but things change when new neighbors move in. Cami and Wyatt notice that they seem lonely and sad. Can Cami and Wyatt befriend their shy new neighbors and figure out how to share the true meaning of Christmas? 

Silly Sam the Elf: A Christmas Story Book Filled with Magic
Christmas Eve is here, and Silly Sam is up to festive mischief!
With so many jokes, pranks, and funny games to play, Sam keeps the elves entertained all throughout the holiday season. But when Sam steals Santa’s magical red suit, his Christmas jokes don’t seem so funny.
Can Santa’s magic survive the hilarious hijinks of this mischievous elf? Discover the North Pole through magical illustrations by Luis Peres, and prepare for a holiday season to remember! Silly Sam the Elf is written by Angela Lindsey, author of the best-selling Waverly the Witch series. Grab this fun holiday story, perfect for ages 3 to 9 and would make a great addition to any Christmas advent calendar.

Kate's Trust Plate: A story for children who find eating a varied diet difficult.
This is an enjoyable, therapeutic based book to help to guide parents and children in one of the first steps of working their way through sensory feeding issues - TRUST!
Many children are fussy eaters. Fussy eating can be due to many reasons and you should always seek medical assistance before altering your child's diet.
For children with sensory differences one of the first steps in trying new food is to trust food and trust the adults making their food.
This is a fun, child friendly book to help you build trust with your child.

Love for Logan is an inspirational story based on actual events. A young girl learns to better understand why day to day life can be challenging for her older sister. While sharing a special night, the story embraces how one girl's love for her sister empowers her to overcome one of life's obstacles.

This beautifully illustrated, kid friendly picture book, told through the eyes of a sibling, will help children understand others' sensory difficulties, and explain sensory processing disorder. 

All of the savanna animals are excited to audition for the school Christmas Play, except Raffi the giraffe. He's too tall to play baby Jesus, or Joseph, or even a manger animal. He feels discouraged, until he realizes that he's just the right size to play the most important part.

This endearing Christmas story for ages 4 to 8 will resonate with children who are still learning to be comfortable in their own skin.

Celebrate the tradition of making Christmas cookies with family and friends by sharing this delightful board book, Christmas Cookie Day! Cute, simple, easy-to-read, and includes a yummy cookie recipe on the back cover!

Readers young and old will love the sweet rhymes and colorful illustrations that remind us all of the tradition of baking cookies and giving them as gifts during the holiday season.

Sensory Seeking Sebastian is a book that empowers sensory seekers with strategies that help with self regulation. Author, Christia DeShields and her husband Kenneth have a son that struggles with ADHD and Proprioceptive Sensory Disorder. They learned these strategies through Occupational Therapy with their sensory seeker. Since learning these strategies, their son takes the initiative to regulate himself. This book is perfect for families who want to equip their sensory seeker to navigate the challenges of ADHD, Autism, and SPD.

Emily's Sister: A Family's Journey With Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)  Emily’s sister is different from other children she knows. She seems to struggle with things most of us just do naturally.
In this delightfully illustrated story, based upon real family experiences, Emily discovers how to understand and help her sister live a happier life. This story, written by the parent of a child with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), paves the way for parents, teachers and medical professionals to discuss these specific learning difficulties with children (aged around 7-9).

If you could travel the world, where would you go?
How about Antarctica, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Nepal, Egypt, Iceland and Oman?

Now who do you take with you? How about the most famous world traveler who’s seen it all?

Join Santa in this playful sleigh-ful Christmas adventure as he shows you all his favorite places around the world from his magic sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Now you can answer the question, Where Would Santa Go?

Give your child a perfect Christian gift this Christmas season!
When a brother and sister get lost in the park, they stumble upon a curious sight; a church in the middle of the forest. As they walk closer, the doors won't open, but as hymns are heard they approach the windows and something amazing happens...the stained glass windows come to life!
Follow the two children as they see some of the most famous miracles of Jesus Christ and learn the lessons from each of them in this love- and devotion-filled children's story.

Harley's Sensory Processing Disorder: SPD Book for Kids, ADHD, Autism, ADD
The BEST sensory processing disorder books for kids: Teaches children what to do when they are experiencing sensory issues.
Perfect book for autism, ADHD, ADD, executive function skills for kids, resource for executive function skills workbook for children, kids in elementary school, preschool, kindergarten, teachers, educators, counselors, therapists, and parents.

Sensitive Sam Appropriate for children, families, and professionals, this wonderful book brings to life the story of Sam, whose over-sensitivity creates chaos and frustration in his life. Sam's various sensory sensitivities adversely affect Sam's experiences, both at home and in the classroom. He walks readers through his typical day of sensory blunders (which many kids and families may find all too familiar!). Finally, at the suggestion of Sam's teacher, his parents take Sam to see an occupational therapist. Sam describes the process in a non-threatening, child's perspective that is sure to sooth young readers who may be facing the same challenges.

I Love You More Than Christmas
From the illustrator of the best-selling board book, I Love You to the Moon and Back, this festive hardcover picture book celebrates the joy of family at Christmas.
There's a chill in the air and frost on the trees, and Little Bear has something to say:
"I love wrapping and ribbons and balls of bright string, And gift tags, and glitter - the joy that they bring!
I love giving presents, and getting them too, But the thing that I love more than Christmas is--"

But Little Bear keeps getting interrupted by the mail carrier, the oven timer, the carolers... Can you guess what Little Bear loves even more than Christmas?

The Christmas Nisse: A Family Christmas Tradition A delightful Christmas story for families.
The Christmas Nisse presents a Danish Christmas tradition about the magical little Nisse.
These mischievous creatures live at the North pole with Santa. On the last night of November, they roam through the cold to find their way to your home. You know they have arrived when their little door appears. The Christmas Nisse is on a mission to create and collect Christmas Joy to make Santa's sleigh fly. How do you help the Nisse, you ask? Bring this beautiful tradition into your home and find out.

A Little Space for Me
With clever, inventive art and universally relatable themes, A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of mindfulness, understanding, and finding a moment of peace within a big, busy world.

Sometimes, when it's too loud, too crowded, too messy, too smelly, or for no reason at all, you might just need a little bit of space to feel like yourself again.

An Itchy, Ouchy Morning: Tommy's Impossible Socks
Little Tommy has a hard time getting ready for school because his socks are so annoying!
Mom, dad and ‘Shoe’, their dog, are trying to help him, suggesting all kinds of funny ideas, including going to see Doctor McSocky, who lives in Socksville, or inventing a one-of-a-kind perfect sock. Eventually, Tommy finds motivation and gains the sense of control needed to overcome this challenge with the help of his parents’ patience and acceptance.

When a cookie discovers he does NOT taste delicious, he has to find a new identity in this clever picture book twist on a holiday classic.

Once upon a time, while Fox was visiting the land of Holiday Treats, a little cookie―still warm from the bakery oven―burst out the front door looking sweet and ready to be devoured. But, as it turns out, Cookie is not as fast as he thinks and when Fox finally catches him, they’re both in for a big surprise: Sugar Cookie does not taste delicious―and he’s certainly not fit to be eaten. What’s an unsavory cookie to do? Is there another option for this not-so-sweet treat? This inventive story celebrates the joy of being accepted for who we are.

What does Santa want you to REMEMBER?

It’s Christmas time and the elves are busily working as the big day is fast approaching. As Santa finishes reading your special letter, Mrs. Claus asks him what he would give to each child if he could give just ONE gift. Santa decides to make something magical for all the children of the world.
Love Santa? Love Jesus? Dive into these beautifully illustrated pages to discover how each Christmas we can all REMEMBER what’s truly important in life.

A Gift to Remember features Santa, elves, ornaments, a seek-and-find, and magic dust! This picture book will offer children a fun, relatable, rhyming story where Santa reminds us about kindness, love and the gift of baby Jesus.

Adventures of The Sensokids: Oh Messy Me
The Adventures of the Sensokids is a FUN and INTERACTIVE book about our SENSORY POWERS. The Adventures of the Sensokids is designed to encourage children to explore the power of their senses. Each book features a special sensory education section, designed to help parents and educators understand sensory challenges in a fun and exciting way!
Oh Messy Me, Book 1 in The Adventures of the Sensokids Series is a story about Nora. Nora has trouble feeling sensations on her hands and face, she also has trouble putting her sweater on the right way. Nora needs to explore her sense of TOUCH, and with the help of the Sensokids she is able to do just that!

This Beach Is Loud! (Little Senses)
Patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise saves the beach day when excitement turns to sensory overload for this child on the Autism Spectrum.  A perfect book for any child with sensory sensitivities.
Going to the beach is exciting. But it can also be busy. And loud. Sand can feel hot or itchy or sticky...and it gets everywhere! In This Beach Is Loud!, a sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach. Luckily, this kiddo's dad has a trick up his sleeve to help his son face these unexpected obstacles.
Combining accessible storytelling and playful design, This Beach Is Loud! 

Turkey needs Santa’s help so he won’t be eaten for Christmas dinner.

Turkey is in trouble. Again. He made it through Thanksgiving without becoming a turkey dinner, but now it’s almost Christmas, and guess what’s on the menu? Turkey decides the only thing to do is to ask Santa for help. He sets off for the North Pole, but getting in to see Santa at Christmastime isn’t as easy as Turkey expected. It’s going to take all his ideas—and his clever disguises—to find a way into Santa’s house. After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise, and Santa has the perfect solution!

Join Mickey in helping Santa deliver presents on Christmas Eve, celebrate Christmas traditions with Belle at the enchanted castle, cheer on the Incredibles as they track down a Christmas Caper, and MUCH MORE! 18 festive stories 304 pages of gorgeous illustrations

Complete your storybook collection with best-selling, fan-favorites!
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Sensitive Dragons
This thoughtful book was designed with emotionally sensitive and sensory sensitive children in mind. Sensitivity (like dragons) is often misunderstood. Although being highly sensitive can sometimes seem like a bother, it also truly is a special gift in many ways. This playfully illustrated book helps children to see the bright side of sensitivity. Helping children embrace their sensitivity means helping them to embrace themselves - which is one of the most important things we can help them learn to do. This book aims to help with just that.

Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism
Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experiment is making slime, she's worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism and doesn't like anything sticky! With help from family and her teacher, Holly receives the accommodations and encouragement she needs to give slime a try.

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Capture the thrill of a traditional Christmas with Clement C. Moore's treasured seasonal rhyme. Brought to life with the warm and playful artwork of Henry Fisher this magical story is full of character and humor and will delight children new to the story as well as parents who know it from their own childhood. A Christmas classic MUST HAVE for your holiday book collection

* Introduce children to the classic favorite The Night Before Christmas poem and watch with wonder and delight as they embark on the magical journey
* Beautiful and spectacular illustrations capture this retelling

Millions of people bake special Christmas cookies during the holidays―including Santa! In fact, every year he bakes his family's favorite cookie and gives them to the elves and reindeer to show them how much he cares, just like his father and grandfather did. But it's just days before Christmas, and the Kringle family cookbook is nowhere to be found! If he has no recipe, he can't bake his cookies. And if he can't bake his cookies, Christmas might as well be canceled! 

Nope. Never. Not For Me! (Little Senses)
This gentle story guides kids on the Autism Spectrum and/or with sensory sensitivities (such as SPD) through trying a new food, with support and encouragement aplenty.

Children are often picky eaters, but for kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory issues, trying new foods can be especially challenging. In Nope! Never! Not for Me! a young child refuses to try a bite of broccoli--that is, until her mom guides her through a careful exploration of the new food. First she looks, then she sniffs, then touches, and finally takes one tiny bite. What do you know? Broccoli isn't so overwhelming after all!

Nicolette Meets Ms. Mandy: A Sensory Processing Disorder story 
Nicolette, age 4, has been recently diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder and is going to her first occupational therapy appointment. She feels very afraid and so does her little stuffed bear. What will the therapist do to her? Is it like going to the doctor? Will she have to get a shot or take yucky medicine? Then she meets Ms. Mandy, OT, and she learns that therapy is lots of fun!

The abilities in me: Sensory Processing Disorder
This picture book is dedicated to children who have Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as SPD. Explore the day in the life of a young girl with Sensory Processing through bright, colourful illustrations and text. Perfect for teachers, parents and children alike, this book will bring awareness of the condition and teach children how to be supportive and be kind.
This is the 19th book released from The abilities in me book series. Our collection of books show how each child can celebrate their abilities within their disability, find acceptance and create awareness to those around them.

Countdown to Christmas
It's Christmas Eve at the North Pole, but everything is far from ready... The elves in the workshop are frantic, the reindeer are on strike and to top it all off, the sleigh has broken down. Santa is in despair – Christmas will be ruined! Suddenly a shimmering, white creature with a magical horn appears... will this mystery unicorn be able to save the day?

I Have SPD Let Me Tell You About Me
This book is intended to explain to children some of the struggles a child with Sensory Processing Disorder deals with on a daily basis. It also mentions the typical things he does drawing a comparison to their similarities. All children want to fit in. They want to be known, loved, and appreciated. They need a sense of belonging and to be understood. Children with extreme behaviors may not get that opportunity. Even though they are amazing, awesome, brave, and brilliant their behaviors are often the focus. I Have SPD, Let Me Tell You About Me is a book that declares we are more alike than we are different. It proclaims, I have Sensory Processing Disorder and like you, I fit in.

Picture Perfect - NOT is the second book in Mrs. Gin Noon Spaulding’s children’s book series, The Adventures of Li-Li, where each book focuses on a different sensory issue.
Gin Noon Spaulding’s first book, A Miracle at Bates Memorial, was an introduction to Li-Li and the different sensory issues she had. Book 2 focuses on sensory issues with the visual system. In Picture Perfect - NOT, Li-Li continues to try to communicate how much she hates having her picture taken and the displeasure she has with it. With the help of amazing teachers, Li-Li shows her mother that picture taking isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay.

Santa's Lost Reindeer: A Christmas Book That Will Keep You Laughing
A hilarious Christmas tale that is sure to get everyone laughing!
Santa's Lost Reindeer is a humorous story that follows a frazzled Santa through a search for his missing reindeer.
How can Christmas be saved? Santa's in so much trouble.
With his best reindeer missing he needs help on the double!
The book was a passion project for author Rachel Hilz, mom of two special needs children. It was written and illustrated with her autistic kids in mind and has now become the source of much laughter and joy for them.
"My nonverbal son recognizes himself in the book and laughs out loud at the bright illustrations. I couldn't ask for any better reward." -- Rachel Hilz

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Pop-Up Edition
Merry Christmas, Peanuts fans! This deluxe pop-up edition of the beloved classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, will delight Peanuts fans new and old.

Christmastime is here. There’s snow and ice-skating, and the sweet sound of carols fills the air. Everyone is happy…everyone except
 Charlie Brown. He can’t seem to find the holiday spirit. Come along with Charlie Brown and his friends and discover the true meaning of Christmas in this beautiful, deluxe pop-up edition of the holiday classic.

Jack the Brave Conquers the Snow
Jack has sensory processing disorder and experiences life differently. Jack visits his Grandparents’ cabin and learns to like the snow. He gets encouragement from different family members and learns to be brave, in order to join in and make a snowman with his family. Come join Jack on his journey, and learn to be brave along with him!

Headphones: A Book for Children With Autism & Sensory Disorders
This book, Headphones: A Book for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders, introduces the concept of wearing headphones.  It was written to help children with autism & sensory disorders feel comfortable and confident in their new headphones, and to help their friends, siblings, and classmates relate to their sensory differences. 
The book begins in a social story type format, to help children remember what to do when their environment gets too loud.  Throughout the book, a cute rhyme is repeated and can be easily memorized.  This will allow children to remember to use their headphones in loud environments, rather than resorting to unwanted behaviors.  

Sensational Sisters: A Story of Two Sisters with Sensory Processing Disorder
When children discover that they have a sensory processing disorder (SPD), they may have many questions and worries about the disorder. This kid-friendly book reassures children that their problems are common, yet they are still unique. There are many children with the same disorder that are dealing with similar issues. Children benefit from a sense of belonging and a reassurance that they are not the only one. This book was designed to be used with children between the ages of 5-10. By reading this book with their children, parents may begin a discussion that provides helpful information and reassurance to their child.

It's Just a ... What?: Little Sensory Problems with Big Reactions!
Sensory issues are a difficult challenge for many children and their caregivers. In this picture book, Hartley Steiner shows the experience of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) from the point of view of the child, bringing awareness to how they feel in the moment through humor and giving adults the rare opportunity to view the situation from the child’s perspective. Children will be introduced to ways they can begin to ask for and accept help, and adults will learn how to scale reactions during situations of upset. This book covers a large range of situations addressed and resolved. In each scenario the child is having a big reaction, and the adult is able to solve the issue through simple answers, compassion, and humor.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists give you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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