Lobato, D. J. (1990).
Brothers, sisters, and special needs: Information and activities for helping
young siblings of children with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.
Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.
McCaffrey, F. D., & Fish,
T. (1989). Profiles of the other child: A sibling guide for parents. Columbus,
OH: OSU Nisonger Center.
The next step [videorecording].
(1992). Columbus, OH: Nisonger Center, Ohio State University.
Peterkin, A. (1992). What about
me?: When brothers and sisters get sick. New York: Magination Press.
Powell, T. H., & Gallagher,
P. A. (1993). Brothers & sisters - a special part of exceptional families,
2nd ed. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.
Rosenberg, M. B. (1988). Finding
a way: Living with exceptional brothers and sisters. New York: Lothrop,
Lee & Shepard Books.
The sibling experience [videorecording].
(1989). Minneapolis: PACER Center.
Smieja, L. L. (1990). Brothers
and sisters of children with disabilities: An annotated bibliography. Portland,
OR: Families as Allies Project, Research and Training Center on Family
Support and Children's Mental Health, Portland State University.
Stoneman, Z. & Berman,
P. W. (1993). The effects of mental retardation, disability, and illness
on sibling relationships: Research issues and challenges. Baltimore: Paul
And books for siblings of children
with medical problems:
Amadeo, D.M. (1992). There's
a little bit of me in Jamey. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company
(Common feelings among siblings of children with cancer are explored in
this story, which includes a brother donating bone marrow. Elementary level).
Anderson, K. (1982). Don't
forget me, Mommy! San Rafael, CA: Marin Publishing Company.
(This novel portrays
a wide range of feelings while telling the story of a family's efforts
to help their child with Down's syndrome. High school level.)
Baznik, D. (1981). Becky's
Story. Bethesda, MD: Association for the Care of Children's Health. (Reactions
and needs of siblings of hospitalized children are explored in this story.
Berkus, C.W. (1992). Charlsie's
Chuckle. Rockville, MD: Woodbine House. (Charlsie has Down's syndrome and
delights in many things. Elementary
Blackburn, L.B. (1991). I know
I made it happen: A gentle book about feeling guilty. Omaha, NE: Centering
Corporation. (Sections of this small book address typical feelings of guilt
siblings may experience when a brother or sister becomes injured or ill
and provides reassurance. Preschool and elementary levels.) (Centering
Corporation publishes a catalog of materials on grief and loss, including
many resources for children: 1531 Saddle Creek Rd.; Omaha, NE 68104;
402-553-1200; FAX 402-553-0507).
Gartenberg, Z. (1998). Mori's
story: a book about a boy with autism. Lerner Publications. This
is a book written by ten-year-old Zachary about his brother. It is a heartfelt
account of not only his brother, but of how the entire family deals with
Mori's illness. Photos throughout.
Getz, D. (1990). Thin air.
New York: Henry Holt & Company. (This fictional story depicts a sixth
grader who struggles to overcome asthma and the attentions of his overprotective
brother. Upper elementary and junior high level).
Hall, L. (1982). Half the Battle.
Riverside, NJ: Charles Scribner & Sons. (A boy who is visually impaired
and his younger sibling face their feelings toward each other, including
resentment and jealousy, in this story of an endurance ride on horseback.
Junior high level).
Hawkins-Walsh, E., with Centering
Corporation. (1985). Katie's premature brother.
Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation.
(Simple text and line drawings to be colored make this very accessible
to young children. Preschool through elementary levels).
Heegard, M. (1991). When someone
has a very serious illness. Minneapolis, MN: Woodland
Press. (The workbook format
encourages children to draw about their feelings and experiences as they
are guided in exploring what it is like to have a seriously ill family
member. Elementary and junior high level).
Metzger, L. (1992). Barry's
sister. New York, NY: Atheneum Press, Macmillan Publishing Company. (This
fictional story explores the feelings of a girl whose brother has cerebral
palsy. Junior high level.)
Meyer D., & Vadasy, P.
(1996). Living with a brother or sister with special needs: A book for
sibs. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. (Many specific disabilities
are discussed and sibling questions and emotions are addressed in this
comprehensive book that will be of value to professionals, parents, and
siblings. Elementary through high school level).
Muldoon, K.M. (1989). Princess
Pooh. Niles, IL: Albert Whitman and Company. (Colorful pictures and realistic,
humorous text tell the story of a girl who is jealous of her sister's "royal"
treatment while in a wheelchair, until she tries out the wheelchair for
herself. Elementary level).
Roy, R. (1984). Where's Buddy?
New York: Clarion Books. (This fictional story tells of a boy searching
frantically for his lost brother who has diabetes, and the difficult lessons
about responsibility both boys learn. Junior high level).
Tasker, M. (1992). Jimmy and
his family. Bethesda, MD: Association for the Care of
Children's Health. (With text
in English and Spanish, this simple story is presented through the eyes
of a child who has AIDS. Preschool and elementary levels).
Thompson, M. (1992). My brother
Matthew. Rockville, MD: Woodbine House. (How a family often focuses attention
on the special needs of a child with a disability and the effects of this
on siblings, are explored in this fictional story. Elementary level)