The Paralympics have started and what better way to celebrate than with some Paralympic themed reads
The Paralympics are here!!! One of the greatest shows on the planet, exhibitions of strength, determination and inspiration. We may not be anywhere close to performing on a world stage, but we do know... BOOKS, so we wanted to share some recommendations to commemorate this year's Paralympic games.
Splash by Claire Cashmore & Sharon Davey- Aimed at 3-6 year-olds, this book is the creation of a Paralympic gold medalist! Young Claire can do everything her two sisters can do, climb trees, run around, but she won't go near the horrible water. Can Claire conquer her fears and go swimming with her sisters? Find out more about Splash here.
Know Me By My Name by Kirsty Webb & Laureana Auty- This beautiful book has one simple goal, show children that humans come in all shapes and sizes. Meet the various characters along the way as readers are introduced to all different walks of life. Find out more about the book via this link.
Lucas at the Paralympics by Igor Plohl & Urska Stropnik Sonc- Lucas and Eddie head to the Paralympics to watch the different sports, whilst they're there they learn about the different rules and requirements of the sports involved. Did you know blind runners all wear blindfolds to make sure no one has an unfair advantage? Find out more about the games and answer some of the questions little readers may have by getting the book here.
What are the Paralympic Games? By Gail Herman- The Paralympics are much younger than the Olympics, but no less impressive. This book tells the history of the games and takes readers through the journey Paralympians take to get to the coveted games and how they prepare. This book is really great at educating children about the Paralympics, next thing you know they'll be an expert! Find out more about the book here.
Cyborg Cat and the Masked Marauder by Ade Adepitan- In this book for children aged 9+, we follow Ade and his quest to join the wheelchair basketball team. Sports wheelchairs cost a lot of money, but Ade needs one to be able to join the team. Follow this story as he and his friends fundraise to help Ade achieve his goals, and tackle the mystery that comes alongside it... Find out more and grab the book here.
Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion by Jessica Long- Beginning her journey in Siberia, Jessica was adopted at 13 months old and is now the second most decorated U.S Paralympian of all time. This book documents Jessica's story of strength and hard work by sharing personal photos, quotes, stories and much more. Grab the book here.