The Best Books For Special Needs Children 4

books for special needs childrenThere are several types of books for special needs children that are great. There are different stories for different age groups which come in a large variety of Hardbacks, Softbacks, Kindle and Audio. Here I’m going to show you some of the best ones for kids like Natan Shai who can’t read by himself.  Books also make great gifts for Christmas or any other occasion.

Natan Shai loves it when I read to him just like any other little boy. He sits on my lap and we read children’s books together. He tries to touch the pages and actually concentrates on trying to flip over to the next page, I help him out behind the scenes and he gets thrilled when he actually manages and then he gets into one of his long giggles, which is always delightful.

What Kind Of Books Do We Like?

We like the ones that have large pictures as he loves looking at the different colours and it makes it more interesting for him. There are also books that have pop up pictures which he adores.

Sometimes I download his books from the Kindle store.  The iPad is perfectly compatible with Amazon’s Kindle books.  So if you prefer the digital way there are loads of great Kindle books for kids and the Kindle App is free to download and use.

Let’s Take A Look At A Few Of Natan Shai’s Favourites….



Dr. Seuss’s books are always entertaining for kids, and as much so for special needs children as any other kid. Natan Shai loves the big pages and the colours and he is amused by some fo the zany characters too, who can also set him off in a fit of giggles.

For sure the best ABC book that was ever written.

Available  in Hardback, Softback, Kindle and Audio.



This is one of Natan Shai’s favourites and quite entertaining for the adult that reads it too 😉

The illustrations are beautiful and colourful. It’s a book about a Giraffe that can’t dance because of his extraordinary long legs but still he keeps trying and a friend encourages him to dance a different type of dance.  A gentle inspiration for all kids.

Available  in Hardback, Softback, Kindle and Audio.



This is one of our favourites as it’s a pop-up book which adds that extra bit of excitement. It also talks about tooth brushing which is something that children don’t adhere to easily.

Although I brush Natan Shai’s teeth daily, it’s not something that he exactly likes.  So by reading him this story I feel he understands in his own way how important dental hygiene is and that I’m not trying to make his life a misery every evening when we brush lol.

Available  in Hardback, Softback, Kindle and Audio.

Basically, any of the regular children’s books are good for our kids and all children can benefit from the one on one attention they get by reading them a story. They love this special together time.  But having said that you can order any of the books in audio version as well and let them listen to the story by themselves too.  Often another great pastime, especially if they have trouble falling asleep or get bored in the car, an audio book could definitely be a great solution.

Just click on any one of the pictures above and you will see a wide range of children’s books to choose from and you can also flip through the pages to see what the books all about.

Oh, and don’t forget to comment below about what book your child loves to read!  I’d love to hear from you!

Much love,

Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom)




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4 thoughts on “The Best Books For Special Needs Children

  • Farhan

    It must be a great challenge taking care of a special needs child. Trying to find the proper reading materials must be difficult too, I assume.

    These are great resources that I’m sure a lot of parents out there will find valuable. Which format of these materials do you think is the most suitable for special needs children? I’m guessing it’s the hardback ones.

    Thanks for the review!

    • Hannah Levi Post author

      Hi, thanks for passing by. The pleasures of growing a hyranencepahly kid outweigh the challenges 🙂 It’s not actually difficult to find reading materials, they can read the same books as any other kid (except they don’t read by themselves). But yes, you’re right hard back is definitely the way to go, they last much longer that way.

  • Jim

    First of all, may God bless you as you give of yourself to these children with such very special needs. I can only imagine the sacrifice that this entails. How old was Natan Shai when you adopted him? And what is his age now. (just curious) What are the expectations for him as he grows and ages, and what are the extent of his limitations? Will the government give you financial assistance in caring for these children. And also, how many children do suffer from this condition? I don’t mean to ask too many questions, but these are things that I am curious about. Thanks for your time.

    • Hannah Levi Post author

      Hey Jim, thank you for your kind words 🙂 Natan Shai came to us when he was just 3 months old. He is 100% disabled with CP so we don’t have that many expectations as to physically what he’ll be capable of. But he is the healthiest soul you’ll ever meet. Always a joy to be around. Although his prognosis is dim according the doctors, we believe that only God decides how long a person will live, and the most important thing is to try to give him a life with as much quality as possible. In answer to your question, the government does give us a monthly stipidend which really helps to care for the children and buy them whatever they need. If you’d like to read more about Natan Shai and his story then just follow this link. Thanks for visiting! Hope you’ll be back 🙂 Much love, Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom) x