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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

My Life with Blindness
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My Life with Blindness

9781681526362
Mari Schuh

Kadence loves to bake cookies and hang out with friends. She’s also partly blind. Kadence is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kadence sheds light on her life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. She’s not defined by visual impairment, but she does some things differently than sighted people.



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My Life with Deafness
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My Life with Deafness

9781681526379
Mari Schuh

Meet Danton! He loves his dogs and playing football. He’s also deaf. Danton is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Danton sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his deafness, but he does some things differently than people who can hear.



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My Life with ADHD
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My Life with ADHD

9781681526386
Mari Schuh

Meet Annabelle! She loves to draw and play her ukulele. She also has Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Annabelle is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Annabelle sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Annabelle is not defined by her disorder, but she does some things differently than neurotypical people.



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My Life with Autism
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My Life with Autism

9781681526393
Mari Schuh

Zen loves to draw and play video games. He also has autism. Zen is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Zen sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Zen is not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.



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My Life with Down Syndrome
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My Life with Down Syndrome

9781681526409
Mari Schuh

Meet Peter! He loves the drums and gym class. He also has Down Syndrome. Peter is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Peter sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.



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My Life with Dyslexia
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My Life with Dyslexia

9781681526416
Mari Schuh

Scott likes coding and playing basketball. He also has dyslexia. Scott is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Scott sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Scott is not defined by his disorder, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.



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My Life with Blindness
9781681526362
My Life with Deafness
9781681526379
My Life with ADHD
9781681526386
My Life with Autism
9781681526393
My Life with Down Syndrome
9781681526409
My Life with Dyslexia
9781681526416

My Life With… (paperbacks)

Who better to talk about experiences with disabilities and disorders than the kids who have them? These narrative nonfiction picture books feature real kids and their lives. Beautiful illustrations and a dyslexic-friendly font foster inclusivity. Includes tips for kids about interacting with someone with a disability or disorder.

 

 

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Complete Series of 6: your price $59.94

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
Series Lexile Levels: 510L–540L; A/R: Pending
School Library Journal—Series Made Simple,
April 2021

“These fantastic books, written in first person from the perspective of a real child whose photo and short biography are featured at the end of each title, explain what it is like to have a disability, how to accommodate for success, and how a person is more than their disability. Children with the same disability are shown to have varying traits and skills, and the person-first language makes children with disabilities relatable. With advice for interacting with a person with a disability, helpful terms, and further resources, these books are for readers with and without disabilities. While the explanation of the condition is well done, a standout feature of these books is the narrator’s positive self-image, the acceptance of limitations, the passion for hobbies, and the positive view of school and therapeutic support. VERDICT A must-purchase that will teach about and encourage positive images of children with disabilities. Truly exceptional. ”

Booklist, Starred Review—My Life with Blindness,
April 2021

“Meet Kadence, a girl with limited vision. She attends a school for the blind, where she learns practices that enable her to be independent. Written in first person from Kadence’s point of view, the clear, concise text indicates the variety of her activities, from baking to crossing the street to playing a team sport called goalball. Each double-page spread introduces a topic that helps readers understand the practical implications of blindness and some of the tools and techniques that enable people to function well despite limitations on their sight. Muñoz’s inviting artwork illustrates the writing and reflects its positive tone. A photo of Kadence and an autobiographical paragraph are appended, along with a helpful list titled “Respecting People Who Are Blind,” offering practical tips such as, “Before helping a person who is blind, first ask them if they need help.” Also available in Spanish-language editions, the My Life With… series (6 titles) includes books on autism, ADHD, deafness, Down syndrome, and dyslexia. This simply written, thought-provoking volume encourages understanding and empathy.”—Carolyn Phelan