Good reads for children on the spectrum

A Listmania! list by Read for Pleasure
The list author says: "Kids on the autism spectrum may not seem to listen to a story (unless it features their special interest), at least not the first several times. I think it is important to read a variety of books to any type of kid, and some stories can be especially comforting. Check out Howard the Fish at www.jukabooks.com as well."
Buster
1.  Buster by Denise Fleming
The list author says:
  "Buster the dog learns to embrace change in the form of a little kitten. A simple map of Buster's neighborhood helps readers understand the action."
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Leo the Late Bloomer
2.  Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
The list author says:
  "The message is that you'll do the things you need to in time."
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Frederick
3.  Frederick by Leo Lionni
The list author says:
  "Everyone has a special gift to contribute."
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A Color of His Own
4.  A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
The list author says:
  "Another excellent Lionni fable about realizing that, although you may not be exactly the same as everyone else, you are terrific, too!"
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The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton
5.  The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton by James T. Proimos
The list author says:
  "Johnny uses his differences to his advantage--supportive mom, comic-book format."
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Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4)
6.  Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) by Barbara Park
The list author says:
  "Some controversy about Junie B.'s attitudes & language--I think if it gets kids reading, it's good.  We've always had good discussions about kid situations because of Junie books."
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
7.  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
The list author says:
  "Just to sympathize and say, you're not the only one.  And it will pass."
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The Horse in Harry's Room (Level 1)
8.  The Horse in Harry's Room (Level 1) by Syd Hoff
The list author says:
  "Harry has an imaginary horse--school friends laugh but his teacher is helpful; parents introduce him to real horses in the country but Harry's horse wants to stay with Harry."
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Scaredy Squirrel
9.  Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
The list author says:
  "Scaredy Squirrel tries to control his environment--when things go wrong, he makes a discovery about himself and adjusts. All of the books in this series are winners."
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Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon
10.  Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
The list author says:
  "It's the very predictability and repetition of these books that can make them favorites. Jack has some Aspie qualities and his little sister draws him out."
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Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp
11.  Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
The list author says:
  "A sequel to Buster, above. Another great book about working through anxiety, complete with maps to help a reader who likes a spatial reference."
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