Here’s a list of picture books about food allergies and celiac disease that we recommend. You can buy them online, or check them out for free from our lending library. To make arrangements for pick up or returns, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BugaBees: Friends with Food Allergies by Amy Recob
Great for preschool and early elementary-aged kids with one or more of the top 8 food allergies.
The BugyBops: Friends for All Time by Amy Recob
Great for preschool and early elementary-aged siblings, classmates and friends of kids with food allergies
Show and Tell Scout by Calliope Glass
Mickey Mouse and friends help a child with food allergies learn to advocate for himself and feel more comfortable as he starts school for the first time.
The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Tale by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
This vibrant and humorous tale about a princess who has an anaphylactic reaction and how the royal family helps her includes a food allergy guide for adults, and kid-friendly allergy definitions.
The Land of Not by J.J. Vulopas
A rhyming story of how a child with food allergies learns to define himself by his possibilities rather than his limitations.
Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrel by Stephanie Sorkin
A book in rhyme about a squirrel who doesn’t let his nut allergy slow him down.
Everyone’s Got Something: My First Year with Celiac Disease by Hallie Rose Katzman, Rayna Mae Katzman and Lori Akawie Katzman, Psy. D.
After some ups and downs, 13 year old Lexi learns how to make lifelong changes and realizes that although celiac disease is something she has, it does not define who she is. Great for older kids and teens.
Dear Celiac by Kristen Adam
Written by 11 year old Kristen, who became frustrated while navigating the world of gluten free living and decided it was time for celiac disease to know just how she felt! A mix of relatable emotions and the recognition that there are positives even during tough times.
The GF Kid: A Celiac Disease Survival Guide by Melissa London
With equal parts humor and directness, Paris (the narrator) gets right down to business explaining what it is like to have celiac disease.
Eating Gluten-Free with Emily: A Story for Children with Celiac Disease by Bonnie J. Kruszka
With its light-hearted, colorful illustrations, the book helps younger children to see that having celiac disease is not so scary after all.