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Diabetes: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about diabetes?

As you can see, this list of kids books about diabetes is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about diabetes, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Diabetes Doesn't Stop Maddie!
Written by Sarah Glenn Marsh & illustrated by Maria Luisa Di Gravio
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Maddie was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She’s nervous about managing her disease and telling others. But as she goes back to school, plays soccer, and spends time with her friends, she becomes more comfortable and confident talking about her health. A sensitive story that’s a great introduction to understanding diabetes for anyone who has the disease or knows someone who does.

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$16.99
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$14.44
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$15.67
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The Truth about Stacey
Written by Ann M. Martin & illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Poor Stacey. She just moved to a new town, is still coming to terms with her diabetes, and is facing baby-sitting problems left and right. Fortunately, Stacey has three new friends – Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they’re the BSC – and they will deal with whatever’s thrown their way… even if it’s a rival baby-sitting club! <p/>Raina Telgemeier, in the same signature style featured in <i>Smile</i> and <i>Sisters</i>, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novel!

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$10.99
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$9.34
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$9.02
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The Truth According to Blue
Written by Eve Yohalem
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13
A heartfelt middle grade adventure about one girl's search for sunken treasure, friendship, and her place in the world.

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$13.79
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Patina
Written by Jason Reynolds
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13
The sequel to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times bestseller
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$7.99
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$6.79
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$4.70
Used $1.00
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