When choosing books for Calder, I look out for:
A. Familiar topics
He's happy to read about transport and parts of the body and ... food!
B. Nice photographs
Calder likes things real because they are more familiar compared to cartoons.
C. Simple layout
I steer away from those with text tilted in all directions scattered all over - they are confusing to look at.
Calder likes to read aloud, so the book cannot be too long, otherwise he would feel too tired reading.
A bonus. Rhyming adds pleasant predictability.
Following some of these criteria, good books we have found include:
1. Step-By-Step Transformations series by Cavendish Square Publishing.
2. Healthy Plates series by Valerie Bodden.
3. Discover and Share series by Hachette Children's Group.
4. Step into Reading series by Random House Books for Young Readers.
- Heavy-Duty Trucks
- Wild Kratts
5. Cat in the Hat's Learning Library by Random House Books for Young Readers.
Feel free to share about the books that your autistic child likes.