Where are books by autistic authors?
We interview and feature autistic authors on our website to help you find them. Discover books in many of your favorite genres written by people on the autism spectrum:
Young Children’s Books
Adventures in Handom and The Magical Heart of Handom by John R. Miller who used his hand stimming as the inspiration for his children’s books about the imaginary world of Handom and the power of having a good and kind heart.
Benji, the Bad Day and Me by Sally J. Pla is a story about siblings—one autistic and one neurotypical—where it’s the autistic sibling who shows compassion and empathy for his brother.
Darius Hates Vegetables by Darius Brown – Darius is an autistic children’s author who was in 5th grade when he wrote this story to reach other kids on the spectrum about how to cope with the good and bad things he encounters in school.
Noah and Logan series by Benjamin K.M. Kellogg – Benjamin’s delightful children’s books are helping children on the autism spectrum learn social and life skills.
The Fire Truck Who Got Lost by Colin Eldred Cohen – Colin from the Autistic Creatives Collective puts his creative and active mind towards storytelling in his children’s book, The Fire Truck Who Got Lost.
Wiggle Woshers by Naadia Kidy and Damilola Idowu – A magical story about forgiveness, rehabilitation, redemption, friendship and its responsibilities. The message? Kindness is our answer.
Early Reader and Young Reader Books
Akea, the Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade – Asperger author Elizabeth Jade’s love and deep connection to animals inspired her to write ‘Akea’ adventure book series for readers ages 8 to 12.
Hal and the End Street by Jude Lennon and Will Hawkes – An Autistic illustrator and children’s author create ‘Awesome About Autism’ books to give autistic kids a mascot and teach others about autistic coping strategies.
How to Be Human, Diary of an Autistic Girl by Florida Frenz – This whimsical book written by an autistic teen gives practical tips for understanding social norms.
Marion and Stella by Daina Krumins – This Asperger author pens ‘Marion and Stella’ historical fiction for young readers showing that Asperger resourcefulness and ingenuity win the day.
Super Lexi series by Emma Lesko – Emma is an author and self-advocate for diversity and inclusion in children’s literature. Her Super Lexi chapter book is about autism.
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla is about 12-year-old autistic Charlie’s reluctant cross-country journey—a quest to find a certain list of birds, and to find his injured father.
Fiction, SciFi and Fantasy
Enduring Fear by Jessica Wilberforce – a paranormal urban fantasy features a strong neurodiverse female protagonist who discovers that her differences are an actual source of considerable power.
Aspean series by Roy Dias – Roy Dias has Aspergers Syndrome. He’s also a husband, a father to two sons with Aspergers. He’s written a YA Sci-Fi series featuring Asperger characters.
Underdogs by Chris Bonnello – Chris Bonnello, international speaker, author and founder of Autistic Not Weird blog, has written Underdogs, a YA sci-fi dystopian future novel with autistic, dyslexic and other neurodiverse heroes.
Keys of the Origin and Endeavours of the Unsung by Melissa A. Joy – An Asperger author with a limitless imagination has created a vast and vivid world of lore and adventures in a series of fantasy genre books.
Mouse by Richard Ford Burley – Readers get a chance to see an autistic character trying to do the fantastic things other characters do, like save the world.
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis – Autistic author Corinne Duyvis’ is receiving praise for new book, On the Edge of Gone, an apocalyptic sci-fi novel with a strong female autistic protagonist
Secret of the Songshell by Brian Tashima – The author isn’t on the spectrum but his son is AND the audible audio version is narrated by an autistic voice actor.
The Flame Queen by Dax Munro – Book One in The Legends of Peradon follows young Flame Princess, Violetta as she learns to deal with the tragic deaths of her mother and brother. Though she was never destined to take her father’s throne, this duty now falls on her shoulders, a duty Violetta longs to be free from. Themes include teen rebellion, childhood trauma/loss, and family relationships.
The Isle of Kern by Jenny Bristol is a fictional guidebook to Kern, a fictional island off the coast of England. It takes visitors on a tour of the island, covering historic sites, geology, wildlife, and out-of-the-way places.
The Orphan’s Code by C. R. R. Hillin – The first in a series about a group of orphans, misfits, and runaways who assimilate into the criminal underground of the city of Bermeia and conspire to start a rebellion. Readers searching for diversity, as well as readers with anxiety, depression, and autism and readers with histories of abuse or drug addiction, will likely find characters with whom they can relate and empathize.
The Place Inside the Storm by Bradley W. Wright – Features a strong female autistic protagonist who escapes a corporation’s forced implant to cure her autism.
Alpha Spirits by Isaac Roman – A young boy unintentionally unleashes ancient evil spirits and must become a “spirit tamer” in order to save the world.
Face Value Comics by Dave Kot – Dave and his team have created a comic book series in a Steampunk universe featuring stories with characters on the autism spectrum.
Jetpulse Comics by Jacob and Led Bradshaw – The New Adventures of Jake Jetpulse is a comic book universe created by a father and his son. They come from the imaginative refrigerator drawings of Jacob who is on the autism spectrum. The story follows Jake and his friends Julia and Marrz the Troll as they protect the earth from evil forces that threaten the galaxy. Discover Geek Club Books “
Jake Jetpulse Hidden Heroes: Create Your Superhero Adventure by Jacob and Led Bradshaw – takes readers through a fun and creative journey as they build their own superheroes. They’ll get the chance to make their own superpowers, design their superhero costumes, and build their own bad guys. There are blank comic book panels in the back of the book so that readers can bring their stories to life!
Hear Our Spectrum of Voices” comic for understanding autism, End Autism Awareness Comic about autistic advocacy for acceptance, and “Mighty League 1” and “Mighty League 2” interactive autistic hero comics for kids.
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla is about anxious, sensory-processing-challenged Stanley, and his fears of entering a comic-trivia treasure hunt—and how a brazen new friend both helps and challenges him.
Dorktales Storytime – Original audio adaptations of classic fairytales with a geekish twist performed by a voice actor on the autism spectrum.
Dorktales on Tales2Go – an audio subscription service that streams thousands of audio books including Dorktales!
Being Seen by Anlor Davin – In “Being Seen” by autistic author Anlor Davin who shows remarkable courage to tell her story as an autistic woman, mother, immigrant and Zen student.
Look Me in the Eyes by John Elder Robison – A biography about the fascinating life of John Elder Robison and his adult autism diagnosis.
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida – Naoki will make you rethink accepted ideas about the nature of autism as a disability.
What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew anthology – Do you know what your autistic daughter wishes you knew about her? You’ll find great insights in the anthology by the Autism Women’s Network.
A Puzzle in a Tunnel by Charlie Keeble – A Puzzle in a Tunnel is about the Charlie’s activism for autism and how to accept autistic people for the greatness and good that they can bring to society.
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? by Jude Morrow – Jude is an autistic author who takes a candid look at his early struggles as a child. He shares his journey towards self-acceptance, gratitude and pride.
Help and Support Guides
Asperkids books by Jennifer Cook O’Toole – Asperger Jennifer Cook O’Toole is the founder of Asperkids and author of several books to help parent and children on the autism spectrum.
An Asperger’s Guide to Dating Neurotypicals by J.R. Reed – In his guide to relationships, author J.R. Reed shares his insights, advice and experiences as a person with Asperger’s Syndrome about dating neurotypicals.
Come to Life! Your Guide to Self-Discovery by Tom Iland – This guide, co-written by an adult on the spectrum and his mother, can help young people with autism transform into self-advocates and become their best selves.
It’s an Autism Thing…I’ll Help You Understand by Emma Dalmayne – Autistic author and mom writes a book to explain subjects such as meltdowns, sensory overload, shutdowns, replay and other behaviors.
Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About and A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Haley Moss –Haley is a self-advocate wrote guides to help individuals on the spectrum through two of the important transitions they’ll experience in their lives.
Wisdom from Mom: Advice for Living by Jenny Bristol is a nonfiction advice book focusing on only the best, most important advice that people should receive, from kids and the teen years to retirement age, including general advice for adults and plenty of extra advice for parents.
More Books on Autism
We have also interviewed more authors not on the spectrum who have written must-read books with autism themes. Find them in our curious interviews category on our blog.
Find Autism Comics by autistic illustrators about autism.
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