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I asked our FoodASC Community for “family favorite” food allergy books for children and why they liked them.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated and for sharing your recommendations!

Some “oldies but goodies” were mentioned as well as some newer children’s books.

Check out these favorite books,  you just might find some new ones to try!

 

 

Top 15 Book Recommendations from the

FoodASC Community

(Books are in no particular order)

 

15. Mommy, Is This Safe to Eat?

 


“My 5 year old loves this book  We love it because at it’s core, it’s geared towards children, showing real life pictures of allergens, where they might be hiding, when you might encounter them, and that it’s always good to ask your mommy (or daddy) if something’s safe before eating it.”

Recommended by Kelley T.

Copy of Mommy, Is This Safe to Eat? available on Amazon!

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14. Nutley

“I like Nutley the squirrel because the author is local. It’s also a story that creates empathy and understanding. We also did an adorable preschool book reading for kids with food allergies with the author, Stephanie Sorkin, and made a cute little squirrel craft too. It still sits on my mantle.”

Recommended by Susan K.  Food Allergy Life

Copy of Nutley available on Amazon!

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13. Pursey’s FPIES Surprise

“It helps to normalize FPIES bc so many kids feel like they are the only ones with FPIES (as opposed to IgE allergies).”

Recommended by Lisa R.  Safe and Included 

Copy of Pursey’s FPIES Surprise Available on Amazon

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12. Princess and the Peanut Allergy

“This is a great story that many girls can relate to and reminds girls that friendships are more important than your favorite peanut butter birthday dessert.”

Recommended by Kelly H.

Copy of Princess and the Peanut Allergy available on Amazon!

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11. The No Biggie Bunch Sports-Tastic Birthday Party

“We have always liked The No Biggie Bunch Series .. use them regularly when reading at schools and teaching about food allergies. All kids can relate to going to a birthday party.”

Recommended by Daniella K   Smart Allergy Friendly Education

Copy of The No Biggie Bunch Sports-Tastic Birthday Party

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10. Can I Have Some Cake Too?

“She does a great job of expressing and illustrating the importance of inclusion and how food allergies could cause a child feel excluded. The story is very tender.”

Recommended by Sharon W.  Nut Free Wok

Copy of Can I Have Some Cake Too? available on Amazon!

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9. One of the Gang

“It shows pictures of children dealing with the food allergy in different social
 situations”.

Recommended by Becca W

Copy of One of the Gang available on Amazon

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8.  Land of Not: Empowering Kids with Food Allergies

“It is kid-friendly which is key in keeping younger ones interested in their allergy journey :)”

Recommended by Tracy B.. Allergyphoods

Copy of Land of Not Available on Amazon

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7. Austin’s Allergies

“Austin’s Allergies explains what food allergies are, how to stay safe, and what to do if someone has an allergic reaction—in a way that helps young children really understand.”

Recommended by Erin K. Austins Allergies.

Copy of Austin’s Allergies Available on Amazon

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 6. Macy’s Teal Easter Egg

“I wrote these books based on a little girl I had in my class one year who will always have a very special place in my heart!❤️”

Recommended by Suzanne B.    Macy’s Teal Pumpkin

Copy of Macy’s Teal Easter Egg available on Amazon!

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5. My KeepSafe Book ™

 

“It’s such an enjoyable book. Inside the book, comes with disposable & silicone wristband w/14 food allergen charms, a medication bag, action plan and allergy alert. I’ve never seen a book quite like this one.”

Recommended by Thomas S.  Elijah-Alavi Foundation

Copy of My KeepSafe Book Available at MyKeepSafe.co

 

 

4. The Class that Can: Food Allergies

“I love this new book because it focuses on psychosocial aspect of food allergies as well as sending a message of empowerment. This book is specifically about food allergies where as JJ’s other book, the land of not, has a food-allergic character, but is a “general” empowerment book about focusing on what we CAN do, rather than what we CAN’T do! :-)”

Recommended by Lisa R.  Safe and Included 

Copy of The Class that Can: Food Allergies available on Amazon!

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3. The Day I Met The Nuts

“We liked this book because it was one that helped his classmates understand what getting a diagnosis was like for him, too.”

Recommended by Alecia B.

Copy of The Day I Met The Nuts available on Amazon!

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2.  The Peanut Pickle: A Story about Peanut Allergy


“I like the Peanut Pickle one because it mentions cross-contact a lot and also shows the reality of having to leave an event due to it not being safe (everyone was eating peanuts at a pool party) but then finding an alternative fun thing to do after they had to leave.”

Recommended by Dara L.

Copy of The Peanut Pickle Available on Amazon

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1.  The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Tale

“Absolutely LOVE the Princess and the Peanut too! The illustrations are fantastic .. easy story for kids to follow.”

Recommended by Daniella K   Smart Allergy Friendly Education

Copy of the Princess and the Peanut Available on Amazon.

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Thanks again to the FoodASC Community for sharing your favorite children’s food allergy books!

Please join our FoodASC Community and share this post with your friends who have children with food allergies or your child’s school for suggestions to include in the library for all of the children to enjoy.

Do you have a book to add?  Please share in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Jennifer C

    I”d like to share my 2 books for children, The Allergic Princess and The Allergic Prince.
    The books can be personalized so the main character can have the same allergic foods as your own child.

    1. Donna DeCosta Listing Owner

      Thanks for adding your two books, Jennifer!

  2. Suzy Brophy

    What a great list of books! Thank you for including Macy’s Teal Pumpkin & Macy’s Teal Easter Egg!❤️

    1. Donna DeCosta Listing Owner

      You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing her with us and for all you do to include each child in your classroom.