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Asthma: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • The ABC'S of Asthma: An Asthma Alphabet Book For Kids of All Ages; by Kim Gosselin; JayJo Books, 1998
  • Asthma; by Angela Royston; Heinemann Library, 2004
  • Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story About Asthma; by Virginia Kroll; Albert Whitman, 2005
  • I'm Tougher Than Asthma!; by Alden R. Carter and Siri M. Carter; Albert Whitman & Co, 1996
  • Let's Talk About Having Asthma; by Elizabeth Weitzman; Hazelden Information Education, 1999
  • Sportsercise!: A 'School' Story About Exercise-Induced Asthma; by Kim Gosselin; JayJo Books, 1997
  • Taking Asthma to Camp: A Fictional Story About Asthma Camp; by Kim Gosselin; JayJo Books, 1998
  • Taking Asthma to School; by Kim Gosselin; JayJo Books, 1998
  • The Lion Who Had Asthma; by Jonathan London, Nadine Bernard Westcott (illustrator); A. Whitman & Co., 1997

Ages 8 to 12

  • Allergies, Asthma, and Exercise; by Celeste Peters; Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000
  • Asthma; by Angela Royston; Heinemann Library, 2004
  • Asthma; by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn; Watts, 2003
  • Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids; by Kate Kelly; Fireside, 2004
  • Living with Asthma; by Shirley Wimbish Gray; Child's World, 2003
  • Living With Asthma; by Margaret Hyde; Walker, 2000
  • Relieve the Squeeze: How to Take Control of Your Asthma; by Peggy Strauss; Viking, 2000
  • You Can Control Asthma: A Book for Kids, 2nd rev. ed.; by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; 1998
  • What Does It Mean to Have Asthma?; by Louise Spilsbury; Heinemann Library, 2002

Young Adult

  • Asthma: the Ultimate Teen Guide; by Penny Hutchins Paquette; Scarecrow Press, 2003
  • Asthma; by Alissa Greenberg; Franklin Watts, 2000
  • Breathe Easy! A Teen's Guide to Allergies and Asthma; by Jean Ford; Mason Crest Publ, 2005
  • Respira con facilidad (Breathe Easy: Young People's Guide to Asthma); by Jonathan H. Weiss, Michael Chesworth (illustrator); Magination, 1996

Books for Adults

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma: Breathing Easy and Bring Up Healthy Active Children; Villard Books, 2000
  • Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids: a Complete Program to Help Your Child Live a Full and Active Life; by Kate Kelly and Allen Dozor; Fireside, 2004
  • Asthma for Dummies; by William Berger and Jackie Joyner-Kersee; For Dummies Press, 2004
  • Caring for a Child with Asthma: What You Really Need to Know; by Robert Buckman; Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2000
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma: How to Help Your Child Live a Healthier Life; by Julian Allen (ed); Wiley, 2004
  • Harvard Medical School Guide to Taking Control of Asthma; by Christopher Fanta; Free Press, 2003
  • Positive Options for Children with Asthma: Everything Parents Need to Know; by O.P. Jaggi; Hunter House, 2005
  • What You Really Need to Know About Caring for a Child With Asthma; Rob Buckman, Rob Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2000

Other Resources

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
611 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 272-6071

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, D.C. 20036

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway, NY 10019
1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, Office of Communications
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
(301) 251-1222

Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (monthly newsletter)
10875 Maine Street, Suite 210
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-10-13
Last reviewed: 2006-08-28
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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