Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders


Goodfellow, Gregory. Epilepsy. Albert Whitman, 2002. Discusses the causes, diagnosis, treatment, types of seizures, and the challenges of living with the disease. Ages 12 up.

Gosselin, Kim. Taking Seizure Disorders to School. JayJo Books, 2nd ed. 2002. Dispels the fears surrounding epilepsy in a positive upbeat way. Ages 5 – 9.

Huegel, Kelly. Young People Chronic Illness: True Stories, Help, and Hope. Free Spirit Pub., c 1998. Teenagers tell their stories followed by information about each disease. Ages 12 up.

Lears, Laurie. Becky the Brave: a Story About Epilepsy. A. Whitman, c 2002. Becky is brave in her shy younger sister, Sarah's, eyes. One day Becky has a seizure and her classmates stare and laugh. Sarah overcomes her shyness and goes to Becky's classroom to explain about epilepsy. Ages 5 – 9.

Moss, Deborah. Lee, The Rabbit With Epilepsy. Woodbine, Inc., 1989. Lee is diagnosed with epilepsy, but medicine to control her seizures reduces her worries and she learns she can lead a normal life. Ages 6-10.

Peters, Tim. Dotty the Dalmatian Has Epilepsy. Dr. Wellbook, c 1996. ISBN 1879874350. A puppy with epilepsy learns that she can do everything the other dogs do if she takes her medicine. Ages 4 - 7.