These books do a great job of teaching kids about asthma and how to manage it. Read a few with your child and you'll both breathe easier.
by Barbara Mitchell and Moss Freedman
Designed to be read out loud, this preschool-friendly picture book explains asthma to both your child and his classmates—clearly and concisely. Bonus: A portion of sales is donated toward asthma medical research.
by Kim Gosselin and Terry Ravanelli
This book literally makes understanding asthma as easy as ABC: Each letter illustrates common asthma terms, triggers, and treatments. The ABC's of Asthma manages to be both educational and entertaining. It's inspiring, too—it shows that kids with asthma can lead normal, active lives.
by Jonathan London and Nadine Bernard Westcott
Meet Sean, a little boy with well-managed asthma and an active imagination. When he has an asthma attack, he pictures a lion who stops roaring and starts wheezing. His nebulizer is a jet pilot, helping him breathe deeply. Young children will relate to his feelings.
by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and Marta Fabrega
Part of the popular "What Do You Know About" series, this illustrated read helps kids cope with asthma and the sometimes scary symptoms. Especially nice: The book encourages kids to explore their feelings about asthma, helping them breathe a sigh of relief.
by Eileen Dolan
Written and illustrated by the mother of a little boy with asthma, this simple book and its friendly line drawings do an excellent job of soothing children's fears about asthma. Five-year-old Graham shows how children with asthma can do anything, once their condition is under control. Go, Graham!