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Bibliotherapy & Play Therapy: Books & 3rd floor Material

Alkek Library offers various bibliotherapy professional resources for checkout: games, kits, manipulatives, juvenile literature, research material and databases.

Bibliotherapy

Juvenile Collection

Juvenile Books on Disabilities, also search by specific disability. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. Books recognized by the following award may also be helpful:

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award | @TxState (2000-)  The Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award was initiated in 2000 to recognize authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality fictional and biographical children, intermediate, and young adult books that appropriately portray individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Schneider Family | @TxState (2004-) Honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Juvenile Books on Pet Loss/Grief, also search by specific disability. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books recognized by the following Animal-related awards may also be helpful:

Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award

ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award

 

Books Immigrants/Immigration. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books about Illness. Also search by specific illness, like "multiple sclerosis". Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books about wearing glasses. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books about AbuseConsult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books about Mindfulness/Meditation/Yoga. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books on Divorce/Remarriage/Stepfamilies. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books about death/bereavement/grief. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books about Moving. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Related Guide: Juvenile Literature

Books about Incarcerated Parents. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Related Guide: Juvenile Literature

Books on Self-Acceptance/Self-Realization. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Related Guide: Juvenile Literature

Books on Homosexuality/Transgender/Sexual Minorities. Consult CLCD or PBD databases for additional resources. 

Books recognized by the following awards may also be helpful:

Lambda Literary Award | @TxState (1990-) Identifies and celebrates the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBT stories are part of the literature of the world. 

Rainbow Books | @TxState (2008-) ALA GLBTRT Rainbow Project Book Lists recognize current quality non-fiction and fiction books that authentically express gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences.   

Stonewall | @TxState (2010-) Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, honors books of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. 

Related LGBTQIA Guide

Games Collection

Toy Collection