Books For Children

Books are a helpful way of allowing children to learn about themselves and others.  Epilepsy New Zealand have published a book called Because You Are My Friend which is available upon request. 

Phone us on 0800 37 45 37 to get a copy sent to you.
Available in English and Maori.


This reading list is filled with books that have been selected as suitable reading for children of all ages.
The books cover a range of subjects related to living with epilepsy, enabling your child, siblings and friends to learn about epilepsy through stories that they can relate to.

If you come across any other books that you think should be included, please let us know!

Milo’s Day At School by Shawnee Walker (2017)

Ariana and Jack By Sharon Holt, illustrated by Claudia Gadotti

Ben’s Buddies/Nga Hoa o Ben by Sharon Holt, Deborah Hinde, Maria Lowe, Ray Harlow

Sometimes I Get The Wiggles – Be an Epilepsy Seizure Hero by Andee Cooper (2016)

The Adventures of Buzz Bee by Jacqueline Ann Gibson (2015)

Brian learns about epilepsy by Epilepsy Scotland (2014)

The Great Katie Kate Explains Epilepsy by M. Maitland DeLand (2014)

The True Life Adventures of Spunky Monkey, The Magical Poodle by Lauren Michell Ruehring (2012)

Epilepsy Book for Kids by Layla Reid (2012)

Is Epilepsy Contagious? by Julie Devinsky (2011)

My Seizure Dog by Evan Moss

I Know Someone with Epilepsy (Understanding Health Issues) by Vic Parker (2011)

I Have Epilepsy. It Doesn’t Have Me by Jamie Bacigalupo and Judy Bacigalupo (2012)

Can I tell you about epilepsy? A guide for friends, family and professionals by Kate Lambert (2012)

Mommy, I Feel Funny! A Child’s Experience with Epilepsy by Danielle M. Rocheford (2009)

Being Sara by Christopher Passudetti (2009)

Let’s Learn with Teddy about Epilepsy by Dr. Yvonne Zelenka (2008)

Taking Seizure Disorders to School: A Story About Epilepsy (Special Kids in School) by Kim Gosselin (2001)

Becky the Brave: A Story about Epilepsy by Laura Lears (2002)

And Down Went Poss by Anne Little

Lee: The Rabbit with Epilepsy by Deborah M. Moss (1989)

My Mum Has Epilepsy online story

My Dad Has Epilepsy online story

Ben Has Epilepsy online story

Brian Learns About Epilepsy online story

Farah and Ted Visit the Hospital online story

Happiness Heroes online story 


meet the niggle

Niggle – Poems about Epilepsy for Young Children



Neut The Neuron Colouring In Worksheet

Neut The Neuron Colouring In Worksheet and Poster 

Helping My Buddy Seizure Support Poster

Neurons are Nerve Cells Information Sheet

Be Seizure Smart – Teachers Resource Pack


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