Best friendship books for children according to redditors

We found 2,289 Reddit comments discussing the best friendship books for children. We ranked the 939 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Peer pressure books for children
Self-esteem books for children
Tolerance books for children
Social skills books for children
Bullies books for children
First day of school books for children
Books on School
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Top Reddit comments about Children's Friendship & Social Skills Books:

u/cloaca · 166 pointsr/todayilearned found something mentioned here at least:

> His team has also used the dog SNP chip to scan for genes that show signatures of selection. One such favored dog gene has a human counterpart that has been implicated in Williams syndrome, where it causes exceptional gregariousness.

But they only speak of a single gene here; if that is all it is, it sounds a bit like a soundbite statement implying the connection too strongly.

But then again, if we're going by connections, it all makes perfect sense... Just consider the undeniably logical proposition that Williams' is the opposite of Asperger's, and then look at this exciting research result.

u/LifeisElemental · 41 pointsr/chemistry

Should not be the top post...
There's no reason you can't learn chemistry while performing simple experiments that reinforce basic principles.
Pick up this book.
If you haven't had your high school chemistry class you might run into issues, but I imagine you have.

u/cowhead · 37 pointsr/askscience

Aren't all cats a bit autistic?

This is offered tongue-in-cheek, but there is no reason why certain brain developments in cats could not be mimicked in autism. Such mimicry could even involve similar genetic mutations. It's a far reaching idea, but that doesn't make it untrue.

u/ArianaIncomplete · 32 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

You should get her The Paper Bag Princess.

u/MathGradStudent · 26 pointsr/harrypotter

They're celebrating HP's and JK Rowling's Bday's, apparently. New artist, though.

They're here on Amazon and here is an explanation on Mashable.

u/Hotelwaffles · 24 pointsr/blogsnark

I'm getting my best friend's 6 month old daughter a copy of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Which is wildly inappropriately for her age, but I figure if I give her one HP book every year for Christmas she will have the complete set by the time she's old enough for her mom to read them to her. Seems logical.

Edit: Thanks, everyone! I kind of thought it was a silly/dorky idea but I'm glad to hear that a lot of people would appreciate it. Makes me feel less anxious than I normally do about gift-giving. Also, if you haven't seen the illustrated HP books OMG you need to, they are beautiful!

u/Beyondintodarkness · 21 pointsr/harrypotter

You really are a sad sad man. I still can't find anywhere where JK makes the rediculous claim that she invented everything. She may have stated it's an original story or that things like wizards, magic, etc are playing by different rules than they traditionally do but until you can find me a source of her claiming credit for something that predates her by 1000 years I'm calling bullshit.

So, your problems are with the cover art? Him wearing a Griffindor scarf as a spoiler is among the most rediculous things I've ever heard. Griffindor doesn't even get introduced until a handful of pages before. Also, just to prove you wrong I took out my own copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and you're going to hate it.

First of all I've scoured the internet trying to find a cover with both King's cross and Harry with a Griffindor scarf and I can't find it. In fact, this is the only cover I can find depicting the Hogwarts Express and it doesn't show Harry so you're full of shit there.

My album of my own copy of Sorcerer's Stone is here. This is the original cover artwork and it does not actually show Harry wearing a Griffindor scarf (I remembered it as a Griffindor scarf as well but it's just red). The only cover I've found him wearing a distinctly Griffindor scarf is the movie poster. If you want spoilers though then this cover has them all! There are unicorns, snitches, flying brooms, castles, a boy (spoiler since Harry himself doesn't appear until page 15 of the book), and a three headed dog. Also, it's a continuity error since Hogwarts wasn't built on top of Fluffy, in fact Fluffy was on the third floor! How dare she! Also, page one doesn't mention a date at all. Page 2 does mention a Tuesday but the precise date of the attack wasn't determined until much later in the series so either it's a continuity error (every fucking piece of media has those, that's not a problem) or perhaps, and hear me out on this, it takes place in a fictional universe WHERE THERE ARE FUCKING WIZARDS!

I sincerely hope I never met you in real life. I have no doubt I am better off not.

u/DangerousBill · 21 pointsr/chemistry

This book is considered too dangerous for public consumption, so it's hard to find paper copies, and most libraries removed it from their shelves in the 1960s. Nevertheless, many of today's chemists (including me) learned a lot about handling chemicals from that book.

A more up-to-date (and presumably safer) text is this one:

u/Caveman788 · 21 pointsr/videos
u/queeraspie · 21 pointsr/autism

Have you read All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome? We're pretty used to being compared to cats, and it's more or less true in some cases (not all cases of autism spectrum disorder are alike). It bugs me a little, but it's because I'm not enough of a cat person to like being called a cat-person.

u/Testing123YouHearMe · 19 pointsr/harrypotter

Amazon has entire sets you can buy

$52 for all 7 in paperback. It's even a prime item

u/ossej · 18 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Math Counters listed high priority: $12.16

Microscope for the kiddo!: $25.55

Harry Potter box set: $50.85

Wacom Tablet: 89.00

Frozen!: 19.96

Total: 197.52

u/mlukeman · 18 pointsr/chemistry

Most chemistry books are theory-heavy and light on the practical side, although lab / experiment / technique books do exist:
Overall, it can be difficult and expensive and potentially dangerous to try to learn it all on your own, since you likely don't have much of the needed equipment (which is expensive), and will be forced to improvise; you are probably lacking the basic safety equipment; and with no experience, you will have a hard time assessing risks. I see that they do make home chemistry-type books, which is probably your best bet to have fun with some experiments and stay in that window of safety.

u/dmk2953 · 18 pointsr/feminisms

I love The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. The princess saves the prince, not the other way around, and there is a surprise ending.

u/secretcrazy · 16 pointsr/aww
u/NoblePerplexity · 15 pointsr/worldnews

I think it was supposed to be a "witty" reference? Still bad though.

u/Semper-Fido · 14 pointsr/movies
u/whiteandnerdy1729 · 14 pointsr/funny

Are you by any chance referring to the inimitable All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome picture book?

u/ZiGraves · 14 pointsr/todayilearned

One of my cats is waaaay more "autistic" seeming than the other - he avoids physical contact totally until he trusts you, at which point all boundaries are null and void. He's very vocal, so I've had to learn how he communicates, rather than being able to teach him to communicate in a way I find convenient. He's got very strong preferences about texture, and will go hungry rather than eat something "wrong" even though the other cat dgaf. He has his routine, and gets upset when it's thrown off. The other cat travels with only mild complaints, but this one goes nearly comatose from fear and discomfort because he doesn't handle that kind of stimulus well. A lot of stuff that's just "cat behaviour" is kind of magnified with him, and is really similar to the behaviours I see in myself and other people on the spectrum.

OP might also be referencing the kind of ideas in this book.

All Cats Have Aspergers/ All Dogs Have ADHD are useful tools in showing how traits we associate with those disorders are actually valued elsewhere, for example in our beloved pets. It can help teach empathy, including to people who don't have those disorders (eg, the way people are waaaay more patient with a hyperactive puppy than a hyperactive human - apply some of that patience to the human, too!)

u/homochrist · 13 pointsr/gaming
u/Fibreoptic_Calico · 13 pointsr/StartledCats

There’s an actual book called All Cats Have Aspergers (and a dog version called All Dogs Have ADHD and All Birds Have Anxiety )

u/Vaguely-witty · 13 pointsr/AnimalsBeingBros

if you expose a cat to a lot of weird things as a kitten, they're more used to it as an adult cat. like baths, strangers, car rides. riding on shoulders.

no, the cat doesn't really need lifelong baths, this could maybe even hurt the cat's coat if it happens a lot. But, kittens need to be shown a lot of stuff, there's a small kernel in that joke "all cats have aspergers".

u/Dragon-Elexus · 13 pointsr/stevenuniverse

You're right! The Answer is very Disney. In a recent convention panel, Rebecca Sugar was asked about diversity- in general, but also in regards to queer representation. She explained about how important it was that children learn about different kinds of romance existing, because it'll be too late to tell them when they're adults. She explained about how when she was a child, she always loved the beautiful Disney romances, but she "never felt like that was me".

... so she made her own queer Disney romance.

There's even a picture book adaptation coming out in September!

u/meishku07 · 11 pointsr/beyondthebump

The Paper Bag Princess!
The Princess saves the Prince from the dragon (by outsmarting it) and then dumps him for being a jerk. It's great!

u/Talking_Head · 11 pointsr/aww

> I don't doubt your vets diagnosis, but don't the symptoms of being a cat sometimes align with autism?


u/RageAgainstTheRobots · 10 pointsr/TorontoAnarchy

Joke is on them, cats are already naturally autistic

u/NeedMoarCoffee · 10 pointsr/MEOW_IRL

It was at barns and Noble or here

It was super cute, and seemed true with my kid.

u/iceschade · 10 pointsr/books

I don't know a lot of titles for the youngest ages, though the Junie B. Jones and Magic Treehouse books are favorites of my mother's elementary-aged students. Speaking of magic, you can't go wrong with The Magic Schoolbus. Oh! And Where the Wild Things Are.

As suggested by /u/jpop23mn, the Berenstein Bears are great books for young readers (I loved them so much as a kid), and Dr. Seuss is classic.

For middle-schoolers, I recall enjoying Maniac Magee (though I don't recall much about it), lots of Bruce Coville's monster books, the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, and one of my favorites, The Phantom Tollbooth. My sister enjoyed the Warriors series (and still reads them now as a college student). Then there's classics like Where the Red Fern Grows and Bridge to Terabithia, though those books cover some difficult subject matter (death).

Ghost stories are much beloved, and if you can find folklore and fable specific to various cultures, you can learn about other cultures while enjoying a good story!

Some other fantastic books to have around are The Daring Book for Girls and The Dangerous Book for Boys, both of which teach all kinds of fantastic information and skills while also being entertaining. I especially urge you to get the Daring Book for Girls if you have a daughter, because it not only teaches useful skills like changing tires and woodworking, but it also teaches about strong, independent, successful women through history. It promotes independence, self-esteem and self-confidence, which (in my opinion) are vital to any young person's upbringing, but especially women, since so much of the media and society seems bent on making women insecure, dependent and subservient. (Please excuse my politics.)

The Chronicles of Narnia are fantastic, if you don't mind that they're a religious allegory. When I was a kid, I read them for fun, and didn't give a damn about the religious aspect. (I'm agnostic.) Another good series is the Dark Materials series, though some parents avoid it because of Pullman's anti-religious sentiments. Again, I didn't care about that, I just enjoyed a good story.

Hopefully, with a big enough selection of books, your kids will be able to choose their own books by high school. But it's still nice to keep around some young adult and adult novels for the kids to explore. The Dragonlance novels are fantasy novels set in a D&D-inspired world, but this setting has more of a chivalric, idealistic mood, which is good for young adult readers as well as adults. You've also got the Harry Potter series, which is kind of a given...

The challenge is finding adult novels that are appropriate for your kids. If you are trying to avoid exposing your children to certain ideas before a certain age, then you'll have to personally read and consider each book before you put it on their shelf. If you're the kind of parent who allows their kid to read what they want to read, doing your best to answer their questions and put the stories into context, then it's a little easier. If your kid reads Jurassic Park, they're going to be exposed to an awful lot of violence, but they're also going to learn some fascinating scientific information as well. Crichton's books are science-fiction with a strong scientific background, so they're educational as well as thrilling, but they've got adult themes that might be better for more mature readers. (That being said, I was reading them at a young age.)

I hope this is a decent start. There are lots of good lists online, too. I'd suggest checking out GoodReads and various Amazon lists. Just remember that it's up to you to choose what you want your kids to be exposed to.

Edit: As a male, I have a distinct lack of experience with books aimed at young females. I would like to think that a good book can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike, but some books have more of a gender-focus than others.

u/MoonShadeOsu · 9 pointsr/atheism

I can also really recommend this book and the show Steven Universe in general for your kids then. The creators really do a lot to portray a world where everyone feels accepted for who they are.

u/snookums · 9 pointsr/chemistry

Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture is a good book explaining how to create a real home chemistry setup.

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/nottheonion

I'm not sure if you saw this, but incase you didn't:

u/Remmy42 · 9 pointsr/aspergers

My son's 7, so my situation's a bit different from yours. But what I did was pick up a copy of "All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome" ( to start the conversation with my son. He LOVES cats, so this was an easy way to start the conversation. I started talking to him about some of they symptoms I noticed, and how that was a little different than other people. But I also have Aspergers, so I was able to frame it as "other people don't do it, but you and mommy do." We started discussing how he doesn't like to make eye contact, and I asked him if it was easier to look at my mouth (my go-to when having conversations) or my hair line. The conversation built up from there, because he likes to ask questions & learn things. We went over each of the statements in "All Cats Have Aspergers" and he was able to relate them to himself. I did my best to focus on positive statements, letting him know that we're different & that's okay. There's nothing wrong with us.

He still asks me questions about it, and we discuss something about it at least a couple times a week. But the book helped start the discussion.

I hope that helps you out.

u/sockyjo · 9 pointsr/SubredditDrama

There are tons of books about social norms written to help people with autism understand them. Here's one, and there are several others in the "customers who purchased this item also bought" section..:

u/wanderer333 · 9 pointsr/Parenting

Depending on the age of the kid, these could be some good ones:

What Do You Believe?

See Inside World Religions

The Belief Book and others in that series

What is God? (this one does presuppose some kind of a higher power, but compares its depiction across many religions and suggests that god is in us/everywhere around us/basically the concept of good)

I Wonder (not specifically about religion, but more about the idea that science can answer some questions but not yet all - some things are a mystery that we can only wonder about)

Also definitely recommend including some books on the scientific version of the creation story (i.e. the big bang, evolution, etc) so kids have that perspective to draw on as well. Again depending on the age, some good ones are:

Older Than the Stars

Big Bang: The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular

One Day a Dot: The Story of You, The Universe, and Everything

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story

Grandmother Fish

Sapiens: Our Human Evolution

Hope some of those are helpful! :)

u/puns_within_puns · 8 pointsr/BabyBumps

Not your typical response, but I'm super excited to for the illustrated versions of Harry Potter! My husband and I are huge Potter fans, and these books are gorgeous.

u/barsofham · 8 pointsr/chemistry



Bottles Like their selection, I don't think they carry polyconde lids They carry polycone lids

As far as these bottles go, try to get the polycone lined caps as they seem to seal better, like in this one:

And lastly, if you're going to be doing home chemistry, I highly recommend this book:

They forum I linked you to before is by the author Robert Bruce Thompson.

And if you can, I'd recommend getting a sink like this one:

It would make washing glassware a hell of a lot easier than trying to use a small ceramic sink in the bathroom and MUCH safer than using your kitchen sink. Don't use your kitchen sink. Don't. Really Don't.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

u/seanmakesthings · 7 pointsr/TumblrInAction
  1. I know these people aren't graphic designers, but PowerPoint comes with default fucking slide templates that allow you to make information presentable. This is barely readable in parts strictly because of the haphazard way it's put together.

  2. If you want to be taken seriously, don't type like a 13-year-old girl texting her friend about white privilege.

  3. The "math" slide reminded me of this. "Math" is not "phrase + phrase = word". Don't call that math.
u/indgosky · 7 pointsr/science

This only proves that Bush and Co. took it a little further, but what equaleyes and I have said in this thread is completely true... Bush is just ONE of the latest contributors to the destruction of all things fun.

Clinton before him was doing it, and so was Bush before him, and on back.

EDIT: Read the Editorial Review for this book

u/Snowleaf · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

It needs to happen more often. I remember my aunt reading me The Paper Bag Princess when I was little, where a princess rescues a prince from a dragon with cunning and wits, only to have him belittle her appearance, so she dumps him and lives happily ever after by herself. I was so flabbergasted by the ending that I made my aunt repeat it three or four times. I had never heard a story with a strong, independent girl before that.

u/billin · 7 pointsr/comics

This is fantastic. Our 3 year old daughter is going through a big princess phase, which provokes the exact train of thought listed in the comic. We've been reading her books like The Paper Bag Princess and Not All Princesses Dress in Pink to try and broaden her view of what princesses are and aren't.

Ironically, my niece, from whom my daughter caught this princess craze, went this past Halloween as the Hulk. There's this awesome picture of her, with green face and those huge "Hulk Smash" fists sitting with the rest of her ballet class, who are all princesses or fairies or ballerinas. Her classmates were all pretty nonplussed when she showed up to class. :)

u/LowPiasa · 7 pointsr/atheistparents
u/agapelust · 6 pointsr/feminisms
u/chengjih · 6 pointsr/stephenking

You can buy the book!.

u/MilesGates · 6 pointsr/pics

Well, there is a book called "All cats have Aspergers Syndrome" and another called "All Dogs have ADHD"

u/RoundSparrow · 6 pointsr/pics

> People require different amounts of socialization (the ones who do absolutely zero socialization...well it's not pretty).


u/AuntieChiChi · 6 pointsr/aspergers

My son is 9. We told him last year because he wanted to know why he was seeing his other doctor so much (because the school wouldn't get off our case until we had a diagnosis. Until we got it, we knew already, but had no need for it to be formal).

I got a book called "all cats have aspergers". It's a picture book and it's for kids, but it's really cute and it got the idea across in a simple way.

If you have a decent relationship with him and can talk to him about other things, I say go for it. If not, then maybe find a way to work it into a conversation. We made sure to clarify for our son that this diagnosis was not his end-all excuse for his behavior (when it was bad), nor was it something that he had to view as something "bad"....but rather, it was an explanation for those questions like "why am i different/why do i think/see things so differently" or "why do we have to go about things differently than so&so"...

I hope that helps and I wish you the best of luck. After the initial fun of saying Ass-Burgers, my kid has mostly forgotten about it and just does his thing.

u/cakeisatruth · 6 pointsr/autism
  • All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - just explain that Asperger's is an older name for autism.

  • My Best Friend Will is very sweet.

  • Since We're Friends is good but not great.

    I would really recommend you to preview any books you're going to give him. Unfortunately, a lot of books take the tone of, "Autism is a big problem, because autistics can't do X, Y, or Z, and that makes me sad and embarrassed." Make sure he knows that all autistic people have different abilities, and it isn't a bad thing. He's more likely to be understanding if he gets that there's a reason his brother acts differently.
u/Hazcat3 · 6 pointsr/UpliftingNews
u/daash · 6 pointsr/offmychest

Good for you! I don't know if you're in the process of getting a diagnosis or not, but the only reason we went through with the whole thing is so that he can get the appropriate educational support at school. Some teachers will only believe kids are special when doctors say so...actually, it's more the bean-counting administrators than it is the teachers. A lot of times their hands are tied without a diagnosis. Anyway, before his diagnosis we got him some awesome books which really helped him make sense of things...especially how everyone else thinks (he understands the way he thinks perfectly). I'm not sure how old your son is, but I'd recommend this book: He references it regularly and it's made a HUGE difference.

u/WaterLady28 · 6 pointsr/stevenuniverse

Some gift ideas:

Lunchbox for when she starts school?

There's also a backpack

"The Answer" storybook

Lion plushie There's also plushies of the rest of the gems if you scroll down on that page.

Here's a Cookie Cat hairbow. Hot Topic also sells these if you don't want to buy on Amazon. I've also seen a pretty Rose Quartz bow in the stores as well, but I don't see that online anywhere.

On Hot Topic now, here's a cool woven blanket, she could put it on her bed.

And here's an Amethyst necklace. I've seen a Pearl one in the stores too, but I can't find it online.

Hope this helps. :)

u/dpullbot · 6 pointsr/movies

Look inside. If you sign in they let you read the entire first chapter, and it hooks you. Definitely worth a read.

u/Joolee · 6 pointsr/harrypotter

This is what I bought when the 7th book was finally released. I think it came with stickers too but can't remember.

u/alexnautalis · 6 pointsr/harrypotter
u/Cilicious · 6 pointsr/AskReddit


My kids are now adults, and I teach young children. Over the years, these are the books for very young children that I have found to have the most staying power.

Infant/Toddler/Early childhood books: (you can read these to a child under 1 year, he or she will appreciate the rhythmic sounds, and both words and pictures acquire meaning as time goes on.)

Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (simply the best parental bonding books)

What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry

PeekABoo, The Jolly Postman and Each Pear Each Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
All three books have engaging text and illustrations that both child and adult can appreciate.

Little Blue and Little Yellow This book, in my opinion, is a work of art on several levels. Kids never get tired of its reassurance.

No, David by David Shannon (but IMO the other David books are not nearly as good)

Caps for Sale Another book with repetitive rhythms for children, with an amusing story

Blueberries for Sal A classic that has stood the test of time, I still read this to the class every fall.

The Lion and the Mouse This is Aesop's fable, told with no words, only Jerry Pinkney's amazing illustrations. Two, three and four year olds ask for this story over and over again.

Other favorites:

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney

Ferdinand the Bull

The Cat in the Hat

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Authors to consider: Jan Brett, Shel Silverstein, Judith Viorst, E. B.White, Frank Asch, Roald Dahl.

Robert Munsch gets mixed reviews but to me, The Paperbag Princess is a must.

u/spunshadow · 5 pointsr/books

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

u/parityprat · 5 pointsr/harrypotter

I don't know where my used copies are, but I'd be happy to buy a paperback set for them. (

Can you set up a wishlist or something so that I can have it sent it directly there?

I'd also like some sort of verification that you actually do work with impoverished kids, if it wouldn't be too bothersome. :)

u/Starcrossedbuns · 5 pointsr/eroticauthors

The terms are from traditional print publishing.

Collection: pieces by the same author collected from other publications

Anthology: pieces by different authors

Bundle: Those used to be the plastic or paper wrapped sets of paperbacks or hardbacks that were sold as bargains. They are always discounted from the price of the books separately. They could be either the same author or different ones. You can still see them in bookstores and grocery stores.

Box Set: These are gift sets. They are sometimes aren't discounted depending on the material used to make the books. The book can be in paper, cloth, leather, special bindings, hardcover, QP, or mass market. The books come in a slip case to either better display the books like the Harry Potter gift sets or protect them in the case of expensive art or folio books like from Taschen.



u/SgtPepper212 · 5 pointsr/harrypotter


Books A Million

Barnes & Noble

I ordered mine off of Amazon.

u/FoxJitter · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

I'll recommend the Harry Potter series (the new illustratred editions are beautiful) and Chronicles of Narnia. I read each of those series when I was younger and then sold off the books thinking I'd never read them again, only to re-buy them years later to read with my kids. Also something fun like the Discworld series, Hitchiker series or the Complete Calvin & Hobbes.

u/CitizenKeen · 5 pointsr/Parenting
u/Dimsml · 5 pointsr/chemistry

I think that red cabbage powder is used as a PH indicator here.

Zinc sulfide will react with acids to produce zinc citrate and some hydrogen sulfide that smells like rotten eggs.

And while zinc sulfide won't dissolve in water, the zinc citrate salt will dissolve.

The cross linked powder is a bit of a mystery to me,since I have no idea what they wanted to demonstrate. I guess it will just absorb water while increasing in volume, might also heat or cool slightly. I think it is the stuff used in diapers and similar products.

There are better chemistry sets out there, but they do cost a lot for the simple chemicals they put there. More or less good examples are these two: - this one is the stuff all little chemistry kiddies used to crave, but the price is in the range of several thousand dollars, IIRC. - this one is $200 - $300

I also have a wild guess that the zinc sulfide with added copper chloride might be luminescent, but I am not sure. Pure zinc sulfide won't glow, but if doped with copper it should have that familiar greenish glow in the dark after being under the sun or a loghtbulb. But I might be wrong.

If you want further info, then I guess books like this one: or even The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments might be useful, but the second one is from a different era, where you could buy more chemicals and your safety was more like your responsibility, than the responsibility of the authors.

All in all, it is the most basic set you can get, but should be fun. Plus, I don't know how old is your kid and I guess they should not get anything dangerous until their teens. I still do remember how my classmate spilled some acid on me. It was very diluted, no harm done and it even dissolved all the dirt on my backpack.

u/Add4164 · 5 pointsr/books
u/Dark_Green_Blanket · 5 pointsr/funny
u/waterbottlesavage · 5 pointsr/aspiememes

This is the premise for a children's book that explains ASD.

u/AtomicKittensAttack · 5 pointsr/vaxxhappened

Oh yes because all cats have autism!

Seriously, who the heck calls their cat autistic? Your cat can’t talk to you? Oh no your cat is non verbal! Your cat is autistic!

u/WeirdChickenLady · 5 pointsr/vaxxhappened

Isn’t an autistic dog just a cat? 🤔

Source: All Cats Have Aspergers

u/anotheregomaniac · 5 pointsr/aww

Check out the book ["All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome" by Kathy Hoopman] ( I gave a copy to my daughter who cares for an autistic young adult and they both loved it.

u/Shubniggurat · 4 pointsr/aspergers

Cats. Seriously. Your cat sounds like a terror, and that happens sometimes. It's more likely to happen with re-homed adult cats, because they don't bond well with their new owner. I would tend to recommend a kitten, around 10 weeks old. (Alternately, if could have been trying to play with you; some people teach cats to play too roughly as kittens, and are then distressed when the behaviour continues as adults.) You also have to learn what cats, and your cat in particular, does, and does not, like. Four of my seven cats hate being held, but love perching on my shoulder while I walk around. (I often have small punctures from their claws.) One is half-feral, and barely tolerates being touched at all, but likes being in the same room, and within 2' of me. (He will bite, but not nearly as hard as he used to.) Something to remember with cats is that they mostly use body position and tails to communicate with each other, so you have to consciously learn what they're saying to you. Oh, and direct eye contact is considered aggressive and a sign of dominance in cats.

If you decide to give a cat another try, look for cat breeds that are generally considered both docile and affectionate; a Ragdoll would be a great choice (as long as you keep up on brushing).

u/athey · 4 pointsr/aspergirls

In regard to telling your kid, I got this book:

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

My kids are both older than yours (daughter: 12 and son: 9) and have both already encountered problems with the other kids not ‘getting’ them, and they not really ‘getting’ the other kids.

My son calls NTs “muggles”, because he can’t really remember ‘neurotypical’, and muggles think wizards are weird and nonsensical.

He is in the midst of a great deal of social stress and bullying, and a lot of it stems from the behaviors he has that the other kids find weird. My hope has been that understanding the rules that the NT kids operate under might help him build better tools. It’s a work in progress at best.

In that way, discussing the diagnosis can have value, but I definitely try to make sure neither of my kids think they can use it as an excuse to not try.

I mean I didn’t have any help or understanding when I was a kid, and certainly no accommodations at school. But not knowing that my weird quirks were a diagnosable learning disability, left me in the position where I expected of myself to be able to do what the other kids did, even if I had to work really damn hard to do it. I have come up against my kids thinking that because of the diagnosis that means that it’s a thing they just can’t do so they shouldn’t bother to try - which is absolutely not okay and I don’t let that fly.

It’s a balance, and it’s not easy.

u/JollyFreak · 4 pointsr/books
  • I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • 9.5/10
  • Fiction
  • There is so much to this book. I laughed, cried, felt weird, confused.
  • Amazon
u/megas88 · 4 pointsr/PrincessesOfPower

As a member of the mildly irritated straight white boy brigade I share your feelings. The angry white boy brigade totally stole our name and is using it for evil and we want it back so ima keep almost poking them till they get so mildly irritated that they relinquish their title. Brilliant!

Anyway, I'm a straight dude and I can't get enough of shows like this and Steven. Every time I hear stronger than you or something entirely new it makes me cry. I had a couple moments in she ra that made me feel that way but I'm not attached to these characters quite just yet. By the end of it I started to, so come season 2 I expect to have a stronger connection to the best friend squad (eventually featuring grumpy catra weather she likes it or not ^ ^)

I do have some critism for the show but it's the same I had with voltron. That's why I know it'll get better. They wanted to do a lot in season 1 and it's just too much to absorb so we'll get more as we have time to expand. For that I cannot wait. I want a whole flashback episode of the mighty captain Seahawk just setting his boats on fire haha.

Speaking of Seahawk, him and Bow have excellent chemistry and I'll be damned if they don't end up together. They're just so damn cute ^ ^. Perfumia and Bow were nice but I could totally just see them as just friends while mermista joins in and lays out straight edged gossip on Seahawk. All the while he's trying to eavesdrop and failing spectacularly lol.

After that I wanna see scorpia and entrapta become best buddies. Scorpia can document all their wonderful adventures in stunning 32 Crayola colors! Then in the next season we can get an even bigger box! Think of all the magnetic art waiting to be created by those beautiful claws! Seriously, I need this to happen!

Before I forget, perfumia! Oh my god the second I heard honey leomon's voice I was excited and then when she showed her power I just got even more excited cause I knew she'd be kicking ass like a hippie poison ivy and I was right!

All in all I can't wait for more. I'm glad you shared your thoughts because I'm always happy reading comments like yours cause it gives me actual feedback from viewers who are gay and I don't know I just like hearing how shows helps or affects them positively. It gives me hope and makes me feel good that there is finally a space in the world I've loved for so long embracing such a wonderful side of humanity. Like you I wish there was more shows that had representation in them like she ra and Steven. Hopefully as we progress further and further we can. Hell, I never thought nickelodeon of all places would be so bold and not only present a gay couple on a main show like the loud house but proudly continue showing how great parents they are.

Lastly, I know you mentioned Steven universe and I thought you'd like a couple lesser known finds I think fans should know about:

If i am ever lucky enough to have kids in my lifetime. This is their bedtime story.

The Answer (Steven Universe)

And of course. No introduction needed for this comic con gathering ^ ^

Hope you enjoy and have a lovely day ^ ^

u/ItsGotHeart · 4 pointsr/stevenuniverse

It was a bit under $50 with tax and free shipping from Amazon. Here are the titles:

The Answer

Guide to the Crystal Gems

Too Cool for School

Steven Universe Vol. 1

Steven Universe Vol. 2

u/KariQuiteContrary · 4 pointsr/books

I second The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson series as recommendations.

Looking for Alaska is really popular among my high school students, both girls and boys.

Maybe Ender's Game?

The Seven Realms series is another one several of my kids have been raving about to me. I haven't gotten around to reading them myself, but it might be worth checking out. Starts with The Demon King.

u/abby89 · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Roomba! I have two cats and my husband and I both work... fur everywhere. I have always wanted a Roomba, but, it's not super necessary. I'd rather have the second-most expensive item on my list, the Harry Potter boxed set, because I don't own all the books (!!)!(!)!(!) despite being the biggest fan there is, and the ones I do own are kind of thrashed. THAT I must own.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

u/SinsationalDoom · 4 pointsr/harrypotter

I suggest a few things:

  • ebay
  • used book stores near you
  • This set from Amazon
  • You can also search through Amazon and look in the Used section instead of new. You'll have more options there.

    I hope this helps!
u/legotech · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Harry Potter! ALL of them!

u/Swordofmytriumph · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

Well, if she loves Harry Potter there are some great special editions out there.

The 20th anniversary edition is pretty sweet, you can get it in the colors of your favorite house.

I've got this illustrated edition. It's fully illustrated, and just beautiful.

u/nullroot · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

T'is why I'll be giving them this book and buying all the components individually.

u/daneelsen · 4 pointsr/chemistry

I was recently asked to teach HS chemistry and I bought this book to brush up on my lab skills. It is understandable, but doesn't dumb things down.

u/verius88 · 4 pointsr/OkCupid

Went out shopping with my gf for one of my childhood friends that recently had a baby and got a cute bunny plush and one of my favourite children's books from my childhood. She also suggested this cute book for friend's baby's first birthday.

Also my mom has been pestering me the past little while on when we're gonna get married. Been giving her the roundabout answer of soon cause even though I wanna marry tf outta my lovely GF, I don't wanna be rushing into it, plus I don't have an engagement ring picked out yet.

u/caz0 · 4 pointsr/DunderMifflin

His book in case you're wondering. Very funny!

u/demmian · 4 pointsr/Feminism

Resources from past discussions:

Feminist Parenting: Struggles, Triumphs & Comic Interludes

>This collection of essays, stories, and poetry edited by Taylor (Women of the 14th Moon, LJ 10/1/91) includes 61 contributions from feminists sharing their parenting experiences. Unlike Carrie Carmichael's Non-Sexist Childraising (1977), this is not so much a how-to book as a collection of short reports from the home front detailing successes-and some failures-in the struggle to raise children free of sexism, racism, and homophobia. In an apt summary for the whole collection, Rosalind Warren writes, "It's not easy teaching a handsome little middle-class white boy to think like a feminist-everybody else is telling him that the world is his oyster; meanwhile we're telling him he has to share." Other noteworthy contributors include Anna Quind-len, Audre Lorde, and Ms. magazine's Robin Morgan. While this book will have to search for an audience of parents who actually have time to read, it is recommended for public libraries. [See also Mother Journeys]

100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader -

The Amelia Bloomer project

Some past recommendations from our users about inspiring/strong young women:

  • "The Fault in Our stars, Visible Amazement, anything by Tamora Pierce (especially the lioness, protector of the small, and trickster series') Persepolis."

  • Hunger Games Trilogy

  • "Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. It's pretty old, came right out of the Harlem Renaissance. Its about her relationships with different men, and how in each of the relationships she takes a different role. It also reveals a lot of the racial zeitgeist, as well as women's issues. Plus, it's a love story, and who doesn't love a good love story?"

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • Native Tongue

  • "HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman. Lyra is amaazing. Lirael and Abhorsen are great too."

  • "Left to Tell. It's a true story told by a woman who survuved the massacres in Rwanda, and how she overcame the obstacles during and after. It's a very compelling read."

  • "Lynne Andrews-Medicine Woman Jean Auel-Clan of the Cave Bear Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes-Women Who Run with the Wolves"

  • "detective novels by Laura Lippman, who is an excellent writer. Her protagonist, Tess Monaghan, solves mysteries in Baltimore."

  • "Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls by Jane Yolen"

  • "The Paper Bag Princess. Not only is it empowering to young girls, it lampoons the whole "I'll just wait here helpless for my Prince charming to come rescue me" mentality you find so often in disney films. "

    Coraline by Neil Gaiman is full of adventure, and is even named after a girl!
u/Teggus · 3 pointsr/books

Robert Heinlein wrote -All You Zombies-.

Gotta say I am the Messenger was a good read, too.

u/TheCykaReborn · 3 pointsr/lewronggeneration

Some with similar production to Real Friends

Something similar to:

aivi & surasshu - Lonely Rolling Star (Missing You)

Orphee - Venant du meme rocher - Album as a whole

Anyone know if this is good?

Liquid Swords or Illmatic on vinyl

u/wharpua · 3 pointsr/stevenuniverse

Just last night my 4.5yo daughter asked me to read her the copy of The Answer Something else to keep in mind.

u/snarkoholic · 3 pointsr/hillaryclinton

Another new book release that might interest some people here: a picture book called "The Answer", based on an episode of Steven Universe that told the backstory of how their main queer couple met and fell in love during a rebellion. The art is gorgeous, and so is the story it was based on, which you can definitely read without knowing much or anything about the cartoon. I'm excited to donate it to my local library for the kids. There are hardly any queer books for beginner readers, and the few I've seen are pretty low quality and/or focused more on neutral mommies and daddies.

u/severus66 · 3 pointsr/atheism

Not sure how old you are, or what gender you are (apparently relevant to the enjoyment of the book) -- but I thought the books were --- meh.

Frankly, the one-star reviews on Amazon put it far more eloquently than I ever can:

u/IvorTheEngine · 3 pointsr/funny

You'd enjoy this book

Or do an image search for 'how are you peeling'

u/ink1026 · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Canadian Amazon has it here, it's kind of pricey though. I've never had a problem shipping from UK Amazon to the US, so maybe you can ship from US Amazon?

Here are some really good prices on Ebay, don't know how much shipping would be for you though.

u/csnsc14320 · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

They also have straight up fully-illustrated harry potter books. I can't comment on the quality but it is something that I'll probably pick up whenever I have kids and they reach age ~10.

u/willow_phoenix · 3 pointsr/harrypotter

I agree with other comment- it depends on what she already has (also what she likes). But I recently was given the illustrated version of book 1 that came out last year and I love it more than anything! 1 and 2 are already out (with the 3rd being released in October) which means 6 more gift ideas for the future. ;)
It might seem silly to buy her books since she probably already owns them- but I find the illustrated ones so special! I love them so much and am happy to have them along with my original copies.

u/pez_dispenser · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

They just released the first 2 harry potter books as illustrated editions and they look really cool.

u/LiliedHart · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Given both like art, would a low-end drawing tablet be in the cards?

For Rylee, maybe an art kit composed of the following: Tachikawa nibs and holders and ink, or a finetipped pen set Deleter manga paper, and a grown up sketchbook a la trendy Moleskine or Pentalic or classic art student hardcovers like so. As she develops as an artist she'll learn more whether she likes different sizes, thicker or thinner paper, or toned paper. Maybe throw in a few making of books from her favorite series (like IDK this one for Avatar the Last Airbender or this one for Spirited Away.) Getting a good making of book for a movie or animated film can be life changing. For me, even though I read it years after Brother Bear came out, this was an enlightening read about the movie making process and has some seriously gorgeous art. I haven't read the one for Moana yet so I have no idea whether it leans more toward text (like the making of Hunchback of Notre Dame very little art in that book) or pictures, but it's more recent than Brother Bear. And yes, most of us artists have these books on our shelves, albeit with different movies/series depending on taste. Some of the Marvel movies have excellent making of books too. ;)

I'd recommend some drawing books, but the ones I know all have nudity in them and I don't know how you'd feel about that. I'd caution against 'how to draw manga' books as a general rule, but I owned a few and some art very, very good at teaching how to direct the eye for storytelling.

For your younger, I'd suggest many of the same things, except maybe not the nibs and ink because sharp and messy. If you get either of them colored art supplies, I'd either make sure they get the exact same set of markers or colored pencils, or get one markers, the other colored pencils. It can be rough sharing an interest with a sibling. And maybe some Sideways Math from Wayside School (I'd also suggest all three Wayside School books, they're brain bendy in a good way). Another brain tickling book (for me it was, anyway) was the Phantom Tollbooth. Maybe a how to draw horses book. A making of book or two about movies she liked - Frozen, maybe? IDK. Maybe a Goldiblox set to get her engineer brain in gear. Oh! I forgot about Spirit, the animated horse movie no one remembers.

u/alcapwned · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

When I was a kid I loved Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School as well as More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School. There are some tough logic puzzles in those books.

u/Ranilen · 3 pointsr/funny
u/MissBee123 · 3 pointsr/ECEProfessionals

The Book With No Pictures is my #1 favorite for creating hysterical laughter.

I try to up the humor of this already funny book by dressing myself in a silly outfit (kid sunglasses, large sunhat, big scarf) and telling them I'm going to read a very serious book and there must be NO laughing. I then proceed to become horrified every time I have to say something silly and keep reminding them they must not laugh!

I think I might like it even more than the kids, lol.

u/sea_shelles · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This reminds me of my favorite book when I was growing up, The Paper Bag Princess . Yay for empowering young girls!

u/randalflagg1423 · 3 pointsr/movies
u/CouncillorBirdy · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

Kind of OT, but I own these two children's books:

u/JunkoAdoresMonsters · 3 pointsr/TrueOffMyChest

In order to explain my autism to my family I was given a book.

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

u/TweaktheReaper · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

Oh man, good on you for giving that kitten an escape. There's a book on my Amazon wishlist, All cats have Asperger's Syndrome that I want to read because I've always had animals growing up and I absolutely believe that's true. Even the most social cats and kittens need some time away from people, and being tugged at and in a loud environment (screaming) would have probably scared the poor thing to death...

Good job!

u/intangiblemango · 3 pointsr/vaxxhappened
u/AdditionalHat · 3 pointsr/aspergirls

Well said, I just had a similar thought upon reading a long reply on my cat question ('why are we obsessed with cats') that I just posted on this sub inspired by this post and comment. It made me think of exactly this - NTs are like dogs and we are like cats - and then I saw your comment!

The book is in many places, for example here But yeah, I need to order it too when I get £££, and I can't believe I first heard about it a few years back and still haven't actually ordered it.

u/blackpes0 · 3 pointsr/CatTaps
u/algrea · 3 pointsr/IAmA

This video is a great resource. The artists have captured the literal sense of language, special interests (trains as an example in this case), and lack of eye contact or use of social greetings--all true and accurate symptoms of Asperger's Disorder. We frequently recommend the book All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome to families. Feed back has been positive.

u/graymansnel · 3 pointsr/aspergers

This it helped me as a kid to better under stand it, And it also helped my mother out a lot too.

u/hunnibadja · 3 pointsr/neurodiversity

Been There, Done That - Try This (edited by tony Atwood) might be useful. There are a couple of good books aimed at teenagers also which may or may not be helpful - freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome by Luke Jackson and the asperkids book of (secret) social rules by Jennifer O’Toole

The other thing to consider is using trusted neurotypicals as social rules translators - no book is going to cover every situation fully or enable you to see clues that may be obvious to NTs.

u/J0NNYquid · 3 pointsr/atheistparents

EDIT: Had some time to A. Wake up, and B. Get my shit organized.

So my first recommendation is to read these 3 books.

These are all geared more towards the parents, but it sounds like that will be just as beneficial to you. I've worried about the same exact stuff you're worried about ever since my wife told me she was pregnant. These books have been a fantastic resource. The first 2 help you prepare for the inevitable questions (which it sounds like you're already getting) children ask in regards to our origins. There's nothing I can say here that will really improve upon what's contained in these books, so my #1 suggestion is to just pick them up and read them. "Relax, It's Just God" Is a quick read, so I'd probably start there.

I'll just say, for anyone that hasn't read them, or doesn't intend to, the most important thing I took from these books is this:

Please don't shield your children from religion. It's played an incredibly important role in the founding of civilization, and it continues to be a dominant force in society (particularly if you're in the US). By shielding your children from all things religion, they will have no defense against it when they are inevitably confronted with it. To a child, the easy answers and flimsy logic of religious dogma can seem persuasive. By refusing to talk about it, or not engaging them honestly in discussions about it, you're essentially sending them out into the world unarmed.

Now, once you've sort of amassed this collection of tips and strategies for talking about it with them, you need to build an understanding of the concepts that ACTUALLY govern our world. There's a lot of great resources out there nowadays that introduce complex things in a very approachable way. If your children are on the younger side, I'd recommend these books:

I buy these 3 for every single one of our friends that has a child (provided I'm cognizant of their beliefs, wouldn't want to step on any toes)

I think one of the things religion has going for itself, that science and reason kind of lag behind in, is instilling a sense of wonder in people. It's easy for adults to marvel at things like quasars, black holes, the process of DNA replication, etc., etc., but it's a bit harder to instill that sense of wonder in kids without getting into some really dry science. That's why religion (in my opinion) is still so successful, it offers easy answers to really difficult questions, and doesn't really require you to think too hard on it. "I'm scared of dying" is easily answered by "Well don't worry, God loves you and will bring you to heaven with him."

There's also some great videos on youtube I'd recommend (though they vary a bit in regards to age appropriateness): (evolution) (Astronomy) (evolution)

Kids, even very young kids, are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Knowledge of the way the world actually works is the best insulator against religious dogma, so give them as much as they can handle. When that kid at school tells them God created everything, instill values in your child that will lead them to ask "why" instead of just accepting that at face value. And if your child comes home and says, "Jimmy said god created the world" you can respond with, "Well yes, that's what Christianity says, do you know what Islam says? Hinduism? What about the Greek Myths, those are pretty cool huh? Most civilizations have a story about how everything got started, but none of them really agree with one another, and we've never been able to prove it. Scientifically we have a pretty good idea, but there's a few things we don't know yet, and that's perfectly fine. It's ok to say 'I don't know' when it comes to big complicated stuff like this. Let's see if we can't find out more! (insert books/videos/research here)"

My son is barely a month old, so I'm a ways off from a lot of these conversations, but I'm doing my best to prepare myself. I hope to teach him how to tell whether a source is reliable or not, how to be skeptical (particularly of those in power) and how to think critically, and not stop digging just because the answer he arrives at makes him feel better. Luckily, there's a plethora of information out there nowadays from secular sources that is geared towards people like you and me and our non-religious offspring.

EDIT: The other book I will recommend that's not a parenting book and isn't geared towards kids is "Your inner fish". There is a series of youtube videos based of the book if you prefer that. Basically, it makes evolution really cool, and in a way that (in my opinion) you can tell your children about easily. Things like why our skin is the way it is, why we look the way we do, etc. All stuff kids will probably ask.

u/mykepwnage · 3 pointsr/INTP

How do you pass the time? What do you do with your weekends?

Games and sex. Watch a TV show/movie with SO or kids every now and then too.

How do you balance family, friends, and personal time?

When I was 21, I cut ties to most of my family and friends. I realized I didn't really get anything back from them. They took from me, and I got nothing in return. It was draining and not worth my time. I first struggled with the guilt these thoughts made me feel, like I was a terrible brother/cousin/nephew/friend, but I eventually realized it was foolish to keep relationships that didn't improve my life. Life is too short. Do I miss them from time to time? Sure, briefly.

Now if your friends/family don't make you feel like that, that's cool. You used the term "balance" though, which to me implies you think there must be some sort of "optimal"... balance (lol). If there is, it's different for everybody, and to find your balance, I'd say you just need to be more honest with yourself, then you'll know what your balance is, then you can just enforce it.

As a fellow INTP, I'd suspect you often wish you could have more personal time, and that your friends/family take up more time than you want to give. Either they don't understand you, or they don't care. It's probably the former. Maybe sit down and explain kindly how you need more space, and it's not personal. Basically, do what you want, and do not let things like guilt or social norms decide for you.

How do you explain your goals to people without having a complete idea of what you want to have accomplished?

I got a book for my kids, and was pleasantly surprised by the core message.

In current society we're often discouraged from appearing "dumb", but really, there's nothing wrong with saying "I don't know". It's worthy of celebration in fact! It's really the first step. If you can't explain your goals, don't. There is no shame in saying you can't. So what if some parents/grandparents already had whole families and careers by the time they were your age? Even if you have cousins your age who have "done more", it's not fair to compare.

You sound like you have a pretty nice life. It's good to think about the future, but like Qui-Gon clarified "Be mindful of the future, but not at the expense of the moment."

u/butterflyashes · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh jeez, I have like 50 in my lists... Hmm... Let's go with this one!

Thanks for the cute contest!

Edit: or this one! instead.Really, any one in my lists would be wonderful. :)

u/trophywife26point2 · 3 pointsr/exmormon

My situation is very different, DH and I are both out. I do however worry a lot about Utah culture influencing my kids and my kids wanting to please beloved TBM grandma. One thing I do is read them children's books about different beliefs/science. Here are a few I ordered recently. My heart goes out to you. Keep doing your thing, being a loving father and talking to them openly. (for older kids)

u/Mexinese · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello! I have a brand new cousin actually, we started her library already :). I'm big on seeing beyond the social expectations of women, and I want to be the "cool cousin" as she gets older! I honestly don't want to ask for a cliche book like princesses being rescued, shopping, or big poofy dresses. I want her to look back when she's older and see a uniquely different book that her cousin got her. Thanks for doing this contest! The Used book is good enough!

u/GiornaGuirne · 2 pointsr/gaming
u/SweetSweetCookies · 2 pointsr/TheDarkTower

I got mine on Amazon as soon as it was announced after SDCC. Just checked and it's only $6.49 right now!!
Charlie on Amazon

u/Lurker4years · 2 pointsr/funny

You know about this book right? "All Cats Have Aspergers"?

u/isador · 2 pointsr/autism

Some good ones for him and/or his class: Different Like Me, Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome, All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, What it is to be me, The Autism Acceptance Book, The Juice Box Bully, Ethan's Story, The Bully Blockers.

Of Mice and Aliens and the other books by Kathy Hoopman are awesome. My son read them them all in a day.

u/SleepyNoch · 2 pointsr/autism

Here is a book my therapist gave me to read after I was diagnosed. This might help you understand why you see that connection.

u/Pandaemonium · 2 pointsr/autism

This is a great book for introducing autism to kids - All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome

u/nomic42 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/sisyphus_wrecked · 2 pointsr/nfl
u/brash_hopeful · 2 pointsr/ShitMomGroupsSay

The comparison between cats and autistic people is interesting. Like cats, they tend to like their own space, like and need routine, lash out when upset etc. It can be a pretty useful way to explain and understand Autism - there’s actually a children’s book that playfully shows the similarities between cats and people with Aspergers, called All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. Just like the cat doesn’t communicate in a human language so we have to look for the ways she does communicate with us, Autistic people use a different communication language to allistic people.

I particularly like this comparison because it asserts that there’s nothing wrong with the cat, or the Autistic person, they just see the world differently and communicate in a different way. Rather than forcing them to fit into our understanding of “normal”, we can work together to communicate needs and desires effectively.

u/SWaspMale · 2 pointsr/aspergers

After reading most of the comments (6) I am reminded of

which is a light-hearted comparison of cats (with pictures) to Aspies. Good luck with your cat.

u/UnknownTrash · 2 pointsr/aspergirls

link for the curious.
I was gifted this book and it's really cute and wholesome.

u/JimmyKeepCool · 2 pointsr/disability

Plus her attitude towards others with disabilities will strongly shape her children's attitude.

There also a lot of kids books on the subject, though it may be difficult to find ones that aren't overdone. Kathy Hoopmann's books are really good, IMO. She's got one on Aperger's/Autism and one on ADHD. She her descriptions of both Aspergers and ADHD are spot on and easy to understand.

As they get older, you might consider having them volunteer to work with children with disabilities (like a camp counselor, tutor, reading buddy, or whatever).

You might also consider enrolling them in a preschool that has "blended" classes (both typical peers and those that are "developmentally delayed"). My younger siblings have all gone this route and it's been a good experience for them, I think.

u/possiblynotnormal · 2 pointsr/aspergers

I love this book :) there's also All Dogs Have ADHD, Inside Asperger's Looking Out, and now All Birds Have Anxiety, all by the same author :)

u/vestti · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Here's an Amazon link for those interested.

u/the-garden-gnome · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Consider this. Girlfriend got me this for my Birthday a couple of years back.. Actually cried when I read it. It just felt like she understood what I was going through.

u/Karissa36 · 2 pointsr/changemyview

Every child and every person has weaknesses. A lack of social skills is not necessarily worse than a child who is aggressive or one who refuses to attend to their education. Or one who will not follow any rules or is bipolar or becomes addicted to substances. You seem to think that your parents got a raw deal here. Trust me, many parents of neurotypical kids got it much worse. No one gets a designer baby. So why draw the line at autism?

Also we have learned a lot about autism since you were born 20 years ago including much better ways to address it. This progress will certainly continue. Your child may not have to struggle like you did.

Not sure if this is OK in this sub, but here is a book you might find useful:

u/ty23c · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You can never go wrong with this book, it's a bit of a mystery type of book I think.

And well I'm Horrible, as are my friends haha

u/Awkward-Octopus · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ohoho. I have some real books on my books & movies wishlist!

The Answer is my most wanted, but literally any of them would absolutely make my day (and I think I have at least one that has a "used" price off less than a dollar, so hey lol)

u/chrisrey89 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hey welcome! It's nice to meet you! Vet tech sounds pretty awesome, plus living overseas. What are the differences between there and the US?

Either this book or this pop figure would be absolutely amazing

u/HappyTodayIndeed · 2 pointsr/raisedbyborderlines

You’re not weird. Those are BAD messages.

Do you have little kids? There’s a great book called “How Are You Peeling?” It’s photos of anthropomorphized vegetables displaying various feelings. It’s hilarious and educational. And validating. My girls used to ask for it often.

u/sidben · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

I did some search, did not find any definitive answer yet.
The ones that looks like your book are these two, I would bet on the first:

u/paullyjunge · 2 pointsr/pics

just bought this for my niece for christmas

u/germfreequatchi · 2 pointsr/funny
u/estelalaland · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Ok so on amazon theres a boxset with the hardcovers and i think its that design also, and on there it says the dimensions are 19 x 15 x 10 inches for the box, so i suppose it should be something similar to that? but i dont know about each individual book, sorry. Good luck!

u/marilynpeake · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

If the box set of all seven Harry Potter books count as one, I'd have brought that along. It would be the set that comes in a trunk and looks a bit like a treasure chest: Next two books would be The Martian by Andy Weir and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

u/elbowsss · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

I came across this one the other day. I think it's pretty neat, and I plan to buy it in the future to replace my set that's currently falling to pieces.

u/Le_girlfriend11 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter There, you can get complete set of hardcover for about $70 and softcover for a little over $40. Waaay better than $200

Edit: Oh and alot of times on items over $25 there's free shipping. Yay to that

u/margalicious · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A hundred bucks!?! OBVIOUSLY this means you are anything but a jerk!

But if you're serious, I don't own any of the Harry Potter books, and the entire set is only like $50...

girlsplaywow is a jerk


u/bethanechol · 2 pointsr/pics
u/dinomother · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.[A cobalt blue mixer for all of your baking needs.] (

2.[Nothing says summer like sunscreen!] (

3.[ A hot dog slicer in the shape of a dog.] (

4.[ I'd love to gift this record player to someone simply because it is awesome!] (

5.[ I think that everyone should read the complete harry potter series for an adventure that will last.] (

6. A nifty book of christmas songs for the low price of 0.99

7.[ A fancy dog bed, so your dog can rest comfortably!] (

8.[ These llamas don't really have a use, but they are stinking cute!] (

9.[I think everyone should watch wonder and realize that it is totally okay to be different.] (

10.[ A lifestraw would surely come in handy during a zombie attackas you are still going to need uncontaminated water to drink.] (

11.[ This yoga mat will totally help me achieve my fitness goals for this year!] (

12.[ Add on items can be the worst or the best. Whatever your opinion on them you are going to love this hair mask!] (

13.[A harry potter funko for those in love with the world of wizards and magic!] (

14.[A cabinet set for the low price of 13000. What a deal!] (

15.[ A shark anatomy model that will show you the inner workings of your favorite aquatic species!] (

16.[ This is honestly the best candle ever! Who doesn't love the smell of fresh apples?!] (

18.[I think a nice journal would be helpful for writes to jot down their ideas quickly.] (

19.[ For some strange reason I am currently obsessed with pins! There are so many different ones, but I think this is my favorite one!] (

20.[ I mean who doesn't want a tacocat on a hamburger in their bathroom?!] (

u/Socio_Pathic · 2 pointsr/HPfanfiction
u/canaki17 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Pottermore shopを見たところ、電子版ならKindle, kobo, Reader等で買えるようです。紙の本のほうが好きな場合はamazonでアメリカ版の取り扱いはあります。参考程度にどうぞ。

Seriously, I'd recommend reading the English version. I gave up reading the Japanese translations because of the terrible quality. I doubt Matsuoka (or Seizansha) would let go of the only successful book they released, so I wouldn't hope for re-translations if I were you.

u/SystemFolder · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Here's a source.

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

u/jillredhand · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

You're doing this wrong. If you approach books as a task for self-edification that you view as a duty, you're going to hate it. Read whatever you want, for entertainment. Read funnystuff. Read thrillers. Read fantasy. Read weird science fiction. Heck, read history, economics, and science.

TL;DR: Read whatever the hell you feel like, and I guarantee you you will feel better about yourself than you would have by forcing yourself through Ulysses or War and Peace.

u/d0mth0ma5 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

How cheap and legal?


u/jojewels92 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) Something that is grey.

2.) Something reminiscent of rain. It always rains when I go camping

3.) Something food related that is unusual. Tiramisu wafer cookies. Better than sex.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. I have a whole wishlist for other people. My boyfriend, gramdma, mom, dad, and little brother.

5.) A book you should read! Clearly. You should have read these already because they are the best books evar.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping Not on my wishlist

7.) Something related to cats Leopards are big cats.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Because it's the best trilogy of all time.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. To whack them in the head and the use the pick to smash their brains out. And it's foldable so it will fit in a backpack.

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. I'm a student and I practically live in the library most of the school year. I need a laptop because the computers at school are SO outdated.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items.

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. PS4! I need this because I love to game and I really, really need Kingdom Hearts 3. Like really.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

16.) Something that smells wonderful. This is the BEST SCENT EVER. It smells like marshmallows, fire burning, and vanilla.

17.) A (SFW) toy. Grown-up toy!

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be. Harry Potter is always an obsession.

[20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. ]()

[Anything that has my real name on it.]()

Anything made in Oregon. This is a bit of a stretch but bear with me. The Bourne Triology preceeds The Bournce Legacy. Which starred Edward Norton who also starred in Fight Club. A movie based off the book who was written by none other than Chuck Palahniuk who is from Oregon & resides there.

I'll be back to finish this!

fear cuts deeper than swords

u/philo-sopher · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My wife is thirty-two and just this year read the books and watched the movies for the first time. I loved watching her face as she read the last few books. The sadness and anger in it as everyone died off. Oddly, she never learned the biggest spoiler of all. Watching her read that section was priceless.
Would love the Box Set of Books!. Imperio!

u/cryingviolinist · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/acciofrankel · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

This is probably the best deal you will find, and free shipping!

u/Prince-Cola · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Yeah, but i read somewhere that the fonts are small, which is not very good for me...hmm


u/ChristopherOrChris · 2 pointsr/harrypotter
u/aelindsey2002 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Amazon has them listed right now for $58.50 (they were $50 to preorder when I bought them though)

u/Display101 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Here's the same art on the paper back versions via Amazon (Prime Eligible).

u/Ravenswood10 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Here it is on Amazon (Unless the Wizarding World has another version). They're releasing the illustrated editions one at a time.

u/Ignorer · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

It's beautiful, when Hagrid & Harry sets off to London to buy supplies for his upcoming semester at Hogwarts!

It's from Jim Kay's Adaptation found in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1)"

u/IceCage42 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should get this book its amazing!

u/MZ943 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

we got this beautiful illustrated version as a shower gift, and have been reading a little every night! i'm hoping to get my husband hooked on HP like I am :)

u/phire8 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Have you thought about the illustrated books? The third one was just released this past October. The illustrated versions are great for any fan, plus they’re great once your friends child is old enough because they can read to their child and show them the pictures as they follow along.

Amazon link to books

u/pyroglass · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

got this one for the kiddo. hopefully they do this for all of them

u/hero-hadley · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

They're making illustrated editions right now. My daughter is 3, and when she's 7 I'm gonna start reading the illustrated versions to her. I'm so excited!!!

u/littlepinklies · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I can't believe no one has mentioned Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School!

This is a great introduction to the concept of variables and it's really fun, too!

Please get her the books, too. I bet she's also good at reading, and if it a little challenging you can certainly read it to/with her. They're broken into very short chapters.

u/morlock_holmes · 2 pointsr/Physics

Another book of number puzzles I loved when I was a girl about her age were the Sideways Arithmetic books. They add and subtract words to get another word, and so you have to apply logic to figure out which number each letter represents for it to add up correctly. I learned algebra mostly from the book Algebra the Easy Way. It introduces principles of algebra by having characters in a fantasy story face problems that require them to develop the algebra techniques to solve, and it comes with exercises to practice. There are other books in the series, including one for trigonometry and one for calculus.

u/jldugger · 2 pointsr/programming

I remember working out a puzzle like this as a kid from some old 1980s book. This one, maybe?

u/wackyvorlon · 2 pointsr/science

I strongly suggest reading this:

It tells you how to setup a home chemistry lab, and how to handle chemicals safely. Has some very interesting experiments.

u/yohann · 2 pointsr/chemistry

I am actually not sure how good it is, I found it on boingboing that have quit a lot of articles on home chemistry. Including several scary ones on FBI raid !

u/andersce · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I devoured the Magic Treehouse series when I was younger. I thought it was so great that they went to all these cool places (and they were very easy to read chapter books, so I flew through them!) :)

Edit: I ran a Reading Buddies program at the local library and a couple of our younger readers really liked them because the writing style is simple, but interesting. There are new words, but nothing terribly difficult and since the main characters are the same throughout, it's easy to follow :)

In terms of other books, I thought all of these were great:

  1. Dr Seuss
  2. Shel Silverstein
  3. Alexander
  4. Amelia Bedelia
  5. Frog and Toad
  6. Henry and Mudge
  7. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

    Those were all pretty popular with my kids (and with me)! :)
u/Tendaena · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

those meddling kids For my son For me Thanks for the contest.

u/itshissong1 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Yeah, I second the book idea. Not totally unique but I think three to five books for kids that you loved when you were a child or that your child loves are great. That's what I always go with and that's what we used to do when I would go shopping with my mom. My faves that aren't super obvious (i.e. not "Good Night Moon") are Jamberry, Jesse Bear What Will You Wear (that's my name, so, I loved it, obviously), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (huge hit for me and later for my sis, which would make sense if you know the plot), Snow Day, and Happy Birthday Moon.

If you want to go absolute classics, these are some of my faves: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, In the Night Kitchen, The Giving Tree, and Harold and the Purple Crayon (Probably my favorite children's book of all time).

Hope that helps!

Edit: formatting

u/oney_and_a_twoy · 2 pointsr/vegan
u/lightzalot · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A mermaid!!! Like the pirate & princess. It would be adorable!


Here's your inspiration

Turtle me

:) Thanks for the contest!

u/misshannah0106 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Easter !!

My Easter Basket right here!!!

I just want this coloring book :)

Happy Easter!

u/aaf1984 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Frozen Coloring Book

My daughter Ellie first watched Frozen on Thursday night since then we have watched it about 10 times. She will be two in May! She is trying to get me to come into her bedroom to play with her baby doll Mary Sue right now so I better go! Thanks for thinking of the kiddos!

u/rockyhorrorgerri · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Life is about using the whole box of crayons!

I would adore he one coloring book on my wishlist Yes, it's a frozen coloring book!

and I shall summon /u/Memetoparty because she's been sweet and a good friend since we met on RaoA a few months ago. She is a disney fanatic as well so I'll say she would like.. This one for her daughter who wants to be a princess

u/SailoLee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This coloring book and I KNOW /u/the_skyis_falling would love it as well.

Life is about using the whole box of crayons.

u/jadefireofthesteppe · 2 pointsr/whatsthatbook

It might be BJ Novak's The Book with No Pictures

u/GhostNightgown · 2 pointsr/Portland

I am already looking on Amazon :)

Some ideas for OP:

Plus - the boardgame that about the pigeon driving the bus. So cute, and great for social skills.

For your 7 year old:

It is meant to read out loud - hilarious!!

These are awesome:

And should go with this for the 7 year old:

And if you have some tolerance for crafting :) this:

Does your little one need jammies?

What about a backpack? This might work for the 7 year old:


u/mackenhard · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Your mom might like this book since she's a preschool teacher! If you haven't heard of the Humans of New York fb page, you should check it out, it's awesome!

Brother might like this book too, has great reviews, very interactive.

u/DocBrown1984 · 2 pointsr/books

Berenstain Bears on the Moon. This was the first book I can remember reading by myself at age 3.

Also, my parents used to read a book called The Clown Arounds to me when I was a baby. Read it to me so much the cover fell off from use.

The last major influence on my young life was Canadian author Robert Munsch. Most Americans I find are familiar with his heartwarming story Love You Forever which was a big hit with baby showers when I worked in a book store. Little did anyone know that he writes a ton of other books that are hilarious to kids. Such as Mortimer which is about a kid who doesn't want to go to bed. Or I Have to Go! about a little boy and his finicky bladder. The big one though was The Paper Bag Princess about a princess who has to go rescue her handsome prince after the dragon burned down her castle, but all she has to wear is a dirty paper bag. My mom even took me to see this guy live when I was like 5 years old, performing his own stories. I used to love the stories, and when I have kids, I'm going to stock their library with all of them.

u/alanjcastonguay · 2 pointsr/mylittlepony

[](/rpaperbagderpy "Always Relevant Paper Bag Princess of Immaculate Conception of Different Race, Somehow") Robert Munsch knows that a lady doesn't need a prince to validate her, or give her children. Also, why not - it worked for chocolate milk!

u/zabloosk · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Gotcha, I totally understand. I don't think your assessments are incorrect! PS I also loved A Monster Calls.

I always recommend from Marcus Zusak - I Am The Messenger. He wrote The Book Thief, which got a lot of traction (because of the movie) but this is an earlier work with I think more gravity/character development, and a good bit of humor. It's about this kid who's an underage cab driver, kind of a loser, and starts getting these cards in the mail, putting him on a bunch of missions, all the while wondering who's responsible, and why. A bit fantastical, but also grounded.


Ready Player One crushes the atmosphere/setting, but if you're not into video games/VR as a theme, it might not be as interesting. However, my 65 year-old mom knows nothing about video games and she liked it, too, if that means anything, haha.

u/DeeM1510 · 1 pointr/teenagers
u/kumpkump · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Okay so, YA books are my jam, and I'll get to those in a second. But if you want a fun summer read you'll have trouble putting down, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is great. It's a really fun read, especially for people who like books. It's got mystery, humor, and you'll stay up way too late reading to figure out what's going to happen next. It's not the deepest or most challenging book in the world, but it's real fun and well paced.

For YA, anything by Laurie Halse-Anderson is amazing. I've read Speak more times than any other book. Her book Catalyst is also really awesome. And I just finished her book Twisted a few days ago, and it was a great, quick read. (I actually finished it in one lazy day!)

Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why is heartbreaking. If you liked Fault in Our Stars, I'm sure you'll love this. It's a great concept (girl who kills herself gives a series of tapes to a boy to explain why she did it), and it's just superbly well written. Along the same lines, Markus Zusak's I am the Messenger is also a great high-concept, all-the-feels read.

If you like the more fantasy-esque YA books, the best series I've found is Clive Barker's Abarat series. If you end up getting these, make sure to get the hardcover versions. The writing is great itself, but what really makes the series is that each book has over 300 paintings and illustrations done by the author himself. It's a great epic, and the third book of five just came out last year. The series gets darker as it goes, which is great.

And, finally, not a YA novel, but Adam Rapp's The Metal Children is an awesome play about a guy who wrote a YA book that's the focus of a censorship argument in a small town. It's got some great points in it, and is a fast, fun read.

Hope this helps! Sorry if I used the word 'great' too much. :P

Oh! I love reading books!

u/PBJLNGSN · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats! I would love this book

I Am the Messenger

It's a book that really makes you think (I've actually read it before) and I would love to add it to my collection so I can read it again! I'm also wanting my girlfriend to read it because she loved The Book Thief which is from the same author :) thanks for the contest!

u/Cooldudenolan · 1 pointr/stevenuniverse
u/WinterAyars · 1 pointr/stevenuniverse

>The Answer

We're going deep, this time! I said i thought Abrams and Mitroff were a good pair, and this is the episode that made me believe that. I wasn't a huge fan of Abrams episodes early on, but it's the best episode Abrams has been involved with. Maybe Mitroff, too. I wonder how you'll rate it :)

>Also, where do they keep getting these trucks from?

Asking the real questions.

>Wow, this is very pretty. Don’t think I don’t see those red and blue tints!

It really is, and yes there's a bit of a theme to this flashback.

>“Assigned to her were three Rubies.” Aaaaaaagh! Oh my god, they’re adorable!

Just last episode we had confirmation that there could be multiples of gems, now we have three Rubies on screen at the same time.

>“Sapphire had been called to Earth by Blue Diamond.” Okay, so a ton of stuff right here. First off, this is definitely confirmation of the Diamond names. Blue, Yellow, and White. Second off, She’s absolutely huge! She’s easily twice the size of her guards outside. Third off, is that a Pearl?

First diamond we see on screen!

There was a theory--i was a big fan of it--that Rose was Pink Diamond (or that "Rose Quartz" was one of the four leaders of homeworld, along with Yellow Diamond) and Lapis was Blue Diamond (again, or "Lapis Lazuli" was the blue leader). Theory status: Shattered.

(Speaking of Lapis, i'm sure everyone is going to fucking point it out but Lapis is my waifu so i'm going to as well: Lapis is there! She was in Blue Diamond's court! Probably! Or someone almost exactly like her, at least.)

>Yeah, this is totally a Pearl. ‘Stand around and look pretty’, huh?

A Pearl in her natural habitat, more or less.

>Huh. They look pretty similar, all things considered. I like how strong the coloration is for them, though. They’re very vibrant. This whole episode feels different. I guess it’s because this is all in Steven’s imagination.

Not just similar! Rose looks identical, as if she's in the same form as 6000 years later, after the war.

>Oh, man, her dress looks all spacy n’at.

People have suspected those gems she beats are Jaspers, and while there's some similarity i feel like they're probably some other quartz type. Our Jasper seemed too independent to be a bodyguard, more of a general/warlord type? She had opinions about Rose's tactics, and ones that might be uncommon in Homeworld at that, and she's too thoughtful of a character. While she could have changed over time--it's entirely in keeping with the other gems--it seems... i don't know, like it would have gotten her ostracized.

That said, a lot of people think the gems Pearl beats are Jaspers and there's sure some visual similarity--diamond-shaped gems, for example. Pearl totally wrecked them like they were nothing, though... Do you think if Pearl and our Jasper fought, pearl would win? Did her strength fade after the war? (Not using it regularly and all.) Is she just depressed now that Rose is gone? Is our Jasper somehow special, more powerful than usual ones? I have lots of questions and not a lot of answers on this one. We're coming up on the end of released episodes :)

>So, when gems of the same type fuse, they just become a bigger version of their original forms?

That does seem to be what happens! Still, not enough to stop Rose Quartz. Of note: neither Rose nor Pearl summoned gem weapons here.

>First off, wow. That’s gorgeous. Second off, it’s quite interesting to me that their first fusion would be an accidental one.

"Cotton candy Garnet".

Also, it almost had to be accidental, right? Since you've gone through the episode, you've seen how Rose--and Pearl--reacts toward the fusion. (I'll get into that more when we get there.) Despite being rebels, it's not like they abandoned all of their socialization. (Speaking of: why do gems have socialization anyway? They're manufactured, right?)

>“They had never seen fusion of two different types of gems before.” Ooooh, I see now. Either they didn’t know it was possible, which seems unlikely, considering how easily this happened, or homeworld keeps people intentionally unaware so that there’s no transference of ideas.

Right, or that. That could also be the reason :)

>“She was...frozen.”

Steven Universe still doesn't take itself too seriously to make the obvious joke.

>Seriously, though, can we just have this Garnet forever?

I have to admit, i'm a fan. It must be painful to draw, though.

>A song?! A Ruby and Sapphire song?!

Here we go :)

>Sapphire’s finally getting to see the Earth.


>Also, can I just point out how this is totally blatantly an allegory for a couple’s first time having sex? “Did you say I was different?” “And you hadn’t before?” Hell, they’re even in the ‘laying in bed afterwards’ pose right here. This is rad as hell.

It really is.

>Wow… I feel like I’m watching a Disney film here.

I'm sure everyone has pointed it out, but this episode was strongly inspired by Disney.

Actually speaking of things about this episode: it's getting turned into a book!

>So this is their first intentional fusion, now. It really feels like they’re exploring their own sexuality here, which is totally radical.


>Wait a second, now Pearl has pink hair! And I think she might be wearing a different dress. She must have been poofed while Ruby and Sapphire were exploring the Earth.

There's an alternate explanation, here: everything was monochrome, so the blue in her outfit just overwhelmed the pink. There is still reason to believe Pearl was not originally made for Rose, though.

>“I don’t upset you?” “Who cares about how I feel, how you feel is bound to be much more interesting.” I love it. I really do.

I want to unpack this because i think it's a key to understanding Rose better.

Rose didn't say "no", she deflected.

Garnet did upset Rose, but Rose had the presence of mind to not upset this new potential ally. Rather than talk about being uncomfortable, Rose redirected the conversation back to Garnet.

Compare/contrast this with Steven's approach: while Steven is not anywhere near the ancient, experienced gem Rose almost certainly was even then he still has quite a different take on things. Remember, for example, him hugging Centipeetle even though he was getting uncomfortably acid-ed. Rose isn't like that--she was not the high empathy, feels deeply for everything hippie that everyone says she was. That's Steven. (Maybe he got it from Greg?) That's not to say Rose wasn't compassionate or sympathetic to people.

  • Empathy: Feeling how someone feels ("I feel your pain").
  • Sympathy: Feeling for someone ("I'm so sorry to hear that").
  • Compassion: Suffering together with someone ("We're in this together"--albeit, more active than the other two).

    Rose is definitely high in sympathy and compassion--exhibiting care for others--but does not seem to be very high on the sympathy side. Actually, none of the gems seem to be very high on the empathy side. They certainly don't seem to be, for example, high on the sociopathy spectrum... but certainly less empathetic than Steven, and probably less than the other humans.

    What made Rose special wasn't that she had some greater level of empathy, but that she could separate herself from her initial impressions and still treat people well. Rose wasn't the "I love everything" hippie Steven was, but at the same time those stories everyone says aren't really untrue, the legend has merit... just... not in the way people think.

    Let's talk about Pearl, too, because she's also a bit interesting here. She's also, imo, not really comfortable with Garnet. She's following Rose's lead, but she's a bit unsure about the situation. I want to go waaaaaaay back to Alone Together, where i commented (FYI you can now view this link from that comment but not the other link, we're of course getting close to the episode where you can view that one):

    >Oh Pearl... I love that she plays the voice of conformity and social norms and stuff.

    I thought this, then, and still kind of do. Of course, we couldn't have known back then the precise form those social norms took--fusion outside of combat, fusion between two different types of gem (does Connie count?), and so on. Yeah, Pearl got over that somewhat--she was willing to form Rainbow Quartz just as an attempt to fuck with Greg--but i still feel like some of that remains. Both Pearl and Rose had to overcome Homeworld's feelings toward fusion.

    >“Welcome to Earth.” So Garnet got this from Rose? Oh, man, I love this a lot. It gives me more hope for Peridot, too, if Garnet thought that she should say what Rose told her all those years ago.

    Think Peridot is going to get a chance to say this to someone? :)

    >I only just realized that they used the imagery from Sleeping Beauty

    Good eye, that is indeed where it's from.

    >My top ten episodes are

    Ah! Number 3, huh? Big rating!

    >What’s your favorite iteration of any of the gems, outfit-wise?

    I really like Lapis. Yeah it's like "traditional feminine waifu outfit", especially compared to the wild stuff like Garnet here or some other stuff coming up, but it's such a functional outfit in terms of the story it tells (back exposed, no shoes, etc) while being an effortlessly classic outfit. You can really imagine some sort of person hanging around the beach in that outfit.

    That might be just me being biased to Lapis, though.

    Also: holy shit, i managed to just get in under the character limit! I'm not expecting a response to all of this, you can just say "holy fucking words" if you want to :)
u/haystackrat · 1 pointr/ainbow

There's definitely some critiquing of Steven Universe's queerness that one could do (for one, there's no outright human queer characters yet), but I would say with confidence that SU is very open about the queer characters it does have.

The censoring you linked to (featuring the same three characters involved in the love triangle in "It's Over") was done by Cartoon Network UK -- in the US the scene is left uncensored.

I think one would have to do some mental gymnastics to take "It's Over" as a "losing my best friend" song. Pearl, the character who's singing, says "You won, and she chose you" directed at the character Greg, who ultimately ended up with the character Rose (the "she" in the song). There can't be a winner unless Pearl and Greg are playing the same game, you know? You could probably argue that the two dads in The Loud House have the same last name because they're brothers, using similar mental gymnastics.

There is another ongoing, completely uncensored, non-subtextual same-sex romance involving two other characters, Ruby and Sapphire. There's an entire episode called "The Answer" that's devoted to how they met and fell in love (and there's a forthcoming children's book of the same name!). I'll gladly link you to more videos and images if you're interested, but since you're not a fan of the show I think that might just bore you. :P

I'll stop here...sorry about the overly extensive response!

u/Appbeza · 1 pointr/stevenuniverse

What happens if you sneak them a Gem* book?

u/AmberxAltF4 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

OH MY GOODNESS they are so cute!!! :3 I have a little chihuahua/rat terrior mix named Pookie :)

Young Adult is great! I really enjoy dystopias as well! If you're interested in trekking down that path, a few good Young Adult/Dystopias are The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Giver. I also highly recommend Ready Player One and The Handmaids Tale :D

u/Tiger_Lily_x3 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thanks for the contest!

Awesome prize should I get lucky


u/jiynx · 1 pointr/books

Divergent by Veronica Roth, or the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Both feature strong female protagonists; both have action galore; both were devoured by my fiance who denies he has the ability to read. I think Divergent's better, but all three Hunger Games books are out and the second in the Divergent series won't be out till May.. :'(

u/roberto_banana · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Here are some fantasy/sci-fi books that I liked at that age, or would have liked had they been published. A couple of them have some sexual content, but nothing overly detailed.

DEFINITELY "The Dark is Rising" series. They're short, but excellent. Also The Hunger Games is a good bet (never read the sequels, but that first book is great). Other suggestions: The Name of the Wind, Waylander, Rose of the Prophet, 1984, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Strain, any of the Dragonlance books (I would start at the beginning, with Dragons of Autumn Twilight), or nearly anything by Stephen King.

u/book4you · 1 pointr/movies
u/greenskygirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Hunger Games. Fabulous book!!!

u/IDFKwhereGilliganIs · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So glad labor day weekend is here!

"Wine is bottled poetry"

u/Seawolf87 · 1 pointr/gaming

Everyone here should read The Hunger Games.

It's about a bunch of kids forced into an arena where they fight to the death. They get to pick up random stuff around the arena. It's awesome

u/2Fast2Finkel · 1 pointr/pics

I used to have this book when I was a kid. This tomato would fit right in.

u/njmj · 1 pointr/Parenting

How Are You Peeling?

It's a cute concept and all, but some of those faces/emotions are just weird.

u/voldemortlord · 1 pointr/harrypotter

I got these and they have held up well through rereads. Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set: Books #1-7

u/thisispiper · 1 pointr/harrypotter
u/JaguarE-Type · 1 pointr/AMA

If you binge watched them you could get them done in as little as two days. As a 16 year old during summer, I've done it. Also there are 8 movies, the last book was split into 2.

Movies on Amazon if you're interested.


The books take significantly longer to finish obviously.

If you have any questions feel free to PM me. I've read and watched the whole series 10 times.

u/Zinn987 · 1 pointr/harrypotter

I downloaded the e-books and when I get the money, (unemployed high school student) I'm going to buy this or wait and get this and this
And thanks everyone for the tips and recommendations!

u/poorsoi · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You should give us a little insight as to what genre you like, since every reader is different. Here are a few of my favorites from some random genres.

Fantasy: A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, Neverwhere, American Gods.

Sci-Fi: The Illustrated Man, Gold.

Dystopian Fiction: The Stand, The Road.

Classic Fiction: Flowers For Algernon,

Philosophy: Thus Spake Zarathustra, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Whatever Else: Fight Club, Fast Food Nation

edit: formatting

u/purpleyarn · 1 pointr/harrypotter

You can get a boxed set on Amazon for $48. Buying all of the books new on Amazon would run you $51. I think $48 is a good price for 7 books.

u/wayword · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Some of my favorites:

u/ladyllana · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Now this is a goblet worthy of a queen. And honey you should see me in a crown.

  2. Every witch should look her best. These face brooms should help me out!

  3. Sure, the hat completes my look, but this will make sure that the hair underneath is just as fabulous.

  4. Sure, this may not be much of a stretch as far as explanations go, but how much more fitting could you get? (PS - It was even on my wishlist before today!).

  5. I would be HORRIFIED if my chest were to look like just any one I could have snagged at Amazon-Alley. This will ensure that I can customize it to be completely unique!

    Bonus: This is one classy cape. I have to look my best when I'm off campus!
u/gemini_dream · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I second all of these, and would add J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and J.D. Hallowell's Dragon Fate. If you haven't read them, The Chronicles of Prydain should be on your list, as well.

u/dipsta · 1 pointr/harrypotter

On Amazon you can get each one brand new for £3.85 each, or get them in a nice box set for £30. Really cheap, as buying 7 paperbacks is usually like £50 - 70.

Edit: Noticed you're in US. Here is a set for like £30 ($52).

If you want to own them that's probably the cheapest way if you want them brand new.

u/catbug64 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How about... Harry Potter?
It's under 50 for used sets. :)

u/mamallama · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

oh my gosh. placeholder so i can work on this after my kids get to bed. excited! <3 you guys and your contests! I'm back!!

Morthy demands

  • I'd probably feel pretty posh in this wool slouchy hat but i don't know how it'd make me feel like an englishman. :) ^^Fashion ^^Attempts ^^WL.
  • I would probably never wear these outside of the house or yoga studio but these yoga pants look amazing! ^^Fashion ^^Attempts ^^WL

  • I am lacking in phallic looking items, so this is a bit of a stretch, a salt shaker. ^^kitchen ^^WL.

    Akeleie demands

  • Most geeky item : Geek Dad book with projects and fun things to do for my husband and our kids. ^^The ^^Mr. ^^WL.

  • Item which would help me achieve my goal of being a single car household and an active, fun, hot mama is this double bike trailer ^^ActiveLifestyle ^^WL

  • Best item to bring on a deserted island is The Harry Potter series, i have NOT read these books yet, but plan to do so along with my sons when they are a little older. ^^books ^^WL
u/cknap · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite book is 1984 and my favorite book series is Harry Potter!

u/acciocorinne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

awesome!! I've been trying to watch Classic Who! My favorite books :)

u/iamthehyrax · 1 pointr/harrypotter

Amazon still has them all for sale online. My BF just got the whole set (of the original US versions) from there for a really reasonable price. Here's the link for it.

u/RattusRattus · 1 pointr/writing

Your opinion does seem to have some supporting facts. Once the books started to balloon out, I began to loose interest in them. Not that my interest was great to begin with.

u/ibid-11962 · 1 pointr/HarryPotterBooks

It's a good price, but it's only about 20% cheaper than the typical Amazon price and this isn't the cheapest it goes. You can see the price history here.

u/tobebatman · 1 pointr/harrypotter

The text in the North American version is different (i.e. rubbish is trash), I think the choice depends really on whether the you value the authenticity of the content of the visuals of the book more. Personally I like the American version because I really love the art style, but at the same time I am a more visual person and the differences in text don't bother me as much as some other people.

If it helps you should also think about the type of box it will be in if that affects you. The American version boxed set looks like this (Amazon for more angles). While the signature version looks like this (Amazon for more angles)

There is also the question of whether you want paperback or hardback covers.

u/ABoringName_ · 1 pointr/harrypotter

I have this set. They’re pretty cool.

Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed Set

Edit: Also a very good price right now.

u/kiss-tits · 1 pointr/books

I love these new covers. Even though I grew up with the old ones, I feel like these new illustrated ones are just beautiful, and they really represent the magic of the reading experience.

After a bit of searching, I found the set on amazon:

The image is black because its a place-holder, I guess.

u/949paintball · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That Harry Potter is from this set, isn't it? I picked up the entire set last week and can't wait to get reading those!

u/ReisaD · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are it. I had to give him them... He picked up SS and It started his reading journey.

I couldn't deny him the love.

u/Esmerelda-Weatherwax · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

I think there are illustrated versions of Harry Potter

I would go to the store and look at this first rather than just buying on amazon though - just to make sure there are enough illustrations to keep him occupied. reading in silly voices may hold his attention through the bits with no pictures.

u/SoriAryl · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

Maybe get her a nice set of books for a gift?

Like if she likes Harry Potter, find a good version of it (leatherback, graphic novel, something like this:

u/Adherent_Sheep · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

board games are fun!! or read harry potter!! I was on bed rest for about 3 months after my appendix ruptured!

thank you for contest!!

u/Bugabooty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You guys!!!! Look!!! I had NO idea this was a thing!!!

u/kleinePfoten · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Srsly, go look at the customer images here. AMAZING.

u/ClumsyChipmunk · 1 pointr/OkCupid

yeah but like it's not real math

u/BoogerBunny · 1 pointr/worldnews

That book was my intro to algebra before I had started doing algebra and I'm definitely sure I got it in 4th grade.

u/chemyd · 1 pointr/chemistry

First off, pay attention in lab. Take it more seriously than lecture. Lab should really be twice as many credits as lecture- because it is at least that much more important. Chemistry is action, not books. If you aren't taking a lab, you will suffer greatly. If nothing else, get a chemistry set or something to internalize it. I suggest buying and working through this on your own:

Second, supplement readings with MIT Gen Chem lectures (, they invoke some math-you won't need most of the quantumn mechanics/wave equation stuff to ace your class, so don't get too hung up on that part). Overall the lectures are great.

u/mutilatedrabbit · 1 pointr/AskReddit

books? movies? I'd say you should get the Cosmos DVD set for general science, and maybe The Ascent of Man book/series. maybe some Attenborough documentaries as well? of course, this is more for the theoretical side of things and not for curriculum, but it would definitely be a positive experience for kids wanting to get the gist of what's involved in science, I think.

depending on your location and the logistics of your teaching environment, you might want to get a telescope as well as a microscope. you can get a pretty good general purpose telescope for a few hundred bucks and I know that I would have loved the shit out of that as a kid, but I'm not sure what you could possibly do with it being that you're probably only teaching during daylight hours.

so for an actual indoors "lab," maybe you should get one of those Thomson C3000 chemistry sets, in addition to a general assortment of beakers and test tubes and such. that seems to be the best chemistry kit around these days, sadly, but it's not half bad. it does come with some decent experiments and supplies. in addition to it, I recommend Robert Bruce Thompson's Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry

u/exstntlstfrtn · 1 pointr/chemistry

I came here to post this. His chemistry play list is really good (especially organic chem). It will give you a really solid fundamental understanding of college level chemistry and will make it much easier to understand other higher-level sources of information like wiki pages and MIT open courseware lectures.

Also, (to op) I recommend The Illustrated Guide To Home Chemistry. This book will help you build a decent lab setup and give you the necessary basics of lab procedure to have a strong understanding of chemistry as well. Good luck.

u/resainos · 1 pointr/chemhelp

I’d recommend

Might be too basic for your purposes but it’s a start!

u/TailSpinBowler · 1 pointr/chemistry
u/hansn · 1 pointr/education

Think of the things you (or others) would enjoy working with her using. A telescope/binoculars is great if you do regular viewing, but terrible if it sits in a closet. An electronics kit (I like snap circuits) or chemistry kit (Thames and Kosmos or Thompson's book with supplies) is fun if you can do them. Programming (lego mindstorm for example) is fun, if you do it together, but will likely otherwise collect dust.

Don't think of a gift to give and forget, think about something the two of you can do together and get the supplies for that. It is a much bigger investment, but has a much bigger payoff.

u/eitauisunity · 1 pointr/chemistry
  1. Go to Khan Academy's Chemistry and Physics sections and select which videos are applicable to your course.

  2. Assign these lectures as the Homework (Explained how to do this here)

  3. Purchase The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry. (This book has over 60 very straightforward experiments that show various aspects of chemistry. There probably won't be an experiment for each aspect you want to cover, but you should be able to get at least quite a few. Plus it's just an extremely good reference book for chem.)

    This still leaves you short for a few of your requirements, but should be a good start. I'm interested in seeing others' suggestions as well.
u/GrandLax · 1 pointr/DotA2

Read this book it will make you feel better

u/hazelowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd like this book for my daughter!

Thank You Easter Bunny

u/sacman · 1 pointr/jobs

I bet you remember this book.

u/E-werd · 1 pointr/iamverysmart

This reminds me of a book I read for my daughter at bedtime: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. There's a line where he complains about his teacher saying he skipped 16 when he was counting, and he says "who needs 16?"

u/DJ1962 · 1 pointr/Advice

Laugh - You have to laugh at yourself at times. It really works for me.

A good book that I recommend is from elementary school is ""

Really worth reading through a couple of times.

u/amazinggracee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This book was pretty great for me a kid: Dragon Rider

It's a great fantasy. It may seem a bit big and pretty long, but it's easy to understand and the concept is good.
Looking back, I think this may hvve been one of my favorite books. I really liked the fantasy world.
This Frozen book

The Harry Potter series were amazing.

Get those kids some books!

Please surprise me if I win

THanks for contest! :)

u/LittlestMermaid · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/watsoned · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Item link for mah niece!

I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said, "I drank what?

And the answer soda.

u/thewasp27 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


This is my favorite sweets recipe! They are heavily addicting.

And if I could get this awesome Frozen coloring book? Coloring is my stress reliever.

u/ldjd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a stay at home mom so I don't know if my entry counts but this coloring book would help keep my daughter occupied so I could focus on other household tasks that need to be done!

Takin' care of business!

u/revmamacrystal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Frozen, Naturally!

Daughter is 8 and her IQ is slightly higher than both mine and my husband's (and we're Mensa).

u/justgoodenough · 1 pointr/writing

There's a few things that you should consider:

  1. Children don't really have book level attention span until they're over 2 years old. Books for one year olds are really more like toys they can chew on that are shaped like books and typically have 0-2 words per spread. These are called board books. A lot of the "classic" picture books that people think of are written for children age 4-6.

  2. If you wanted to get a book printed and shipped to you by Christmas, using standard shipping, you have 1-2 weeks to write your story, get it illustrated, and do the layout. That seems ambitious. Also, a baby will destroy a book with paper pages and I don't know of any print on demand services for board books. Board books are pretty expensive to manufacture.

  3. Books for young children are illustrated, unless you are B.J. Novak. You didn't really mention how you intend to address this. If you want to write a story that doesn't need pictures, you're bumping up the age range to around 6 years old. If you intend to hire an illustrator, you're going to need to budget a substantial amount of money and push this gift to next Christmas. If you want to draw the illustrations yourself, I recommend giving it a try and seeing what it looks like (and if you enjoy it) before making that kind of commitment.

    I think it's admirable that you want to do a book for your nephew, but I think it's an unrealistic goal to aim to have it done by Christmas, and even if you get it done, it will be years before he can actually appreciate it.

    If you decide that you do want to do a picture book, I recommend starting with the following exercise:

  4. Go to your local independent bookstore and find 5 picture books you like.

  5. Buy one or two of them.

  6. Get the rest of them at the library.

  7. Transcribe the books into google docs.

  8. Print out the docs and read the stories to yourself. Pay attention to the sentence structure, how the words sound as you read them aloud, and what you are missing without the illustrations.

  9. Change one thing about the story and re-write it.

  10. Repeat this exercise until you understand picture books.
u/athennna · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes


Thank you all for your suggestions!! I bought a few of the ones mentioned here as well as some others. I went a little overboard, but I figure I can space out the gifts for later in the year, and some are for her little brother too.

  1. Nancy Drew (1-5) I LOVED these when I was younger, they're such a classic and Nancy's take charge attitude taught me so much.

  2. Little Pea (for her brother) A cute little kids book about a young pea who has to eat all of his candy for dinner, so he can have veggies for dessert! It's so charming and silly and is a fun reversal for kids who don't want to eat their veggies :)

  3. The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) Thanks for the suggestion /u/tectonicus!

  4. The Daring Book for Girls - a fun reference for knowledge and classic kids games, always ideas for fun stuff to do!

  5. Getting To Know The World's Greatest Artists - These art history books for kids gave me such a decent foundation in art history that when I finally took it in college I got my first A+ at a university level. Not to mention, having that knowledge made my time at art museums for field trips and such so much more relevant as I grew up! Also, I give these books full credit for my success in Jeopardy studio auditions :)

  1. The Paper Bag Princess - another one of my favorites that my dad used to read to me when I was younger. I loved it because when the Dragon strikes, it's the princess who has to outsmart him to save the bratty prince :)

  2. The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System, and The Magic School Bus On The Ocean Floor. Classics! Thank you /u/tectonicus, /u/mariposamariposa, and /u/caemin!

  3. The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak - couldn't tell too much about this one, but it's supposed to be very clever and leave a lot to the kid's imagination, fun to read out loud!

  4. Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman (Childhood of Famous Americans). Another book I enjoyed as a girl about a young woman who who "broke the mold" - stepping outside of social boundaries and working hard at something she was incredibly talented at.

  5. The Way Things Work - This one looks great!
    Thank you /u/mariposamariposa, and /u/moration!

    Edit: For the commenters saying I should just give her princess stuff if that's what she likes - I have and will continue to. This year I spent over 100 hours making her an Elsa from Frozen dress for her birthday. This should be proof enough that I encourage and share her enthusiasm.
u/vermiciousemily · 1 pointr/toddlers

The book with no pictures has a great page of nonsense words to read really fast. ( )

Also This Little Piggy by Tim Harrington Really funny for Preschool Read Alouds because of that wall of text to read really fast!

u/MinxyMiyagi · 1 pointr/perfectgift

The Book With No Pictures is a fun book. It requires some effort from you during the reading but it's sure to get a laugh.

u/campkev · 1 pointr/videos

He also wrote a great kids book:
The Book With No Pictures

Here is a clip of him reading it to a group of elementary school kids.

u/Kelliente · 1 pointr/pics

Awesome! Reminds me of this book that I loved as a girl. The whole homecoming court/prom queen "tradition" is a fucking joke, and that's how it should be treated.

u/Speed_Graphic · 1 pointr/AskReddit

puts on old man glasses
Back in my day, they read this to everyone in grade one here in Ontario.
So, you see, it's kind of a pun.
A Canadians-only pun.
And I explained it, making it even funnier.

u/thatsong · 1 pointr/books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Pretty much anything by Robert Munsch, especially The Paper Bag Princess, and Mortimer

u/AstarteHilzarie · 1 pointr/daddit
u/Newt_sCharmander · 1 pointr/stephenking

Do they have this as well? My Dad has like every Stephen King book ever but he didn't have this one

u/Kizylex · 1 pointr/cats

I might not have the exact answer you're looking for but this book came to mind:

I passed by this book when I worked at a Barnes and Noble and always found it mildly interesting..

Cats are a complete mystery to me and there may be explanations out there. Maybe some in books like this but I think their mysterious ways/quirks make them so fun to be around. And yes I realize the book is a children book about Aspergers.

u/lovemyfakeboobs · 1 pointr/funny
u/MercyRoseLiddell · 1 pointr/u_DanceswithStorms

I’m sorry you’ve had to go through all of that.

Although if 3 of your psych doctors think you have Aspergers, you probably do. From my understanding (from my own psych doctor) there isn’t really a test for it, rather than behavioral markers, thought and even speech patterns. There also isn’t much you can do for Aspergers other than behavioral therapy.

Source: I have Aspergers.

Some books that might give some more insight are:


Look me in the eye is a story from someone who was diagnosed later in life.

u/mimbailey · 1 pointr/cats

Have you ever heard of the book All Cats Have Asperger’s Syndrome? :)

u/avalikia · 1 pointr/AMA

Cats. They're all on the autism spectrum too, so they 'get' me.

u/Bbrhuft · 1 pointr/news
u/vmackenzie · 1 pointr/aspergers

All Cats Have Aspergers Syndrome

My "spirit animal" (if there are such things) is a lion. Ironically though, I'm allergic to cats.

u/Roben9 · 1 pointr/WTF

True, but it doesn't mean the books are not funny or have ill-advised elements that can be found humorous.

I work in a bookstore and there are many other books available for children with psychological, physiological, or developmental disorders. Some of them are funny and should be laughed at such as All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. This is one of those books.

And it is a WTF moment if you were to just find this book with little to no context. Bipolar Bear? WTF?

u/JPozz · 1 pointr/funny

No no no. They've got it backwards.

All cats have Asperger's

All dogs have ADHD

u/SamuraiJakkass86 · 1 pointr/gifs
u/GlorySquid · 1 pointr/WTF

This is part of a series of books for young kids with attention disorders to help them better understand it. My uncle (child psychologist) has both of them. Here's the other.

u/johnx86 · 1 pointr/aspergers

I havent read it yet, but my sister recommended:

u/wewawalker · 1 pointr/aspergers

Thank you all for such thoughtful replies. What a great community!

I also wanted to let you all know how much my son has loved this book: My adult friend with Asperger’s recommended it and said he wished he’d had it when he was younger.

u/scoobysmokesweed · 1 pointr/IAmA
u/a_dada_dad · 1 pointr/aspergers

i have an 11 year old on the spectrum. i think it's great that your kid has a good friend.

we just got this book for him and he seems to be inhaling it:

u/Lyon14 · 1 pointr/atheistparents

My daughter (5) and son (7) both enjoy this book I Wonder. Also, Older Than The Stars is pretty decent too.

u/toe-not-tow-the-line · 1 pointr/atheism

I Wonder by Annaka Harris.

u/knighttim · 1 pointr/brandonsanderson

Link to amazon

^(because I know I hate it when people don't post a link to the deals they post)

I went to go buy it-but I already bought it back it 2016 it was on sale for $1.99 then

u/Cdresden · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Sand by Hugh Howey.

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson.

u/Nekromos · 1 pointr/writing

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson is the only superhero novel I've read.

u/SmallFruitbat · 1 pointr/YAwriters

If you and your readers are certain you have a MG novel, it will definitely be easier to change your query rather than the novel itself. Take a look at MG books like A Series of Unfortunate Events and Artemis Fowl or borderline MG/YA books like Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Steelheart, (superhero bonus) and Incarceron to see how dead parents, dismemberment, and evil villains can be handled for a younger audience.

u/CheetahSnake · 0 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

New books are always welcome!

Did you know that sometimes kangaroos sometimes steal dingo babies?

u/LocalAmazonBot · 0 pointsr/funny

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link text: this book

u/JTDimino · 0 pointsr/

This one from Amazon is pretty cool!

u/ModelmayhemSJW · -1 pointsr/newhampshire
u/lordcheeto · -2 pointsr/funny