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Asthma: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Asthma by Angela Royston Heinemann Library, 2004
  • Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story About Asthma by Virginia Kroll Albert Whitman, 2005
  • How to Deal With Asthma by Lynette Robbins PowerKids Press, 2009
  • I Have Asthma by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos Barron’s Educational Series, 2007
  • I'm Tougher Than Asthma! by Alden R. Carter and Siri M. Carter Albert Whitman & Co, 1996
  • Taking Asthma to Camp: A Fictional Story About Asthma Camp by Kim Gosselin JayJo Books, 1998
  • Taking Asthma to School by Kim Gosselin JayJo Books, 1998
  • The Lion Who Had Asthma by Jonathan London, Nadine Bernard Westcott (illustrator) A. Whitman & Co., 1997
  • Why Is It So Hard to Breathe? A First Look at Asthma by Pat Thomas Barron’s Educational Series, 2008

Ages 8 to 12

  • Allergies, Asthma, and Exercise by Celeste Peters Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000
  • Asthma by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn Watts, 2003
  • Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids by Kate Kelly Fireside, 2004
  • Living with Asthma by Shirley Wimbish Gray Child's World, 2003
  • Living With Asthma by Margaret Hyde Walker, 2000
  • Relieve the Squeeze: How to Take Control of Your Asthma by Peggy Strauss Viking, 2000
  • You Can Control Asthma: A Book for Kids, 2nd rev. ed. by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 1998
  • What Does It Mean to Have Asthma? by Louise Spilsbury Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Why Is It So Hard To Breathe? By Pat Thomas Barrons Educational, 2008

Young Adult

  • Asthma: the Ultimate Teen Guide by Penny Hutchins Paquette Scarecrow Press, 2003
  • Asthma by Alissa Greenberg Franklin Watts, 2000
  • Breathe Easy! A Teen's Guide to Allergies and Asthma by Jean Ford Mason Crest Publ, 2005
  • Living With Asthma (Teen Guides) by William Berger, Facts on File, 2008

Books for Adults

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma: Breathing Easy and Bring Up Healthy Active Children Villard Books, 2000
  • Asthma and Allergy Action Plan for Kids: a Complete Program to Help Your Child Live a Full and Active Life by Kate Kelly and Allen Dozor Fireside, 2004
  • Asthma for Dummies by William Berger and Jackie Joyner-Kersee For Dummies Press, 2004
  • Asthma Sourcebook by Francis Adams, McGraw Hill, 2007
  • Caring for a Child with Asthma: What You Really Need to Know by Robert Buckman Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2000
  • Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide and Asthma Information for Children of All Ages by Milton Gold Robert Rose, 2003
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Guide to Asthma: How to Help Your Child Live a Healthier Life by Julian Allen (ed) Wiley, 2004
  • Harvard Medical School Guide to Taking Control of Asthma by Christopher Fanta Free Press, 2003
  • When Your Child Has Asthma by Peter Van Asperen Simon & Schuster, 2008

Other Resources

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
611 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 272-6071

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, D.C. 20036

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway, NY 10019
1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
(301) 251-1222

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO

Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (monthly newsletter)
10875 Maine Street, Suite 210
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-08-26
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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