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Epilepsy: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Becky the Brave: A Story about Epilepsy by Laura Lears Whitman, 2002
  • Epilepsy by Kristina Routh Heinmann Library, 2004
  • Mommy I Feel Funny! A Child’s Experience with Epilepsy by Danielle Rocheford Green Swing, 2009
  • Taking Seizure Disorders to School: A Story About Epilepsy by Kim Gosselin JayJo Books, 1998

Ages 9 to 12

  • Epilepsy by Mark E. Dudley Crestwood House, 1997
  • Epilepsy (Understanding Illness) by Elaine Landau Twenty-First Century Books, 1995
  • Moments That Disappear: Children Living With Epilepsy by Thomas Bergman Stevens, Gareth, Inc., 1992
  • Why and What of Epilepsy: a Book for Children and Teens by Roopal Karia PublishAmerica, 2008

Young Adult

  • The Alfred Summer by Jan Slepian Philomel Books, 2001
  • Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Survival Guide by Kathlyn Gay Scarecrow Press, 2003
  • Epilepsy (Diseases and People) by Mary Kay Carson Enslow Publishers Inc., 1998

Books for Adults

  • Children With Seizures: A Guide For Parents, Teachers, And Other Professionals Martin L. Kutscher Jessica Kingsley, 2006
  • Epilepsy and Seizures by Donald Weaver Firefly Books, 2001
  • Epilepsy: A Practical Guide by Mike Johnson David Fulton Publishing, 2002
  • Epilepsy: Information for You and For Those Who Care About You by Elaine Wyllie Cleveland Clinic Press, 2008
  • Epilepsy: Patient and Family Guide by Orrin Devinsky Demos, 2008
  • Growing Up With Epilepsy: A Practical Guide for Parents by Lynn Blackburn Demos, 2003
  • Partial Seizure Disorders: Help for Patients and Families by Mitzi Waltz O'Reilly, 2001
  • Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide for Parents by John M. Freeman, M.D. 3rd ed. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2002

Other Resources

Epilepsy Foundation of America
Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Service
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785
800-332-1000
Web site: http://www.efa.org
Answers specific questions from callers, referrals to local chapters, catalog of educational materials (800-213-5821).


Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-09-10
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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