Allergies: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • Aaron's Awful Allergies; by Troon Harrison; Kids Can Press, 1998
  • Allergies (It's not Catching); by Angela Royston; Heinemann, 2002
  • Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children's Story of Peanut Allergies; by Nicole Smith; Jungle Communications, Inc.; 1999
  • Aneil Has a Food Allergy; by Jillian Powell; Chelsea House Publ, 2004
  • Allergies (Rookies Read-About-Health series); by Sharon Gordon; Children's Press, 2003
  • Eating Gluten-Free with Emily; by Bonnie Kruszka; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Harry's Dog; by Barbara Ann Porte; Scholastic, 1999
  • Let's Talk about Having Allergies; by Elizabeth Weitzman; Powerkids, 2002
  • The Peanut Pickle: A Story About Peanut Allergy; by Jessica Ureel; First Page Publ., 2004
  • Peanut Butter Jam; by Elizabeth Sussman Nassau; Health Press, 2001
  • Taking Food Allergies to School; by Ellen Weiner; JayJo Books, 1999

Ages 9 to 12

  • Allergies; by Steve Parker; Heinemann Library, 2004
  • Allergies; by Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Allergies; by Alvin Silverstein; Franklin Watts, 2000
  • Allergies; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2003
  • Food Allergies; by Jason Glaser; Capstone Press, 2007
  • Peanut Butter, Milk, And Other Deadly Threats: What You Should Know About Food Allergies; by Sherri Mabry Gordon; Enslow Publishers, 2006
  • Taking Food Allergies to School; by Ellen Weiner; JayJo Books, 1999
  • Why Do My Eyes Itch: and Other Questions About Allergies; by Angela Royston; Heinemann, 2003

Young Adult

  • Allergies; by Wendy Moragne; Twenty-First Century Books, 1999
  • Allergies; by Edward Edelson; Chelsea House, 2000
  • Breathe Easy: Teen Guide to Allergies; by Jean Ford: Mason Crest, 2005
  • Special Diets and Food Allergies; by Carol Ballard; Heinemann Library, 2006

Books for Adults

  • Allergies and Asthma for Dummies; by William Berger; For Dummies, 2000
  • American College of Physicians Home Medical Guide to Common Allergies; by David R Goldmann; DK Pub., 2000
  • Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide: The Parent's Handbook for Children of All Ages; by Milton Gold; Robert Rose Publ, 2003
  • Complete Peanut Allergy Handbook; by Scott Sicherer and Terry Malloy; Berkley Publ, 2005
  • Food Allergies for Dummies; by Robert Wood; For Dummies, 2007
  • Food Allergy Guide: A Lifestyle Manual for Families; by Theresa Welligham; Savory Plate, 2000
  • Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities; by Joanne Stepaniak and Dina Aronson; Healthy Living Publ, 2004
  • How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life; by Linda Coss; Plumtree Press, 2004
  • Kid-Friendly Food Allergy Cookbook: More Than 150 Recipes That Are Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Low in Sugar; by Lynne Rominger; Fair Winds Press, 2004

Other Resources

American Academy of Asthma & Immunology
Information on all aspects of asthma and allergies, including allergies to plants, food, latex, pets, insects and testing for allergies. Includes information on medications and other treatments. Has English and Spanish sections.
611 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 272-6071
http://www.aaaai.org/

MedlinePlus: Allergy
List of resources complied by the staff at the National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/allergy.html

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Colorado
1-800-222-LUNG
http://www.njc.org

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
National Institutes of Health
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/default.htm

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107
Fairfax, VA 22030
http://www.foodallergy.org.

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2008-05-20
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