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
  • 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

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
http://www.aaaai.org

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-466-7643
http://www.aafa.org

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway, NY 10019
1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
http://www.lungusa.org

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html

National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, Office of Communications
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919-541-3345
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/asthma/

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
(301) 251-1222
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/index.htm

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: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2008-05-20
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