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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
  • Allergy Tales: a Birthday Party; by Carey Shoemaker; AllergyOnBoard; 2009
  • 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
  • Bugabees: Friends with Food Allergies; by Amy Recob; Beaver’s Pond Press, 2009
  • 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 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
  • Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies; by Scott Sicherer; Johns Hopkins Press, 2006
  • Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: 200 Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family; by Cybele Pascal; Vital Health, 2005

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

MedlinePlus: Allergy
List of resources complied by the staff at the National Library of Medicine

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Colorado

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
National Institutes of Health

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107
Fairfax, VA 22030

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2011-05-10
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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