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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
Web site:
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.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-09-10
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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