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Short Height: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Brave Little Princess; by Beatrice Masini; Barefoot Books, 2000
  • Avalanche Anne: a Not-So-Tall Tale; by Lisa Wheeler; Harcourt Children’s, 2003
  • Fritz and the Beautiful Horses; by Jan Brett; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • I Like Me, I Like You; by Laurence Anholt; Dorling Kindersley, 2001
  • I'm Growing!; by Aliki; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Joe Lion's Big Boots; by Kara May; Kingfisher, 2000
  • Little Miss Tiny; by Roger Hargreaves; Price Stern, 1999
  • Mr. Small; by Roger Hargreaves; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Much Bigger Than Martin; by Steven Kellogg; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Not So Tall For Six; by Dianna Hutts Aston; Charlesbridge, 2008
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon; by Patty Lovell; Putnam; 2001
  • The Shortest Kid in the World; by Corinne Demas Bliss, Nancy Poydar (illustrator); Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch; by Pat Hutchins; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Ages 9 to 12

  • Awfully Short for the Fourth Grade; by Elvira Woodruff, Will Hillenbrand (illustrator); Dell, 1995
  • Beware of Kissing Lizard Lips; by Phyllis Shalant; Econo-Clad, 1999
  • Born Too Short: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case; by Dan Elish; Thorndike Press, 2005
  • Coping With Growth Spurts and Delayed Growth; by James Fiscus; Rosen, 2002
  • Freak the Mighty; by Rodman Philbrick; Scholastic, 2001
  • Granville Jones, Commando; by Natalie Honeycutt, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
  • Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher; by Bruce Coville; Harcourt Children's Books, 2002
  • Never Sell Yourself Short; by Stephanie Riggs; Albert Whitman & Co, 2001
  • Secret Weapon; by Matt Christopher; Little, Brown, 2000
  • Short Stature: From Folklore to Fact; by Elaine Landau; Watts, 1997
  • The Short Book: Tall Stories, Freakish Facts, and the Long and Short of Being Small in a Great Big World; by Zachary Kanin; Black Dog & Leventhal Publ, 2007

Other Resources

Little People of America
National Headquarters
PO Box 9897
Washington, DC 20016

The MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth
1327 N. Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302-1376

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: 2010-06-04
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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