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A Different Sort of Normal

CHILDREN'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR, THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2022 - SHORTLISTED
BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS BEST BOOK WITH FACTS 2022 - LONGLISTED
THE OBSERVER CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH - JULY 2021
THE BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH - JULY 2021

 

"I REALLY love it. Buy it for your kids, your parents, your grandparents.
Mostly buy it for yourself" 
 Holly Smale, author of the Geek Girl series

"This book is what I needed as a kid! Empathetic, joyful and beautifully authentic. I loved it!" 
 Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark

*The beautiful true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic - and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world*

 

 


 

"Balfe's honesty . . . builds readers' trust, while the humor in the text and illustrations keeps them engaged." — New York Times

"Balfe has found a tone and vocabulary with which to discuss her neurodivergent experience that feels accessible but not childish, and I would be inclined to give this book . . . to any tweens in my orbit." — Xtra Magazine

A Different Sort of Normal (2021) is the original UK version.

A Different Kind of Normal (2022) is the USA and Canada version.

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