Suggested Reading | Allergies, Asthma, Eczema

Bentley Goes to School

As a loveable dog named Bentley approaches his first day of school, he begins to worry about being away from his parents and keeping himself safe due to his food allergies.

This age-appropriate book was written to be incredibly simple to follow and to address not only a young child’s food allergies, but also his or her concerns about being away from family members for the first time.

Because Bentley and his teachers know how to keep him safe, he successfully manages his way through multiple activities including snack time, arts and crafts, and recess. At the end of the day, Bentley has had such a good time, he can’t wait to come back tomorrow.

This book is not allergy-specific to appeal to a wide range of families managing life-threatening food allergies and special dietary needs. It also includes a section of caregivers notes to help foster conversations about food allergy management outside the home.

Why can't I have a Cupcake?

A Book for Children with Allergies and Food Sensitivities

Rory loves cupcakes, but he can’t eat them because they make his tummy hurt.

When he goes to his friend’s birthday party, he learns that he’s not the only one who has to avoid certain foods, and he has a great time at the party.  




Zippy: A Story About Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergies 

Food allergen oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a transformative treatment for life-threatening food allergies that can protect patients from accidental ingestion and allow them to freely introduce the allergen into their diets.

However, it can be difficult for young children to understand the process of beginning to eat something they have spent their lives strictly avoiding.

In this book, a board-certified allergist with extensive experience in food allergy treatment and a mother of children whose food allergies have been treated by OIT join forces to explain this exciting therapy to children using the power of storytelling.

Follow along as Zippy, an aspiring race car who is allergic to racing fuel, works to treat his allergy and become a champion!



The Princess and the Peanut Allergy 

Regina has a huge, princess-themed, peanut-filled cake planned for her birthday party, that is until she learns that her best friend Paula has a severe peanut allergy!

In this introduction to food allergies, Regina learns how dangerous an allergic reaction can be, and how she can best help a friend stay safe.

With dimensional and bright illustrations, this book perfectly depicts the importance of respecting a friend's needs.




Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies  

For children with food allergies, eating―one of the basic functions of life―can be a nightmare. Children who suffer or become dangerously ill after eating peanuts, seafood, milk, eggs, wheat, or a host of other foods require constant vigilance from caring, concerned parents, teachers, and friends.

In this empathetic and comprehensive guide, Dr. Scott H. Sicherer, a specialist in pediatric food allergies, gives parents the information they need to manage their children’s health and quality of life. He describes why children develop food allergy, the symptoms of food allergy (affecting the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, and the respiratory system), and the role of food allergy in behavioral problems and developmental disabilities.

Parents will learn how to recognize emergency situations, how to get the most out of a visit with an allergist, what allergy test results mean, and how to protect their children―at home, at school, at summer camp, and in restaurants.

Informative, compassionate, and practical, this guide will be indispensable for parents, physicians, school nurses, teachers, and everyone else who cares for children with food allergies.