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Charlene McIver
 Author of
Leigh's Wheelie Adventures series

Books for children that promote self-confidence, self-esteem, friendship, kindness, resilience, and adaptability.

Charlene McIver Author of specialty children's books.

Welcome to my Website

My stories highlight some of the challenges children with disabilities may encounter. 

Inspired by my late son, Leigh, who passed away suddenly in 2016 from complications related to his disability, at the age of 33 years.

They are dedicated to Leigh and other children with disabilities for their courage, strength,

and determination.  

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Little Parachutes 

Leigh's Wheelie Adventures series wins a gold star
"Squishy Sand has been awarded a Gold Star by Little Parachutes for the highest quality and most helpful book in their library.

This engaging picture book features Leigh, a disabled child who uses a wheelchair. It highlights some of the everyday obstacles that wheelchair users have to cope with. A great choice for any child, reinforcing the importance of empathy, resilience, teamwork, kindness, and creative thinking."
Review by Claire Ward-Dutton, November 2020. 

Leigh's Wheelie Adventures proudly supports  
Special Developmental Schools, hospitals & organizations through book donations.


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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