15 Children’s Books about Cleft Lip and Palate

I have a cleft-affected daughter, so I have begun to pay more attention to books addressing craniofacial differences. I put them all in one easy place!

There are a lot of great children’s books out there that discuss cleft lip and palate. Representation of differences matters. It goes a long way to have students feel represented and teach and give children an understanding of those different from them!

These children’s books are great for children born with craniofacial differences to learn about themselves and instill confidence. It is also for teaching and bringing awareness to other children about cleft lip and palate.


Jack’s New Smile: Having a baby with a cleft lip and palate

Sharing Smiles

Beth and Her Cleft

These Lips

I See a Smile: Preparing Families for a baby with a cleft lip

Smile With Simon Series

The Broken Smile

Adventures of Norah: Let’s talk about cleft

Brave Blake

Archie the Cleftie: A Tale of Strength, Resilience, and Courage


The Widest Grin: A Cleft Baby Story

Cleft Talk for Kids

Alexis has a Cleft Lip

Just A Little Bit Different: Preparing your young child for a new sibling born with a cleft

Cleft and Craniofacial Team Days: What to expect for your visit


I Wish I’d Known… How Much I’d Love You!

Your Cleft-Affected Child: The Complete Book of Information, Resources, and Hope

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Do you have any other books to add to the list? Comment below with them!

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2 Responses

  1. Hi, Our Cleft and Craniofacial Team recently came across a list you created of cleft and craniofacial related books/ storybooks. We purchased the books and are creating a library in our clinic for parents & kids to preview the books when they visit us. Thanks for the list! We also had a suggestion for a book written and published by a 9 year old patient with cleft lip and palate about coming to cleft and craniofacial team. It is her perspective of what it is like to visit a multidisciplinary team and a great way for kids to know what to expect and prepare for a successful visit (with multiple providers). It is available on Amazon and called: Cleft and Craniofacial Team Days by Violet Ake. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for your work!!

  2. Hello. I love this list. I also wrote a book about having a cleft lip and palate. It’s called Princess Rylie and it’s available on Amazon. I would love if you could check it out. Thank you. 🙂

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