Children’s Books

Discover inpsiring tales and fun adventures with our collection of children’s book about cystic fibrosis. We think kids and adults alike will love them. Learn more about the children’s books we currently have available below.


My ABCF was written by Cystic Fibrosis WA. The book is aimed at young children with CF to encourage conversation and increase CF understanding from an early age.

The story follows two children as they journey through the alphabet learning more about living with CF. We want children to have a greater understanding of how their body works, the importance of treatments and knowing there are many other children with CF just like them.

It is available to purchase for $25 through our shop. We are able to offer one free copy per family in WA with a child aged up to approximately seven years.

Our Baby Has 65 Roses

Our Baby Has 65 Roses is a beautiful story of a little boy, his dog and his family as they learn and understand what is happening to his new baby sister who has been diagnosed with CF.

Written by Eilis Moroney and illustrated by Ruth Cahill, both mums to children with CF in Ireland.

CFWA have purchased copies of Our baby Has 65 Roses to gift to WA families with a newly diagnosed baby. Alternatively, it can be purchased through CF Ireland.

“The overall aim of this book is to give comfort, confidence and support to parents and families of newly diagnosed CF babies. It reminds families who might be overwhelmed with worry for their newly diagnosed baby , of the many wonderful talents, dreams and gifts that their children have to offer and will achieve. These babies are resilient, determined, happy, mischievous and marvellous bundles of joy, just like their peers”

Do Not Lick This Book – CF Edition

Do Not Lick This Book (DNLTB) is a brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them. Written by Idan Ben-Barak and illustrated by Julian Frost.

In 2021, CFWA worked with author and illustrator, Idan and Julian, to create a special edition of DNLTB especially for the CF community. The extra pages take a closer look at the lungs and some of the mucus and germs that might live in the lungs of people with CF. This special edition is only available from CFWA and can be purchased through our shop. We can offer one free copy per family with a child with CF in WA.

You can see more of what the book looks like by watching this online reading.

For more information about receiving a free copy of these books, email gillian.hoyland@cfwa.org.au

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