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Kathy Hoopmann

Kathy Hoopmann is an Australian author with a background in primary school teaching. After many years of working with children with Asperger Syndrome, she has a wonderful insight into the mindset of Aspies. Her sensitivity to their strengths and weaknesses, and her ability to encapsulate these within her literature, has made her a household name within the Asperger community. She is the author of fifteen books for children and teenagers. Her best known work, All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, Haze, Lisa and the Lacemaker, Of Mice and Aliens and Blue Bottle Mystery, are all published by JKP. To find out more about Kathy and her writing visit www.kathyhoopmann.com.

JKP publications by Kathy Hoopmann

  1.  Lisa and the Lacemaker - The Graphic Novel

    Lisa and the Lacemaker - The Graphic Novel

    Kathy Hoopmann. Art and adaptation by Mike Medaglia

    Lisa, a girl with Asperger Syndrome, has a vivid imagination, but even she couldn't have dreamt up the secrets of her Great Aunt Hannah and the mysterious Lacemaker. Follow Lisa in this graphic novel edition of Kathy Hoopmann's curious tale, as she sets out to discover the truth about Great Aunt Hannah's past. Learn More
    2017, 80pp
  2.  All Birds Have Anxiety

    All Birds Have Anxiety

    Kathy Hoopmann

    All Birds Have Anxiety explores the symptoms of anxiety disorder and their impact on day-to-day life through colourful images of life as a bird. Its humorous yet gentle approach recognises the stress that anxiety can cause, helping people to better understand how it feels to have anxiety. Learn More
    2017, Hardback, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 9781785921827
    2017, Ebook, PDF, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-454-0
  3.  Elemental Island

    Elemental Island

    Kathy Hoopmann and J.S. Kiss

    Astie is different. She wants to study fashion but no one in her class understands why. Then she is diagnosed with Social Syndrome and becomes even more left out and frustrated. But when a stranger appears on the island, Astie's differences are called upon to find out who he is. What she finds will shake the island's very core... Learn More
    2015, Hardback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 224pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-658-8
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-228-7
  4.  Blue Bottle Mystery - The Graphic Novel

    Blue Bottle Mystery - The Graphic Novel

    An Asperger Adventure

    Kathy Hoopmann, Art by Rachael Smith

    Full of mystery and intrigue, this graphic novel version of Kathy Hoopmann's best-selling adventure follows Ben, a boy with Asperger syndrome (AS). When Ben and his friend Andy discover an old blue bottle in the school yard, little do they know of the mysterious forces they are about to unleash... Learn More
    2015, Hardback, 9.65in x 6.69in / 245mm x 170mm, 64pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-650-2
    2015, Ebook, PDF, 76pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-204-1
  5. The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom

    The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom

    What Every Teacher Needs to Know

    Kathy Hoopmann, illustrated by Rebecca Houkamau

    A quick reference guide to Asperger syndrome (ASD) in the classroom, Kathy Hoopmann's handbook is ideal for busy teachers. It covers all the key problem areas, such as meltdowns, explains them from the student's perspective, and provides strategies for how to manage them and create the best environment for the child. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-553-6
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-984-5
  6.  Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

    Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

    Kathy Hoopmann

    Following in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, and the book celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger's Syndrome special. Learn More
    2012, Hardback, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-334-1
    2012, Ebook, PDF, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-670-7
  7.  All Dogs Have ADHD

    All Dogs Have ADHD

    Kathy Hoopmann

    All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world. Charming colour photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse. Learn More
    2008, Hardback, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-651-7
    2008, Ebook, PDF, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-840-1
  8.  All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

    All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

    Kathy Hoopmann

    This book takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS. Learn More
    2006, Hardback, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 72pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-481-0
  9.  Haze

    Haze

    Kathy Hoopmann

    Seb is a loner. Brilliant with numbers but hopeless with people, he prefers the company of computers and his only friend, Guzzle. Things change for the better when he makes some friends, and a new computer teacher arrives. However, Seb is soon caught up in a web of computer fraud and lies and turns to Madeline's mysterious cyber friend for help. Learn More
    2003, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 160pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-072-0
    2003, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-405-2
  10.  Lisa and the Lacemaker

    Lisa and the Lacemaker

    An Asperger Adventure

    Kathy Hoopmann

    When Lisa's Great Aunt Hannah moves into a nursing home nearby, she draws Lisa into the art of lace making and through the criss-crossing of threads, Lisa is helped to understand her own Asperger Syndrome. But Great Aunt Hannah also has a secret and now it is up to Lisa to confront the mysterious Lacemaker and put the past to rest. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 128pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-071-3
    2002, Ebook, ePUB, 128pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-354-3
  11.  Of Mice and Aliens

    Of Mice and Aliens

    An Asperger Adventure

    Kathy Hoopmann

    This is a science fiction novel for kids, with a difference. Ben is learning to cope with his newly diagnosed Asperger Syndrome. When an alien crash-lands in his back yard, the humorous parallels between the alien's inability to relate to humans and Ben's own idiosyncrasies highlight the difficulties Aspie kids face every day. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 112pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-007-2
    2001, Ebook, ePUB, 112pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-179-5
  12.  Blue Bottle Mystery

    Blue Bottle Mystery

    An Asperger Adventure

    Kathy Hoopmann

    This is a fun-filled fantasy story for children with a difference: the hero is Ben, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. When Ben and his friend Andy find an old bottle in the school yard, they little realize the surprises about to be unleashed in their lives. Learn More
    2000, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 96pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-978-3
    2000, Ebook, ePUB, 96pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-169-3
    2017, Audio Book, ZIP FILE, 80 minutes, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-078-8