‘Square Me, Round World’ Hardcover Book

(5 customer reviews)


‘Square Me, Round World’ is a 100+ page hardcover book sharing seven beautifully illustrated fictional stories, exploring common experiences of those who find it hard to fit in.

Shipping once per week to Australian and New Zealand residents. International customers can order via Amazon


Square Me, Round World

Hardcover book on celebrating and embracing our differences

This is a brilliant book that needs to be in every university,
every ECEC, school, and community library.

Maggie Dent
Author, educator and parenting expert

‘Square Me, Round World’ is an illuminating collection of short stories delving into the distinctive experiences of those who feel like square pegs in a world of round holes. From social challenges to sensory differences, this book aims to foster greater empathy, understanding, and inspiration, for a more inclusive world.

Written by Chelsea Luker, an Autistic/ADHDer psychologist from NSW, Australia, this collection of stories shines a light on common experiences of neurodivegent individuals. 

With illustrations by Eliza Fricker (author/illustrator of “Thumbsucker” and “Can’t Not Won’t”), this book is as delightful as it is enlightening. 

Supported by a digital Information Guide, this hardcover book is the perfect option for parents, teachers, and therapists seeking to support and connect.

What makes it special?

  • Suitable for adults and children alike (reading age most suited to 6-12 years)
  • Neurodiversity-affirming
  • Discussion guide to help support your child, student or client.

As a teacher, delving into conversations about neurodiversity can feel daunting; you want to get it right. This book and its lessons provide the perfect support to feel confident initiating these crucial discussions. It’s been invaluable in fostering an authentically neuro-affirming classroom environment, making every child feel seen and valued.
The stories are the perfect length and level for any primary classroom, my class and I love them all. But the real magic happens when it opens up heartfelt discussions about differences. Through it, my students have discovered connections with each other they never imagined.
It’s truly special.

Vicky Purser
Year 1 Teacher and K-4 Learning Support

A wonderful must-read book for every child to help understand and embrace their authentic self.

Associate Professor Josie Barbaro

It’s like special interest joy ramped up with extra warm fuzzy tummy flips and a big gentle hug.


About the book

  • 108 pages
  • 6” x 9” hardcover book
  • 50+ black and white illustrations
  • Full colour cover and end pages
  • Free additional 40+ page digital Information Guide included.


Is this book suitable for my Autistic/ADHDer child?

Absolutely! “Square Me, Round World” is designed to resonate with Autistic/ADHDer children and provide valuable insights for both them and their caregivers.

Is this book suitable for my child who isn't Autistic or an ADHDer?

Certainly! Many children will relate to the experiences in “Square Me, Round World”. This book can also help to provide useful insight into the experiences of others.

Can this book be used in a classroom setting?

Yes, definitely! With its discussion guide and educational content, “Square Me, Round World” is an excellent resource for teachers and educators. Please also see our Educators Guide eBook which is sold separately (although can be bundled with our eBook).

I am a therapist. Could I use this book in my sessions?

Of course! This book would be incredibly valuable to explore different ways of thinking/sensing/being in the world. The discussion guide may also provide you with some useful prompts to help explore your client’s experience of the book.

Do you offer wholesale prices?

Sure do. Please contact me at hello@connectuspsychology.com for wholesale opportunities if you are interested. I can also offer a discount for bulk purchases.

5 reviews for 'Square Me, Round World' Hardcover Book

  1. Amiee



    Chelsea Luker is a delightful Autistic / ADHDer Australian Psychologist, and this is her first (hopefully not last!) book – just released!

    Isla and I saw down to read the first two stories today; “Feeling Different” and “Finding Your Flock”. The dinosaur and owl tributes in my post are in recognition of these beautiful characters.

    The stories were relatable – for both Isla and I.

    I felt SEEN.

    The characters are speaking of both my childhood AND adulthood experiences of being different, not fitting in, and feeling like I don’t belong.

    AND they are normalising that difference is NOT less, and often can lead to amazing strengths that contibute to the world.

    They also help us realise that finding your tribe can take time, but once we find them we are ACCEPTED and UNDERSTOOD for our unique identity.

    That our communication style, our body engagement and our behaviour might be different to neurotypical folk, BUT it essentially reflects cultural differences in relating.

    Chelsea’s stories sparked conversations between us about the problem with the “whole body listening” concept at schools and workplaces, and also exploring both our preferences for unmasked communication.

    Thank you to Chelsea for giving us stories to gently face and challenge our internalised ableist beliefs and to support conversations with our children that affirms their neurodivergent identities and their place in the world.

  2. Amy

    This is a profoundly moving book that my child has been able to see themselves in. It has given them a greater understanding of their AuDHD experience, as well as the comfort in knowing that it’s not just them who feels like the characters in the stories.

    I pre-ordered 3 books to start with based on wildly positive reviews, and have ordered another 3, so we can share this experience with more people.

    Thank you so much.

  3. Samantha

    This book is so essential to both children, teenagers and adults alike. It gives the reader an insight into the uniqueness of those with Autism and ADHD. I’ve found it powerful for teaching my toddlers that even though people have differences, we all belong.

  4. Shannon

    I found this book, ‘Square Me, Round World’, so insightful into the daily experiences of Autistic and ADHDer individuals. The book fosters understanding and empathy, as well as an appreciation for the richness of neurodiversity, and paves the way for more meaningful connections and dialogue.

  5. Victoria

    I read “Square Me, Round World” in one sitting. The stories cover every aspect of what it can feel like to be Autistic ADHD. The stories are both accessible for children and helpful for adults. I bought two copies of the book for me and my neurodivergent extended family. Thank you Chelsea for writing such a helpful book. I’m so glad that neurodivergent people no longer have to suffer being misunderstood by themselves and others. I highly recommend this book as a simple, quick way to understand neurodivergent friends and loved ones.

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