Ideas for reading, learning and playing for blind and partially sighted children

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Parent of library member, age 12

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Reading Ideas

The Story of Peppa Pig


Every toddler’s favourite pig and her family delightfully brought to life.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant


Picture Book

A hilarious tale, read by the author himself, with added sound effects.


Education and Leisure

Walk with dinosaurs on a thrilling journey through pre-historic times.


Watch and Listen

Latest Discovery Hubs

Hougless Douglas


Living Paintings’ wonderful world of picture books for blind children.

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Super Transport

Roaring into the pit lane. All about trains, planes and automobiles.

Dinosaur display picture


Explore the thrilling pre-historic world of sauropods and raptors.


Tactile image of flowers from The Wonder of Life

Accessible STEM books to get blind children curious about science

Put these accessible science books in your back-to-school bag!

Granny went to Market tactile book

World culture collection, for 7-14 years

Great reads for young globetrotters!

Orca in the ocean with our tactile orca picture

Top books for teaching kids about the environment

Our top list of Living Paintings books with an environmental theme.

Snake and lizard images & tactiles

Wildlife books for Key Stage 2-3, 7-14 yrs

Go on a nature trail with our reading recommends.

Activities and Play

Photo taken by a library member: play-doh presses of paw prints from our British Wildlife book

How to make 3D animal footprints

Pack update – now with added tactile for you to keep!

Dinosaur castanets

Tactile craft idea: How to make snappy dinosaur castanets

This simple craft activity uses recyclable materials to make fun castanets!

Memory box

A Summer Memory Box

A fun and creative idea for saving your treasured holiday memories

Stick Man book open on the park page with a tactile picture of Stick Man and the dog and the snail

Stick Man – a sensory journey

Stick Man’s multi-sensory adventure!


The Duchess of Cambridge holding books

The National Literacy Trust’s #favchildrenslit list

Is your favourite children’s book in the top 70?

Elmer tactile picture

World Culture Collection, 2-7 years

Our choice of pictures books for little explorers.

Action packed reads, 11-14 years

From dinosaur hunting to wild camping and goalball, our books take you anywhere!

Illustration taken from Lauren Child's book I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Celebrating the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child

Hip hip hooray!

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