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

“Your library provides a source of enjoyment, relaxation and learning for my child.”

Parent of library member, age 12

Success Stories


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.


Orca tactile picture from Living Paintings Explore the Seashore

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

Go on a nature trail with our reading recommends.

Michael Recycle tactile image

Top books for kids for World Earth Day

Celebrate World Earth Day with our books with an environmental theme.

Top 5 signs of spring for all the senses

Enjoy this most lively of seasons, using all the five senses.

Science Factsheet – Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin was a pioneering scientist. She played a vital role in the discovery of the structure of DNA.

Activities and Play

Jasper's Beanstalk Living Picture Book tactile

Half-term reading & activities: The Get Gardening Collection

A simple hands on activity for blind and partially children – making a cress head.

Mars bar rocket in solar system

Mars Bar chocolate cake

A space themed gooey sticky treat!

photo of cress heads

Half-term activity: Grow a cress head

A simple and easy gardening activity for little green fingers!

Bug hotel

Build a Bug Hotel!

Make your garden a haven for wildlife this summer


Photo of the International Space Station (Wikipedia)

Tim Peake and the International Space Station

Blind kids can explore space with our tactile and audio books!

British Wildflowers pack shot

The best of garden show season

Experience the wonder of gardens through time

Double Alaskan rainbow

Tactile and audio interactive science guides

A fantastic range of Touch to See books for young blind people.

Mark Dallas

Meet the Scientist

We’ve talked to lots of scientists and engineers while we’ve been creating the Science Alive series!

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