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Upcoming tactile, braille and audio books for blind children

18th January 2022

A collage of the new books Living Paintings are releasing in 2022. On the image, there is text that reads "A sneak peak at some 2022 releases!"

2022 is going to be a big year – with lots of new books making their way into our library for blind and partially sighted children!

Children’s books bring so much joy, but the words are only half the story. No child should miss out on the beautiful illustrations that help them immerse themselves in their favourite character’s world. At Living Paintings, that’s what we’re all about. Our unique tactile, braille and audio versions of bestselling children’s books bring the whole story to life for blind and partially sighted children.

So, we’re thrilled to announce some new arrivals coming soon and helping us ensure every child gets the chance to experience the wonderful world of children’s literature.

The big yellow, fluffy, monster stands behind the little boy. The little boy, in his stripey t-shirt and green trousers is glancing behind, towards the monster.

Monster and Me

By Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey

This is the beautiful story of a little boy who is followed around by his ‘worry monster’ and his journey to overcoming his anxieties. The writer, TV chef and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, has been open about her own struggles with anxiety and has written this book to help parents and children open up and discuss their worries.

You don’t need to wait long for this one! We’re just waiting for the paint to dry…

The lovely, bright green frog sits on a log, looking at a little bug flying nearby him

Oi Frog!

By Kes Gray and Jim Field

We’re delighted to welcome this bestselling rhyming children’s book into our library for blind and partially sighted children!

This critically acclaimed children’s book should come with a warning though – prepare to get the giggles (adults included!).

 

The cover of Ready Steady Mo! by Mo Farah and Kes Gray. Ready is written in blue. Steady is written in white Mo is written in red. Next to the title is an illustration of Mo Farah doing his signature pose, putting his fingers on his head. The background is plain yellow. Living Paintings are adapting this book into an accessible tactile, audio and braille resource for blind children

Ready Steady Mo!

By Mo Farah, Kes Gray and Marta Kissi

This action-packed adventure features non-other than national hero Mo Farah himself, as he goes on a series of madcap adventures that see his running skills go from strength to strength.

The finish line is a while off yet, but we’re up and running getting this awesome book into production. We can’t wait to share this with our library members!

The cover of The Burpee Bears by Joe Wicks. The cover is blue with gold stars bursting from the centre. In the middle are a mummy bear, daddy bear and three children bears. They are all wearing sports kits and are jumping in the air. Living Paintings are adapting this book into an accessible tactile, audio and braille version for blind children

The Burpee Bears

By Joe Wicks

On his downtime from getting the nation fit, the nations favourite PE teacher Joe Wicks has turned his hand to writing children’s books. The Burpee Bears has been incredibly popular, and we’re delighted to announce our accessible version coming soon!

We’re just warming up with this one, but it’ll be jumping into our library later this year.

The cover of ABS by Quentin Blake. The cover has a man in a blue coat rollerskating with a cloth banner in his mouth and flowing behind him. On it is the alphabet. Their are other characters rollerskating around him, and above him a green parrot flies over his head. Living Paintings are adapating this childrens book into an accessible tactile, audio and braille resource for blind children

Quentin Blake’s ABC

We’re not just about new books in 2022. Classics are classics for a reason! This timeless Quentin Blake children’s book features hilarious illustrations alongside a rhyming alphabet.

We have our master artworks in and, as you’d expect from Quentin Blake, they are beautiful. Our team of artists have really done his unique style justice. We’re so excited for our members to experience it.

Until then, borrow our latest arrivals!

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