Upcoming tactile, braille and audio books for blind children
18th January 2022
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.
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…
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!).
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 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.
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.