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New picture books for blind children bring stories to life

9th November 2021

Introducing two new picture books for blind children. Our accessible books come with braille, tactile pictures and audio book guide.

We’re delighted to announce two new books going into our free postal library of resources for blind and vision impaired children.  ‘Stone Age Boy’ is perfect for blind children studying History Key Stage 2 National Curriculum. ‘Peppa’s Magical Unicorn’ is wonderful for blind pre-schoolers, taking their first steps in exploring picture books.

Stone Age Boy written and illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura. A boy and girl standing at the rocky, arched entrance of a cave. Behind them is a vast green plain and rocky hillsides.

‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura is a brilliant picture book for exploring the past

This braille, tactile and audio book fits perfectly into the National Curriculum and is a great educational resource for QTVI working with vision impaired children in school.

One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls … into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her clan, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time. Was it all a dream? You decide!

This picture book audio guide is read by comedian, author and presenter, David Baddiel.

We also include detailed descriptions of some Stone Age animals, and these were put together and described by Alison Roberts, curator at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, who is an expert on this subject.

What’s inside!

The published book comes with added extras so that blind children can read this picture book.

What our members say:

We really enjoyed using this book alongside our classmates. It was lovely to feel the pictures to compare the boy and girl. Lots of the children with vision liked to feel the raised pictures too. We also used the book in a phonics lesson when the children had to look for ‘ir’ sounds.

“My son enjoyed this book very much. He explored the raised images with confidence and I believe his understanding of the engaging story was enhanced by them. As someone who enjoys history myself, it was great to be able to share this interest with my son and to find something else we can both enjoy.”

Peppa Pig sitting on the magical, white unicorn, surrounded by colourful, sparkling stars

‘Peppa’s Magical Unicorn’ brings delight to vision impaired pre-school children

This braille, tactile and audio book is perfect for young blind children  to explore and enjoy with their parents and nursery teacher.

Peppa and Suzy Sheep are having a sleepover. They like playing with Horsey Twinkle Toes, but what they would really love to play with is a magical unicorn. Can Daddy Pig work his magic to make their dream come true?

We’re delighted to that the book audio guide is ready by the lovely Morwenna Banks, voice of Mummy Pig in the famous animated series.

What’s inside!

The published book comes with added extras so that young blind children can read this picture book.


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