The Big Christmas Read
Jacob from Essex, aged 7
Jacob is severely visually impaired, he loves using our Touch to See Books to learn what the characters and creatures are like in his favourite books.
Jacob’s impressive reading challenge is to read two books a week until Christmas.
Jai-Ryan from Hertforshire, aged 7
Being blind doesn’t stop Jai-Ryan from being able to use his vivid imagination, and with books from Living Paintings there are no limits on where he can go. He dreams of being the first blind child on the moon!
Jai-Ryan has decided to read one book a day for the Big Christmas Read, to help raise money and awareness so that other blind children can fulfill their potential just like him. Each book takes an hour to read so this is a big challenge!
Matilda, aged 4
Matilda has oculocutaneous albinism and is visually impaired. Her mum, Laura, found it difficult to get Matilda engaged with picture books, no matter how she tried. But now with Living Paintings’ Touch to See books, the whole family can enjoy reading together.
Matilida and her mum are going to read a picture book together every day until Christmas.
Tobias from Somerset
Five year old Tobias is a new library member who absolutely loves our books.
Tobias is reading 2 picture books with Mummy at bedtime, every day in December.
Monty from Hampshire
Five year old Monty has glaucoma so he can’t just pick up a book and look at the pictures in the same way that most children can, but because he can feel and hear about the pictures in our books he doesn’t miss out.
Monty is reading three picture books a week until the end of January.
Brooklands School in North Yorkshire
Reading one picture book a week as a class.
Chris from Wiltshire
For my challenge I am going to read every Charles Dickens novel. I’ve already read five, that leaves 10 more to complete the set.
I’m raising money to help blind children enjoy reading too.
William, aged 4
William loves stories and picture books and wants to help blind children read the books he enjoys. Here he’s closing his eyes and feeling a tactile picture of Elmer.
William and his mummy are going to read one picture book a day together, from the 1st to the 25th December.
Layla from Kingsclere
“Hello my name is Layla, I am 5, I am from Kingsclere. I will be reading a book with mummy every night to help raise money for children who can not see as well as me.”
Thank you Layla!
Cooper from Kingsclere
Cooper goes to school in Kingsclere where Living Paintings are based and decided to take part to support us because we do so much for our library members.
Read six chapter books before January.
Zinovia, aged 8
Reading one Touch to See book a week.
Gabriel from Preston, aged 3
Library member Gabriel has pledged to 24 hours of reading!
Keziah from Suffolk, aged 12
“I would like to pledge to read 1 small book or a couple of chapters of a longer book each day until the New Year.”
Adult library member Stephen has pledged to read one Touch to See book a week.
Heather from Norwich
Reading for 24 hours.