The National Literacy Trust’s #favchildrenslit list
August 1, 2017

To celebrate her 70th birthday in July, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall joined forces with The National Literacy Trust to come up with a list of #favouritechildrenslit. They asked children from schools all over the UK to recommend their favourite books to be included on the list; the 70 most popular titles would then be given to 70 primary schools in specially-designed bookshelves.

The Duchess of Cambridge holding books

Our library of Touch to See books for blind and partially sighted children includes several of the top 70 so if your child’s favourite is on the list, you too can join in with this wonderful opportunity to inspire reading for pleasure.

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch

A tactile image from Amazing Grace of Grace dancing

Elmer by David McKee

Elmer tactile picture

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes Can't Dance tactile

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Gorilla by Anthony Browne front cover

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Illustration taken from Lauren Child's book I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Tactile images of the fox, squirrel and owl from The Gruffalo

We also have Living Picture Books featuring audio and tactile images featured in the #favchildrenslit list including: Harry Potter by J.K Rowling in Lights! Camera! Action, and Matilda by Roald Dahl in The Roald Dahl Collection.

Plus, stay tuned for updates on up-coming books featuring characters from David Walliams including Gangsta Granny and The Boy in the Dress, and Goth Girl by Chris Riddell, also on the top 70 list.

See the full list of books on The Duchess’s Book Shelves here.


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