Ideas for reading, learning and playing for blind and partially sighted children

“Your library provides a source of enjoyment, relaxation and learning for my child.”

Parent of library member, age 12

Success Stories


Reading Ideas


Learning for little ones with lovable pup Spot the Dog.

Hand feeling a tactile picture of Madam Dragon and Zog


Picture Book

A funny and heart-warming tale, read by TV’s Mel Giedroyc, with added sound effects.

limestone cavern with stalagmites - DK images

Education and Leisure

Discover the weird and wonderful world of science.


Watch and Listen

Latest Discovery Hubs

Hougless Douglas


Living Paintings’ wonderful world of picture books for blind children.

DNA helix

Science Alive!

Discovering the weird and wonderful world around us.

Dinosaur display picture


Explore the thrilling pre-historic world of sauropods and raptors.


Library member Ted trying an experiment using a bowl of water and some plasticine

Ted gets hands-on with science

Our accessible books give blind children fun, active and engaging experiences.

Tactile image of flowers from The Wonder of Life

Accessible STEM books to get blind children curious about science

Put these accessible science books in your back-to-school bag

Granny went to Market tactile book

World culture collection, for 7-14 years

Great reads for young globetrotters!

Orca in the ocean with our tactile orca picture

Top books for teaching kids about the environment

Our top list of Living Paintings books with an environmental theme.

Activities and Play

Colourful leaf prints

Multi-sensory autumn activities

Make the most of the season with these fun activities

Photo taken by a library member: play-doh presses of paw prints from our British Wildlife book

How to make 3D animal footprints

Pack update – now with added tactile for you to keep!

Dinosaur castanets

Tactile craft idea: How to make snappy dinosaur castanets

This simple craft activity uses recyclable materials to make fun castanets!

Memory box

A Summer Memory Box

A fun and creative idea for saving your treasured holiday memories


three headed vampire singers and bat from Dear Vampa Touch to See book

Autumn and Halloween special!

Spiders, pumpkins, witches and more!

The Duchess of Cambridge holding books

The National Literacy Trust’s #favchildrenslit list

Is your favourite children’s book in the top 70?

Elmer tactile picture

World Culture Collection, 2-7 years

Our choice of pictures books for little explorers.

Action packed reads, 11-14 years

From dinosaur hunting to wild camping and goalball, our books take you anywhere!

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