Reading for pleasure – we can help
October 7, 2015

Elodie and mum

Our recent survey of young library members showed that 84% of them are more interested in reading for pleasure since they started borrowing from us. This is an excellent result.

A National Literacy Trust report in 2014 reported that there are a range of benefits to be gained  from reading for pleasure including:

  • Increased sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and awareness
  • Prevents boredom and promotes relaxation
  • Improves health and wellbeing

Reading for pleasure also helps children with their lessons at school.

We have a large selection of reading books for blind and partially sighted children of all ages.  We’ve given a few ideas of great reads below, but do go to our online library to browse the full catalogue

I like books super hero from Living Paintings Touch to See library

I Like Books, Spot Can Count, Old MacDonald Had a Farm and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (pre-school children)

Bill in a China Shop, The Flying Diggers and I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (5-7 years)

Amazing Grace, Dear Vampa, Where the Wild Things Are and Wonder Goal (7-11 years)

Cinderella: an Art Deco Love Story, For Every Child, Gorilla and Greyfriars Bobby (11-14 years)

Don’t forget our Book Review competition. All book reviews received before 31 October will be entered into a prize draw, so please encourage your children to read a book and let us know how much they enjoyed it. Reviews can be submitted via our online library. At the bottom of each catalogue record is a Create Review button which you simply click on and then write your review. Or you can email your reviews to us at library@livingpaintings.org. We look forward to reading them and they will all be placed in a prize draw.


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