We have a wonderful array of magical children’s books for blind and partially sighted children perfect for the festive season. Here’s a selection of our favourites, all available to borrow free of charge from our postal library.
By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Stick Man’s been taken on an inadvertent adventure! Can he get back to his family at home in the stick family tree in time for Christmas? Perhaps Father Christmas can help!
By Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes
It’s Christmas Eve – Santa’s favourite time of year. He sings and laughs noisily, as he delivers his presents. Will his high spirits wake the children before Christmas morning?
By Dianne Hofmeyr and Jude Daly
In an ancient Persian town astronomers discover a star that fills the sky with a fiery light. Intrigued, they search through their scrolls and come across the legend of a remarkable baby. They set off with precious gifts to honour the child. In return, he gives them a small stone, which they think is worthless until they cast it away into a well. A thought-provoking legend offering a fascinating perspective on the story of the Three Wise Men.
The Snow Lady
By Shirley Hughes
Sam loves playing in Trotter Street with her dog Mick and her friend Barney, despite Mrs Dean’s complaining. “Mrs Mean”, Barney calls her – and that’s what he writes by the snow lady that they build in front of her house on Christmas Eve. But they find out that Mrs Dean isn’t as cold-hearted as she seems….
Is that you, Father Christmas?
By Siobhan Dodds
It’s Christmas Eve and Holly is too excited to sleep. She keeps hearing noises – tinkling, whooshing, crackling. “Is that you, Father Christmas?” she asks. But it isn’t. Will Father Christmas ever come? This lovely story captures perfectly the excitement and anticipation all young children feel at Christmas.
The Fox’s Tale: Jesus is Born
By Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
The story of the birth of Jesus seen through the eyes of a fox. He’s searching for food on the hills of Bethlehem when he is startled by a bright light and hears the sound of angels singing.
One Snowy Night
By Nick Butterworth
Percy, the park keeper, always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one very cold winter night his animal friends require more of him than just food. One by one they appear, shivering on his doorstep, asking for shelter. Soon there is no room in the bed for Percy.
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