Christmas books for blind children
December 1, 2017

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.

Stick Man

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Stick Man tactile small

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

The front cover of Shhhh - with an illustration of Father Christmas and presents

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?

The Stone
By Dianne Hofmeyr and Jude Daly

The front cover of The Stone - with an illustration of the three wise men looking out from a tower

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

The front cover of The Snow Lady - with an illustration of a boy and a girl making a snowman

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

The front cover of Is That You Father Christmas? - with an illustration of a girl and her Christmas tree

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 front cover of The Fox's Tale: Jesus is Born - with an illustration of a nativity scene

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

The front cover of One Snowy Night - with an illustration of a snowy scene

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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