Tactile and audio interactive science guides
February 10, 2017


Thanks to all the feedback we’ve received from you about creating Touch to See books covering science topics, we have been working hard on a brand new range for young people. Welcome to Science Alive! We are delighted to announce that The Body Owner’s Guidebook, is in the library. Written for children aged around 7 to 11, it includes detailed tactile images and fact-packed audio descriptions about your muscles, skeleton, heart, lungs, digestive system, senses and reproductive organs. This Touch to See science book is a really good read at home as well as a useful support for classwork.


Skeleton tactile from The Body Owner's Guidebook

We’ve also published The Wonder of Life, for 11-44 year olds, which explores the cellular building blocks of plant and animal life on Earth, through to an entire ecosystem – the Amazon rainforest. Leading scientist Sir Robert Winston lends his voice to the audio guide.

Tactile image of flowers from The Wonder of Life

The latest addition to the series is The World Below. Introduced by TV science presenter Dallas Campbell, this book explores the hidden world beneath our feet and at the bottom of the ocean. Later this year we will expand the Science Alive! range even further with a special title for younger readers all about Fantastic Light, featuring the wonderful picture book The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue. Other titles to come include Science Experiments, with ideas for simple, fun experiments you can try at home.

And all these titles are supported by our fantastic Science Alive! Discovery Hub with lots of ideas for things to do and places to go to find out more about all things scientific.

Let us know what you think – we’d really love your feedback.

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