Print-and-braille picture books are a wonderful way to introduce braille to blind or visually impaired children. With colorful pictures and text in print and braille, these books are ideal for both children with limited vision and blind children. Sighted children with blind parents or blind teachers may also enjoy print-and-braille picture books.
Books for Preschool (Birth-5 years)
- Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike
Simple text and illustrations of toddlers exploring their world. Paper pages. Uncontracted UEB.
- Playtime Peekaboo!
A touch-and-feel board book with foldout pages. Uncontracted UEB.
- Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
Raucous story about the sounds animals make, including three pigs who say “la la la!” Perfect for reading aloud. Board book. Uncontracted UEB.
Books for Older Children (Grades K-3)
- The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark
What’s the best way to cure a gloomy day? A trip to the library! Using the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark’s “The Library Song,” a little girl celebrates her library and the magic of reading. Alternate leaves of print and braille. Contracted UEB.
- Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
When young Mae dreams of her future, she sees herself as an astronaut looking down on Earth. Encouraged by her loving parents, Mae pursues her goal. Inspired by the life of Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Alternate leaves of print and braille. Contracted UEB.
- Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
A big cat welcomes a little cat into its home and introduces the newcomer to the daily rituals of being a cat. Alternate leaves of print and braille. Contracted UEB.
Contact the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH) to borrow print-and-braille picture books.