We are pleased to present our latest Audio Book offering, available immediately in a variety of formats and delivery options for your ease of use and reading pleasure. Born and Bred in the Great Depression DBC 12093 By Jonah Winter Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root A Pittsburgh Public Schools Obama Academy Selection Carnegie Library of […]
There are a number of things parents and caregivers can do to support the development of their child’s early literacy skills. Among them are five simple practices: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing.
Literacy doesn’t look the same for everyone, but it’s absolutely essential that we promote all kids of literacy, including braille literacy.
We use our senses to discover, observe and interpret the world, and a sensory discovery is just that: using a sense to discover, observe,and interpret, in other words, learn. In Storytime: Sensory Discoveries, we explore with our senses as we read, sing and play.
Studies have confirmed that when a child is read to, not only their reading improves – so do their confidence, social skills, vocabulary, and behavior.
It’s not very often that I come across a children’s book that accurately, authentically, and respectfully depicts a disabled protagonist (if I can find a children’s book with a disabled protagonist). Early last week, I picked up A Blind Guide to Stinkville—a middle grade novel with a protagonist who has albinism and a visual impairment—and was taken […]
When I first found out that a series of braille books for children was being published by a big name in the publishing industry, I thought it was too good to be true. A print publisher delving into the world of braille? And for kids? Believe it or not, it’s not too good to be […]
Last week we lost author, activist, and humanist, Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel (1928-2016). In addition to his prolific career as a writer, Wiesel was a professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. Remember Elie Wiesel with the titles below. DB 42074 The Night Trilogy Night is the story of a Jewish boy who is deported […]
Have you ever walked into a library and wondered why books in braille aren’t neatly tucked on the shelves like their print counterparts?
Historically, June is a momentous month for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movements—the Stonewall riots of 1969, the first Gay Pride parades, and last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry—all transpired during the month of June. Pride Month has been celebrated during June for years, but it wasn’t […]