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That's Not My Kitten...

Great books to share with deaf children. The Bookshine booklist aims to introduce ideas for books for children up to the age of five, based on ideas given to us by parents, teachers, children and experts.

  • Orange Pear Apple Bear

    Author: Emily Gravett
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's books

    Emily Gravett's colourful yet sparse illustrations cleverly depict a bumbling bear interacting in many different and imaginative ways with the fruit mentioned in the title.

  • Lucy: Loud and Clear

    Author: Laila Lavan Illustrator: Beatriz Iglesias
    Publisher: Topka

    Lucy is deaf and Omar is rather flippantly pretending he can't understand her request. Lucy has to be creative if she is to find a solution.

  • Peek-a-Boo!

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play

    The exuberant characters include children on supported mats, a child with a leg splint and a parent with a hearing aid.

  • Is This My Nose?

    Author: Georgie Birkett
    Publisher: Random House

    This book is full of lots of faces and lots of fun!

  • That's Not My Kitten...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells
    Publisher: Usborne Books

    One of a growing series of touch and feel board books with interesting textures and shapes for inquisitive fingers to explore.

  • Sign About: Meal Time

    Author: Anthony Lewis
    Publisher: Child's Play

    A great introduction to simple signs which can be used with children from a very early age.

  • Incey Wincey Spider

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play

    Part of the Sign and Singalong series of bright, colourful books featuring children showing signs and actions to accompany simple rhymes.

  • My First Animal Signs

    Author: Anthony Lewis
    Publisher: Child's Play

    One of the series of board books introducing useful words - delightful illustrations show children signing the words.

  • I Can't Hear Like You

    Author: Althea Illustrator: Bridget Dowty
    Publisher: Catnip Publishing

    A deaf boy introduces us to his life and school. The page numbers and many of the words in the text are signed and there is also a full signed alphabet.

  • What's the Time, Mr Wolf?

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play

    A captivating story of wolves with dinner on their minds. The wolf finger puppet attached to the book brings the story to life and is great fun for snapping at little fingers.