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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Great books to share with blind or partially-sighted children. The Booktouch booklist aims to give you more book suggestions for children up to the age of five, based on ideas given to us by parents, teachers, the RNIB, ClearVision, children and other experts.

  • Bathtime peekaboo!

    Dawn Sirett and Dorling Kindersley

    The Dorling Kindersley team have put together this colourful, waterproof, touch-and-feel, lift-the-flap, fun bathtime book to be shared with your baby.

  • The Patch

    Justina Chen Hedley, Illustrated by Mitch Vane
    Charlesbridge Publishing

    Becca has amblyopia and needs to wear both glasses and an eye patch to strengthen her weak eye.

  • The Very Busy Spider

    Eric Carle

    One morning in a farmyard a spider begins to spin a web. All the animals try to persuade her to stop but she doesn't answer any of them; she is too busy spinning her web.

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

    Illustrated by Annie Kubler
    Child's Play

    This book is all about signing and singing-along! The clear hand movements encourage signing as well as dancing.

  • That's Not My Kitten...

    Fiona Watt Illustrated by Rachel Wells
    Usborne Books

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

  • What's the Time, Mr Wolf?

    Annie Kubler
    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.

  • Baby Shapes

    Helen and Clive Dorman
    The Children's Project

    Four highly stimulating books featuring a range of shapes and facial expressions.

  • Nursery Rhymes

    Priddy Books
    Priddy Books

    A large board book of over 20 nursery rhymes.

  • Ten Wriggly Wiggly Caterpillars

    Debbie Tarbett
    Little Tiger Press

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    Illustrated by Pam Adams
    Child's Play