Bookstart Touch books

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Great books to share with blind or partially-sighted children.

The Bookstart Touch 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!

    Author: Dawn Sirett and Dorling Kindersley
    Publisher: DK
    Interest age: 0+
    Reading age: 1+

    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

    Author: Justina Chen Hedley Illustrator: Mitch Vane
    Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
    Interest age: 4+
    Reading age: 5+

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

  • The Very Busy Spider

    Author: Eric Carle
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: 7+

    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

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play
    Interest age: 0+
    Reading age: 4+

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

  • That's Not My Kitten...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells
    Publisher: Usborne Books
    Reading age: 0+

    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?

    Author: Annie Kubler
    Publisher: Child's Play
    Interest age: 0+
    Reading age: 4+

    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

    Author: Helen and Clive Dorman
    Publisher: The Children's Project
    Interest age: 6months+
    Reading age: 2+

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

  • Nursery Rhymes

    Author: Roger Priddy
    Publisher: Priddy Books
    Interest age: 0+
    Reading age: 4+

    A large board book of over 20 nursery rhymes.

  • There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    Author: Pam Adams
    Publisher: Child's Play

    One of the Classic Books-with-Holes that have been around for 30 years. This new edition is perfect for small hands and the holes in the page really draw the child through the book.