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Top 5 children's braille books

11 January 2023

Discover 5 braille books that 2023 Library fellow Marisa Sposaro found incredibly helpful when she was a child learning the tactile writing system.

‘I loved these books, because they were easy to read when I was a little girl and they were fun and exciting. They enabled me to learn braille quickly, confidently and efficiently in a fun way. I would forget I was reading. These titles are full of imagination and excitement.’

View the books below:

1. Strega Nona, by Tomie dePaola.

2. The Echidna and the Shade Tree, by Mona Green, compiled by Pamela Lofts.

3. Mr Happy, by Roger Hargreaves: ‘A funny book full of laughter, taking away the anxiety of working out all those braille dots!’

4. The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis: ‘An absorbing story.’

5. The Little Red Hen, by Paul Galdone.

Marisa Sposaro is a writer, activist, social worker and community enabler. Her work spans community engagement, advocacy for the experience of the sight-impaired community and championing braille as a central, living language for her community. 

More to explore

Join us for our upcoming Gandel Storytelling Workshop: Stories & Braille, where kids will feel and explore how braille works with familiar words and then experience how it is made with Marisa’s typewriter-with-a-twist. Beginners welcome!