January is National Braille Literacy Month. Louis Braille, creator of the braille system, was born January 4, 1809.
If you’re interested in learning more about braille or are looking for resources on this particular path to literacy, check out these 10 titles and more, on the shelves at your library!
Who Was Louis Braille?
by Margaret Frith – A young reader’s introduction to the history of the Braille system, how it was created, and who created it.
It Can’t Be True!
by DK Braille – Containing a treasury of facts about subjects ranging from animals and the human body to architecture and outer space, this book is written in both Braille and Large Print.
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
by Marilyn Sadler, Roger Bollen – Unhappy with being a bunny, P.J. Funnybunny tries living with bears, birds, beavers, pigs, moose, opossums, and skunks. Written in uncontracted Braille.
by DK Braille – This board book uses print and Braille to teach young readers about shapes.
by DK Braille – Learn about lions, elephants, koalas, and more in this exciting reference book designed especially for blind or visually impaired readers.
by DK Braille – This LEGO DUPLO book has print and Braille to teach young readers about farms and farm animals.
by Jen Bryant, Boris Kulikov – This colorful picture book biography details the life of young Louis Braille and how he invented a new system of writing for the visually impaired.
by DK Braille – Young readers can learn to count with print and Braille formats in this board book.
On the Move
by DK Braille – In print and Braille, including simple text and illustrations, young readers can read about different ways of getting to places.
Check our catalog for more Braille options, including Aesop’s Fables, texts from the Bible, and others.