Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

A story of friendships between a young girl, a dog she finds at Winn-Dixie and an elderly visually impaired woman.


Beyond the Stares

Written for children and adolescents by the siblings of children who are blind or visually impaired.  This book shares the stories of these youngsters and the emotions they feel about their visually impaired sibling.

Delta Gamma Center, 5030 McRee, St. Louis, MO 63110, (314) 776-1300
www.dgckids.org


Black Book of Colors by Manena Cottin
A unique concept book where colors are described using sound and smell.  Book was translated from Spanish.


A Cane in Her Hand (Concept Book) by Ada B. Litchfield

A wonderful children's story about a girl
who is visually impaired (but not blind)
and who must use a white cane.


Coming to Terms by Rose Bevins

Twelve-year-old Gina Mendoza is angry when she has to entertain a 13-year-old blind boy. How is she supposed to act?  Before the weekend is over, Ricky is a hero, and Gina learns that coming to terms with things that are difficult can be the key to success.


Child of the Silent Night by Edith Fisher Hunter

The biography of Laura Bridgman, born
both deaf and blind in the early
nineteenth century.


Emma and I by Sheila Hocken

The autobiography of a woman and her guide dog and her experiences both as a blind person and one who has her vision restored.


Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield

Although the training of a guide dog is explained well in this book, it gives the false impression that an eleven year old can acquire a guide dog.


Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech.

A tale which unfolds when Granny and her granddaughter Rosie talk about life's lessons, including Rosie's friendship with a blind boy named Bailey.


Half the Battle by Lynn Hall

A story told from the unique perspective of the sibling of a blind child.


Hannah by Gloria Whelan

Nine-year-old Hannah, living on a farm in 1887 Michigan, is referred to as 'poor Hannah' because she is blind. In this brief historical novel, Hannah tells of a turning point in her life when Miss Robbin, the new teacher, comes to board with them and eventually persuades the family to let Hannah attend school.


Happy Birthday, Grampie (Picture Puffins) by Susan Pearson

Similar in concept to Lucy’s Picture, it is
the story of a young girl who finds a way
to make a meaningful birthday card for
her blind grandfather.


Hello, Goodbye, I Love You by Pamela Mueller.

The story of a young boy who raises a guide dog and the person the dog is given to.


How Do I Kiss A Blind Girl? by Sally Wagner

An autobiographical novel which discusses what to say and what not to say to a blind person.  Ms. Wagner describes the loss of her vision and her adjustments to total blindness.


Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

In this wonderful story about a young American Indian boy the counting rope is the symbol for the passage of time and for the growth of the boy's self confidence,
regardless of his blindness.


Let's Learn Shapes with Shapely-CALby Shirley Keller and Irma Goldberg

A book of poetry in large print and braille that introduces children to basic, and not-so basic shapes.


Listen for the Bus:  David's Story  by Patricia McMahon

David, a kindergartener, is blind and somewhat hearing-disabled. McMahon explores his daily activities: what he likes most; how he copes with his disabilities; and how his parents, teachers, and friends support him.


Louis Braille : The Blind Boy Who Wanted... to Read by Dennis Fradin
Remarkable Children's Books Series

An historical overview of Braille’s life with emphasis on his education and his encounter with Captain Charles Barbier who had invented a form of night writing and how Louis Braille took that system and developed it into a method of reading for the blind.


Lucy's Picture by Nicola Moon

The story of a preschooler who makes a tactile picture for her visiting grandfather who is blind.


Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock.

Set in 1912 this is the story of a young girl who begins reading to an older blind woman and eventually teaches others to read.


Mandy Sue Day by Roberta Karim

Mandy gets a day off from home schooling to spend with her horse.  The surprise ending lets the reader know that Mandy is blind.


Mom Can't See Me by Sally Hobart Alexander

A wonderful book of photographs of the author doing everyday tasks, and told through the voice of her nine year old daughter.


My Baby Brother's Eyes by Jane Jones

Written by a mother to help her young daughter understand her little brother's vision impairment.  Self published:  Jane Jones, 590 Cumberland Place, Nanimo, British Columbia, V9T 4S5, Canada, (250) 751-8141


My Fake Eye:  The Story of my Prosthesis by Nancy Chernus-Mansfield and Marilyn Horn.

A photo history of a young boy with Retinoblastoma.  Told in the child's own words, the story starts with the diagnosis, and goes through the enucleation of his eye and the acquisition of his prosthesis.


Naomi Knows It's Springtime by Virginia L. Kroll

Descriptions of how a blind child can tell that Spring is in the air.


Sarah's Sleepover by Bobbi Rodriguez

When the lights go out at this sleepover Sarah's blindness lets her help her cousins who are sleeping over.


The Secret Code (Rookie Readers) by Dana Meachan Rau

Eight year old Oscar teaches his friend Lucy how to read his Braille book.


See the Ocean by Estelle Condra

The story of a little girl who sees the beauty of the world, not with her eyes, but with her mind and her heart.


See You Tomorrow, Charles by Miriam Cohen

Charles is the new boy in the first-grade class, and he is blind. His classmates want to be helpful. Should they protect Charles or treat him like everybody else? No one knows for sure.


The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen

The story of Hwei Ming, the daughter of the Emperor of Peking.  The Emperor offers a fortune in jewels to the person who can help the young blind princess see.  A man brings a golden wood stick and uses to teach the princess and others that there is more than one way of seeing.


Seeing Things My Wayby Alden R. Carter

In a matter-of-fact manner, second-grader Amanda explains how she deals with her sight loss in her daily life. The full-color photographs on each page show the girl and others using various tools and aids (Braille, magnifiers, guide dogs, etc.) to help them learn, work, maneuver safely, and communicate. Amanda describes how she and others enjoy social activities, learn new things, and work productively, helping readers realize that impairments do not make a person think or feel differently.


The Sound of Color by Jimmie Liao

A young blind girl travels on the subway to all wild and wondrous places.


Ten Little Ladybugs 

by Melanie Gerth

Young ones will love learning to count backwards as they touch ladybugs that disappear one by one with the turn of each page.


Touch the Stars by Noreen Grice

Touch the Stars brings the universe to visually-impaired readers and others. Written by Noreen Grice, Education Associate of the Museum of Science's Charles Hayden Planetarium, this general-level astronomy book covers topics from the history of astronomy to constellations, the solar system, and galaxies.


Through Grandpa's Eyesby Patricia MacLachlan

This is a story about a boy and his grandfather, who is blind.  Grandpa shows how he sees the world in a different way in his whittling, banjo playing and enjoyment pf nature.


www.Wake by Robert J. Sawyer

A young adult science fiction novel about a young girl, blind from birth, whose vision is restored but only allows her to see the infrastructure of the web.


Watch Out, Ronald Morganby Patricia Reilly Giff

Ronald Morgan's teacher discovers through humorous mishaps at school that Ronald does not see clearly.


Why Do I Have to Wear Glasses?  by Greg Williamson

 A young boy named Freddy is struggling to see things clearly. He finds out that although glasses help solve this, they also make him uncomfortable at school. Surprisingly, a visit from his hero, Touchdown Joe, will help solve the problem.


Arthur's Eyesby Marc Brown

Arthur  can't see so he has to get glasses, but he gets teased. So he quits wearing the glasses, which makes his problem even worse. Finally Arthur's teacher shows him how to be proud of his glasses.


Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

A story of friendships between a young girl, a dog she finds at Winn-Dixie and an elderly visually impaired woman.


Beyond the Stares

Written for children and adolescents by the siblings of children who are blind or visually impaired.  This book shares the stories of these youngsters and the emotions they feel about their visually impaired sibling.

Delta Gamma Center, 5030 McRee, St. Louis, MO 63110, (314) 776-1300
www.dgckids.org


Black Book of Colors by Manena Cottin
A unique concept book where colors are described using sound and smell.  Book was translated from Spanish.


A Cane in Her Hand (Concept Book) by Ada B. Litchfield

A wonderful children's story about a girl
who is visually impaired (but not blind)
and who must use a white cane.


Coming to Terms by Rose Bevins

Twelve-year-old Gina Mendoza is angry when she has to entertain a 13-year-old blind boy. How is she supposed to act?  Before the weekend is over, Ricky is a hero, and Gina learns that coming to terms with things that are difficult can be the key to success.


Child of the Silent Night by Edith Fisher Hunter

The biography of Laura Bridgman, born
both deaf and blind in the early
nineteenth century.


Emma and I by Sheila Hocken

The autobiography of a woman and her guide dog and her experiences both as a blind person and one who has her vision restored.


Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield

Although the training of a guide dog is explained well in this book, it gives the false impression that an eleven year old can acquire a guide dog.


Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech.

A tale which unfolds when Granny and her granddaughter Rosie talk about life's lessons, including Rosie's friendship with a blind boy named Bailey.


Half the Battle by Lynn Hall

A story told from the unique perspective of the sibling of a blind child.


Hannah by Gloria Whelan

Nine-year-old Hannah, living on a farm in 1887 Michigan, is referred to as 'poor Hannah' because she is blind. In this brief historical novel, Hannah tells of a turning point in her life when Miss Robbin, the new teacher, comes to board with them and eventually persuades the family to let Hannah attend school.


Happy Birthday, Grampie (Picture Puffins) by Susan Pearson

Similar in concept to Lucy’s Picture, it is
the story of a young girl who finds a way
to make a meaningful birthday card for
her blind grandfather.


Hello, Goodbye, I Love You by Pamela Mueller.

The story of a young boy who raises a guide dog and the person the dog is given to.


How Do I Kiss A Blind Girl? by Sally Wagner

An autobiographical novel which discusses what to say and what not to say to a blind person.  Ms. Wagner describes the loss of her vision and her adjustments to total blindnes


Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

In this wonderful story about a young American Indian boy the counting rope is the symbol for the passage of time and for the growth of the boy's self confidence,
regardless of his blindness.


Let's Learn Shapes with Shapely-CALby Shirley Keller and Irma Goldberg

A book of poetry in large print and braille that introduces children to basic, and not-so basic shapes.


Listen for the Bus:  David's Story  by Patricia McMahon

David, a kindergartener, is blind and somewhat hearing-disabled. McMahon explores his daily activities: what he likes most; how he copes with his disabilities; and how his parents, teachers, and friends support him.


Louis Braille : The Blind Boy Who Wanted... to Read by Dennis Fradin
Remarkable Children's Books Series

An historical overview of Braille’s life with emphasis on his education and his encounter with Captain Charles Barbier who had invented a form of night writing and how Louis Braille took that system and developed it into a method of reading for the blind.


Lucy's Picture by Nicola Moon

The story of a preschooler who makes a tactile picture for her visiting grandfather who is blind.


Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock.

Set in 1912 this is the story of a young girl who begins reading to an older blind woman and eventually teaches others to read.


Mandy Sue Day by Roberta Karim

Mandy gets a day off from home schooling to spend with her horse.  The surprise ending lets the reader know that Mandy is blind.


Mom Can't See Me by Sally Hobart Alexander

A wonderful book of photographs of the author doing everyday tasks, and told through the voice of her nine year old daughter.


My Baby Brother's Eyes by Jane Jones

Written by a mother to help her young daughter understand her little brother's vision impairment.  Self published:  Jane Jones, 590 Cumberland Place, Nanimo, British Columbia, V9T 4S5, Canada, (250) 751-8141


My Fake Eye:  The Story of my Prosthesis by Nancy Chernus-Mansfield and Marilyn Horn.

A photo history of a young boy with Retinoblastoma.  Told in the child's own words, the story starts with the diagnosis, and goes through the enucleation of his eye and the acquisition of his prosthesis.


Naomi Knows It's Springtime by Virginia L. Kroll

Descriptions of how a blind child can tell that Spring is in the air.


Sarah's Sleepover by Bobbi Rodriguez

When the lights go out at this sleepover Sarah's blindness lets her help her cousins who are sleeping over.


The Secret Code (Rookie Readers) by Dana Meachan Rau

Eight year old Oscar teaches his friend Lucy how to read his Braille book.


See You Tomorrow, Charles by Miriam Cohen

Charles is the new boy in the first-grade class, and he is blind. His classmates want to be helpful. Should they protect Charles or treat him like everybody else? No one knows for sure.


The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen

The story of Hwei Ming, the daughter of the Emperor of Peking.  The Emperor offers a fortune in jewels to the person who can help the young blind princess see.  A man brings a golden wood stick and uses to teach the princess and others that there is more than one way of seeing.


Seeing Things My Wayby Alden R. Carter

In a matter-of-fact manner, second-grader Amanda explains how she deals with her sight loss in her daily life. The full-color photographs on each page show the girl and others using various tools and aids (Braille, magnifiers, guide dogs, etc.) to help them learn, work, maneuver safely, and communicate. Amanda describes how she and others enjoy social activities, learn new things, and work productively, helping readers realize that impairments do not make a person think or feel differently.


The Sound of Color by Jimmie Liao

A young blind girl travels on the subway to all wild and wondrous places.


Ten Little Ladybugs 

by Melanie Gerth

Young ones will love learning to count backwards as they touch ladybugs that disappear one by one with the turn of each page.


Touch the Stars by Noreen Grice

Touch the Stars brings the universe to visually-impaired readers and others. Written by Noreen Grice, Education Associate of the Museum of Science's Charles Hayden Planetarium, this general-level astronomy book covers topics from the history of astronomy to constellations, the solar system, and galaxies.


Through Grandpa's Eyesby Patricia MacLachlan

This is a story about a boy and his grandfather, who is blind.  Grandpa shows how he sees the world in a different way in his whittling, banjo playing and enjoyment pf nature.


www.Wake by Robert J. Sawyer

A young adult science fiction novel about a young girl, blind from birth, whose vision is restored but only allows her to see the infrastructure of the web.


Watch Out, Ronald Morganby Patricia Reilly Giff

Ronald Morgan's teacher discovers through humorous mishaps at school that Ronald does not see clearly.


Why Do I Have to Wear Glasses?  by Greg Williamson

 A young boy named Freddy is struggling to see things clearly. He finds out that although glasses help solve this, they also make him uncomfortable at school. Surprisingly, a visit from his hero, Touchdown Joe, will help solve the problem.


For other titles see:

www.tsbvi.edu/Education/books.htm

Children’s Literature Featuring Characters Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision