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Kids' Books

Books for young readers with blindness or physical disabilities that prevent the reading of normal text may be requested from your local network library or downloaded from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) or via the BARD Mobile app.

NLS Kids Zone Catalog

Search for titles specifically for preschoolers through young adult in the Kids Zone Catalog. Children’s books are also listed in the full NLS Catalog. The For Younger Readers Catalog list books that have appeared in the Children's sections of Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review magazines.

Bibliography and Minibibliographies

The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lists titles in the “Little House” series in the order which they should be read and provides book numbers for ordering.

Mysteries for Younger Readers
Provides titles for a wide range of mysteries: classics—Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Boxcar Children, and Encyclopedia Brown—as well as more recent works.

Newbery Award and Honor Books in the NLS Collection
Lists titles recognized by the American Library Association as “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

YALSA’s 2022 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Identifies notable commercial audio recordings significant to teens and is compiled by members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Other minibibliographies of interest to kids include:

Many other minibibliographies have a "Children's Book" sections in them, like the Helen Keller minibibliography, so take a look at all the subjects on the Listings on Narrow Topics page.

Especially for Teachers

About Braille
Discusses of the history and development of braille.

Braille Literacy
Covers a broad scope of resources for learning braille. Lists resources by the age of the prospective learner and resources for braille transcribers and teachers, covering literary braille, music, foreign language, and scientific notations.

Disability Awareness for Children Pre-K through Sixth Grade
Presents descriptive listing of books, games, and activities that educate children with and without disabilities on disability awareness, people first language, sign language, and braille.

Magazines in Special Media
Presents descriptive listing of periodicals and newsletters available to people in the United States who are unable to use regular print materials. Periodicals are produced in a variety of formats, including digital audio, digital download, digital text, electronic braille, large print, and press braille.

Producers of Accessible Reading Materials
Lists organizations, groups, and individuals who produce a wide variety of materials on request for people who are blind, visually impaired, or have physical disabilities that limit their ability to use printed materials.

Other Sources of Materials for Children

Learn how partners of NLS can help meet the reading needs of youth.

Learning Ally — a national nonprofit with a 65+ year history of providing audio textbooks and other literature to students and veterans.

Bookshare — an accessible online library of content for people with print disabilities

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