Books for children

Whether you're a young bookworm or a teenage book addict, we've got something for you at the library.

What you can borrow

  • loads of great books in giant print (24 point type), braille or audio
  • borrow up to six books at a time. Postage is free
  • lots to choose from - adventure, love, fantasy, funny stories, stories about animals, families or underpants and aliens!
  • you can also borrow poetry and non-fiction books on topics like cookery, pets and sport
  • books delivered to home, school or college.

Birthday books

We send all our young readers a birthday book up to the age of 12 so that you can build up a collection of favourites to keep at home. Each year on your birthday, you will receive a book token and a list of books to choose from in giant print, braille or audio.

Finding the right book

  • Borrow popular books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Hunger Games or Mr Stink. And classics like Thomas the Tank Engine, Watership Down and James and the Giant Peach.
  • Find books by favourite authors such as Stephanie Meyer, Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, David Walliams, Suzanne Collins and Eoin Colfer.
  • Our Readers Services Team can help you find the books you want to read and suggest others you might never have thought of trying. Send an email to libraryinfo@rnib.org.uk or call 01733 375 333.
  • You can search our library catalogue.
  • We also have book lists for children on themes like romance, thrillers and mysteries, and horror and ghost stories.

For parents and teachers

We welcome enquiries from parents, teachers and other professionals working with blind and partially sighted children. Our Readers Services Team can provide advice about supporting the reading needs of children with sight loss.

RNIB National Library Service does not lend text books although many of our fiction and non fiction titles do support the National Curriculum.

Load2Learn is a free service for schools and colleges, providing accessible textbooks and images to support dyslexic, partially sighted or blind learners who have difficulty reading standard print.

For other information on school subjects and curriculum issues, visit our education professionals pages or email our Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team at cypf@rnib.org.uk.

Subscribe to RNIB's Insight magazine for teachers and parents supporting children with vision impairments. Stay up to date with accessible technology, complex needs, independent living skills, and resources for teachers and families.

RNIB also provides information and advice about ebooks and ebook readers.

Ways of reading - free leaflet

Ways of Reading is a free leaflet designed to help you find reading materials in accessible formats for children of all ages who are blind or partially sighted - for pleasure, information or school work.

Braille

Book lists for children

Giant Print

Book lists for children

Talking Books

Book lists for children