A strong sense of self, an offhand humor, and determination help Val in adapting to a new way of living when her sight slowly fades
Meaghan, age 7, talks about her eye treatment from infancy through surgery at age 6. It explains why she needed glasses and surgery, her fears, and how people made her feel better. Her beautiful blueberry eyes are still beautiful!
Brian is visually impaired. When he receives a parakeet for his birthday, he names it Scratchy because that’s how the bird feels on his hand. Brian’s older brother, Kevin, carelessly leaves the front door open, and Scratchy flies away. By working together the boys get Scratchy to come home. The simple story credibly introduces several… More Brian’s Bird
This book is an essential resource for parents of children who are blind, legally blind, or have low vision. Written by an expert team of professionals and parents, it is filled with jargon-free, compassionate information and advice on raising children with visual impairments helping parent to feel more hopeful about their child’s future.
Hobart Alexander lost her sight at the age of twenty-six, and although the experience was devastating, eventually her life changed in positive ways she never expected. In Do You Remember the Color Blue? Sally answers thirteen thought-provoking questions that children have asked her over the years about being blind. Each one addresses a different aspect… More Do You Remember The Color Blue? And Other Questions Kids Ask About Blindness
This is a text and braille book. Dog wants to play. When? Today! But no one will play with Dog. Not the chick or the lamb, the calf or the pig. Poor Dog! Isn’t there one playmate who will play with Dog all day long? With its structure of rhyme and repetition, this is the… More Dog Wants to Play
The purpose of this book is to guide parents and teachers in fostering the blind/visually impaired child’s skill development in such critical areas as academics, independent movement and travel, social interaction, daily living, and self-advocacy, so that he or she will truly be on the road to an independent future. A practical, easy to use… More Getting Ready for College Begins in Third Grade: Working Toward an Independent Future for Your Blind/Visually Impaired Child
Davey is blind, but shows his classmates that he can do everything on his own … Until he has a little trouble with kickball. Together the children figure out a way to help him “hear” the ball so he knows when to kick.
By the warmth of a campfire beneath a starry night sky, a Navajo youth named Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses listens to the tale of his birth from his grandfather. Although blind, the boy learns that he has the strength to cope with his condition and meet any challenge that comes his way. The grandfathers counting rope is a metaphor… More Knots On A Counting Rope
David,who is blind and has a hearing impairment, is off to Kindergarten. This book is full of photographs showing how he spends a typical day… From getting on the bus to go to school, to his favorite after school activities.
Told from the point of view of Perry, a guide dog. Talks about the many ways he looks out for Sarah, an adult who has lost her sight to diabetes. Story is based on a real guide dog and owner, who walked from Boston to NY to show what a guide dog can do.
Luna is a girl who hates her glasses, but learns to appreciate them after spending a day without them. Children will laugh and have fun with Luna along the way of her adventures. Acknowledges children’s feelings and reassures them its OK to wear glasses
Making It Work is destined to be the definitive guide for years to come on how to make the regular school education a successful experience for blind/visually impaired children. With chapters flowing logically and full of detailed, useful information, it will be an essential handbook for school staff, specialized service providers, and parents of blind/visually… More Making It Work: Educating the Blind/Visually Impaired Student in the Regular School
Anything is possible in Patch Land. Little Preston and his dog Beau are challenged by the eye patches they have to wear because of an eye disease, but that does not stop them from doing what they love. At night, Preston puts his eye patch under his pillow. When he starts to dream, he and… More Patch Land Adventures Fishing with Grandpa
Sally tells the story of her little brother, Paul, whose world is getting fuzzy. Sally tells the story with a bit of humor, and sensitivity, of Paul getting glasses. Very colorful story that will be great for a child new to glasses.
Abby hates visiting the second-hand clothing shop with her mother-until she meets Joanna and Charlie. Charlie is Joanna’s guide dog, a loyal friend and worker who helps her to see, but he’s no help in picking out clothes for a very special event. With Abby’s assistance, a wonderfully colorful outfit is soon ready for Joanna.… More Rainbows In The Dark
Join Amelia, who is blind, as she shows her friend Betsy how she experiences all the colors of the rainbow. In return, Betsy helps Amelia experience a rainbow. The color-concept book teaches children a different way to experience colors. Ages 2-4.
Roger is a little kid with a BIG imagination. In fact, he is secretly known as Captain Kaboodle, and he can imagine almost anything. When mom announces a trip to the eye doctor, Captain Kaboodle faces his biggest foe yet: glasses. With his imagination- and Captain Kaboodle, Roger finds out that glasses are not only… More Roger Gets Carried Away
Sarah and her cousins are all set for a sleepover weekend complete with hot chocolate, pillow fights, and ghost stories–until the power goes out in a storm and plunges them into total darkness. Sarah isn’t worried. She is able to guide the rest of the girls safely through the pitch-black house because she is comfortable… More Sarah’s Sleepover
Nellie loves her family’s annual trip over the Black Mountains to their beach house. Every year her two brothers compete to see who will first see the ocean through the mountain passes. Illustrated in softly flowing colors, this is the story of a little girl who sees the beauty of the world, not with her… More See the Ocean