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Tactile books for children with additional support needs

Scottish Book Trust is able to provide free tactile books for children with additional support needs. These books can be shared by families in addition to their regular Bookbug bags.

Mum and support worker read to a little girl

A very wide range of factors may lead to children and young people having a need for additional support. We provide a range of free tactile books for those children.

We have three titles from Usborne’s award-winning series of books: That’s Not My... These brightly illustrated books have tactile features such as soft fur or foil patches for children to explore and a simple, repetitive story.

Front covers of 'That's not my car', 'That's not my zebra', and 'That's not my owl' by Fiona Watt

We can also offer three tactile books published by Child’s Play. Off to the Park, Off to the Beach, and Getting Ready have been developed in consultation with organisations working with blind and partially-sighted children, as well as children and their families. With high-contrast images, tactile features such as zips and flaps and Braille-style numbering, they are suitable for children with a variety of additional support needs.

Requesting tactile books

Symbolised resources

Symbolised resources to accompany the books in the Bookbug Explorer and P1 Bags are available from CALL Scotland(this link will open in a new window).

Audio recordings

You can listen to audio recordings of Off to the Park, Off to the Beach, and Getting Ready or watch videos of the tactile books being read aloud.