This recommended reading list provides a broad list of print/braille books. Print/braille books are books that contain both print and braille (usually the braille is an overlay). Many times these books include pictures. They are meant to be shared by a visually impaired person and a sighted person. This list is recommended for those reading at a preschool through 2nd grade reading level up to a 2nd through 4th grade reading level.
*Note* If you are looking for Print/Braille books that are also board books, go to the Print/Braille recommended reading list.
To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through our catalog. Identification numbers for braille books begin with BR. Happy Reading!
Preschool to Grade 2
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around, and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist snacking on some each time he passes by. But then Jasper begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes! 2012.
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
A little yellow bird teaches Rocket the dog how to read by first introducing him to the alphabet. Show-Me Award nominee, 2012-2013. 2012.
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue
A not-so-sleepy little girl asks her parents if all creatures sleep. They tell her about the dog happily snoozing on the couch, grizzly bears that slumber in cozy dens, and more. 2012.
Kindergarten to Grade 3
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
Each bad situation a little boy runs into makes him grumpier and grumpier--and act like a monster. 2013.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Laszlo is afraid of the darkness that is in his basement. But when it creeps up into his bedroom, he must face his fears. 2013.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Duncan loves to color. But when he takes his crayons out at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters--one from each of his crayons, complaining about how Duncan uses them. 2013.
Dee Dee and Me by Amy Schwartz
Tired of the way her big sister Dee Dee treats her, Hannah decides to leave home and packs up her things. 2013.
Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard
Poems about different kinds of trucks, from a steamroller to a backhoe. Ever wonder what kind of truck you would like to drive? 2013.
Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin
Furred, finned, and feathered friends await the night, when they can carry sleeping children to adventures in Dreamland. 2013.
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in ignoring and making fun of new student Maya. 2012.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
With a supply of yarn that strangely never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in her town--all the animals, buildings, trees, and cars--until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. 2012.
Found by Salina Yoon
Bear finds a toy bunny and falls in love with him, but searches for the bunny's missing owner. 2014.
The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krall
Tired of only adults liking his unique pickled flavor, Mr. Caper hatches a plan to get kids to like him as much as sweet and tangy Lollipop. But his scheme has unexpected results. 2013.
How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan
A little boy provides instructions on babysitting a grandpa, including preparing him snacks such as cookies topped with ice cream or anything dipped in ketchup. 2012.
If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano
A young boy, a dog, and a bird set out to catch a glimpse of a whale. But they will need a lot of patience if they want to see the large mammal. 2013.
Katie and the Puppy Next Door by John Himmelman
Spotted terrier Katie grumbles and tries to ignore the neighbor's dachshund named Ruby. But how can she when Ruby eats Katie's food and plays with her toys? 2013.
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
After a boy wakes up to find his father gone, he feels lost without him. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there. Illustrated by Bryan Collier. 2013.
Maple by Lori Nichols
Maple's favorite playmate is a maple tree planted just for her--until the day she's surprised with a baby sister. 2014.
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Bored with the proper behavior of city life, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature. 2013.
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Lucha libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills. 2013.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them. Even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing. 2012.
Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
Young Sophie befriends a squash at the farmer's market and lovingly names her Bernice. When Bernice starts to get a little blotchy after a time, Sophie investigates how to make her squash better. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. 2013.
Sparky! by Jenny Offill
A young girl takes a sloth as a pet and names him Sparky. She soon discovers that Sparky sleeps more than sixteen hours a day and barely moves for long periods of time. 2014.
Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker
At night, the dream train pulls into the station where animal workers of every kind joyfully load building blocks, kites, ice cream, and more onto railcars--all needed for a dream-filled sleep. 2013.
The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman
Every day, Snail waits for Fish to return home to tell a new story. But this time, Fish wants Snail to go with him to see a new book. Will Snail have the courage to leave the safety of his own book? 2013.
This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris
During the filming of a nature documentary, the star, a moose, refuses to play his part because he has no intention of spending his life in the woods. His animal friends, who have dreams of their own, help him prove his point. 2014.
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Afraid to face their mother after breaking her beautiful blue seashell, three bears set out on a high-seas adventure to try to find a replacement. 2014.
Grades 2 to 4
A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson
Despite his ragged, overworked life in poverty in nineteenth-century London, young Charles Dickens still finds time to visit his family in debtors' prison, share his stories with other children, and nurture his dream of one day becoming a writer. 2012.
Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer by Robert Burleigh
Biography of Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), an astronomer who helped discover the first method to correctly measure distances in space during a time when women were not allowed to use the telescope in observatories. 2013.