Chetana

The Chetana Charitable Trust Accessible Books Library is for young children who have impairments that make accessing typical commercially available storybook difficult. We currently have storybooks suitable for children up to the age of 10 and deliverwithin Chennai city. Our stock of adapted books is possible through donations of books, time, creativity, and talent of many people and organizations of this city and far beyond. This library is a work in progress and the books will be chosen and created based on your usage and preferences.
Interested in our library? Email us at library@chetana.org.in so we can see if our books will benefit you and your child.

You can learn more about what we do by visiting our website - http://www.chetana.org.in/

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  1. Catching

    Catching

    Author: Virginia Allen Jensen

    Text: Print

    Image: Tactile

    Can you catch Little Rough? A book for blind and sighted children with pictures to feel as well as to see. Includes raised, textured pictures in simple geometric shapes. Planned for very young child, the amusing stories is meant to be read to young listeners who can follow the story by feeling the shapes and patterns of the pictures.
  2. Roly Goes Exploring

    Roly Goes Exploring

    Author: Philip Newth

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    Come along with "small and round and very curious " Roly into the pages of this most unusual book. Here is an adventure to be shared and enjoyed by the blind and sighted children alike....
  3. Squack to the Moon, Little Goose

    Squack to the Moon, Little Goose

    Author: Edna Mitchell Preston

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Pictures

    It is a print braille book with illustrations narrating the story of a little goose who disobeys her mother one night and almost gets swallowed by a fox.
  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Author: Eric Carle

    Text: Braille - Grade 1

    Image: Tactile

    A unique story of a very hungry caterpillar and the assortment of the food he eats through each day of the week. Written in simple English, with illustrations and tactile images, this book is a must read for young children who are sighted, totally blind or with low vision.
  5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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    Author: Eric Carle

    Text: Print

    Image: Pictures

    A unique story of a very hungry caterpillar and the assortment of the food he eats through each day of the week. Written in simple English, with illustrations and tactile images, this book is a must read for all young children. - 1
  6. Sadie Can Count

    Sadie Can Count

    Author: Ann Cunningham

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Large Print

    Image: Tactile

    Join Sadie as she explores her world and counts everyday treasures along her way. Help your child take the first step towards literacy by introducing tactile and visual symbols that represent common objects. It comes with an English text manual on how the book can be used.
  7. See and Spy Shapes

    See and Spy Shapes

    Author: Julie Aigner - Clark

    Text: Print

    Image: Pictures

    A colourfully illustrated book with simple rhymes that can be enjoyed by babies and young children to learn and recognize shapes.
  8. Puzzling Shapes - A Puzzle Book

    Puzzling Shapes - A Puzzle Book

    Author: Julie Aigner - Clark

    Text:

    Image: Pictures, Tactile, Story Objects

    A fun way to learn shapes, size and colour! A colourfully illustrated book with shape puzzles that the young child can engage with.
  9. Whose House is This?

    Whose House is This?

    Author: Charles Reasoner

    Text: Large Print

    Image: Pictures, Tactile

    This brightly illustrated sliding surprise book allows children to slide open the page to discover which animal lives where. In a format perfect for small fingers, this book will be a delightful learning experience for the young sighted child.
  10. Catch that Cat (English)

    Catch that Cat (English)

    Author: Tharini Viswanath

    Text: Braille - Grade 1

    Image: Pictures

    Dip Dip looks everywhere for her friend's lost cat. And when it finally climbs up a tree and can't come down, the only thing to do is…?
  11. Ten (English)

    Ten (English)

    Author: Shefalee Jain

    Text: Braille - Grade 2, Print

    Image: Pictures, Tactile

    One little child is staring at something. Another joins him, then another.. till finally ten little children are staring at something. What do they see? ...
  12. Akbar & Birbal - Wisdom in a Pot

    Akbar & Birbal - Wisdom in a Pot

    Author: BPI India

    Text: Braille - Grade 1

    Image: Pictures

    Birbal is a wisest minister in King Akbar's court, this story displays how Birbal proven his wisdom in front of the court and the Srilankan envoy..aren't you curious to know what is the story?...
  13. Thirsty Bird

    Thirsty Bird

    Author: Hemant Chhabra

    Text:

    Image: Pictures, Tactile

    A tactile version of the popular childrens' story of a thirsty bird who goes looking for water. Narrate the story in any language while the children feel along! Suited for young children who are blind, sighted or have low vision
  14. Bo, Messy and Shampoo!

    Bo, Messy and Shampoo!

    Author: Tanaya Vyas

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    An engaging tale of two sisters - Messy and Bo and their hair. This is a story replete with adjectives accompanied by apt tactile illustrations which the child can explore and engage with.
  15. Hiding

    Hiding

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    Author: Clear Vision Books

    Text: Print

    Image: Tactile

    This cloth book lets the child play spy and find out what's hiding under the leaf.
  16. Find the bee

    Find the bee

    Author: Clear Vision Books

    Text: Print

    Image: Tactile

    An interactive cloth book which sets the child on a mission to spot the bee on each page. It encourages pre-braille skills and tactual exploration.
  17. P is for ?

    P is for ?

    Author: Clear Vision Books

    Text: Large Print

    Image: Tactile

    Learn the letter 'P' exploring a variety of objects in this cloth book.
  18. Numbers

    Numbers

    Author: Clear Vision Books

    Text: Print

    Image: Tactile

    A fun medium to teach numbers(1-5) as the child explores the tactiled illustrations and counts the number of objects.
  19. I like to walk with my Father

    I like to walk with my Father

    Author: Cherubina Deepika

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    A descriptive story of the walks a little child goes on with his father. Described with adjectives aplenty, the tactile illustrations supporting it, this is an engaging read for all kids especially those with vision impairment.
    Included: A pair of tiny shoes
  20. A book of Shapes

    A book of Shapes

    Author: Clear Vision Books

    Text: Print

    Image: Story Objects

    An object book of shapes. Touch, feel and guess the shape!
  21. This market stall sells

    This market stall sells

    Author: Clear Vision Books

    Text: Large Print

    Image: Tactile

    An exploratory cloth book to find out what's sold in the market stall. It encourages elementary pre-braille skills of tracing, exploring top to bottom, left to right and manipulating objects.
  22. Lines and Rhymes/Vers Pa Tvers

    Lines and Rhymes/Vers Pa Tvers

    Author: Anette Diesen

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Large Print

    Image: Tactile

    Combine rhyming poetry with little inbuilt activities for the child to do, manipulate, play and engage with, you have this delightful book designed so designed aesthetically allowing most visual and tactual access for children who are blind and with low vision...
  23. Little white fish/ Kleiner Weißer Fish

    Little white fish/ Kleiner Weißer Fish

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    Author: Guido Van Genechten

    Text: Print

    Image: Pictures

    A story of a fish who asks all his colourful underwater friends for help to find his mother. The clear colourful illustrations are sure to capture the child's fancy and visual attention.
    Language - German
  24. That’s Not MY Bear

    That’s Not MY Bear

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    Author: Suzette Wright

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    A tale of a boy and his most favourite bear - losing, searching, and finding him again. The contrasting colours, simple clear theme, varied textural illustrations are sure to bring enjoyment to young children with vision impairment, as they go about finding the favourite bear.
    Includes 2 cut-out bears
  25. Line and Circle

    Line and Circle

    Author: Radhika Menon

    Text: Audio, Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    This book children to recognise forms through lines and circles and observe them in the world around. As the two forms come together to create various images, the narrative builds on the concept to make an interesting story. The tactiled illustrations give access to the child with vision impairment to touch and feel the shapes and its coming together.
    Included: Audio tape/CD and instruction sheet
  26. Ten

    Ten

    Author: Shefalee Jain

    Text: Audio, Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile, Story Objects

    One little child is staring at something. Another joins him, then another.. till finally ten little children are staring at something. What do they see? The suspense builds up, page after page,...
  27. Ten/Pathu

    Ten/Pathu

    Author: Shefalee Jain

    Text: Audio, Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile, Story Objects

    One little child is staring at something. Another joins him, then another.. till finally ten little children are staring at something. What do they see? The suspense builds up, page after page, through text,tactiled illustrations and objects, to an amusing climax. It's a beginner counting book.
    Included: Ten dolls, two pairs of bells, Tape/CD and instruction sheet
  28. My Mother's Sari

    My Mother's Sari

    Author: Sandhya Rao

    Text: Audio, Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Story Objects

    The sari Mother wears everyday is sometimes a train, a river, a swing or a hiding place. Children have a way of seeing of seeing and feeling things differently.
    Included: A half sari, audio tape/CD and instruction sheet
  29. My Mother's Sari/ En Ammavin Selai

    My Mother's Sari/ En Ammavin Selai

    Author: Sandhya Rao

    Text: Audio, Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Story Objects

    The sari Mother wears everyday is sometimes a train, a river, a swing or a hiding place. Children have a way of seeing of seeing and feeling things differently.
    Included: A half sari, audio tape/CD and instruction sheet
  30. Gadagada Gudugudu - Tamil

    Gadagada Gudugudu - Tamil

    Author: Jeeva Raghunath

    Text: Audio, Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Story Objects

    The marble rolls from child's hand to another in exchange each time for something exciting. It's a joyful read recreating the experience of traditional street games. The set of accompanying objects makes the story reading experience interactive, experiential and fun...

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