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. Zomo The Rabbit

    Zomo The Rabbit

    Author: Gerald McDermott

    Text: Braille - Grade 2

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    Zomo wants wisdom and appeals to the Sky God who gives him 3 seemingly impossible tasks before He will grant his wish.
  2. Wings To Fly - Tamil/ Parappatharku Chirakukal

    Wings To Fly - Tamil/ Parappatharku Chirakukal

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    Author: Sowmya Rajendran

    Text: Braille - Grade 1

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    Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch ripe yellow mangoes as they fall — but how can she, on a wheelchair? Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of disabled athlete Malathi Holla, full of warmth and cheer.
  3. Wings To Fly

    Wings To Fly

    Author: Sowmya Rajendran

    Text: Braille - Grade 2

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    Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch ripe yellow mangoes as they fall — but how can she, on a wheelchair? Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of disabled athlete Malathi Holla, full of warmth and cheer.
  4. 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.
  5. Who Am I ?

    Who Am I ?

    Author: Lavanya Karthik

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    With its interesting rhymes and cut paper illustrations, this compelling book, won the Chetana Engagement Award-2017. Sure to appeal to children of all ages with rhyming to help early readers, activities at the end of the book to develop language and imaginiation- Play a guessing game with your favourite animals through this book!
  6. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Volume 2)

    Where the Sidewalk Ends (Volume 2)

    Author: Shel Silverstein

    Text: Braille - Grade 2, Print

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    A collection of childish, funny poems. This popular collection mirrors and encourages a child's imagination, ensuring an entertaining reading experience.
  7. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Volume 1)

    Where the Sidewalk Ends (Volume 1)

    Author: Shel Silverstein

    Text: Braille - Grade 2, Print

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    A collection of childish, funny poems. This popular collection mirrors and encourages a child's imagination, ensuring an entertaining reading experience.
  8. Where is the button?

    Where is the button?

    Author: Shanti Bhattacharya

    Text: Braille, Large Print

    Image: Pictures, Story Objects

    A story of a little girl who looks for a lost buttons and finds many of different shapes, sizes and textures. A set of real buttons accompanying as story objects lets the child explore and find the the one which goes with each page.
    Included: 5 buttons and instruction sheet
  9. What's In The Egg?

    What's In The Egg?

    Author: Michelle Thevasagayam

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Large Print

    Image: Pictures, Tactile

    With very simple and clear illustrations, the book explores each step as an egg cracks open to reveal…. A little fluffy chick. Perfect for children just beginning to learn to get information using their fingers.
  10. Thottu Paaru Poochi - Tamil

    Thottu Paaru Poochi - Tamil

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    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Large Print

    Image: Tactile

    a tactile delight! Wonderful colourful bugs with the most amazing textures. Enjoy the Tamil remake of Feely bugs.
  11. This market stall sells

    This market stall sells

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    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.
  12. Thirsty Bird

    Thirsty Bird

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    Author: Hemant Chhabra

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    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
  13. The World of Dogs

    The World of Dogs

    Author: Rebecca Blankenhorn

    Text: Braille - Grade 2

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    braille is grade 2 and back to back
  14. The White Circle

    The White Circle

    Author: John bell clayton

    Text: Braille - Grade 2

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    single spaced braille grade two
  15. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Author: Eric Carle

    Text: Braille

    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.
  16. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    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.
  17. the very busy spider

    the very busy spider

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    Author: Eric Carle

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    The very busy spider spins industriously as farmyard animals try to entice him to play. Children can feel the web grow from page to page and discover the subtle differences between animals by their tails. This book has pages that can be flipped through easily, for your child with motor difficulty.
  18. the very busy spider

    the very busy spider

    Author: Eric Carle

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Tactile

    The very busy spider spins industriously as farmyard animals try to entice him to play. Children can feel the web grow from page to page and discover the subtle differences between animals by their tails. This book has simplified text with repetitive sentences for the early reader.
  19. The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    Author: Price

    Text: Braille - Grade 1

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    An abridged version of the classic story of a little girl and the secret garden that brings beauty into her life. Appropriate for an early reader to review after they've heard the story orally.
  20. The noisy counting book

    The noisy counting book

    Author: Susan Schade & Jon Buller

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Print

    Image: Pictures, Tactile

    Young children will want to touch and feel this colourful engaging picture story book. In this beloved classic title, a boy goes to the pond to fish, but is interrupted by noisy animals that count their way from one to six with many sounds.
  21. The grumpy morning

    The grumpy morning

    Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards

    Text: Braille, Print

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    The farmer oversleeps and her hungry, grumpy animals noisily demand their breakfast! Rhyming sentences and animal sounds makes this book a popular and much loved book for toddlers and preschoolers.
  22. The giving tree

    The giving tree

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    Author: Shel Sylverstein

    Text: Braille - Grade 1, Braille - Grade 2, Print

    Image: Tactile

    a gentle loving tree, gives freely of herself to her friend, a little boy in this wonderful story crafted in cloth with simple, bold, textured illustrations
  23. The Dog who wanted to be a Tiger

    The Dog who wanted to be a Tiger

    Author: Carment Tafolla

    Text: Braille - Grade 2

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  24. The Butter Battle Book

    The Butter Battle Book

    Author: Dr. Seuss

    Text: Braille - Grade 2, Print

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    A book about the rivalry between Yooks, who eat their toast with butter on the top side, and Zooks, who eat their toast with butter on the bottom. This book teaches an important lesson about tolerance and accepting differences.
  25. The Birthday Cake

    The Birthday Cake

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    Text: Braille - Grade 2, Print

    Image: Tactile

  26. The Berenstan Bears  and Too Much Vacation

    The Berenstan Bears and Too Much Vacation

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    Text: Braille - Grade 2

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  27. That’s Not MY Bear - Tamil

    That’s Not MY Bear - Tamil

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    Author: Suzette Wright

    Text: Braille, 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.
  28. That’s Not MY Bear

    That’s Not MY Bear

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    Author: Suzette Wright

    Text: Braille, 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
  29. Ten/Pathu

    Ten/Pathu

    Author: Shefalee Jain

    Text: Audio, Braille, 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
  30. Ten

    Ten

    Author: Shefalee Jain

    Text: Audio, Braille, 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

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