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New Hampshire State Library
About Talking Book Services - Twin Vision Books

Twin Vision Translates Classic Children's Stories Into Braille

Judged by their covers, the Twin Vision versions of "Bambi," "Five Little Firemen" and thousands of other children's books are normal. But these books, through an ingenious alteration allow blind people to participate in one of the most hallowed institutions of childhood--the bedtime story.

Facing each page of text inside a Twin Vision book is a page of Braille transcription, allowing a blind parent to read a story to a sighted child and the child, if old enough, to follow along by reading the text. Conversely, a blind child can read to parents, siblings or friends.

Twin Vision has grown into a $100,000-a-year operation that uses more than 100 volunteers, ranging from Boy Scouts to prison inmates. Each year the volunteers collect, transcribe and re-bind about 1,500 children's books, which are then loaned free to the blind.

These books are loaned to readers in good standing with the NH Talking Book Services. To order your books contact us or go to our home page to become a patron of New Hampshire State Library Talking Book Services.

PLEASE NOTE: Newer books may have a different prefix of BR.

To order by phone in NH (800) 491-4200 or (603) 271-3429, or e-mail us at talking@dcr.nh.gov.

 

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Additional Listings

FOURTEEN COWS FOR AMERICA BY CARMEN AGRA DEEDY (BR 19002)

FIREFIGHTERS BY SUE WHITING (BR 19003)

STORYTELLER'S CANDLE: LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS BY LUCIA GONZALEZ (BR 19004)

CORDUROY BY DON FREEMAN (BR 19005)

SLEEPY LITTLE ALPHABET: A BEDTIME STORY FROM ALPHABET TOWN BY JUDY SIERRA (BR 19006)

HOW TO TRAIN WITH A T. REX AND WIN EIGHT GOLD MEDALS BY MICHAEL PHELPS (BR 19007)

RAIN SCHOOL BY JAMES RUMFORD (BR19044)

KUBLA KHAN: THE EMPEROR OF EVERYTHING BY KATHLEEN KRULL (BR 19045)

EMMA'S POEM: THE VOICE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY BY LINDA GLASER (BR 19046)

I KNOW HERE BY LAUREL CROZA (BR 19047)

NUTCRACKER BY ANNMARIE ANDERSON (BR 19048)

BOY IN THE GARDEN BY ALLEN SAY (BR 19049)

I FEEL BETTER WITH A FROG IN MY THROAT: HISTORY'S STRANGEST CURES BY CARLYN BECCIA (BR 19050)

GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE (BR 20020)

HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ (BR 20021)

WON TON: A CAT TALE TOLD IN HAIKU (BR 20022)

 
 
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