Bold, Clear, Sensory and Strong: creating accessible picture books
This new report shares combined findings from two studies on picture book accessibility conducted by My Kind of Book. Our research shows that picture books are failing to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs.
Scottish Book Trust
A national charity that runs programmes such as the Bookbug book gifting scheme and Book Week Scotland.
- Inclusive resources to accompany the books in the book gifting scheme
- A guide to creating your own sensory story version of The Gingerbread Man
- How to turn a picture book into a sensory story
(There is also a case study of creating a sensory story version of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson here)
- Hints and tips for adding sensory elements to rhymes and songs to make them more inclusive
Scotland’s National Network for Traditional Arts & Culture
- A short guide to creating sensory stories using oral storytelling techniques
- A sensory version of a traditional Scottish tale, particularly good for Halloween
(There are some other sensory story downloads on this page as well)
Wigtown Book Festival
Book festival in South-West Scotland with all year-round outreach programmes.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
The book festival commissioned the following resources:
- Sensory story to accompany Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
- Sensory story to accompany Hey You by Dapo Adeola
There are also free sensory stories to download from our bookshop >