Here are a selection of commissioned resources written by Ailie Finlay, director of My Kind of Book.

These include guides to creating sensory stories, story scripts and story videos, and new research on creating accessible picture books.

Cardboard box filled with household items and toys, labelled 'Sensory story props'

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.


Scotland’s National Network for Traditional Arts & Culture

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:

Our bookshop

There are also free sensory stories to download from our bookshop >

Trotting sausage dog