Book Club

Is the only reason you never judge a book by its cover because you can’t read the cover in the first place? With five rooms to suit different ability levels, the Book Club is a welcoming group who meet every week to support each other with the ups and downs of mastering the braille code, answer each other’s questions regarding reading using refreshable braille and practice reading amongst friends. You don’t have to choose your group in advance, and you can move to another group at any time if you think it would be more suitable.

Here is what we are currently reading and our starting places for this week:

Rooms 1 and 2: Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers

This book is available:

  • In grades 1 and 2 and in double line spacing from the RNIB Library
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card from July 2023 in grade 1 in the “Children g1 7 plus” folder
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card from July 2023 in grade 2 in the “Children 7 plus S-Z” folder
  • For download in grades 1 and 2 via RNIB Reading Services

Room 1 is starting with the sentence: Unbearably sad.

Room 2 is starting with the sentence: It had one of those curious windows where there seemed to be three of you instead of one.

Room 3: The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

This book is available:

  • In grades 1 and 2 and in double line spacing from the RNIB Library
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in grade 1 in the “Children G1” folder (April 2020 and April 2021 versions) and the “Children g1 9 plus” folder (July 2023 version)
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in grade 2 in the “Children Stories” folder (April 2020 version), the “Children Stories 2” folder (April 2021 version) and the “Children 9 plus G-L” folder (July 2023 version)
  • For download in grades 1 and 2 via RNIB Reading Services
  • Read The Wind in the Willows on Project Gutenberg

N.B. The file name on the RNIB Sd Card starts with the letter T, not the letter W.

Room 4: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

This book is available:

  • In grades 1 and 2, single line spacing from the RNIB Library
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in SEB grade 1 in the “Children G1” folder (versions up to April 2021)
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in UEB grade 1 in the “Children G1” folder (April 2021 version) and the “Children G1 9 plus” folder (July 2023 version)
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in SEB grade 2 in the “Children” folder (versions up to April 2020) and the “Children Fantasy” folder (April 2020 version)
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in UEB grade 2 in the “Children Fantasy” folder (April 2021 version) and the “Children 9 plus G-L” folder (July 2023 version)
  • For download in UEB grades 1 and 2 via RNIB Reading Services

N.B. The file name on the RNIB Sd Card starts with the letter T, not the letter L.

Room 5: The Giver, by Lois Lowry

This book is available:

  • In grade 2, single line spacing from the RNIB Library
  • In grade 2, single line spacing as a Braille On-Demand title from NLS in the US, BARD Book Number BR 22397
  • On the RNIB Orbit Reader SD card in grade 2 in the “Teens” folder (April 2021 version) and the “Teens 11 plus” folder (July 2023 version)
  • For download in grade 2 via RNIB Reading Services

N.B. The file name on the RNIB Sd Card starts with the letter T, not the letter G.

To order books from the RNIB Library in hard copy, call the helpline on 0303 123 9999.