Bibliographies from the Talking Book Program

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Below is a list of the bibliographies that are currently available. Not all are available in all formats.

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Large Print Bibliography

Recently Added – Large print books added to the collection.

January 2017 | February 2017 | March 2017 |

February 2016 | March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016 | June 2016 | July 2016 | August 2016 | September 2016 | October 2016 | November 2016 | December 2016

January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015 | June 2015 | July 2015 | August 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015

2014 Annual Large Print Fiction2014 Annual Large Print Non-Fiction | January 2014 | February 2014 | March 2014 | April 2014 | May 2014 | June 2014 | July 2014 | August 2014 | September 2014| October 2014 | November 2014 | December 2014 

January 2013 | February 2013 | March 2013 | April 2013 | May 2013 | June 2013 | July 2013 | August 2013 | September 2013 | October 2013 | November 2013

January 2012 | February 2012  | March 2012 | April 2012 | May 2012 | June 2012 | July 2012 |
August 2012 | November 2012 | December 2012

January 2011 [html] | February 2011 [html] | March 2011 [html] | April 2011 [html] | May 2011 [html] | June 2011 [html] | July 2011 [html] | August 2011 [html] | September 2011 [html] | October 2011 [html] | November 2011 [html] | December 2011 [html] 

June 2010 [html] | July 2010 [html] | August 2010 [html] | September 2010 [html] | October 2010 [html] | November 2010 [html] | December 2010 [html]


Large Print Books added to the collection since 1999, arranged by genre.

Best Seller [html] updated June 24, 2016 – Large print fiction and non-fiction best sellers in the collection. Includes 1 Spanish title.
Christian [html] updated June 28, 2016 – Large print Christian fiction in the collection.
Mysteries [html] updated June 17, 2016 - Large print Mystery fiction in the collection.
Romance [html] updated June 10, 2016 – Large print romance novels in the collection. Includes 18 Spanish titles.
Western [html] updated June 27, 2016 – Large print westerns in the collection.

Large Print Sampler


Braille Bibliography

Recently added - Braille books added to the collection.

Children's and Young Adult Braille - September 2016


Reading Lists

These reading lists were created in response to both our specific and anticipated TBP readers’ requests.  If you have an interest area you would like book recommendations on, that is not reflected in these lists, please contact a Reader’s Advisory librarian at 800-252-9605 or e-mail us at tbp.ral@tsl.texas.gov.

African American Fiction [pdf]

African American Nonfiction [pdf]

Amish, Mennonite, and Shaker Books [pdf]

Baseball Nonfiction [pdf]

Basketball Nonfiction [pdf]

Best Historical Fiction (2008-2016) [pdf]

Blind and Visually Impaired Authors [pdf]

Books by GLBT Authors [pdf]

Children's Spanish Books [pdf]

Christian Fiction [pdf]

Christian Nonfiction [pdf]

Classics (American) [pdf]

Classics (World) [pdf]

Culinary Mysteries [pdf]

Diabetes [pdf]

Folktales, Myths and Legends [pdf]

Football Nonfiction [pdf]

Genealogy [pdf]

Hollywood Biographies [pdf]

Nobel Prize Winners [pdf]

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction [pdf]

Science Fiction [pdf]

Star Trek [pdf]

United States Historical Fiction [pdf]

Vegetarian Vegan Cooking [pdf]


Coping with Visual Impairment Bibliography

This bibliography is meant to be an update to the Coping with Blindness bibliography created by the late Alvin Roberts. Books included are mostly braille and digital format books. Reading stories about others who have struggled with blindness can be inspiring and therapeutic. Roberts wrote in a 1984, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness article titled, "Bibliotherapy: A Technique for Counseling Blind People" that:

Since antiquity, books, especially biographies, have been used for transmitting hard-learned lessons about life. . . The right book at the right time can enhance adjustment to blindness.


Transition and Employment

Employment / Transition to the Workforce Bibliography [pdf]


Radio Plays

Radio plays produced by the National Audio Theater/Blue Ridge Radio Players.

Books Worth Revisiting

List of books and short stories that are usually included as inserts in the Texas Talking Book News bulletins sent out to our patrons.


Spotlight on Texas Books/ Énfasis en Texas

Digital Audio book titles by Texas authors or about the history, culture, folklore, and people of the Lone Star state, produced by volunteers at the Talking Book Program Volunteer Recording Studio in Austin and at the Recording Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Midland.

Audio libros digitales de autores Texanos o acerca de la historia, cultura, folklore, y gente del Estado de la Estrella Solitaria, producidos por voluntarios en el Estudio de Grabación del Programa de Libros Que Hablan en Austin y en la Biblioteca de grabación de West Texas en Midland.

Spotlight on Texas Books [html]


 2016 Summer Reading Club Bibliography

Texas Reading Club 2016:

On Your Mark, Get Set…READ

Texas Teens Read 2016:

Get in the Game

Texas Adults Read 2016:

Exercise Your Mind

People young and old are encouraged to discover their inner Olympian and embark on adventures this summer through books, stories, activities and programs at libraries across Texas. Explore a variety of topics, from thrilling ball games and famous athletes to ballerinas and daring escapades. Celebrate real life athletes and sport teams by learning about the challenges they faced. Then dive into fantastic stories about student ball players, firebirds and mountain climbers. Spend the summer planning your own adventures by signing up for the Texas Reading Club and Texas Teens Read at your local public library. The Talking Book Program will supply the books you need to have fun all summer long! Discover what the Talking Book Program has for you this summer! Call us for a book at 1-800-252-9605.


Programa de Libros que Hablan de Texas

Club de Lecturas de Verano 2016

En sus Marcas, Listos… LEAN

Los adolescentes texanos leen 2016: éntrale al juego

Los adultos texanos leen 2016: ejercita tu mente

Alentamos a la gente joven y adulta, a que descubran al deportista olímpico que llevan dentro, al embarcarse en aventuras de verano a través de libros, cuentos, actividades y programas en todas las bibliotecas de Tejas. Podrás explorar una variedad de temas, desde emocionantes juegos de pelota y atletas famosos hasta bailarinas y atrevidas hazañas. Celebra a atletas y equipos deportivos de la vida real aprendiendo acerca de los desafíos que enfrentaron. Sumérgete en historias fantásticas sobre atletas estudiantes, pájaros de fuego y alpinistas. Pasa el verano planeando tus propias aventuras inscribiéndote en el Club de Lectura de Texas y en el programa Los Adolescentes de Texas Leen en tu biblioteca pública local. ¡El Programa de Libros que Hablan suministrará los libros que necesitas para divertirte durante todo el verano! ¡Descubre lo que el Programa de Libros que Hablan tiene para ti este verano! Llámanos para ordenar un libro al 1-800-252-9605.

2016 Summer Reading Club Bibliography [pdf]



If you are interested in any of these subjects or titles listed here, please contact a Reader Consultant to order by phone or e-mail: 1-800-252-9605 (toll-free in Texas); 512-463-5458 (Austin area); tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov

Talking Book Program
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
PO Box 12927
Austin TX 78711-2927
1-800-252-9605 (in Texas)
512-463-5458 (in Austin)
512-936-0685 (fax)

External Links
NLS Bibliographies of Braille and Talking Books

Related Links
Disability Information and Referral Center
Getting Started with the Talking Book Program
Loan Policy
National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Page last modified: April 21, 2017