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Large Print and Braille Book Bibliographies and Lists

Bibliography by Genre

Large Print Bibliography 2010

Large Print Bibliography 2021

Large Print Bibliography 2022

Book Lists by Book Number

Large Print Book List 2019
Braille Book List 2019

Large Print Book List 2020

Braille Book List 2021

Large Print Book List 2022
Braille Book List 2022

2023 Book Lists

March-August 2023 Large Print | February 2023 Large Print

September 2023 Large Print_Braille | March-August 2023 Braille|February 2023 Braille

2024 Recently Added Book Lists

March 2024 Large Print

March 2024 Braille

Summer Reading Program
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Join us this summer for the the theme: Adventure Begins at Your Library.

Information and Reading List

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Reading Lists

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

2020 Presidential Candidates: In Their Own Words [pdf]
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]
Booklist’s Top Audio Books for Young Adults 2021 [pdf]

Books by 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]
Golden Age of Hollywood Biographies [pdf]
Jenna Bush Book Club [pdf]
Nobel Prize in Literature Winning Authors [pdf]
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction [pdf]
Reese Witherspoon Book Club [pdf]
Science Fiction [pdf]
Spanish Language Titles for Youth [pdf]
Star Trek [pdf]
Texas Musicians [pdf]
Top Audiobooks for Middle Grades [pdf]
Employment / Transition to the Workforce Bibliography [pdf]
United States Historical Fiction [pdf]
Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking [pdf]
Western Award Winners: Spur Award [pdf]
Western Award Winners: Western Heritage Award [pdf]

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Coping with Visual Impairment Reading List

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.

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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.

A Kiss of Vampire Fiction [pdf]
Adventures, Cowboys, and Spies [pdf]
Biographies of Fascinating People [pdf]
Books Made into Movies 2012 [pdf]
Favorite Short Stories By Female Authors [pdf]
Favorites from the 1930s to the 1960s [pdf]
Gothic Romances [pdf]
Harry Potter [pdf]
Hornblower [pdf]
In the Court of Charles II [pdf]
Jane Austen [pdf]
Novels of Elizabeth George Speare [pdf]
Supernatural Short Stories [pdf]
Three by Anya Seton [pdf]
Traveling Back to the Middle Ages [pdf]
Texas Authors Sampler [pdf]

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 Spanish

Español ~ Autores Ganadores del Premio Nobel de Literatura [pdf]
Español ~ Conjunto de Muestras de Autobiografías, Biografías y Memorias [pdf]
Español ~ Las biografías de Algunas Personas Fascinantes [pdf]
Español ~ Libros de diversas culturas y naciones [pdf]
Español ~ Conllevando la Discapacidad Visual [pdf]
Español ~ Detective y Novelas de Suspenso [pdf]
Español ~ Harry Potter [pdf]
Español ~ Inspiración y fe [pdf]
Español ~ Jane Austen [pdf]

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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.

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Ordering

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:
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