Bibliographies from the Talking Book Program
Introduction / Large Print Bibliography / Reading Lists /Blue Ridge Radio Plays / Books Worth Revisiting including Spanish / Spotlight on Texas Books / Suggested Summer Reading Club List 2015 / Coping with Visual Impairment / Ordering
Below is a list of the bibliographies that are currently available. Not all are available in all formats.
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Recently Added – Large print books added to the collection.
2014 Annual Large Print Fiction | 2014 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 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]
Large Print Books added to the collection since 1999, arranged by genre.
Best Seller [html] updated June 23, 2014 – Large print fiction and non-fiction best sellers in the collection. Includes 1 Spanish title.
Christian [html] updated June 27, 2014 – 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 26, 2014 – Large print westerns in the collection.
Large Print Sampler
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Historical Fiction by Year..revised May 2016
Hollywood Biographies.pdf added APRIL 2016
Pulitzer Prize Winners.pdf ..revised May 2016
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.
Radio plays produced by the National Audio Theater/Blue Ridge Radio Players.
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]
- Español ~ Las biografías de Algunas Personas Fascinantes [pdf]
- Español ~ Harry Potter [pdf]
- Español ~ Conjunto de Muestras de Autobiografías, Biografías y Memorias [pdf]
- Español ~ Libros de diversas culturas y naciones [pdf]
- Español ~ Detective y Novelas de Suspenso [pdf]
- Español ~ Jane Austen.pdf
- Español ~ Inspiración y fe [pdf]
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.
Texas Reading Club 2015:
Every Hero Has a Story
Texas Teens Read 2015:
Texas Adults Read 2015: Escape the Ordinary
People young and old are encouraged to discover their inner superhero and embark on adventures this summer through books, stories, activities and programs at libraries across Texas. Explore a variety of topics, from thrilling jobs to wild animals to foreign places and daring escapades. Celebrate real life heroes by learning about the challenges they faced. Then dive into fantastic stories about spies, pirates, and superheroes and their amazing deeds. 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.
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); email@example.com
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NLS Bibliographies of Braille and Talking Books