NLS Operations Alert


No. 22-100


DATE         :  October 11, 2022

TO             :  Network Libraries

FROM        :  Alice O’Reilly, Chief, Collections Division

SUBJECT  :  FY23 print/braille titles  


We are excited to announce fifty titles selected by the Print/Braille Advisory Group that NLS will produce in print/braille during FY23.


The advisory group’s enthusiasm, expertise, and dedication to our youngest patrons made this year’s list the best yet! The Collection Development Section would like to thank the following network librarians who served on the advisory group: Erin Groth (WA1A), Kayleigh Matheson (TX1A), Meghan McCormack (MO1A), LaShawn Miles (MD1A), and Carolyn Reese (PA2A).


This year’s print/braille list features Spanish/bilingual books, easy readers in comic book format, and tactile graphics.


English Titles

Anzu the Great Kaiju by Benson Shum

Big Truck, Little Island by Chris Van Dusen

Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder

Chester van Chime Who Forgot to Rhyme by Avery Monsen

Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds

Eyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho

Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier

Go, Otto, Go! The Adventures of Otto by David Milgrim *

Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang

How to Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead

I Am Golden by Eva Chen

I Color Myself Different by Colin Kaepernick

I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner

Island Born by Junot Diìaz

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

Leaping Laddoo by Harshita Jerath

Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest by Phoebe Wahl

Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom Gauld

My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles

Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady

Night before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing

Our Planet! There’s No Place like Earth by Stacy McAnulty

Passover Guest by Susan Kusel

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar

Poo-Dunit? A Forest Floor Mystery by Katelyn Aronson

Santa in the City by Tiffany D. Jackson

Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster by Manka Kasha

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani *

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge by Rauìl the Third

Watercress by Andrea Wang

Welcome to the Cypher by Khodi Dill

Zip, Zoom! Ty’s Travels by Kelly Starling Lyons


* Includes tactile graphics 


Spanish/Bilingual Titles

Alma y Cómo Obtuvo Su Nombre by Juana Martinz-Neal

Areli Es una Dreamer by Areli Morales

Conejito Andarín by Margaret Wise Brown

De Aquí Como el Coquí by Nomar Perez

Gustavo: El Fantasmita Tímido by Flavia Z. Drago

Mar­ía Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Mis Dos Pueblos Fronterizos by David Bowles

Mi Papi Tiene una Moto by Isabel Quintero

My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders by Reneì Colato Laiìnez

Nosotros Means Us: Un Cuento Bilingüe by Paloma Valdivia

Pasando Páginas: La Historia de Mi Vida by Sonia Sotomayor

Perro con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale by Derek Taylor Kent

Pulpo Guisado by Eric Velasquez

Si Le Das un Pastilito a un Gato by Laura Numeroff

That Girl on TV Could Be Me! The Journey of a Latina News Anchor by Leticia Ordaz

¿Te Gusta Mi Bicicleta? by Norm Feuti


For more information, please contact:

Alice O’Reilly

Chief, Collections Division

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