National Braille Press Offering Free Digital Downloads for Kids Due to COVID-19 Crisis
National Braille Press (NBP) announced today it is offering free digital downloads of two children’s books to address the challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic for blind and visually impaired children. The free downloads will be available through August 31, 2020, and include “Totally Silly Jokes” by Alison Grambs and “Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman” by R.A. Montgomery. The digital downloads can be obtained in the following formats: Daisy, E-Braille and Word. Print braille versions are also available for $5 during this time.
“We wanted to continue to empower blind and visually impaired children during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering these free digital downloads,” said Brian Mac Donald, President of National Braille Press. “These two digital downloads not only help us continue to promote literacy, but also provide children with fun adventure.”
“Totally Silly Jokes” is guaranteed to make you giggle and guffaw, curls up in a ball and split your sides. These jokes silliest, zaniest, wackiest and most groan-inducing you’ve ever heard. Aside from being silly fun, the jokes and puns play with words, language and spelling.
“Choose Your Own Adventure: the Abominable Snowman” is an interactive book in which the reader decided what happens next. There are 28 possible endings as the reader travels to Nepal in search of the Yeti. Nine – to 12-year-old readers will travel to Kathmandu and explore the Himalaya Mountains, negotiating harsh weather conditions, facing down a band of violent smugglers, following mysterious footprints in the snow, and maybe even finding the Yeti!
For more information visit https://info.nbp.org/digitaldownloads.
About National Braille Press
A non-profit braille publisher and producer of braille products, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults. For more information visit www.nbp.org.