World Book Day - March 2

Thursday March 2 is World Book Day 2017 and CustomEyes is again helping children with a visual impairement or dyslexia play a full part in the celebrations.

In exchange for the £1 book voucher distributed to schools across the country, we can produce nine of this year’s selected titles in a large print format tailor-made to each child’s reading needs. Just send us your voucher and we’ll send you your chosen book!

To order your free World Book Day title you will need to sign up to become a member of CustomEyes, which has a library of over 4,000 books to open up a world of imagination to children with with a visual impairement or dyslexia and enable them to read the same stories as their friends.

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What is CustomEyes?

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From the Mr Men to The Hunger Games to Shakespeare, we have something for everyone.

Guide Dog’s CustomEyes service produces tailor-made large print books for children and young people up to and including age 25 with a visual impairment or dyslexia. We support children and young people across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

You can choose from over 4,000 large print books with new titles being added monthly. Our books open up a whole world of imagination and learning, by enabling visually impaired children and young people to read the same books as their sighted friends and classmates.

Books available include picture books, fiction, non-fiction, Oxford Reading Tree, GCSE and A Level English texts and textbooks, plus revision guides for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.

Our books are tailor made to suit each child or young person in the best:

  • font
  • font size
  • spacing
  • paper colour
  • binding (for example spiral binding so books lie flat)

We supply both school libraries and local authority libraries with standard large print for their visually impaired members and can also customise large print books to suit.

Who can join?

You can become a member of our CustomEyes service if:

  • you're a child or young person aged 25 or under with a visual impairment or their parent/guardian or carer
  • you are a service working with children and young people who are partially sighted, deaf-blind, or blind

Joining is easy, membership is free and you are under no obligation to buy any books. Just fill out the application form. You can also order books from our catalogue at the same time. Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card and if you are a school or service you can request an invoice, however please don’t forget to include a purchase order number.


Do you need help?

Please call 0118 983 8275 or email customeyes@
 if you'd like some advice, or to chat about how we can help you.