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Monday, August 06, 2012

Early Braille Trade Books

Rigby PM Nonfiction, Upper Emergent:

Contracted Braille Kit: 3-00211-00 -- $250.00

Uncontracted Braille Kit: 3-00212-00 -- $250.00

Rigby PM Platinum Edition, Upper Emergent:

Contracted Braille Kit: 3-00209-00 -- $285.00

Uncontracted Braille Kit: 3-00210-00 -- $285.00

Replacement Items

Rigby PM Nonfiction, Upper Emergent:

Contracted Braille Label Packs (labels only): 3-00211-CL -- $109.00

Uncontracted Braille Label Packs (labels only): 3-00212-UL -- $109.00

Rigby PM Platinum Edition, Upper Emergent:

Contracted Braille Label Packs (labels only): 3-00209-CL -- $109.00

Uncontracted Braille Label Packs (labels only): 3-00210-UL -- $109.00

Rigby PM Nonfiction Books

Rigby PM Platinum Edition Books

Finding the right book for young students is now easier!

Rigby PM Books are known for their meaningful stories with books that present a clear climax and resolution. Titles hook children with real story lines, and the steady growth of sentence structure scaffolds text complexity for incremental reading success.

APH's Early Braille Trade Books Project provides commercially available books with braille labels for beginning readers. This kit includes books, braille labels, and access to an interactive website, please visit:


  • Contracted or uncontracted braille labels
  • Match books to a student based on braille knowledge
  • The interactive website allows you to:
    • Search for books by genre, core curriculum, or expanded core curriculum
    • Access a book summary and activities designed for braille readers
    • Maintain a listing and percentage of contractions learned by each student -- great for documentation at IEP meetings
    • Share or transfer student records to other teachers.

Rigby PM Nonfiction includes 14 books, braille label packs, and a Quick Start Guide

  • Animal Bodies
  • Animals on My Street
  • Animals on Our Farm
  • Frogs in the Pond
  • Mothers and Babies
  • My Big Tree
  • Our Dog
  • Our Fish
  • Our Pets
  • Puddles
  • The Dentist
  • The Doctor
  • The Hairdresser
  • The Optometrist

Rigby PM Platinum Edition includes 16 books, braille label packs, and a Quick Start Guide

  • Baby Lamb's First Drink
  • The Baby Owls
  • Ben's Teddy Bear
  • Ben's Treasure Hunt
  • The Big Kick
  • The Bumper Cars
  • Father Bear Goes Fishing
  • Hedgehog is Hungry
  • Hide and Seek
  • The Lazy Pig
  • The Little Snowman
  • The Merry-go-round
  • Tiger, Tiger
  • Tom is Brave
  • Wake up, Dad
  • Where is Hannah?

Note: Customer applies the included braille labels. A user ID and password are required to access interactive website.

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