Braille Book Review--Nov.-Dec. 1996

Books for Children--Nonfiction

Books listed in this issue of Braille Book Review were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains books by many authors on fiction and nonfiction subjects, including animals, geography, nature, mystery, sports, and others. Contact your cooperating library to learn more about the wide range of books available in the collection.

To order books, contact your cooperating library.

Bam Bam Bam BR 9948
by Eve Merriam
1 volume
Slam, slam, slam goes the wrecking ball. Bam, bam, bam against a stone wall. Merriam's poem provokes the noise and violence of tearing down a building so a new one can take its place. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 1966.

Firebird BR 10009
by Rachel Isadora
1 volume
Growing up, Prince Ivan heard of a magical tree in the forest by his castle. Although no one who tries to find the tree ever comes back, the prince decides to look for it himself. Just as he discovers the tree, a dazzling creature appears, "half woman, half bird, with feathers bright as flames. A Firebird!" PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1994.

Cactus BR 10310
by Carol Lerner
1 volume
Because they can hoard large amounts of water, cacti are called succulents. The part that holds the water is the green stem of the cactus. Lerner discusses some of the many types of cacti, how the cactus plant works, and where it grows. For grades 4-7. 1992.

An Adventure in the Amazon BR 10326
by The Cousteau Society
1 volume
The Amazon, the world's largest river, is four thousand miles long and travels through nine nations. Captains Jacques Cousteau and Jean-Michel Cousteau, along with more than fifty other crew members, spent two years studying the mighty river. They report on the people, plants, and animals that live along and within its waters. For grades 3-6. 1992.

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