Braille Book Review

November-December 1997
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.

I've Been Working on the Railroad BR 10037
1 volume
A classic American folk song presented by Nadine Westcott. A young boy and his dog get a chance to ride up front with the conductor when they take a train ride from a big city out through the countryside to Dinah's Café. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 1996.
For preschool-grade 2.

Navajo: Visions and Voices across the Mesa BR 10038
by Shonto Begay
1 volume
Begay uses paintings, poetry, and free verse to provide insight into the culture and spirituality of the Navajo people. He explores such topics as creation, prayer, storytelling, healing, springtime, death, the significance of the coyote, the mysteries of the night, and the fear inspired by a solar eclipse. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 5-7. 1995.

Webelos Scout Book BR 10600
by Boy Scouts of America
2 volumes (Reissue)
This handbook for the last phase of Cub Scouting explains the requirements for earning activity badges and other awards. For grades 3-6. 1991.

Cadette Girl Scout Handbook BR 10733
by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
2 volumes
This official guide to Cadette Girl Scouting outlines the roots and traditions of Girl Scouting and covers such topics as healthy living and self-esteem, relationships with family and friends, life skills, and recreation. Explains the various Girl Scout awards and recognitions. For grades 6-9. 1995.

Nearer Nature BR 10767
by Jim Arnosky
1 volume
The noted naturalist and artist shares his observations of tracking wildlife in and around his Vermont farm over the course of one winter and spring. He scrutinizes animal tracks in the snow, attends the birth of lambs, notes the feeding habits of porcupines, and observes a fox stalking a vole. For grades 5-7. 1996.

You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? BR 10778
by Jean Fritz
1 volume
Biography of Lizzie Cady Stanton. Born in 1815, Lizzie rebelled against the unjust treatment of women from the time she was a child. Later she fought alongside her friend Susan B. Anthony for the right to vote, but died in 1902, before women's suffrage came to pass. For grades 4-7. 1995.

Sea Watch: A Book of Poetry BR 10844
by Jane Yolen
1 volume
Yolen's fourteen poems describe the lives of such marine creatures as seahorses, white whales, sharks, leatherback turtles, and salmon. Notes at the end of the book provide information on each of the creatures described in the poems. For grades 3-6. 1996.

A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems BR 10870
by Janet S. Wong
1 volume
Thirty-six poems divided into three categories--Korean, Chinese, and American--that reflect the author's heritage. Wong shares insights into Asian American experiences in such poems as "Acupuncture," "Koreatown," "Tea Ceremony," "Manners," "Face It," and "Money Order." For grades 3-6. 1996.


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