Braille Book Review

January-February 1
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.

How Now, Brown Cow? BR 10046
by Alice Schertle
1 volume
The subject is cows in this collection of fifteen poems. Includes "Milking," "Clever Cows," "The Cow's Complaint," "Drivin' Cows," "Cows Coming Home," "Cows Live Here," "Taradiddle," and "Moo." PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1994.

Junior Girl Scout Handbook BR 10755
by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
2 volumes
An introduction to the world of Scouting for Junior Girl Scouts ages eight to eleven. Explains the history, traditions, ceremonies, and recognitions of Girl Scouting. Covers a range of subjects that include safety and health, life skills, leadership, sports, and outdoor activities. For grades 3-6. 1994.

Mummies, Dinosaurs, Moon Rocks: How We Know How Old Things Are BR 10820
by James Jespersen and Jane Fitz-Randolph
1 volume
Describes methods used to date objects, including Carbon 14 dating, dendrochronology, DNA analysis, and thermoluminescence. Shows how these methods yield information about extinct dinosaurs, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and various items left behind by Columbus. For grades 5-8. 1996.

Keep 'em Laughing: Jokes to Amuse and Annoy Your Friends BR 10914
by Louis Phillips
1 volume
A collection of riddles and jokes, including knock-knocks and puns. For example: "What's the difference between a prison guard and a person with measles? One spots breakouts, while the other breaks out in spots." For grades 2-4. 1996.

Snowbound: The Tragic Story of the Donner Party BR 10929
by David Lavender
1 volume
Tells how, in the mid 1840s, three Illinois men tried to move their families to California. Details problems, including snow storms, a misleading guidebook, and bad luck, that led to death for forty of the eighty-eight people on this covered-wagon journey. For grades 5-8. 1996.

Cleopatra: Goddess of Egypt, Enemy of Rome BR 10938
by Polly Schoyer Brooks
1 volume
Life of the Egyptian ruler whose suicide in 30 B.C. ended the Ptolemaic dynasty. The author discusses Cleopatra's Macedonian heritage and descent from Alexander the Great; her relationships with Romans Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and the children borne with each; and her political and military savvy that enabled Egypt to remain independent of Rome. For grades 6-9. 1995.

The Sierra Club Book of Weatherwisdom BR 10949
by Vicki McVey
1 volume
Tells how to become a better forecaster by reading the signs of weather. McVey discusses such topics as how the Earth's movements affect climates and seasons, how warm and cold fronts produce storms, what atmospheric pressure is and how to measure it, and even how animal behavior can be used to predict weather. For grades 5-8. 1991.

The Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook BR 10991
by Joan Scobey
2 volumes
In this revised edition of the cookbook designed to accommodate the taste of young people, the recipes have been updated to fit the more health conscious 1990s. Includes descriptions of equipment and ingredients, general cooking tips, and menu planning as well as over one hundred recipes. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1942.


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