Braille Book Review

May-June 1998
Books for Children--Fiction

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.

Buzzard Breath BR 10793
by Marty Crisp
1 volume
Will knows a lot about dogs and is saving his money to buy a purebred. When he does some odd jobs for a mean neighbor, Will begins to feel sorry for her grungy dog, General, who has always scared him. But even after General runs away and comes to Will's rescue, Will is sure this is not the kind of dog he wants. For grades 3-6. 1995.

Changes for Samantha: A Winter Story BR 10946
by Valerie Tripp
1 volume
Now that Grandmary has married an admiral, Samantha lives in New York City with her aunt and uncle. Her friend Nellie promised to visit when she wrote Samantha that she and her sisters were moving to the city. But when weeks go by with no sign of Nellie, Samantha sets out to find her. Sequel to Samantha Saves the Day (BR 10945). For grades 2-4. 1988.

Here There Be Unicorns BR 11083
by Jane Yolen
1 volume
This collection of eight poems and ten stories relates tales of the well-known mystical beast in both medieval and traditional settings. The story "Unicorn Tapestry" was inspired by two famous unicorn tapestries, the Hunt of the Unicorn and the Lady with the Unicorn. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1994.

Here There Be Witches BR 11084
by Jane Yolen
1 volume
Collection of seven poems and ten stories about witches, wizards, and warlocks. In the poem "The Magic House," Hansel and Gretel knew they should have taken a hint from "chocolate doorknobs, / and windowpanes striped with mint." Also includes a Native American tale. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1995.

A Sound of Leaves BR 11096
by Lenore Blegvad
1 volume
Sylvie, her mother, her brother, and her grandfather are spending the week at a relative's beach cottage. Sylvie's excitement over having an actual tree pressing against her window is dampened when someone refers to her as a slum kid. For grades 3-6. 1996.

The Curse of Camp Cold Lake: Goosebumps BR 11156
by R.L. Stine
2 volumes
Sarah Maas and her brother Aaron are spending the summer at a water sports camp. There is a problem--Sarah hates the outdoors, and especially a lake with horrible things swimming around in the water. But that proves to be just part of Sarah's difficulties at Camp Cold Lake. For grades 4-7. 1997.

My Best Friend Is Invisible: Goosebumps BR 11157
by R.L. Stine
2 volumes
Sammy Jacobs is a science fiction freak. His parents are research scientists, and just don't understand why Sammy doesn't have an interest in real science. His parents begin to wonder even more about Sammy when he starts claiming to see ghosts. For grades 4-7. 1997.

Zoe's Gift BR 11213
by Sheila Hayes
1 volume
New Yorker Cory Gales's archaeologist parents insist she tag along on a trip to England. She is to stay with an old mentor's granddaughter, Zoe, while the adults go on a dig. At first Zoe is less than friendly, but Cory soon realizes that her new acquaintance is just trying to hide some pretty incredible powers. For grades 4-7. 1994.


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