Braille Book Review

May-June 1998
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.

Children's Nonfiction

Brownie Girl Scout Handbook BR 10673
by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
2 volumes
Handbook for Brownie Girl Scouts ages six through eight. Includes activities and stories to help girls learn about scouting, themselves, family, friends, their community, and the world around them. For grades K-3. 1993.

The Storytelling Handbook: A Young People's Collection of Unusual Tales and Helpful Hints on How to Tell Them BR 10748
by Anne Pellowski
1 volume
The author offers many suggestions for people who like to spin tales for family and friends. Covers selecting a story, practicing, and handling interruptions. Also includes several easy-to-tell stories. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1995.

The Science Chef: 100 Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids BR 10801
by Joan D'Amico and Karen Eich Drummond
2 volumes
Explains how cooking uses chemistry to mix and heat ingredients to make something new, like bread from flour, yeast, and water. Experiments show why popcorn pops and toast turns brown. Includes recipes for pizza, muffins, mashed potatoes, and fudge brownies. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1995.

Your Rabbit: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing BR 10954 by Nancy Searle
2 volumes
Raising rabbits as pets and for profit. Searle provides detailed information on selecting, handling, housing, feeding, breeding, showing, marketing, and managing rabbits. Includes task checklists and activities for young rabbit owners. For grades 5-8. 1992.

Kids On-Line: 150 Ways for Kids to Surf the Net for Fun and Information BR 10998
by Marian Salzman and Robert Pondiscio
2 volumes
This young persons' guide to searching the Internet covers such topics as getting connected; sending electronic mail; using bulletin boards and "chat rooms"; downloading games, graphics, and other free software; and finding information on various topics using on-line resources and databases. For grades 5-8. 1995.

Living with Asthma BR 11082
by Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsyth
1 volume
The authors discuss what asthma is, what triggers attacks, and different ways to treat the disease. They also cite various myths about asthma and describe treatments used in earlier times. Also includes information on managing asthma at home and at school and lists sports and camps for children with asthma. For grades 4-7. 1995.


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