Braille Book Review

September-October 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.

Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary BR 11023
by Jean Craighead George
1 volume
Diary of the first seven months in the lives of three wolf pups--Boulder, Scree, and Talus. The author relates the pups' stages of development to the seasons of the year. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1997.

The Ballot Box Battle BR 11316
by Emily Arnold McCully
1 volume
In 1880 the elderly feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton tells her young friend Cordelia about her efforts to win for women the right to vote. Cordelia listens to her neighbor's talk of women's suffrage even though she doesn't believe it has anything to do with her. Then Mrs. Stanton tells a story from her own childhood. For grades 4-7. 1996.

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille BR 11319
by Russell Freedman
1 volume
Louis Braille accidentally blinded himself with one of his father's tools when he was three years old. In 1819, at the age of ten, Braille began attending the Royal National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, where, by the age of fifteen, he had developed a system of raised dots for reading and writing that is now used worldwide by blind people. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1997.

Shaker Hearts BR 11374
by Ann Turner
1 volume
Describes how the Shakers, founded by Ann Lee and her followers who came to America from England in 1774, centered their sect around the theme of "Hands to work, hearts to God." The author portrays their daily life, showing how they dedicated themselves to God while building practical, self-sufficient communities. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1997.

Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) BR 11425
by Kathleen Krull
1 volume
Portraits of nineteen artists, providing information about their childhood years and the works that made them famous. Includes Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rembrandt van Rijn, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Andy Warhol. For grades 3-6. 1995.

Chesapeake Bay Goose Music BR 11452
by Roger Ethier
1 volume
The author tells his daughter how a young Canada goose was separated from his migrating flock, was wounded, and landed on a tiny island in Chesapeake Bay. Nursed back to health by "Petite Mom," the author's mother, the goose is unable to fly but still finds a mate, who returns to the island each year with their offspring. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1995.

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