Braille Book Review

July-August 2005
Books for Children The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, contact your braille-lending library. Nonfiction

The Song within My Heart BR 15050
by David Bouchard
1 volume
A Native American grandmother's explanation to her young grandson of the meaning of the pow-wow. In poetic form. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2002.

Shark! The Truth behind the Terror BR 15297
by Mike Strong
1 volume
Briefly describes some shark attacks on humans. Then focuses on facts about sharks--their special features, how and what they eat. Discusses safety issues at the ocean beach, reminding readers that shark attacks are rare occurrences. Beginning chapter book. For grades 3-6. 2003.

Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, and Yawn BR 15357
by Melvin Berger
1 volume
This simple introduction to automatic reflexes of the human body uses familiar examples to explain why we cough, sneeze, shiver, hiccup, yawn, and blink. For grades 2-4. 1983.

The Sun: Our Nearest Star BR 15360
by Franklyn M. Branley
1 volume
Describes the Sun as the star closest to the planet Earth. Talks about the Sun's size and explains how it provides the light and energy needed to support plant and animal life. For grades 2-4. 1961.

You Must Be Joking! Lots of Cool Jokes BR 15363
compiled by Paul Brewer
1 volume
Not only a collection of over two hundred jokes and riddles but also tips on writing, memorizing, and telling them. For grades 3- 6. 2003.

Remember: The Journey to School Integration BR 15549
by Toni Morrison
1 volume
An account of the thoughts and feelings of children involved in school desegregation. Provides background to the 1954 groundbreaking Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and the movement to eliminate racist laws. For grades 3- 6. 2004.

Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines BR 15554
by Caroline Arnold
1 volume
Introduces the science of avian flight. Describes the flight anatomy of a wide variety of birds--their skeletons, wings, and feathers. Explains the mechanics of taking off, flapping, gliding, hovering, steering, and landing. Considers birds that cannot fly and some other animals that can. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 3-6. 2003.

The Racecar Alphabet BR 16007
by Brian Floca
1 volume
An exciting day at the races highlights the letters of the alphabet as a variety of automobiles speed around the curves of the track. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2003.

In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems BR 16011
compiled by Eloise Greenfield
1 volume
Introduction to poetry for preschoolers and beginning readers. Among twenty-one poems are "New Baby Poem," "Making Friends," and "Nathaniel's Rap." PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. 2004.


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