Braille Book Review

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

Tentacles! Tales of the Giant Squid BR 15606
by Shirley Raye Redmond
1 volume
An introduction to giant squids describing their physical characteristics and behavior. Also discusses some myths that have developed about them. For grades K-3. 2003.

Manatees: Returning Wildlife BR 15638
by John E. Becker
1 volume
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and history of the manatee, an endangered marine mammal that is found in the Americas and Africa. Discusses attempts to ensure the survival of this species in the natural world. For grades 4-7. 2003.

Baseball's Boneheads, Bad Boys, and Just Plain Crazy Guys BR 15710
by George Sullivan
1 volume
Profiles professional baseball players known for their quirky superstitions, pranks, and outrageous or illegal play. For grades 6-9. 2003.

Lincoln: A Photobiography BR 15711
by Russell Freedman
1 volume
Biography of sixteenth U.S. president. Describes his rise from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois to become a self-educated lawyer, state representative, and, in 1860, president. Highlights Lincoln's Civil War leadership before his 1865 assassination. For grades 4-7 and older readers. Newbery Medal. 1987.

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers BR 15718
by Nancy Willard
1 volume
A collection of magical poems about life at an imaginary inn staffed by two dragons, two angels, and a rabbit who shows many curious visitors to their rooms, including a man in a marmalade hat and the king of cats. For grades 2-4 and older readers. Newbery Medal. 1980.

How Animal Babies Stay Safe BR 15738
by Mary Ann Fraser
1 volume
Describes how animal babies are cared for by their parents and their own instincts. Includes facts about certain species and tips on what to do if a wild one is found. Easy reader. For grades 2-4. 2002.

Cowboys on the Western Trail: The Cattle Drive Adventures of Josh McNabb and Davy Bartlett BR 15741
by Eric Oatman
1 volume
Teenagers Josh, who is black, and Davy, who is white, help on a cattle drive in 1877. The boys keep journals and send letters about their dangerous experiences along the way. Uncontracted braille. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2004.

What Is the World Made Of? All about Solids, Liquids, and Gases BR 15749
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
1 volume
Introduces the three states of matter--solid, liquid, and gas-- and describes their attributes. Gives examples and three related simple science activities. Easy reader. For grades 2-4. 1998.


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