Braille Book Review

September-October 2007


High Rhulain: Redwall Abbey BR 16398
by Brian Jacques
3 volumes
Young ottermaid Tiria Wildlough fulfills her destiny by traveling from Redwall Abbey to the Green Isle. There she joins forces with an outlaw otter clan leader in the fight against the wildcat chieftain Riggu Felis. Her success heralds the arrival of the prophesied High Rhulain. For grades 5-8. 2005.

Night of the New Magicians: Magic Tree House, Book 35 BR 16585
by Mary Pope Osborne
1 volume
Merlin sends Jack and Annie to the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, France. Their mission is to find four new magicians in the crowds at the Eiffel Tower and protect them from an evil sorcerer. For grades 2-4. 2006.

The Outlaw Varjak Paw BR 16710
by S.F. Said
2 volumes
Feline martial arts expert Varjak Paw enjoys roaming the city with his friends until he encounters the more highly skilled Sally Bones and her gang of bullies. Varjak and his group battle the villains to restore freedom. Sequel to Varjak Paw (BR 15369). Some violence. For grades 4-7. 2006.

The Sacrifice BR 16718
by Kathleen Benner Duble
1 volume
Andover, Massachusetts; 1692. Ten-year-old Abigail and her twelve-year-old sister, Dorothy, are accused of witchcraft. They await trial in a miserable Salem prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom. For grades 5-8. 2005.

Darkhenge BR 16734
by Catherine Fisher
2 volumes
Avebury, England. While his younger sister Chloe lies in a coma after a riding accident, talented teen Rob works at a secret archaeological dig. There he encounters a centuries-old shapeshifting Druid called Vetch, who promises to help retrieve Chloe from her imprisonment. For grades 6-9. 2005.

Caddy Ever After BR 16746
by Hilary McKay
1 volume
Casson siblings Rose, Indigo, Saffy, and Caddy present individual accounts of events leading up to Caddy's wedding, including a helium balloon stalking and a Ghost Club accident. Rose, upset that the groom is not darling Michael, intervenes. Sequel to Permanent Rose (BR 16274). For grades 4-7. 2006.

Princess Academy BR 16781
by Shannon Hale
2 volumes
When it is decreed that Prince Steffan of Danland will choose a bride from remote Mount Eskel, Miri and all the village girls-- including newly arrived Britta--attend a princess academy to prepare them for the potential honor. For grades 5-8. Newbery Honor Book. 2005.

Freeglader: The Edge Chronicles, Book 7 BR 16782
by Paul Stewart
2 volumes
In this conclusion of the Edge Chronicles, Rook Barkwater and the librarian knights and Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends must lead the escaping population from the ruins of New Undertown to a new life in the Free Glades. Sequel to Vox (BR 16565). For grades 6-9. 2004.

Who Cloned the President? Capital Mysteries, Book 1 BR 16812
by Ron Roy
1 volume
Since KC Corcoran watches the news on television every day, she notices that the president of the United States is behaving oddly. Deciding he must have been cloned, KC and her best friend, Marshall, set out to investigate. For grades 2-4. 2001.

Kidnapped at the Capital: Capital Mysteries, Book 2 BR 16813
by Ron Roy
1 volume
While KC and her best friend, Marshall, attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., KC's mother and the president of the United States are kidnapped. And the ransom demanded is the International Space Station! For grades 2-4. 2002.

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways BR 16829
by Laura McGee Kvasnosky
1 volume
Three short stories featuring fox sisters Zelda and Ivy. They run away from home, but only as far as their own backyard; bury a time capsule; and try a secret concoction when Zelda has writer's block. Beginning chapter book. For grades 2-4. 2006.

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