Braille Book Review

September-October 2007


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

Trade, Transportation, and Warfare: American Indian Contributions to the World BR 16439
by Emory Dean Keoke and Kay Marie Porterfield
2 volumes
Discusses the trade fairs and routes that developed as tribes settled into sites with specific assets. Explains the exchanges of goods and the methods of moving products to market. Describes tribal governance and military tactics that preferred dishonor over killing. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2005.

Aesop's Fables BR 16557
by Aesop
1 volume
Tales, with morals, about animals who talk and act like human beings. Originally told by the Greek slave over two thousand years ago, the one-hundred-plus fables include such favorites as "The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse." For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1963.

Panda: A Guide Horse for Ann BR 16599
by Rosanna Hansen
1 volume
Discusses the work that Panda, a miniature horse, does to guide Ann, a blind woman. Describes Panda's training as well as Ann and Panda's daily routine and working relationship. Explains how the idea of using minihorses as full-time guides for blind people came into practice. For grades 3-6. 2005.

The Goat Lady BR 17007
by Jane Bregoli
1 volume
Massachusetts. A young girl recalls an elderly French Canadian woman who lived in a run-down house with an unkempt yard full of goats and farm animals. Describes the goat lady's life and recounts the way the townspeople came to appreciate her. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. ASPCA Children's Book Award. 2004.


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