Braille Book Review

May-June 2009

Books for Children

Fiction


Chronicles of Avonlea &nbsp &nbsp BR 17576
by L.M. Montgomery
2 volumes
Twelve stories about residents of Prince Edward Island, home to Anne
Shirley and Green Gables farm. Includes the tales of Old Lady
Lloyd's deep secret and the fifteen-year courtship of shy Theodora
Dix. Companion to the Anne of Green Gables series. For grades 5-8.
1912.


How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? &nbsp &nbsp BR 17334
by Margaret McNamara
1 volume
When Mr. Tiffin brings in three pumpkins for a class counting project,
Charlie, the smallest child in his class, chooses the smallest
pumpkin. Counting the seeds by tens, Charlie's group is amazed that
their little pumpkin has the most seeds of all. PRINT/BRAILLE. For
grades K-3. 2007.


Paddington &nbsp &nbsp BR 17337
by Michael Bond
1 volume
A small bear from darkest Peru is found stowed away on a train by Mr. and
Mrs. Brown. They adopt the bear and name him Paddington--after the
English train station where they found him. PRINT/BRAILLE. For
grades K-3. 2007.


Time to Get Dressed! &nbsp &nbsp BR 17333
by Elivia Savadier
1 volume
Solomon wants to do everything himself, and his favorite word is "ME!" But
he can't quite dress himself yet. As time runs out, his daddy helps
him get ready for the day ahead. Still, Solomon has the last word.
PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2006.


Dragon Slippers &nbsp &nbsp BR 17590
by Jessica Day George
2 volumes
Poor country girl Creel persuades a shoe-hoarding dragon to give her an
exotic pair of slippers, not realizing their mysterious power. Creel
sets out for the king's city, where she finds work as a seamstress,
meets princes, and becomes the heroine of the Dragon War. For grades
5-8. 2007.


Saving the Griffin &nbsp &nbsp BR 17584
by Kristin Wolden Nitz
1 volume
On a family trip to Italy, Americans Kate and her younger brother Michael
encounter a lost baby griffin in a garden. They vow to help the
griffin return to his home, but keeping his existence a secret
proves difficult. For grades 3-6. 2007.


Lawn Boy &nbsp &nbsp BR 17582
by Gary Paulsen
1 volume
A twelve-year-old boy decides to put his unusual birthday gift--his late
grandfather's riding mower--to use by cutting his neighbors' lawns
for money. Soon business is booming and he has his own employees,
his own stockbroker, and sponsorship of a prizefighter. Uncontracted
braille. For grades 5-8. 2007.


Prince Won't Go to Bed! &nbsp &nbsp BR 18012
by Dayle Ann Dodds
1 volume
When the teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, little prince refuses to go to bed, all
the people in the palace offer complicated solutions. Finally the
prince whispers in his big sister's ear the simple thing he needs to
go to sleep. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2007.


Marshmallow &nbsp &nbsp BR 18005
by Clare Turlay Newberry
1 volume
Oliver, a cat who wants peace and quiet, is upset when his owner Miss Tilly
brings a frolicsome little bunny, Marshmallow, into the apartment.
After some adjusting, Oliver adopts Marshmallow as his own kitten.
PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. Caldecott Honor. 1942.


Good Enough to Eat &nbsp &nbsp BR 18004
by Brock Cole
1 volume
When a mean ogre demands a fair maiden or else he will destroy the town,
the citizens quickly choose an orphan beggar girl. But the girl
manages to outwit both the ogre and the townspeople. PRINT/BRAILLE.
For grades K-3. 2007.


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