Braille Book Review

May-June 2010

Books for Children

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


One Hundred One Questions about Muscles: To Stretch Your Mind and Flex Your Brain         BR 17893
by Faith Hickman Brynie
2 volumes
Uses a question-and-answer format to provide basic information on the three varieties of muscles: skeletal, cardiac, and smooth. Covers names and functions of muscles and their voluntary and involuntary movements. Sections deal with Lance Armstrong and how muscles react to weightlessness in space. Some descriptions of sex. For grades 6-9. 2008.

Mary Engelbreit's Nursery Tales: A Treasury of Children's Classics         BR 18325
by Mary Engelbreit
1 volume
Twelve folk tales retold in a not-too-scary manner for younger readers. Anthology contains friendly versions of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Gingerbread Boy," and "The Ugly Duckling." For grades K-3. 2008.

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