Braille Book Review

March-April 2011

Books for Children

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


Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World     BR 18027
by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
1 volume
Facts about various mammals, birds, fish, insects, and reptiles focus on relationships between young animals born to the same mother. Discusses bat twins, armadillo quadruplets, cannibalistic black widow spiders, wild turkey brothers, cichlid and cuckoo catfish stepchildren, and whiptail lizard sisters, among others. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2008.

Up Close: Robert F. Kennedy         BR 18433
by Marc Aronson
1 volume
Biography of the U.S. attorney general who later became a senator and was assassinated while campaigning for the presidency. Describes Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) as a member of a Catholic family dynasty, a politician who cut deals, and a brother of President John Kennedy. For grades 6-9. 2007.

Sesame Street: C Is for Cooking; Recipes from the Street         BR 18542
by Susan McQuillan
1 volume
More than fifty kid-friendly recipes for parents wanting to introduce young children to food preparation, with jokes and tips from Big Bird, Grover, and Sesame Street friends. Covers drinks, breakfast, lunch, soups, family dinner, side dishes, and desserts. Includes tips on age-appropriate tasks and kitchen safety. For preschool-grade 2. 2007.

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