Braille Book Review

September-October 2012

Books for Children

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


Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything         BR 19045
by Kathleen Krull
1 volume
Explores the life of Genghis Khan's grandson Kubla Khan, who ruled the vast thirteenth-century Mongol Empire. Describes his horsemen warriors, large family, lavish parties, meeting with Marco Polo, successful governance, and desire to unify all of China. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2010.

Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty         BR 19046
by Linda Glaser
1 volume
Describes the comfortable 1880s home and loving family of Emma Lazarus. Explains how her work with immigrants inspired her to write the now-famous poem, "The New Colossus," about the welcoming figure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Includes the fourteen-line sonnet. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2010.

Explaining Epilepsy         BR 19245
by Lionel Bender
1 volume
Discusses various kinds of epilepsy, which is a brain condition, not a disease, and the mild to severe symptoms it produces. Describes the triggers to a seizure, treatments, and medications. Includes case studies of children and adults. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Elephants: Great Migrations         BR 19378
by Laura Marsh
1 volume
Facts about elephants in Mali, West Africa, near the southern Sahara desert. Describes their enormous appetites, communication, babies, and reasons for migration. Discusses efforts to protect elephants from poachers and an environment that is too dry. For grades 2-4. 2010.

Amazing Animal Journeys: Great Migrations         BR 19380
by Laura Marsh
1 volume
Introduces the topic of animal migration by presenting facts about zebras, red crabs, and walruses, including their yearly travels and the reasons for these journeys. For grades 2-4. 2010.

Deadliest Animals         BR 19382
by Melissa Stewart
1 volume
Compares the dangers posed by more than twenty animals--both large, such as polar bears, saltwater crocodiles, hippopotamuses, elephants, cape buffaloes, and sharks; and small, including scorpions and certain types of snakes and fish. Readers might be surprised to learn which species is the deadliest of all. For grades 2-4. 2011.

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