Braille Book Review--Jan.-Feb. 1997

Books for Children--Nonfiction

Books listed in this issue of Braille Book Review were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains books by many authors on fiction and nonfiction subjects, including animals, geography, nature, mystery, sports, and others. Contact your cooperating library to learn more about the wide range of books available in the collection.

To order books, contact your cooperating library.

Oh, the Places He Went: A Story about Dr. Seuss--Theodor Seuss Geisel BR 10330
by Maryann N. Weidt
1 volume
Weidt recounts Geisel's life from his early days in Springfield, Massachusetts, through his death in 1991 at the age of eighty-seven. She describes the problems Geisel had getting his first book published; his marriage to Helen Palmer, whom he met at Oxford University; and his charitable activities. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1994.

Breaking the Sound Barrier BR 10342
by Nathan Aaseng
1 volume
A history of aviation showing how one test pilot after another gradually increased the speed of aircraft until on October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager finally broke the sound barrier. Included in this account is information on other pilots such as Frank Whittle, Robert Goddard, Ezra Kotcher, and Lawrence Bell. For grades 6-9. 1991.

A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840 BR 10373
by Barbara Greenwood
2 volumes
A year in the life of a fictional family, the Robertsons, shows how pioneers spent their days in the 1840s. Explains how to make maple sugar, what school was like, how the land was cleared and farmed, and much more. Provides projects to give modern-day children a chance to do things the way their ancestors did. For grades 3-6. 1994.

Martin Luther King BR 10385
by Rosemary L. Bray
1 volume
Born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. became a minister and a civil rights leader. His nonviolent opposition to racial segregation included marches, boycotts, sit-ins, and speeches. For grades 2-4. 1995.

Endangered Plants BR 10440
by Elaine Landau
1 volume
Certain species of plants become endangered because of development such as shopping malls and highways, from overcollecting by plant suppliers, or from overgrazing by both livestock and wild animals. The author describes at-risk plants and tells what is being done to protect them. For grades 4-7. 1992.


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