Braille Book Review

September-October 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.

Steve Wozniak: Inventor of the Apple Computer BR 10590
by Martha E. Kendall
1 volume
Biography of a man called the father of the computer age. When Wozniak was a boy, he was very good at math and electronics. He later dropped out of college to work in the field of computers and at twenty-six founded a computer company called Apple, which produced a "small, easy-to-use, and affordable home computer." The now very wealthy Wozniak volunteers to teach children about computers. For grades 6-9. 1994.

Wolf Cub Scout Book BR 10601
by Boy Scouts of America
1 volume
This handbook for the first phase of Cub Scouting explains the requirements for completing the Wolf achievements and electives. Also includes requirements for the initial Bobcat badge. For grades 2-4. 1986.

The Big Bear Cub Scout Book BR 10604
by Boy Scouts of America
2 volumes
This handbook for the second phase of Cub Scouting explains the requirements for completing the Bear achievements and electives. For grades 2-4. 1984.

Girls and Young Women Inventing: Twenty True Stories about Inventors Plus How You Can Be One Yourself BR 10610
by Frances A. Karnes and Suzanne M. Bean
2 volumes
Profiles of twenty young female inventors arranged by type of invention. The authors explain the inventing process and how to turn an idea into a product. Also included are listings of organizations to contact, motivational quotations, and facts about female inventors in history. For grades 5-8. 1995.

Zoology: Forty-Nine Science Fair Projects BR 10642
by H. Steven Dashefsky
2 volumes
Science fair projects about animals are divided into sections on behavior, systems, animals in their environments, beyond the naked eye, animal lives, communication and senses, growth and development, form and function, and applied science. Adult supervision required. For grades 5-8. 1995.

Rascal BR 10678
by Sterling North
1 volume
Although his life is full with a Saint Bernard, a family of skunks, a raucous crow, and an unfinished canoe, Sterling is captivated by a tiny raccoon kit he names Rascal. The ingenious animal quickly takes over the house and Sterling's heart but also makes enemies by stealing corn and raiding chicken coops. Until he gets too big, Rascal shares many adventures with Sterling in the Wisconsin countryside. For grades 4-7. 1963.

A House Divided: The Lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee BR 10717
by Jules Archer
2 volumes
Joint biography of the two military leaders of the American Civil War. Archer says that although Grant's side won the war and he was later elected president, Grant proved to be inept as a civilian. In contrast, Archer says, Lee had successful military and civilian careers. For grades 3-6. 1995.

Celebrate America in Poetry and Art BR 10729
edited by Nora Panzer
1 volume
This book celebrates American life as seen through the work of artists and writers. Combining a sampling of poetry with visual arts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, Panzer shows the many kinds of people, landscapes, and beliefs that make up American life. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1994.

Sweet Dreams of the Wild: Poems for Bedtime BR 10791
by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
1 volume
Poems that explain to a sleepy child where different kinds of animals go to bed. A hummingbird sleeps in a teacup-sized nest, a turtle rests on a moss-covered log, sheep nap in the open countryside, and all "cuddle up tight with sweet dreams of the wild." For preschool-grade 2. 1996.


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