Braille Book Review

March-April 1998
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.

Children's Nonfiction

Girl Scout Badges and Signs BR 10745
by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
3 volumes
Instructions for earning up to ninety-eight badges in the five Girl Scout worlds of interest: well-being, people, today and tomorrow, arts, and the out-of-doors. Requirements for three signs are also included. For grades 4-7. 1990.

The Boy Scout Handbook BR 10747
by Boy Scouts of America
4 volumes
This official guide to Scouting explains the history, ideals, and organization of the Boy Scouts of America; outdoor knowledge and skills; safety and first aid; and other elements of the Scouting program. Provides guidance for advancing in the ranks from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1990.

Backyard Safaris: Fifty-two Year-Round Science Adventures BR 10986
by Phyllis S. Busch
1 volume
Thirteen activities for each of the four seasons that explore the wonders of nature. Includes such activities as measuring raindrops, catching and keeping snowflakes, tracking animals in the winter, hunting for insect eggs, and investigating dead trees for signs of life. For grades 3-6. 1995.

The Reasons for Seasons BR 11008
by Gail Gibbons
1 volume
Explains how the sun warms the Earth as it rotates on its axis giving the people on our planet days of various length and warmth and causing the four seasons of the year. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 1995.

Skin Deep and Other Teenage Reflections BR 11070
by Angela Shelf Medearis
1 volume
Collection of poems about the problems teenagers face in growing up. Expressing the pride, anger, and loneliness teens often feel, the verses cover concerns about school, family, friends, and appearances. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1995.

Malcolm X: Black Rage BR 11071
by David R. Collins
1 volume
Life of the charismatic African American leader and minister of the Nation of Islam who was assassinated in 1965. Describes his troubled youth and eventual incarceration for burglary. Also discusses the personal and spiritual transformation that led to his conversion to Islam while he was in prison. Some strong language. For grades 5-8. 1992.

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