Braille Book Review

July-August 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.

Starry Messenger: A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galilei BR 11012
by Peter Sis
1 volume
Account of Galileo, born in 1564, who studied the stars in the sky through a telescope and began to believe that the sun, not the earth, is the center of the universe. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1996.

Maples in the Mist: Children's Poems from the Tang Dynasty BR 11017
translated by Minfong Ho
1 volume
A selection of sixteen poems traditionally taught to children. Written during the Tang Dynasty more than a thousand years ago, these short unrhymed poems evoke the beauty and sounds of the natural world. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1996.

Tanglewood Tales BR 11201
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2 volumes
A classic retelling of six Greek myths. Includes the exploits of Theseus, the adventures of Jason and his trusty Argonauts, and the story of Circe's palace. For grades 5-8. 1853.

Abe Lincoln's Hat BR 11230
by Martha Brenner
1 volume
When Abe Lincoln first became a lawyer he wanted to look good, so he bought a long black coat and a tall black hat. As a lawyer, Abe had to carry lots of important papers, and the hat soon proved to be useful in many ways. Grade 1 braille. For grades K-3 and older readers. 1994.

Pueblo Boy: Growing Up in Two Worlds BR 11340
by Marcia Keegan
1 volume
Ten-year-old Timmy learns the ways of his ancient Pueblo Indian heritage and also uses computers for schoolwork. His father taught him dances and songs; his favorite is the Corn Dance, which lasts all day. He also loves baseball, pocket pool, and fishing. In ceremonies he uses his Indian name, Agoyo-Paa, which means "Star Fire." For grades 4-7. 1991.

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