Braille Book Review

November-December 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.

Market! BR 11026
by Ted Lewin
1 volume
A look at how people from all over the world come to marketplaces. Some walk barefoot, some ride on horses or donkeys, some come in dugout canoes or by city subway. They bring with them what they grow, catch, or make, so they can buy what other people bring with them. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1996.

Animals on the Inside: A Book of Discovery and Learning BR 11238
by Andres Llamas Ruiz
2 volumes
Illustrates and describes the anatomy of a variety of animals, including insects, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, and dinosaurs. Explains the functions of the elephant's trunk, the kangaroo's pouch, and the camel's hump. For grades 4-7. 1994.

On My Own: The Journey Continues BR 11394
by Sally Hobart Alexander
1 volume
After going blind at twenty-four, as told in Taking Hold: My Journey into Blindness (BR 10223), Alexander describes also losing part of her hearing. Determined to be independent and self-sufficient, she recounts her fears and difficulties adjusting to a new apartment, finding a job, and meeting the right man. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1997.

Earth Always Endures: Native American Poems BR 11399
by Neil Philip
1 volume
A collection of sixty poems from various Native American groups. Concise, eloquent phrases convey a respect for nature and for human qualities. Many reveal the spiritual aspects of tribal life. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1996.

Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) BR 11431
by Kathleen Krull
1 volume
Portraits of twenty well-known athletes, filled with information about their childhood and how they handled fame and fortune. Includes Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, Sonja Henie, Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, and Bruce Lee. For grades 3-6. 1997.

Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) BR 11474
by Kathleen Krull
1 volume
Lively portraits of twenty well-known composers and musicians, filled with anecdotes and amusing facts. Included are Bach, Verdi, Clara Schumann, Foster, Joplin, Gershwin, and Guthrie. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1993.

Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) BR 11475
by Kathleen Krull
1 volume
Features the stories of twenty writers, ranging from Hans Christian Andersen to E.B. White. In addition to biographical information, sketches of authors include details about their work habits and newsy tidbits such as whom they loved, what they wore, what they read, and what would make them laugh. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1994.

Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis BR 11489
by J. Lynett Gillette
1 volume
Gillette provides background information about a New Mexico site where hundreds of fossils of Coelophysis (a dog-sized dinosaur) are located. She presents various hypotheses regarding the occurrence of this mass grave and analyzes each to determine the most probable explanation. For grades 3-6. 1997.

Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein BR 11502
by Shel Silverstein
1 volume
A collection of 127 madcap poems. Subjects include acrobats, Band-Aids, dancing pants, and sleeping sardines. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1974.

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