Braille Book Review

January-February 1999

In Brief


The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. Items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listing does not imply endorsement.

Braille magazine focuses on community and home life. Dialogue: A World of Ideas for Visually Impaired People of All Ages is a quarterly journal that features information about techniques blind and visually impaired people use to manage their home and community lives. Written by people who are blind or visually impaired, articles in Dialogue cover topics such as technology, cooking, gardening, coping with sight loss, organizing, parenting, travel, recreation, writing, and many other activities. It is available in braille, large-print, diskette, and cassette formats. The annual subscription/donation rate is $28 for legally blind readers. For information and a sample copy, contact Blindskills, Inc., P.O. Box 5181, Salem, OR 97304-0181, or call 800-860-4224; web site address is, and e-mail is

New Books from Seedlings. Seedlings Braille Books for Children announces availability of its 1999 catalog listing over 330 low-cost braille books for children. Thirty-seven new books have been added this year, including print-braille-and-picture books for preschoolers, such as Clifford's Furry Friends and a musical board book of Frosty the Snowman; print-and-braille easy-readers for beginning readers, such as Arthur's Pet Business; and Newbery Award winners for older children, such as Julie of the Wolves and A Wrinkle in Time. There are also books from the Dear America and American Girls Collection series. Seedlings is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost braille books for children. For more information, check Seedling's web page at its new address, To receive a free catalog, call 800-777-8552 or write to Seedlings, P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924; e-mail:

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