Braille Book Review

September-October 1999
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.

This page includes Web-Braille links to full-text braille versions of books. Eligible patrons may sign up for Web-Braille through the library that handles their braille magazine subscriptions.

Dominoes around the World BR 11785
by Mary D. Lankford
1 volume
Explains the basic rules of dominoes and describes how the game is played in Cuba, France, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam. Also includes rules for playing solitaire dominoes. For grades 3-6. 1998.

Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space BR 11841
by Carole Ann Camp
1 volume
Provides biographical information on Ride's upbringing, education, and path to becoming an astronaut. Describes her training as the first woman to travel to space aboard the Challenger in 1983. Discusses Ride's role as mission specialist, her career in NASA through the 1986 Challenger disaster, and her professional life after leaving NASA. For grades 6-9. 1997.

With a Whoop and a Holler: A Bushel of Lore from Way Down South BR 11855
by Nancy Van Laan
1 volume
Collection of tales, rhymes, riddles, and superstitions from three distinct regions of the South--the Bayou, the Deep South, and the Appalachian Mountains. For grades 3-6. 1998.

Where Am I? The Story of Maps and Navigation BR 11859
by A.G. Smith
1 volume
A history of how people learned to identify their physical location in the world. Traces the development of maps from birch bark and clay tablets dating from 2300 B.C. to the techniques of aerial photography. Follows navigational skills from Eratosthenes's astronomical experiments to the discovery of the compass and the use of satellites. For grades 5-8. 1997.

Landslides, Slumps, and Creep BR 11888
by Peter Goodwin
1 volume
An explanation of different forms of earth movements, known as mass wasting, including landslides and avalanches. Discusses how they occur and ways to prevent them. Contains information on some historic landslides of the twentieth century. For grades 4-7. 1997.

Sand on the Move: The Story of Dunes BR 11952
by Roy A. Gallant
1 volume
Describes the formation of sand and sand dunes, noting various types of dunes. Explains how their movement causes desertification and how some produce sounds. Also discusses various animals and plants that live in deserts. For grades 4-7. 1997.

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