Braille Book Review

November-December 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.

Kids Knitting BR 11797
by Melanie Falick
1 volume
Basic step-by-step instructions for the beginning knitter. Covers procedures and recommends materials and needle sizes. Details twelve projects, ranging from bean bags, scarves, and patchwork afghans to purses, caps, tube socks, and a pullover sweater. Each activity introduces new skills. For grades 4-7. 1998.

Making Cool Crafts and Awesome Art: A Kids' Treasure Trove of Fabulous Fun BR 11860
by Roberta Gould
1 volume
Projects for children to work on alone or with friends. Crafters are encouraged to be inventive: don't just follow the guidelines; use them as springboards for your own creations. Includes wreaths, apple faces, 3-D masks, and silly costumes. Some projects require adult supervision. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1998.

Duke Ellington BR 11883
by Adam Woog
2 volumes
Biography of the African American composer, bandleader, and pianist whose fame began in the 1920s. Covers his childhood in Washington, D.C., his educational background, and his entry into a musical profession. Traces his career development from Harlem to world tours with his band. For grades 6-9. 1996.

Falling Up BR 11899
by Shel Silverstein
1 volume
A collection of brief and humorous poems featuring silly situations and a gallery of zany characters. You will see the world from "a different angle" as you meet the Terrible Toy-Eating Tookle, attend the "Rotten Convention," and visit Hungry Kid Island. For grades 2-4 and older readers. Bestseller 1996.

And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories of Ten African American Women BR 11905
by Tonya Bolden
2 volumes
Biographies of ten African American women who managed to achieve despite social and economic roadblocks. Among them are writers, singers, athletes, and scientists. Includes Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, Leontyne Price, Toni Morrison, and others. A brief appendix lists additional people and their achievements. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1998.

Pets: A Comprehensive Handbook for Kids BR 11981
by Frances N. Chrystie
2 volumes
Advises on the selection of an appropriate pet, on the care of a variety of domestic and wild animals, and on health care and first aid treatment for pets. Beginning with dogs and cats, the author also discusses rabbits, mice, hamsters, caged birds, aquarium and vivarium pets, wild animals (opossums, raccoons), farm animals, ponies, and horses. For grades 4-7. 1995.

Creepy Riddles BR 11991
by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg
1 volume
Collection of forty-two riddles about scary, spooky things. Topics include food preferences among witches, ghosts, vampires, and sea monsters; the social lives of ghosts, werewolves, and zombies; and "physical" characteristics of ghouls and other creatures. For grades 2-4. 1998.

Golem BR 12017
by David Wisniewski
1 volume
A retelling of how a chief rabbi of Prague creates a giant golem of clay in 1580. The golem's task is to seek out those spreading false rumors about Jews and to turn them over to the authorities unharmed. When his job is done, the golem is to return to clay. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. Caldecott Medal. 1996.

My Puppy Is Born BR 12018
by Joanna Cole
1 volume
An excited girl describes the birth and first weeks in the life of her Norfolk terrier puppy. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 1973.

The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico BR 12021
retold by Nina Jaffe
1 volume
Relates the story of how Puerto Rico became an island. In the beginning the world had no water, no green plants or trees, and no flowers. But all of that changes when a young boy finds some seeds and plants them on top of the mountain. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1996.


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