Braille Book Review

May-June 2000

Books for Children--Fiction

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.

Bark, George BR 12040
by Jules Feiffer
1 volume
A mother dog is concerned when her puppy George cannot bark. He can quack and meow and moo, but no "arf" comes out. So his mother takes George to the vet to find a solution. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 1999. Fiction

The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure BR 12157
by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
1 volume
Robert is unhappy about math until the number devil shows up in his dreams and explains the secrets of numbers. By demonstrating the importance of zero and primary digits, the number devil helps Robert learn and understand complex concepts. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1998.

Second Stringer BR 12219
by Thomas J. Dygard
1 volume
All through high school Kevin Taylor has been the backup quarterback to Rob Montgomery, mopping up in the last quarter. When Rob is injured during the first game and out for the season, Kevin has to step up to the challenge. Rob encourages him to succeed. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1998.

The Family under the Bridge BR 12223
by Natalie Savage Carlson
1 volume (Reissue)
Armand, an adventurous old hobo, lives under a bridge in Paris. One December day he arrives there to discover three redheaded children and a dog. Armand cares for the young Calcets while their mother works. During one of their escapades around the city, they tell Santa Claus they want a real home. For grades 3-6. 1958.

Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale BR 12301
by Ursula K. Le Guin
1 volume
When Jane, a winged cat, flies off to the city in search of adventure, she learns that the warnings about human beings are true. Some of them cannot be trusted. Sequel to Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (RC 40491, BR 9857). For grades 2-4. 1999.

Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of Certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere, Esq., as Recently Revealed by His Horse, Scheherazade, Late Pride of His Royal Majesty's 14th Regiment of Foot BR 12338
by Robert Lawson
1 volume
An unconventional account of the American Revolution by the horse who becomes part of the Revere family and takes Paul on his midnight ride. For grades 6-9. 1953.

The Secret Code BR 12369
by Dana Meachen Rau
1 volume
The class is learning to read, but Oscar has a special book with bumps instead of letters. Oscar is blind, and he shares his knowledge of reading braille with his friends. For preschool-grade 2. 1998.

Look Back, Moss BR 12375
by Betty Levin
1 volume
Jody's mother and aunt are animal rights activists. Jody does not like being dragged into their schemes because he fears someone will get hurt. When they try to rescue sheep at a sheepherding event, a young border collie, Moss, is seriously injured. Companion to Away to Me, Moss (BR 10459). For grades 5-8. 1998.

La Leyenda de la Flor de Nochebuena (The Legend of the Poinsettia) BR 12294
adaptación de Tomie De Paola
1 volume
Lucida y su madre quieren tejer una manta nueva para entregarle al niño Jesús durante la procesión de Nochebuena. Pero cuando su madre se enferma y no pueden terminar la manta, Lucida teme que no vaya a tener regalo que ofrecer. Entonces, al ultimo momento, una anciana sugiera otro regalo que pueda ofrecer. (Lucida and her mother plan to weave a new blanket for the Christmas nativity procession in her village. But when her mother falls ill and they cannot finish the blanket, Lucida is afraid she will have nothing to offer on Jesus' birthday. Then at the last minute, someone suggests another gift that she can give. 1994.

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