Braille Book Review

May-June 2000
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.

This Land Is Your Land BR 12031
by Woody Guthrie
1 volume
Complete lyrics of the American folk song written by Guthrie in the 1940s. Accompanied by a tribute from folksinger and friend Pete Seeger and a biographical scrapbook of the main facts about Woody Guthrie's life. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1998.

Mercury BR 12140
by Larry Dane Brimner
1 volume
Provides basic facts about the planet closest to the sun. Discusses the Mariner 10 space probe, which sent back much more information than was previously known about Mercury. For grades 3-6. 1998.

Puzzling Questions about the Solar System BR 12215
by Martin Gardner
1 volume
Presents basic information on the Sun, the Moon, and each of the planets in Earth's solar system followed by thought-provoking questions on each topic. Answers are provided at the end. For grades 6-9. 1997.

Mark McGwire: A Biography BR 12295
by Jonathan Hall
1 volume
Describes the life and career of first baseman Mark McGwire. Details his family life and upbringing, his early career including playing in the 1984 Olympics, and his major league recruitment. Highlights the 1998 race with Sammy Sosa to break Roger Maris's single season home-run record. For grades 5-8. 1998.

Edwin Hubble: American Astronomer BR 12307
by Mary Virginia Fox
1 volume
Portrait of Edwin Hubble, the astronomer for whom the space telescope is named. His study of galaxies led to the understanding that our Milky Way is only one of several in the universe. Traces his youth in Missouri, his college years, and his association with Albert Einstein. For grades 6-9. 1997.

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