Braille Book Review

September-October 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.


Hercules BR 12049
by Robert Burleigh
1 volume
Retells the story of Hercules and the last labor he must perform to gain his freedom. This twelfth and most difficult task is to bring back Cerberus, the monster three-headed dog that guards the underworld. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

The Ink Drinker BR 12346
by Éric Sanvoisin
1 volume
While working in his father's bookstore, a boy who hates to read finds a customer with a straw--sucking the words off the pages of a book. He is an ink-drinking vampire. After the boy decides to follow the stranger, he finds that his feelings about books are changing. For grades 2-4. 1998.

Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates BR 12425
by Mary Mapes Dodge
2 volumes
In the winter, Hans and his sister Gretel enjoy skating on frozen canals in Holland, even though they are so poor they have only clumsy, wooden skates. They would like to win the silver skates offered as the prize in a race. Originally published in 1865. For grades 4-7. 1993.

Abigail Takes the Wheel BR 12446
by Avi
1 volume
Abigail Bates and her brother Tom travel to school every day between New Jersey and New York aboard their father's boat, the Neptune. But one day when two ships collide in Hudson Bay, Abigail has to take over the wheel while her father steers one of the damaged ships. For grades 2-4. 1999.

Amanda Pig and Her Best Friend Lollipop BR 12506
by Jean Van Leeuwen
1 volume
Amanda and Lollipop are best friends who love to play together. One day they stay at Amanda's house and do pirouettes until they get dizzy and fall down. The next day they go to Lollipop's and play with her baby sister. For grades 2-4. 1998.

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