Braille Book Review

September-October 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.

Nonfiction

Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition BR 12047
by Lizzy Rockwell
1 volume
Explains why good food is important to good health. Describes the six basic kinds of nutrients--carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals--how the body uses them and which foods provide them. Explains the food guide pyramid for the recommended number of daily servings. Includes five recipes. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

A Child's Calendar BR 12048
by John Updike
1 volume
A poem for each month of the year, beginning with January. Describes special features--activities, holidays, weather--of the month as experienced someplace like New England. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

The Invisible Ladder: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poems for Young Readers BR 12368
edited by Liz Rosenberg
1 volume
Introduces forty poets with informal statements about their relationships with written or spoken words when they were young; also presents at least one work by each. Includes Marvin Bell, Rita Dove, Allen Ginsberg, Maxine Kumin, Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern, Alice Walker, and Robley Wilson. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1996.

Sammy Sosa BR 12432
by Carrie Muskat
1 volume
Biography of the record-breaking baseball player from the Dominican Republic. Sammy Sosa was raised in poverty, but his athletic ability led him to his first professional sports contract at age sixteen. Sosa also became well known for his generosity in providing assistance to his family and homeland. For grades 5-8. 1999.

Fun with Modeling Clay BR 12436
by Barbara Reid
1 volume
Step-by-step instructions on how to form basic shapes--ball, egg, pancake, and snake--followed by directions for combining the basics to make animals, people, furniture, vehicles, and various scenes. Includes tips on working with modeling clay and on household items to use as tools. For grades 3-6. 1998.

Science in Ancient Mesopotamia BR 12447
by Carol Moss
1 volume
Discusses scientific and technological discoveries made in the "cradle of civilization." Describes explorations by Sumerians and Babylonians in the fields of medicine, mathematics, astronomy, and chemistry that formed the foundations for modern knowledge. For grades 5-8. 1998.

Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems BR 12518
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
1 volume
Fourteen poets present their feelings about numbers, measurements, and mathematics in the everyday world. Betsy Franco writes "Math Makes Me Feel Safe" in praise of consistent answers. But in "Near the Window Tree" Karla Kuskin admits that she would rather play outside than do multiplication. For grades 2-4. 1997.


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