Braille Book Review

November-December 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.

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Nonfiction

Science in Ancient Greece BR 12448
by Kathlyn Gay
1 volume
Presents scientific and mathematical beliefs held about two thousand years ago. Discusses ancient Greek thinkers: Ptolemy, an astronomer; Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes, mathematicians; and Hippocrates, a physician, among others. For grades 5-8. 1998.

Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories BR 12477
by Rosemary Wells
1 volume
Three accounts of medical care for poor families in 1920s and 1930s Appalachia. A trained nurse rides horseback to reach isolated cabins, where she sets a broken leg, gives typhoid shots, and mends a child's broken heart. Contains a biographical sketch of Mary Breckinridge, founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. For grades 3-6. 1998.

The History of Counting BR 12540
by Denise Schmandt-Besserat
1 volume
Explains the evolution of counting. Presents examples from past cultures of various systems for numbering and recording quantities. Describes the importance of abstract counting and the advantage of inventing zero. For grades 3-6. 1999.

The Riches of Oseola McCarty BR 12553
by Evelyn Coleman
1 volume
Traces the youth of Oseola McCarty, an African American woman in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; her career as a laundress; and her rise to fame in 1995. Then age eighty-seven, she donated $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi to endow a scholarship fund for needy students. For grades 3-6. 1998.

Get Up and Go! The History of American Road Travel BR 12560
by Sylvia Whitman
1 volume
Chronicles transportation in the United States from Native American trails to superhighways. Includes information on horse- drawn conveyances, railroads, cycles, and automobiles. Also describes the legislation that changed the way Americans traveled. For grades 5-8. 1996.

Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems BR 13005
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
1 volume
A collection of fifteen poems exploring the physical world. Includes "What Is Science?" by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, "Magnet" by Valerie Worth, "Dinosaur Bone" by Alice Schertle, "How?" by Lee Bennett Hopkins, "What Are You, Wind?" by Mary O'Neill, and "Stars" by Carl Sandburg. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 1999.


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