Braille Book Review

January-February 2001
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.


The Chain Reaction: Pioneers of Nuclear Science BR 12572
by Karen Fox
1 volume
Profiles seven nuclear scientists. Discusses the pivotal contributions of Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Enrico Fermi, Ernest O. Lawrence, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Maria Goeppert-Mayer, and Andrei Sakharov. Traces the discovery of radioactivity to the creation of nuclear bombs and the understanding of particles in the nucleus. For grades 6-9. 1998.

The Rebuilding of Bosnia BR 12579
by James P. Reger
1 volume
An account of the Bosnian civil war between Roman Catholics, Muslims, and Orthodox Serbs. Chronicles the history of strife in the Balkans, including the destruction of Sarajevo and "ethnic cleansing." Summarizes the Dayton Peace Accords and the reconstruction up to 1996. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1997.

Pioneer Girl: Growing Up on the Prairie BR 12604
by Andrea Warren
1 volume
Recounts the life of Grace McCance, whose family settled a Nebraska homestead in 1885 when she was only three years old. Grace and her sisters helped to work the farm as they contended with bugs, snakes, blizzards, and wildfires. Based on her memoirs. For grades 4-7. 1998.

Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen BR 12621
by Hans Christian Andersen
1 volume
A selection of nine of Andersen's well-known tales: "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina," "The Nightingale," "The Princess and the Pea," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Little Mermaid," "The Tinderbox," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling." For grades 3-6. 1992.

Jupiter BR 12638
by Larry Dane Brimner
1 volume
Presents basic facts about the largest planet in our solar system--its features and how it has been studied. Discusses Jupiter's sixteen moons and the space probes sent to explore its terrain and environment. For grades 3-6. 1999.

Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts about How Animals Adapt BR 12642
by Joanne Settel
1 volume
In order to survive, Settel writes, animals sometimes do things that seem gross to humans. She describes how caterpillars, ants, birds, frogs, and other creatures find food, shelter, and safety by doing such things as swallowing whole animals, eating waste droppings, or drinking blood. For grades 4-7. 1999.

Saturn BR 12646
by Larry Dane Brimner
1 volume
Presents basic information about the second largest planet and its distinctive rings. Describes its physical characteristics and interprets space probe observations of Saturn's rings and moons. For grades 3-6. 1999.

Make Things Fly: Poems about the Wind BR 12687
edited by Dorothy M. Kennedy
1 volume
Twenty-seven poems describing the wind written by such poets as John Ciardi, Karla Kuskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, A.A. Milne, Carl Sandburg, and Russell Hoban. Kaye Starbird's verses tell about grown-ups and kids having different reactions to the spring wind. For grades 4-7. 1998.

Barn Savers BR 13011
by Linda Oatman High
1 volume
A young boy's account of a day spent working with his father to recycle materials from an old barn. He also tells about the iron horse on a weather vane that his father lets him take as a special keepsake. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

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