Braille Book Review

May-June 2001

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.


The Khan's Daughter: A Mongolian Folktale BR 12002
by Laurence Yep
1 volume
A poor, young shepherd wants to marry the khan's pretty daughter but must succeed at three tasks to prove his worth. Fortunately he receives help from an unexpected source. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1997.

The Quiet Little Woman; Tilly's Christmas; Rosa's Tale: Three Enchanting Christmas Stories BR 12725
by Louisa May Alcott
1 volume
Stories by Alcott from the 1870s. In The Quiet Little Woman, thirteen-year-old Patty, an orphan, dreams of being adopted but is placed as a servant in the large Murray household. Through Aunt Jane's intervention on Christmas day, the Murrays begin to appreciate Patty's loving nature. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1999.

Morgy Makes His Move BR 12739
by Maggie Lewis
1 volume
When Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff's family moves from California to Massachusetts, Morgy is bullied by an older kid, demoted to beginners' ice hockey, and laughed at about his name, his snow pants, and his lunch bag. But his one new friend, Byron, makes it all easier. For grades 2-4. 1999.

Good Night, Good Knight BR 12775
by Shelley Moore Thomas
1 volume
One night in a faraway kingdom, three lonely dragons keep the Good Knight running back and forth from his watchtower to their dark cave, helping them prepare for bedtime. Even after all three are tucked in, they call him back for one last thing. For grades 2-4. 2000.

When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry... BR 13017
by Molly Bang
1 volume
When Sophie loses her temper and becomes angry with the whole world, she runs outside to climb her favorite tree. Then she calms down and returns home relaxed. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. Caldecott Honor. 1999.

Under the Lemon Moon BR 13019
by Edith Hope Fine
1 volume
After a thief steals all the lemons from Rosalinda's tree and breaks one of its branches, her grandmother tells her about La Anciana--the Old One who wanders the Mexican countryside helping things grow. Rosalinda meets La Anciana and, under the light of the full lemon moon, learns about healing. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

Good Night, Maman BR 13026
by Norma Fox Mazer
1 volume
After spending years fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Europe, Karin Levi, twelve, and her fourteen-year-old brother, Marc, reach a refugee camp in Oswego, New York. They gradually learn English and assimilate into American society. Karin writes letters to her mother until Marc informs his sister of her death. For grades 5-8. 1999.

The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) BR 13061
retold by Philemon Sturges
1 volume
When the Little Red Hen wakes up from her nap, she scratches through her cupboard, finds a can of tomato sauce, and decides to make a pizza. But she is missing some ingredients, and her friends duck, cat, and dog are too busy to help--until the pizza is done. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

Club Earth BR 13105
by Gail Gauthier
1 volume
In this sequel to My Life among the Aliens (BR 11351) Will and Robby finally convince their parents that they have been entertaining space aliens for months. Now the family learns their home has been chosen to become an intergalactic tourist resort. For grades 3-6. 1999.

Tucket's Gold BR 13123
by Gary Paulsen
1 volume
In this sequel to Tucket's Ride (BR 11810), fifteen-year-old Francis Tucket and Lottie and Billy, the two children he has adopted, are still traveling in the Old West. Managing to evade ruthless outlaws, they discover ancient Spanish treasure but may not live to enjoy it. For grades 5-8. 1999.

Howie Bowles, Secret Agent BR 13129
by Kate Banks
1 volume
In this easy chapter book, third grader Howie Bowles has to cope with attending yet another new school. So he decides to take on a new identity. He becomes Agent Bean Burger. And before long he has a real case to solve. For grades 2-4. 1999.

The Great Brain BR 13165
by John D. Fitzgerald
1 volume (Reissue)
Tom Fitzgerald, known as "the Great Brain," has swindled practically every kid in Adenville, Utah. But he also uses his brain power to rescue two friends from death in a cave and to teach a Greek boy how to fight off the neighborhood bully. For grades 4-7. 1967.

Where's Molly? BR 13168
by Uli Waas
1 volume
Lisa and Max are enthused about New Year's Eve. Their family is having a party, their new neighbors are coming, and they have fireworks to light at midnight. Even their dog Molly is excited. But when the fireworks begin, Molly is frightened away. For grades 2-4. 1993.

Me and My Little Brain BR 13169
by John D. Fitzgerald
1 volume (Reissue)
J.D. wants to be as crafty as his older brother, Tom, who is known as "The Great Brain." Although J.D.'s moneymaking schemes fail miserably, his little brain does figure out how to rescue his adopted younger brother from a desperate outlaw. For grades 4-7. 1971.

All by Myself BR 13171
by Mercer Mayer
1 volume
Demonstrates all the things young children can do by themselves. They can dress themselves, brush their hair, ride a bike, help Mom and Dad, and even help take care of a baby sister. But there is still one thing they can't do. For preschool-grade 2. 1983.

Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan BR 13175
by Cynthia Rylant
1 volume
When Henry sees a sign announcing a snowman contest, he and his huge dog, Mudge, run home to tell Henry's father. They find him covered with green smudges from painting a chair. That gives Henry an idea for the contest. Easy chapter book. For grades K-3. 1999.

Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas BR 13200
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat
1 volume
Nate the Great drops everything when his neighbor Annie's large scary dog, Fang, needs a mystery solved. Fang's mother sends him a card every Christmas, but this year's hasn't arrived and Fang is unhappy. For grades 2-4. 1996.

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