Braille Book Review

May-June 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.

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Nonfiction

The Treasury of Saints and Martyrs BR 12716
by Margaret Mulvihill
1 volume
Introduces more than forty saints from the early years of Christianity to the twentieth century, ranging from Mary and Joseph to Elizabeth Seton. Definitions of "saint" and "martyr" and a description of the canonization process are followed by brief biographical sketches of the holy figures. For grades 5-8. 1999.

The World of the Pirate BR 12754
by Val Garwood
1 volume
The history of sea robbers from the time of ancient Greeks, Romans, and Vikings to that of privateers and buccaneers in the 1700s. Discusses such topics as work on board ship, navigation, clothes, weapons, treasure, discipline, medical treatment, and punishment on being captured. Contains biographical sketches of some famous pirates. For grades 4-7. 1997.

Grow It Again BR 12767
by Elizabeth MacLeod
1 volume
Instructs how to grow potted plants by taking seeds from or sections of fruits, vegetables, and other plants used for food. Also includes crafts and recipes. Carrot, bean, pea, garlic, peanut, melon, orange, and pineapple are among the sources. For grades 3-6. 1999.

Edna St. Vincent Millay: Poetry for Young People BR 12770
edited by Frances Schoonmaker
1 volume
Thirty-four poems by the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Her works describe events and experiences from the everyday world around her with titles like "Afternoon on a Hill," "City Trees," "The Snow Storm," and "Men Working." Includes an overview of the poet's life. For grades 6-9. 1999.

Sindbad: From the Tales of the Thousand and One Nights BR 13018
retold by Ludmila Zeman
1 volume
Among the tales that Shahrazad told the king to hold his interest and prolong her life is this one about the wealthy merchant Sindbad and his adventurous voyages to strange and perilous places. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 1999.

Gorilla Walk BR 13020
by Ted Lewin and Betsy Lewin
1 volume
The authors recount their 1997 trek into a Uganda game preserve to observe mountain gorillas. They describe their arduous hike into the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, how the trackers located the silverbacks, and the behavior of the animals. Concludes with facts about mountain gorillas. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 3-6. 1999.

Tending the Fire: The Story of Maria Martinez BR 13130
by Juddi Morris
1 volume
Account of Maria Martinez, born in 1887, who revived the Pueblo Indian (Tewa) art of pottery making. Describes her childhood, when she learned the basic skills from her aunt, and the combined efforts of Maria and her husband to create her famous black-on-black pottery. For grades 4-7. 1997.

How to Write Terrific Book Reports BR 13131
by Elizabeth James and Carol Barkin
1 volume
Explains how to write book reports. Offers guidance on selecting appropriate material, reading for information, writing and organizing, and delivering an oral presentation. Includes examples. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1998.

The Environmental Movement: From Its Roots to the Challenges of a New Century BR 13153
by Laurence Pringle
1 volume
Chronicles the history of the environmental conservation movement in the United States. Discusses the contributions of leaders such as John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson. Explains the roles of government, business, and action groups, and looks at such issues as acid rain and global warming. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2000.


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