Braille Book Review

July-August 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.

Fiction

White Wolf BR 12777
by Henrietta Branford
1 volume
A survival story from a wolf's viewpoint. A white wolf called Snowy by his owners--Jim and his son, Jesse--is coveted by Native Americans. Escaping captivity, Snowy must learn to hunt and run with a pack to truly become a wolf. For grades 4-7. 1998.

Second Sight: Stories for a New Millennium BR 12809
by Avi
1 volume
Eight short stories about the beginning of a millennium, by such authors as Madeleine L'Engle, Richard Peck, Natalie Babbitt, and Michael Cadnum. In Avi's "Oswin's Millennium," a stable boy in 999 fearfully awaits the arrival of Satan. In Peck's "The Three- Century Woman," an elderly woman conducts a television interview. For grades 6-9. 1999.

Tall Tales: Six Amazing Basketball Dreams BR 12812
by Charles R. Smith
1 volume
Six short stories about action on the basketball court. In "What Jo Did," Jo outperforms the big boys and really surprises them by being a girl. In "Walk Softly," the players respect Big John's jump shot even more after his sunglasses are accidentally knocked off, revealing his blindness. For grades 4-7. 2000.

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt BR 12832
by Majorie Weinman Sharmat
1 volume
Detective Nate takes a break from handing out Halloween candy to look for his friend Rosamond's cat, Little Hex. After searching a haunted house and thinking long and hard, Nate realizes where Little Hex must be. For grades 2-4. 1989.

Tell Me Some More BR 12844
by Crosby Newell Bonsall
1 volume (Reissue)
When Andrew tells Tim there is a place where he can carry an elephant under his arm, hold a camel in his hand, and be taller than a tree, Tim wants to know where this wonderful place is. For grades K-3. 1961.

One Lighthouse, One Moon BR 13062
by Anita Lobel
1 volume
In this concept book Nini the cat sees different colored shoes for each day of the week, describes various activities for every month of the year, and counts from one to ten by the seashore. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2000.

Crazy Horse's Vision BR 13064
by Joseph Bruchac
1 volume
A story based on the life of the quiet and generous Lakota youth who grew up to be a courageous warrior and leader. It explains how he sought a vision to help his people and received his adult name, Crazy Horse, from his father. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2- 4. 2000.

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg BR 13066
by D.B. Johnson
1 volume
Young Henry and his friend both want to go to Fitchburg. Henry decides to walk the thirty miles, while his friend works for the fare to take the train. Based on a passage from Henry Thoreau's Walden. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. 2000.

100th Day Worries BR 13069
by Margery Cuyler
1 volume
Jessica is a worrier, and now her teacher wants each pupil to collect one hundred things to bring to class for the one- hundredth day of school. Jessica can't think of what to bring, and her assignment is due. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2000.

Merlin's Kin: World Tales of the Heroic Magician BR 13116
retold by Josepha Sherman
2 volumes
A collection of thirty international folktales, featuring both the traditional magician, whose power comes from books or spells, and the shaman, who is a priest and healer as well as a wizard. The stories come from the British Isles, Europe, Russia, the Far East, Native American nations, and Africa. For grades 5-8. 1998.

The Cookie Company BR 13134
by Ross Venokur
1 volume
Thirteen-year-old Alex, the unluckiest boy alive, opens an unusual fortune cookie and is whisked away into another world, where he is threatened by the evil game-show hostess Cypress Vine. For grades 4-7. 2000.

Midnight Magic BR 13138
by Avi
2 volumes
One stormy night in 1491 in Italy, Mangus the Magician and his twelve-year-old apprentice, Fabrizio, are summoned to the castle of King Claudio to determine if his daughter, Princess Teresina, is indeed being haunted by a ghost. For grades 5-8. 1999.

Mad about Madeline: The Complete Tales BR 13202
by Ludwig Bemelmans
1 volume
A collection of all six rhymed stories about Madeline. The first- -published in 1939--introduces Madeline, the smallest of twelve girls who live together in Paris with Miss Clavel. She has various adventures involving animals, gypsies, travel, a boy called Pepito, and a magical Christmas. For grades K-3. 1961.

Dovey Coe BR 13204
by Frances O'Roark Dowell
1 volume
In North Carolina in 1928, twelve-year-old Dovey Coe is on trial for the murder of Parnell Caraway, who wanted to marry Dovey's older sister. Recounting what led to this crisis, Dovey tells about her family and her special bond with Amos, her thirteen- year-old deaf brother. For grades 5-8. 2000.


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