Braille Book Review

January-February 2002
Books for Children--Nonfiction

The following books were recently produced for the NLS program. To order books, contact your braille-lending 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.


South America BR 12934
by April Pulley Sayre
1 volume
Describes the weather, geography, flora, and fauna of the continent of South America. Provides information on environmental issues including the preservation of rain forests. For grades 5- 8. 1999.

Africa BR 12936
by April Pulley Sayre
1 volume
Describes the regions, geology, weather, plants, and animals of the continent of Africa. Includes ecological information on desertification, drought, and famine. For grades 5-8. 1999.

Asia BR 12939
by April Pulley Sayre
1 volume
Overview of Asia--the world's largest continent--describing its deserts, mountains, rivers, plants and animals, and weather, including monsoons and cyclones. For grades 5-8. 1999.

America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle BR 13081
by David A. Adler
1 volume
A short biography of an American who loved to swim as soon as she learned how at age seven. Describes her achievements, including winning three medals in the 1924 Olympics and becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2000.

The Friendly Beasts BR 13086
by Sharon McGinley
1 volume
This is a version of the traditional Christmas carol "The Friendly Beasts," written by Robert Davis in 1920. A donkey, cow, sheep, camel, and dove talk about the gifts they bring for the baby Jesus. Includes music for the carol. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2000.

Heroes of the Game: True Baseball Stories BR 13251
by Terry Egan and others
1 volume
In this companion to The Good Guys of Baseball (BR 11625), the authors highlight nineteen players who exemplify sportsmanship and the love of the game. Includes major leaguer Roberto Clemente, who died on a mercy mission, and Jim Eisenreich, who plays with Tourette's syndrome. For grades 3-6. 1992.

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia BR 13298
by Margaret Cousins
1 volume
A biography of the eighteenth-century American who was not only a statesman, philosopher, printer, and author, but also a scientist and inventor. For grades 4-7. 1952.

Wind Power BR 13315
by Ian Graham
1 volume
Examines wind power as a source of energy and force of nature. Traces its history from traditional uses for sailboats and windmills to twentieth-century wind farms. Discusses future potential for wind power programs. For grades 4-7. 1999.

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