Braille Book Review

May-June 2003
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.


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World BR 14030
by Lynn Curlee
1 volume
Explains the history, size, and materials of the fabled structures of the ancient world: the Great Pyramid at Giza, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos (lighthouse) at Alexandria. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 3-6. 2002.

The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders: Rhymes BR 14035
by Jack Prelutsky
1 volume
A collection of rhyming poems about places in the United States-- "In the Heart of South Dakota," Atlanta, "In Indianapolis," Texas--and animals, often doing unusual things, like "Seven snails and seven snakes / swam around the five Great Lakes." PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2002.

Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folktale BR 14036
retold by Marisa Montes
1 volume
Although Juan Bobo tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, this silly but good-hearted boy keeps getting things all wrong. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. Pura Belpré Honor Book. 2000.

Emeril's There's a Chef in My Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone BR 14113
by Emeril Lagasse
2 volumes
New Orleans chef shares seventy-five favorite recipes that children can make: breakfast foods and salads, pizza and pasta, lunch and dinner dishes, vegetables, and desserts. Lists ingredients and tools needed and provides step-by-step directions. Includes tips for family fun and safety. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2002.

Europe BR 14136
by Martyn Bramwell
1 volume
Presents basic information about the location, topography, climate, population, industries, and language of each European country. For grades 5-8. 2000.

Chickie Riddles BR 14298
by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg
1 volume
A collection of funny riddles about chickens. For example, "Which side of a chicken has the most feathers?" to which the answer is: "The outside." For grades K-3 and older readers. 1997.

Dino Riddles BR 14307
by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg
1 volume
A collection of riddles about dinosaurs, such as "What do you get if you cross a dinosaur with a rabbit? Tricera hops!" and "What do dinosaur campers cook over the fire? Dino-s'mores!" For grades 2-4. 2002.

Busy Buzzing Bumblebees and Other Tongue Twisters BR 14324
by Alvin Schwartz
1 volume
A collection of forty-six easy-to-read-slowly tongue twisters. The trick is to say them three times as fast as you can. For grades K-3. 1982.

Cinderella BR 14336
retold by Paul Galdone
1 volume
With the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella, a mistreated kitchen maid, attends the palace ball on the condition that she leave before midnight. For grades 2-4. 1978.

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