Braille Book Review

November-December 2003
Books for Children--Nonfiction

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

To Every Season: A Family Holiday Cookbook BR 14146
by Jane Breskin Zalben
1 volume
Presents a brief history of holidays throughout the calendar year with recipes for traditional favorites. Covers New Year's, Valentine's, St. Patrick's, April Fools', Easter, Passover, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1999.

The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It BR 14273
by Simon Singh
2 volumes
Discusses the evolution of codes and their impact on history. Explains the growing importance of encryption--the process of encoding messages--in the expanding use of the Internet and satellite communications. A condensed version for young people of The Code Book (RC 49955). For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2001.

Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes BR 15002
by J. Patrick Lewis
1 volume
Various math problems--mostly addition and subtraction--are presented in rhyme. "Finger Play" teaches a trick using your hands for an easy way to multiply by nine. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 2-4. 2002.

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