Braille Book Review

July-August 2009

Books for Children

Fiction

Chronicles of Avonlea     BR17576
by L.M. Montgomery
2 volumes
Twelve stories about residents of Prince Edward Island, home to Anne Shirley and Green Gables farm. Includes the tales of Old Lady Lloyd's deep secret and the fifteen-year courtship of shy Theodora Dix. Companion to the Anne of Green Gables series. For grades 5-8. 1912.

Chronicles of Avonlea Volume 1

Chronicles of Avonlea Volume 2

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?     BR17334
by Margaret McNamara
1 volume
When Mr. Tiffin brings in three pumpkins for a class counting project, Charlie, the smallest child in his class, chooses the smallest pumpkin. Counting the seeds by tens, Charlie's group is amazed that their little pumpkin has the most seeds of all. For grades K-3. 2007.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Volume 1

Paddington     BR17337
by Michael Bond
1 volume
A small bear from darkest Peru is found stowed away on a train by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. They adopt the bear and name him Paddington--after the English train station where they found him. For grades K-3. 2007.

Paddington Volume 1

Time to Get Dressed!     BR17333
by Elivia Savadier
1 volume
Solomon wants to do everything himself, and his favorite word is "ME!" But he can't quite dress himself yet. As time runs out, his daddy helps him get ready for the day ahead. Still, Solomon has the last word. For preschool-grade 2. 2006.

Time to Get Dressed! Volume 1

Dragon Slippers     BR17590
by Jessica Day George
2 volumes
Poor country girl Creel persuades a shoe-hoarding dragon to give her an exotic pair of slippers, not realizing their mysterious power. Creel sets out for the king's city, where she finds work as a seamstress, meets princes, and becomes the heroine of the Dragon War. For grades 5-8. 2007.

Dragon Slippers Volume 1

Dragon Slippers Volume 2

Saving the Griffin     BR17584
by Kristin Wolden Nitz
1 volume
On a family trip to Italy, Americans Kate and her younger brother Michael encounter a lost baby griffin in a garden. They vow to help the griffin return to his home, but keeping his existence a secret proves difficult. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Saving the Griffin Volume 1

Lawn Boy     BR17582
by Gary Paulsen
1 volume
A twelve-year-old boy decides to put his unusual birthday gift--his late grandfather's riding mower--to use by cutting his neighbors' lawns for money. Soon business is booming and he has his own employees, his own stockbroker, and sponsorship of a prizefighter. For grades 5-8. 2007.

Lawn Boy Volume 1

Prince Won't Go to Bed!     BR18012
by Dayle Ann Dodds
1 volume
When the teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, little prince refuses to go to bed, all the people in the palace offer complicated solutions. Finally the prince whispers in his big sister's ear the simple thing he needs to go to sleep. For preschool-grade 2. 2007.

Prince Won't Go to Bed! Volume 1

Marshmallow     BR18005
by Clare Turlay Newberry
1 volume
Oliver, a cat who wants peace and quiet, is upset when his owner Miss Tilly brings a frolicsome little bunny, Marshmallow, into the apartment. After some adjusting, Oliver adopts Marshmallow as his own kitten. For grades K-3. Caldecott Honor. 1942.

Marshmallow Volume 1

Good Enough to Eat      BR18004
by Brock Cole
1 volume
When a mean ogre demands a fair maiden or else he will destroy the town, the citizens quickly choose an orphan beggar girl. But the girl manages to outwit both the ogre and the townspeople. For grades K-3. 2007.

Good Enough to Eat Volume 1


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