Braille Book Review

July-August 2009

Books for Children

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

Nonfiction

Galaxies, Galaxies!     BR17336
by Gail Gibbons
1 volume
A brief history of the many galaxies in the universe and the telescopes that made their discoveries possible. Discusses stars, solar systems, light years, and galaxies of various shapes. For grades 2-4. 2007.

Galaxies, Galaxies! Volume 1

Should I Play the Clarinet?     BR17518
by Richard Spilsbury
1 volume
Provides an overview of information about the clarinet. Covers its history, the way the instrument produces sound, and famous clarinet players. Discusses what is needed to play the clarinet. Includes recommended recordings for hearing classical, jazz, and klezmer music. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Should I Play the Clarinet? Volume 1

Should I Play the Violin?     BR17519
by Richard Spilsbury
1 volume
Presents the history of the violin, a stringed instrument held under the chin and played with a bow. Covers the types of music--from classical to jazz--played on it and presents famous violinists. For grades 3-6. 2007.

Should I Play the Violin?Volume 1

Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More     BR18006
by Jack Prelutsky
1 volume
Short poems about enjoying sports--win or lose. Celebrates trying baseball, soccer, gymnastics, ice and sidewalk skating, swimming, running in races, basketball, and karate, among others. For grades K-3. 2007.

Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More Volume 1

On the Farm     BR18008
by David Elliott
1 volume
Short poems about farmyard animals describe the rooster, cow, pony, dog, sheep, cat, goat, pig, snake, bees, bull, turtle, fowl, and quiet bunny. For preschool-grade 2. 2008.

On the Farm Volume 1

Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words     BR18017
by Dennis Brindell Fradin
1 volume
Account of the famous 1804 duel, when U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr and former secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton--founding fathers and onetime friends--fired upon each other. Provides background on both men and describes the fight, which left one dead and ruined the other's future. For grades 2-4. 2008.

Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words Volume 1
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