Braille Book Review

March-April 2012

Books for Children

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


Coins and Other Currency: Money Matters; A Kid's Guide to Coin Collecting         BR 18982
by Tamra Orr
1 volume
Recounts the history of money from the barter system to coins and paper bank notes. Covers the basics of starting a coin collection, lists the tools and supplies needed, and discusses ways to locate and organize coins. For grades 3-6. 2009.

Explaining Food Allergies         BR 18984
by Carol Ballard
1 volume
Defines allergies as a body's reaction to specific foods and not just a person's aversion or dislike of these foods. Discusses common culprits, such as peanuts, wheat, milk, and shellfish, and varying symptoms, including rashes, vomiting, and anaphylaxis. Covers avoidance, tests, treatment, and possible genetic connections. For grades 4-7. 2010.

Writing the U.S. Constitution         BR 19111
by Lori Mortensen
1 volume
Explains the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia in 1787, when the Founding Fathers discussed which new form of government our country should adopt. For grades K-3. 2010.

Paul Revere's Ride         BR 19112
by Lori Mortensen
1 volume
Discusses Paul Revere's bravery on the night of April 18, 1775, when this American hero rode his horse Brown Beauty to warn the colonists that British soldiers were headed to Lexington from Boston that same night. For grades K-3. 2010.

Explaining Cystic Fibrosis         BR 19236
by Jillian Powell
1 volume
Discusses cystic fibrosis, which is caused by a faulty gene and affects the lungs and digestive system. Explains that no cure is available but various physical regimens—including medication, diet, exercise, and physiotherapy—allow children a relatively active lifestyle. Includes case studies of children and adults. For grades 4-7. 2010.

We Want You to Know: Kids Talk about Bullying         BR 19283
by Deborah Ellis
1 volume
Students ages nine to nineteen discuss their feelings about being tormented and their reactions to it. Questions about ways individuals and schools can handle these situations follow each personal account. Based on the premise that bullying is not a normal part of childhood. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2010.

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