Braille Book Review

November-December 2004
Books for Children

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

The Bible for Children BR 14733
retold by Murray Watts
3 volumes
More than two hundred stories from the Old and New Testaments retold in chapter format and accompanied by corresponding biblical references. Recounts major events, parables, psalms, words of wisdom, and prophecies. For grades 4-7. 2002.

Book of Greek Myths BR 14795
by Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
1 volume
Humorous, earthy retellings of the adventures of the gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece. For grades 4- 7. 1962.

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents BR 14842
by Todd Davis and Marc Frey
1 volume
Biographical sketches of all the American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. Provides interesting facts for each presidency, such as prominent contemporaries, political happenings, and notable events. For grades 5-8. 2000.

The Making of America: The History of the United States from 1492 to the Present BR 14846
by Robert D. Johnston
3 volumes
Historical overview of the guiding principles that shaped our nation. Highlights political debates, examines social issues, and profiles several people who defended their beliefs. Includes the text of a few major historical documents. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2002.

Ribbit Riddles BR 14973
by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg
1 volume
A collection of riddles and jokes about frogs. Example: Who brings baskets of eggs to little frogs in the spring? The Easter Ribbit! For grades 2-4. 2001.

Creation BR 15025
retold by Gerald McDermott
1 volume
A retelling of Genesis from the Hebrew Bible. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 3-6. 2003.

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez BR 15027
by Katherine Krull
1 volume
Biography of the California migrant-worker hero. Describes how Chavez's family became homeless, hungry farm laborers when he was ten and how, later in life, Cesar organized the National Farm Workers Association to peacefully and successfully protest those miserable conditions. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades 3-6. 2003.

The Diary of a Young Girl BR 15076
by Anne Frank
2 volumes (Reissue)
In a remarkable account begun on her thirteenth birthday in 1942, a Jewish girl in German-occupied Amsterdam records her hopes, fears, and growing pains during two years of close confinement with her family hiding from the Nazis in a secret apartment. Original version edited by her father. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1947.

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