Braille Book Review

July-August 2008


The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter: The Twenty-Three Original Peter Rabbit Books BR 16551
by Beatrix Potter
2 volumes
Collection of classic stories with animal characters by British author. Presented in chronological order with a brief note about the origins of each piece. Begins with "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," first published in 1902. For grades K-3 and older readers. 1989.

The Last of the Sky Pirates: The Edge Chronicles, Book 5 BR 16555
by Paul Stewart
2 volumes
Rook Barkwater's quest to become a librarian knight leads to a dangerous journey into the Deepwoods. Joining the last sky pirate, Captain Twig, to oppose the Guardians of the Night, Rook also learns more about his own past. Sequel to Curse of the Gloamglozer (BR 16152). For grades 6-9. 2002.

The Black Pearl BR 16606
by Scott O'Dell
1 volume
Baja California. Sixteen-year-old Ramón Salazar's misfortunes begin when he retrieves an enormous black pearl from a secluded lagoon, domain of a giant devilfish, Manta Diablo. Attempting to return the pearl, Ramón further imperils his life and his soul. For grades 5-8. Newbery Honor Book. 1967.

The Circus Is Coming: A Picture Parade BR 17033
by Hilary Knight
1 volume
Children line the street to watch a circus parade with band music, clowns, tumbling acts, horses, floats of fantastic folks, prancing poodles, and--to make it complete--elephants, big and small. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 1978.

Library Lion BR 17035
by Michelle Knudsen
1 volume
When a lion visits the library, Miss Merriweather's main concern is whether he is obeying the rules. All is well until an emergency arises, causing the lion to break the rule about silence. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. 2006.

Max's ABC BR 17036
by Rosemary Wells
1 volume
Join sibling bunnies Max and Ruby, who learn about the letters of the alphabet while dealing with the ants that escaped from Max's ant farm. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 2006.

Crossing Jordan BR 17237
by Adrian Fogelin
2 volumes
Twelve-year-old Cass of Tallahassee, Florida, meets her new neighbor, African American Jemmie. Despite their families' prejudices, the two girls build a strong friendship around shared enthusiasms for running and reading. For grades 5-8. 2000. 2000.

Larklight; or, The Revenge of the White Spiders! or, To Saturn's Rings and Back! A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space BR 17285
by Philip Reeve
2 volumes
In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur Mumby and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system. For grades 6-9. 2006.

Whittington BR 17290
by Alan Armstrong
1 volume
In this tale of talking barnyard animals, a feline descendent of Dick Whittington's cat relates his ancestor's legend. He further endears himself to the group by ridding the barn of rats. Meanwhile the animals encourage Abby to teach her dyslexic brother, Ben, to read. For grades 4-7. Newbery Honor Book. 2005.

Everything on a Waffle BR 17295
by Polly Horvath
1 volume
When Primrose's parents are lost at sea off Coal Harbour in Canada, she is cared for by a series of neighbors and relatives, including Miss Bowzer, who owns a restaurant where everything is served on a waffle. For grades 4-7. Newbery Honor. 2001.

Frog and Toad Together BR 17329
by Arnold Lobel
1 volume
Five adventures of two best friends as they share cookies, plant a garden, and test their bravery. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. Newbery Honor Book. 1972.

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