Books & Reading

Books in Braille for Children

Miss Lazar is bizarre!
A.J. and his friends find out what amazing things Miss Lazar, the Super Custodian at their school, can do, Series My Weird School #9

Roller hockey radicals
Newcomer Kirby Childs overcomes obstacles to find his spot on a new roller hockey team. (Vols 1 and 2)

Abel's island
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

Anastasia Krupnik   Braille/J/Fic/Lowry
Anastasia's 10th year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.

Attack of the 50ft Cupid  Braille/J/Fic/Benton
Family tried to prevent chaos when her new lab assistant Igor, a dog of many breeds, accidentally lets loose a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid. This is part of the Franny K. Stein series #2

Beezus and Ramona  Braille/J/Fic/Cleary
Beezus' biggest problem was her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knew sisters were supposed to love each other, a sister like Ramona, it seemed impossible.

Brailways 2002   Volume 4
The bear that wasn't / by Frank Tashlin -- The tiger and the engineer / by Bruce Holland Rogers -- Uninvited ghosts / by Penelope Lively -- Ignis / by Gina Wilson -- Love is a family / by Roma Downey -- The dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins / b Barbara Kerley -- A boy of unusual vision / by Alice Steinbach

Because of Winn-Dixie  Braille/J/Fic/DiCami
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

Bridge to Terabithia  Braille/J/Fic/Paterson
Jess and Leslie reign as King and Queen in their imaginary secret land. Their friendship changes Jess forever, and helps him to cope with an unexpected tragedy.

Bunnicula : a rabbit-tale of mystery  Braille/J/Fic/Howe
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

Cam Jansen and the mystery of the stolen corn popper a  Braille/J/Fic/Adler

Cam Jansen and the mystery of the television dog  Braille/J/Fic/Adler
Fifth-grader Cam uses her photographic memory, with help from her friend Eric and his twin sisters, to solve the mystery of Poochie, a famous canine television star.

The case of the frog-jumping contest   Braille/j/Fic/Preller
Jigsaw Jones investigates when the champion frog in a frog-jumping contest mysteriously disappears.

The cay   Braille/j/Fic/Taylor
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are strand on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.

A chair for my mother  Braille/E/Williams
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.

Charlie and the chocolate factory  Braille/J/Fic/Dahl
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Charlotte's web  Braille/j/Fic/White
This book is about pigs, spiders and cows.

The courage of Sarah Noble  Braille/J/Fic/Dalghiesh
Remembering her mother's words, and eight-year-old girl finds courage to go with her father to build a new home in the wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father must go back to bring the rest of the family.

>Dale Earnhardt Sr.   Braille/J/Fic Stout
Biography of the NASCAR driver who died in an accident at the 2001 Daytona 500.

Dear Mr. Henshaw  Braille/J/Fic/Cleary
In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

The Egypt game   B raille/J/Fic/Snyder
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.

Encyclopedia Brown, boy detective  Braille/j/M/Sobol
Fifth-grader "Encyclopedia" Leroy Brown solves ten mysteries and, by putting the solutions at the back of the book, challenges the reader to do the same.

Expectations : a gift for blind children from Braille Institute   Braille/j/808.8/E
Stories written in Braille.

The Fran that Time Forgot  Braillle/J/Fic/Benton
When her embarrassing middle name is revealed at school, mad scientist Franny K. Stein experients with time in order to return to the past and give herself a more dignified name. This is part of the Franny K. Stein series #4.

Frantastic Voyage    Braille/J/Fic Benton
Reduced to miniature size, Franny travels through her pet dog's nostril and into his stomach. This is part of the Franny K Stein series #5.

Hailstones and halibut bones : adventures in color   Braille/J/811/ O'Neill
Twelve poems reflect the author's feelings about various colors.

Henry and Mudge   Braille/J/E*/Rylant
Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.

Henry and Ribsy  Braille/J/Fic/Cleary

Humpty Dumpty and other touching rhymes   Braille/j/398.8/M

The Indian in the cupboard  Braille/J/Fic/Reid B
A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

Just enough to know better: a braille primer  Braille/Par.Col./ 371.911/ Curran
In Braille and English.

Lets Learn Shapes with Shapely-CAL   Braille/E/ Keller
Form perception in children.

Lily's crossing   Braille/J/Fic/Giff
During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.

The little engine that could   Braille/E/P
When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of dolls, toys, and good food over the mountain.

Little house in the big woods   Braille/J/Fic/Wilder
A year in the life of two young girls growing up on the Wisconsin frontier, as the help their mother with the daily chores, enjoy their father's stories and singing, and share special occasions when they get together with relatives or neighbors.

Little house on Rocky Ridge   Braille/J/Fic/MacBride
In 1894 Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband, and her seven-year-old daughter Rose leave the Ingalls family in Dakota and make the long and difficult journey to Missouri to start a new life.

A long way from Chicago   Braille/J/Fic/Peck
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than- life grandmother.

Miss Nelson is missing!   Braille/E/Allard
The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute.

Mr. Lincoln's whiskers   Braille/j/Fic/Winnick
The true story of Grace Bedell, who suggested that Abraham Lincoln grow a beard.

Ms. Todd is Odd   Braille/J/Fic Gutman
Mr Docker, a new science teacher, is a crazy inventor who blows things up, uses potatoes for power, and has A.J. and his friends wondering whether science is for nerds or is the coolest subjest ever. Series My Weird School #12

Number the stars   Braille/j/Fic/Lowry
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

A picture book of Davy Crockett   Braille/JB-Crockett/A
Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Biography

Redbird   Braille/E/ Fort, Patrick
Red Bird, a small airplane, encounters numerous hazards as it attempts to land at the airport. Text is in Braille and in clear black type and raised pictures can be both felt and seen.

The SENSEsational Alphabet   Braille/E/Rofe
Each child can benefit from seeing words and pictures, smelling scented patches, feeling Braille and tactile elements, and hearing recorded letters and words.

Where the red fern grows   Braille/j/Fic/Rawls
Billy trains his two dogs in the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country to be the finest hunting team in the valley proving loyalty and bravery in the face of danger.


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