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AFB Braille Bug® Reading Club Favorites

Description: Bookshare is pleased to offer the following titles from the American Foundation for the Blind Braille Bug Reading Club's list of favorites.


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A Long Way From Chicago: A Novel in Stories

by Richard Peck

A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...

Date Added: 03/06/2018


A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

The story of how Meg, Charles and Calvin travel through the universe to battle the powers of darkness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate Dicamillo

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.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Bridge to Terabithia

by Katherine Paterson and Donna Diamond

All summer, Jess pushed himself to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade, and when the year's first school-yard race was run, he was going to win.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis

It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Falling Up

by Shel Silverstein

Quirky poetry for children, includes scanner's descriptions of accompanying drawings.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Freckle Juice

by Judy Blume and Debbie Ohi

Nicky has freckles--they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Fudge-a-Mania

by Judy Blume

From Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Hana’s Suitcase

by Karen Levine

A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Hatchet

by Gary Paulsen

This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story From The Underground Railroad

by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Homesick

by Jean Fritz

This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Horton Hears a Who!

by Dr Seuss

A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Little Town on the Prairie

by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Williams

The seventh book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor--now available as an ebook!

Date Added: 03/06/2018


Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille

by Russell Freedman

A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking #1)

by Astrid Lindgren

The beloved story of a spunky, young red-haired girl and her hilarious escapades. Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Richard Wright and the Library Card

by William Miller

A fictionalized account of an important episode from the book 'Black Boy' by Richard Wright, in which he gains access to a public library with the help of a co-worker.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia Maclachlan

"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna. "Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang, too." This Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Shiloh

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight -- and also big trouble.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

by Rhoda Blumberg

In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after being stranded on a deserted island with friends, 14-year-old Manjiro becomes the first Japanese person to visit the United States.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Skylark

by Patricia Maclachlan

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Strawberry Girl

by Lois Lenski

How can Birdie's family grow strawberries when the neighbors let their cows into the berry fields? Birdie and her family are trying to build a farm in Florida.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Bat Boy & His Violin

by Gavin Curtis

Reginald loves playing violin. Papa wants him to be the bat boy for a team in the Negro Leagues. Can Papa understand his son? Warm story of family affection for ages 4 to adult, pictures described.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

by Natalie Standiford

Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who braved a snowstorm to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska, during a 1925 diphtheria epidemic.

Date Added: 05/25/2017



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