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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

by Richard 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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1)

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


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. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

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


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

Sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall. When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Zooman Sam

by Lois Lowry

Four-year-old Sam's appearance as a zookeeper at his nursery school's Future Job Day leads him to a number of exciting activities and discoveries, including reading.

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


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


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


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


Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

Helen Keller's autobiography.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Shiloh (Shiloh Trilogy #1)

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


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


Little Town On the Prairie (Little House #7)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

In this seventh book of the "Little House" series, The citizens of De Smet bring culture to the prairie, and Laura's courtship with Almanzo begins.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


You Be the Judge

by Sidney B. Carroll

A short look at 15 legal cases for children to decide who was right and who was wrong.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Touch of Magic

by Lorena A. Hickok

The story of Helen Keller's great teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy

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


Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa

by Don Brown

Biography of a 19th-century Englishwoman who, after a secluded childhood, traveled alone through unexplored West Africa in 1893-1894, learning much about the area and its people.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The Judge: An Untrue Tale

by Harve Zemach

A judge listens to outlandish tales from five people he orders to have jailed for telling lies, and finds out too late they were telling the truth.

Date Added: 05/25/2017



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