Middle-School Animal Stories

These beloved Braille titles will engage blind middle-school readers from start to finish! They are exciting, adventurous, riveting, heart-warming and fun.

37 books on this shelf.

A Llama in the Family
by Johanna Hurwitz, 99 pages. Adam dreams of a new bike to ride the Vermont hills near his home. So he's shocked to discover that the stable's new occupant has hooves, not handlebars!

It's Ethan Allen, the star of Adam's mother...
Item Number: 3493
$15.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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A Llama in the Library
by Johanna Hurwitz, 103 pages. As ten-year-old Adam Fine discovered in A Llama in the Family, a pet llama can be a great friend - and that's just what Adam needs this year. If sex education and his mom's latest pregnancy wer...
Item Number: 3494
$15.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Because of Winn-Dixie
by Kate DiCamillo, 117 pages. A 2001 Newbery Honor Book
The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket - and comes out with a dog. With the help of her new pal, w...
Item Number: 3495
$18.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Big Red
by Jim A. Kjelgaard, 275 pages. From the moment Danny sees the beautiful Irish setter, he knows Red is the dog for him. Fast, smart, strong and noble, Red is the only dog Danny wants by his side. Soon, neither boy nor dog can stand ...
Item Number: 3496
$43.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Irish Red
by Jim Kjelgaard, 227 pages. This is the unforgettable story of a boy and his dog and the wilderness trek that sealed their friendship. It is the heartwarming story of Mike, the rebel who found his master. And of Danny, who learn...
Item Number: 3497
$35.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White, 171 pages. Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he's destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner. That's when his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. "Some pig!" These words that Charl...
Item Number: 3498
$26.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Different Dragons
by Jean Little, 115 pages. "Young Ben, who's been dropped off at Aunt Rosa's for his first-ever weekend by himself, is afraid of more than he cares to admit--including a large Labrador dog named Gulliver Gallivant, who looks as...
Item Number: 3499
$17.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Ginger Pye
by Eleanor Estes, 265 pages. (A Newbery Medal Winner)

Meet Ginger Pye, the smartest dog you'll ever know. Jerry Pye and his sister, Rachel, feel pretty smart themselves for buying Ginger. It was the best dollar they ever spent...
Item Number: 3500
$41.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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It Only Looks Easy
by Pamela Curtis Swallow, 201 pages. Before the first day of seventh grade is over, Kat Randall's year is nearly ruined. When her beloved dog, Cheddar, is run over by a woman with Alzheimer's disease, Kat reacts impulsively, leaving scho...
Item Number: 3501
$31.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Jackie's Wild Seattle
by Will Hobbs, 303 pages. How do you rescue a coyote trapped in the elevator of a Seattle office building? How do you save an injured seal at the bottom of a cliff with the tide coming in? Fourteen-year-old Shannon Young, visi...
Item Number: 3502
$47.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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King of the Wind (The Story of the Godolphin Arabian)
by Marguerite Henry, 167 pages. He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco's stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of m...
Item Number: 3503
$25.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Later, Gator
by Laurence Yep, 127 pages. Teddy decides to purchase an extraordinary gift for his brother's birthday - a true surprise. What could be more astonishing than a meat-eating, jaw-snapping baby alligator! Will this gift cool off th...
Item Number: 3504
$19.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Max (Best Friend. Hero. Marine.)
by Boaz Yakin and Sheldon Lettich, 247 pages. Now a major motion picture, this movie novelization tells the story of a canine hero.

When Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really go...
Item Number: 2525
$38.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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National Velvet
by Enid Bagnold, 373 pages. The timeless story of spirited Velvet Brown and her beloved horse has thrilled generations of readers. This classic story will charm confirmed fans and captivate new ones alike.

Fourteen-year-old V...
Item Number: 3505
$58.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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No Dogs Allowed
by Bill Wallace, 217 pages. Eleven-year-old Kristine, still struggling to come to terms with the death of her family's beloved horse, finds it difficult to accept the new dog she receives for her birthday.

For ages 9 to 12. <...
Item Number: 3506
$33.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Nothing Wrong with a Three-Legged Dog
by Graham McNamee, 137 pages. A heartwarming middle-grade novel about friendship, family, and dogs.

Keath and his best friend Lynda are in the fourth grade. Some kids call Lynda "Zebra," because her mother's black and her fathe...
Item Number: 3507
$21.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Owls in the Family
by Farley Mowat, 93 pages. Every child needs to have a pet. No one could argue with that. But what happens when your pet is an owl, and your owl is terrorizing the neighborhood? In Farley Mowat's exciting children's story, a yo...
Item Number: 3508
$14.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Pax
by Sara Pennypacker, 253 pages. From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a ...
Item Number: 2603
$39.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Rascal
by Sterling North, 247 pages. A 1964 Newbery Honor Book.

Eleven-year-old Sterling found Rascal--a mischievous, intelligent, and most engaging young raccoon--in a hollow stump in the woods. Adopted into a household that included...
Item Number: 3509
$38.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Shiloh
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 145 pages. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight - and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, w...
Item Number: 3510
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Star in the Storm
by Joan Hiatt Harlow, 139 pages. 1912. Twelve-year-old Maggie Wells lives in the port village of Bonnie Bay in Newfoundland, where a statute has been passed outlawing all non-sheepherding dogs. Maggie swears she'll protect her belove...
Item Number: 3511
$21.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Stone Fox
by John Reynolds Gardiner, 55 pages. (A Newbery Medal Winner - 1980)
There's just no stopping little Willy. Determined to keep their farm going - and to give his ailing grandfather a reason to live - the ten-year-old boy hitches his ...
Item Number: 3512
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Strider
by Beverly Cleary, 111 pages. "Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me."

Can a stray dog change the li...
Item Number: 3513
$17.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Black Stallion
by Walter Farley, 249 pages. First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to t...
Item Number: 3514
$38.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Black Stallion Returns
by Walter Farley, 253 pages. When he finds deadly poison in the Black's stable, Alec immediately suspects that someone is trying to kill his beloved stallion. But just as he's puzzling over the clues, something even more disturbi...
Item Number: 3515
$39.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Cats of Roxville Station
by Jean Craighead George, 139 pages. Rachet was thrown into a river to drown. But she claws up the riverbank and finds a home with the feral cats living by the Roxville train station. Amid foxes, raccoons, owls, and hostile humans, the c...
Item Number: 3516
$21.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden, 129 pages. After Chester the Cricket lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune of making three new friends: Mario, a little boy...
Item Number: 3517
$19.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Every Burnford, 143 pages. Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separat...
Item Number: 3518
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Music of Dolphins
by Karen Hesse, 115 pages. After a plane crash off the coast of Cuba, a four-year-old survives, nurtured by dolphins. At adolescence, the girl is "rescued" by the Coast Guard and turned over to a scientist who has a government ...
Item Number: 3519
$17.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate, 175 pages. (Newbery Medal Winner.)

Ivan is an easy-going gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He r...
Item Number: 2528
$27.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Trumpet of the Swan
by E. B. White, 263 pages. Louis is a Trumpeter Swan who came into the world lacking a voice. When his father explained to him that he was different from other cygnets, Louis felt scared. His father, however, promised to help. ...
Item Number: 3520
$41.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Toad Rage
by Morris Gleitzman, 165 pages. Limpy's family reckons humans don't hate cane toads, but Limpy knows otherwise. He's spotted the signs: the cross looks, the unkind comments, the way they squash cane toads with their cars. Limpy is d...
Item Number: 3521
$25.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Woof
by Spencer Quinn, 329 pages. There is trouble brewing in the Louisiana swamp - Bowser can smell it. Bowser is a very handsome and only slightly slobbery dog, and he can smell lots of things. Like bacon. And rawhide chews! And the...
Item Number: 2587
$51.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Zucchini
by Barbara Dana, 167 pages. Zucchini knows there's more to life than his cage at the zoo ...

Zucchini feels trapped. With a tip from a fellow rodent, the brave young black-footed ferret escapes from the zoo in a subway and a ...
Item Number: 3522
$25.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Blind Colt
by Glen Rounds, 65 pages. "Looks like I'm a-goin' to have to shoot him," Uncle Torwal told ten-year-old Whitey. "All he'd be is a mess of trouble even if you got him home. An' besides, a blind colt wouldn't be good for nothing...
Item Number: 3523
$9.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Stolen Pony
by Glen Rounds, 75 pages. When horse thieves observe that a dog that is the constant companion of their newly "acquired" spotted pony is actually the animal's Seeing-Eye dog, they turn them both loose in the Badlands.

For a...
Item Number: 3524
$11.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Blind Outlaw
by Glen Rounds, 67 pages. A blind outlaw horse is tamed by a boy who can not speak.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 1.4 pounds....
Item Number: 3525
$10.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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