Non-Fiction Books

This Braille collection of non-fiction books offers a wide variety of titles to blind elementary students. Guaranteed to engage, educate, and fascinate!

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss

47 books on this shelf.

It's Your World
by Chelsea Clinton, 503 pages. Get informed! Get inspired! Get going!

In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, the former first daughter combines background, facts and stories to give readers a deep underst...
Item Number: 2560
$79.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Strange Stuff (True Stories of Odd Places and Things)
by Janet Nuzum Myers, 113 pages. Kids love to contemplate strange stuff. Quicksand is right up there with Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, meat-eating plants, the lost continent of Atlantis, wolf children, voodoo and zombies, scorpions...
Item Number: 3382
$17.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Mistakes That Worked
by Charlotte Foltz Jones, 79 pages. Sometimes "mistakes" are the mother of invention. Take 3M's Post-It Notes for instance, or chocolate-chip cookies, popsicles, and X-rays. This engaging book presents the stories behind forty things th...
Item Number: 3383
$11.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Cosmic Joker (Unsolved Mysteries)
by Brian Innes, 41 pages. Have you ever had a dream come true? Have you ever seen something that makes no real sense? Have you wondered if Atlantis existed, or how the amazing pyramids of Egypt, Mexico, and South America came ...
Item Number: 3384
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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What If? (A Kids' Guide to Surviving Just About Anything)
by Lynne Gibbs, 67 pages. This kids version of Worst Case Scenario features useful tips and hints for surviving all kinds of risky and unusual situations. These include: escaping from dangerous animals, making a fire, c...
Item Number: 3385
$10.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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America the Beautiful

Item Number: 3386
$21.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Hearing
Series: Explore Your Senses Series
by Laurence P. Pringle, 31 pages. Describes the various parts of the ear and how they function. Discusses the ways animals hear, maintaining balance, taking care of your hearing, and more.

For ages 9 to 12.

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Item Number: 3387
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Sight
Series: Explore Your Senses Series
by Laurence P. Pringle, 31 pages. Discusses the parts of the eye and what each does. Covers such topics as colorblindness, visual perception, eye care, etc.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 13.9 ounces....
Item Number: 3388
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Smell
Series: Explore Your Senses Series
by Laurence P. Pringle, 31 pages. Describes the sense of smell, how it works, and why it is important. Examines this sense in humans and a variety of other animals as well.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 13.9 ounces....
Item Number: 3389
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Taste
Series: Explore Your Senses Series
by Laurence P. Pringle, 31 pages. Describes the parts of the mouth and how they function. Discusses why things taste different to different people, the relationship between smell and taste, the sense of taste in animals, and so much m...
Item Number: 3390
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Touch
Series: Explore Your Senses Series
by Laurence P. Pringle, 31 pages. Describes the sense of touch, how it works, and why it's useful. Gives the reader a special treat when such related phenomena as goose bumps and phantom limbs are discussed. Also examines this sense i...
Item Number: 3391
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Grossology (The Science of Really Gross Things!)
by Sylvia Branzei, 77 pages. Sometimes it's stinky. Sometimes it's crusty. And sometimes it's slimy. But hey, it's your body.

Most of the time you don't find your own smells and scabs and oozes too disgusting. It's usually the...
Item Number: 3392
$11.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Titanic Sinks!
by Thomas Conklin, 113 pages. The Titanic looms large in the public imagination, appearing in movies and a Broadway musical. This book is a factual account of the disaster, augmented by the author's suggestion of what the passenge...
Item Number: 3393
$17.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Exploring the Bismarck
by Robert Ballard, 75 pages. Recreates the sea battle that sank the German battleship Bismarck in World War II and recounts how the shipwreck was discovered in 1989.

For ages 8 to 12.

Package Weight: about 1.5 pounds....
Item Number: 3394
$11.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The World of the Pirate
by Val Garwood, 95 pages. Explore the world of the pirate - as he goes about his everyday life aboard ship, as he ruthlessly attacks treasure ships and as he spends his looted spoils on land. In The World of the Pirate ...
Item Number: 3395
$14.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Deep-Sea Floor
by Sneed B. Collard III, 9 pages. Discover the exotic animal life that inhabits the ocean floor. Children will be fascinated to learn how animals, from bioluminescent fish to giant tube worms, survive. A history of deep-sea exploratio...
Item Number: 3396
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Buried in Ice (The Mystery of a Lost Arctic Expedition)
by Owen Beattie and John Geiger, 85 pages. It was a quest that lured men to their graves. For centuries, explorers had dreamed of finding a ship route to the riches of Asia across the ice-choked seas above North America. Again and again ships ...
Item Number: 3397
$12.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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9-11-01 (Terrorists Attack the U.S.)
by Patrick Lalley, 43 pages. "This compact book does an excellent job of explaining the terrorist attacks on September 11, but equally important is its presentation of the background that led to the events. Lalley begins as plane...
Item Number: 3398
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll (The World's Most Amazing Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Other Forces)
Series: World of Wonders Series
by Spencer Christian, 161 pages. "In this exciting installment in Spencer Christian's World of Wonders Series, readers are introduced to the amazing forces that shape the earth. Intertwined with the descriptions of these wonde...
Item Number: 3399
$24.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Hidden Under the Ground (The World Beneath Your Feet)
by Peter Kent, 35 pages. "Have you ever wondered what lies under those manhole covers in the street or been tempted to follow a rabbit to its home underground? Have you ever visited a cave or stood in an underground tomb? In ...
Item Number: 3400
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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A Tree Is a Plant
by Clyde Robert Bulla, 5 pages. Cut an apple open. Inside you'll find tiny seeds. Plant one and it will grow from a sprig with just two leaves into a tree with apples to eat. Suggested activities will let readers participate in the ...
Item Number: 3401
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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It Happened in America (True Stories from the Fifty States)
by Lila Perl, 367 pages. Packed with excitement, humor, pathos, and pluck, these fifty-one stories - from each of the states and the District of Columbia - allow young readers to enter the past and live moments from American ...
Item Number: 3402
$57.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library
by Zachary Kent, 19 pages. Discusses the social and religious conditions surrounding the Salem witch hunts, and describes the ensuing trials and their aftermath.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 10.9 ounces....
Item Number: 3403
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of the Constitution
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library
by Marilyn Prolman, 13 pages. Chronicles the landmark drawing up and signing of the American constitution, the Declaration of Independence; and also briefly yet concisely describes how our government operates.

For ages 9 to 12....
Item Number: 3404
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of the Statue of Liberty
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library
by Natalie Miller, 11 pages. "This is a little-known story that all elementary school children in France and the United States should read and understand. One of our greatest national treasures is the Statue of Liberty in New Yor...
Item Number: 3405
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of the Alamo
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library
by Norman Richards, 17 pages. "The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas is one of the greatest symbols of American and human military lore. Like many of the great and remembered battles, it was one where a small number of fighters held out...
Item Number: 3406
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of the Spirit of St. Louis
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library
by Richard Conrad Stein, 21 pages. Here is the gripping tale of the first cross-Atlantic flight. First, failed attempts are described; then Charles Lindbergh's successful solo trip across the Atlantic Ocean is outlined - with just the ...
Item Number: 3407
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of the Hindenburg Disaster
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Library
by Richard Conrad Stein, 15 pages. Describes the development and early flights of airships, and the disastrous crash of the Hindenburg at an airfield in New Jersey in 1937.

For ages 9 to 12.

Package Weight: about 10 ounces....
Item Number: 3408
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
by Margot Theis Raven, 17 pages. The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during th...
Item Number: 3409
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Story of Thanksgiving
by Robert Merrill Bartlett, 11 pages. Turkey and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie. Family and friends around the table. That's what Thanksgiving means to us today. But has it always been this way?

Everyone knows that in 1621 the English Pi...
Item Number: 3410
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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War Dog Heroes (True Stories of Dog Courage in Wartime)
by Jeanette Sanderson, 93 pages. The soldier took off to deliver an urgent message. He tore through tall, thick, sharp-edged grass. He ducked the rain of enemy fire. He plunged into and swam across a river. He leapt over a barbed-wir...
Item Number: 3411
$14.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Travels of Henry Hudson
by Joanne Mattern, 21 pages. The 1500's and 1600's are called the Age of Exploration. During this time, brave sea captains and their crews sailed all over the world. These men were searching for new lands and new treasures.

On...
Item Number: 3412
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Battle of Lake Erie
Series: Adventures in Canadian History Series
by Pierre Berton, 67 pages. The morning of September 10, 1813, saw the only battle ever fought on a Canadian lake - the Battle of Lake Erie. The author vividly recreates that day, with all the heroism, horror, mistakes, and triu...
Item Number: 3413
$10.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Helping Paws (Dogs that Serve)
by Melinda Luke, 19 pages. Starting with lively and easy-to-understand explanations of a dog's senses, the author describes roles of canines long ago (such as the use of dog power to transport goods) and in contemporary times: ...
Item Number: 3414
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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101 Questions and Answers about Pets and People
by Ann O. Squire, 117 pages. "This readable collection of questions and answers covers a wide range of pets, their characteristics and behavior, and how to care for them. A final section on how pets help people is especially inte...
Item Number: 3415
$18.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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101 Questions and Answers about Backyard Wildlife
by Ann O. Squire, 83 pages. "When you look out into your yard or gaze around in a city park, wildlife abounds. Slugs, snails, bugs and birds all have fascinating abilities. Dr. Ann Squire, an animal behaviorist, has provided ans...
Item Number: 3416
$12.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Shark! (The Truth Behind the Terror)
by Mike Strong, 23 pages. Explores the facts about sharks and shark attacks, including what these creatures are, how and on what they feed, and how much of a threat they pose to humans.

For ages 7 to 10.

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Item Number: 3417
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Weather
Series: Science in Action series
by Frank Dalton, 63 pages. The weather is something we take for granted. We wake up to different weather every day - sunshine, rain, snow, hail, fog, mist, clear skies, cloudy skies, strong winds, light breezes. What is it that...
Item Number: 3418
$9.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Onboard the Space Shuttle
Series: Out of This World Series
by Ray Spangenburg and Diane Moser, 101 pages. "The exploration of space remains one of the most amazing and complicated technological accomplishments of human history. Yet people often take for granted the efforts of those men and women who work ...
Item Number: 3419
$15.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Mission to Mars
by Franklyn Mansfield Branley, 9 pages. "The renowned science writer posthumously invites readers to set their sights on the high frontier by envisioning themselves as members of the first Mars Mission's crew. In its current configuration, ...
Item Number: 3420
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Mash and Smash Cookbook
Series: Fun and Yummy Recipes Every Kid Can Make!
by Marian Buck-Murray, 147 pages. Ready for a healthy helping of Green Monster Mash? How about some Bubbling Yo-Yo or Applenut Hunker Chunks? This unique children's cookbook is safe, easy-to-follow and, best of all, shows kids how to ...
Item Number: 3421
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook
by Joan Scobey, 309 pages. "There are few easier ways to help children learn to read and follow directions carefully than to ask them to prepare something from a recipe. My favorite Non-Book-Report assignment for youngsters who...
Item Number: 3422
$48.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls
by Betty Crocker, 147 pages. A whole generation of Baby Boomers grew up with Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls, and they have helped to make it one of the most requested titles in the Betty Crocker archives. Now ...
Item Number: 3423
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Asking About Sex and Growing Up
Series: A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls
by Joanna Cole, 79 pages. Today's children hear about sex all the time - on television, in the movies, and from their friends. But what they hear and see does not always give a healthy (or even an accurate) view of sexuality. ...
Item Number: 3424
$11.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Ready, Set, Grow!
Series: A What's Happening to My Body Book for Younger Girls
by Lynda Madaras, 115 pages. From the award-winning author of the best books on puberty comes a completely new book written especially for eight to eleven-year-old girls. Young girls before the onset of puberty have a curiosity a...
Item Number: 3425
$17.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Preparing for Adolescence (How to Survive the Coming Years of Change)
by Dr. James C. Dobson, 213 pages. Adolescence brings with it many physical, emotional and mental changes. This ten-session study, based on the best-selling series by Dr. James Dobson, will help youth (ages 9-14) understand those chang...
Item Number: 3426
$33.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Let's Play Cards! (A First Book of Card Games)
by Elizabeth Silbaugh, 13 pages. This lighthearted introduction to playing cards includes the basics on the four suits, the cards in each suit, how to shuffle and deal, and much more. It also describes the rules for five popular game...
Item Number: 3427
$8.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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