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Six Dots A Story of Young Louis Braille

Six Dots  A Story of Young Louis Braille Author Jen Bryant
ISBN-10 9780449813393
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 40
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An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet. **Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!** Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today. Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille’s inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis’s world. Boris Kulikov’s inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books. An author’s note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers. Praise for Six Dots: "An inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed to world—for the blind and sighted alike."—Kirkus Reviews "Even in a crowded field, Bryant’s tightly focused work, cast in the fictionalized voice of Braille himself, is particularly distinguished."—Bulletin, starred review "This picture book biography strikes a perfect balance between the seriousness of Braille’s life and the exuberance he projected out into the world." — School Library Journal, starred review

Six Dots

Six Dots Author Jennifer Bryant
ISBN-10 9780449813379
Release 2016
Pages 40
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Presents the early life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

A Splash of Red

A Splash of Red Author Jennifer Bryant
ISBN-10 9780375867125
Release 2013-01-08
Pages 40
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The creators of the Caldecott Honor-winning A River of Words present a sumptuously illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

Louis Braille The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Louis Braille  The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind Author Margaret Davidson
ISBN-10 0812498224
Release 1991-06-01
Pages 80
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Blinded at the age of 3, Louis Braille developed a superb memory that enabled him to do well in school. But that wasn't enough--Louis wanted to read. Finding the alphabet impractical, he invented the raised dot alphabet, Braille, now used throughout the world.

Pieces of Georgia

Pieces of Georgia Author Jen Bryant
ISBN-10 9780375890925
Release 2007-11-13
Pages 176
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Like her mother, Georgia McCoy is an artist, but her dad looks away whenever he sees her with a sketchbook. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it was like when her mother was still alive . . . when they were a family . . . when they were happy. But then a few days after her 13th birthday, Georgia receives an unexpected gift–a strange, formal letter, all typed up and signed anonymous–granting her free admission to the Brandywine River Museum for a whole year. And things begin to change. An accessible novel in poems, Pieces of Georgia offers an endearing protagonist–an aspiring artist, a grieving daughter, a struggling student, a genuine friend–and the poignant story of a broken family coming together. From the Hardcover edition.

Music for the End of Time

Music for the End of Time Author Jennifer Bryant
ISBN-10 9780802852298
Release 2005
Pages 32
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Presents the story of how French composer Olivier Messiaen was able to overcome the desolation of a World War II prison camp through the power of music.

Counting Is for the Birds

Counting Is for the Birds Author
ISBN-10 9781607341772
Release 1997-02-01
Pages 32
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As a cat patiently waits, birds from one to twenty land at a feeder. Includes information about the various species and the seeds they eat.

Who Was Louis Braille

Who Was Louis Braille Author Margaret Frith
ISBN-10 9780448479033
Release 2014
Pages 104
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Examines the life and times of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

Tiny Little Fly

Tiny Little Fly Author Michael Rosen
ISBN-10 9780763646813
Release 2010
Pages 32
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With a tramp and a roll and a swat, Great Big Elephant, Great Big Hippo, and Great Big Tiger try to capture Tiny Little Fly as he teases each one in turn.

Maisy Charley and the Wobbly Tooth

Maisy  Charley  and the Wobbly Tooth Author Lucy Cousins
ISBN-10 9780763660321
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 32
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Maisy's friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He's going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s a little nervous. Luckily, Maisy, Tallulah, Eddie, and Cyril are happy to accompany their toothy friend to the dentist’s office, where they make some fun discoveries: a twirly chair that goes up and down, a special cup to spit in, and a proper tooth-brushing demonstration. Charley gets an x-ray, a smiley button, and a book to take home, but what will happen with his wobbly tooth?

The Black Book of Colors

The Black Book of Colors Author Menena Cottin
ISBN-10 OCLC:489011669
Release 2008
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This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.

The Blood Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts

The Blood Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts Author Allan Wolf
ISBN-10 0763638064
Release 2008
Pages 47
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More than three dozen poems describe individual parts of the body and what they do for us and for some parts, such as the face, the verses describe how we communicate nonverbally with other people. Reprint.

The Turnip

The Turnip Author Jan Brett
ISBN-10 9780399170706
Release 2015
Pages 32
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Badger Girl's delighted to find the biggest turnip she's ever seen growing in her vegetable garden, but when the time comes to harvest the giant root, she's unable to pull it up without help from family and friends.

John Deere That s Who

John Deere  That s Who Author Tracy Nelson Maurer
ISBN-10 9781250158314
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 40
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Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who! Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please? Long before the first tractor, who changed farming forever? John Deere, that’s who! Beautiful illustrations—including spectacular landscapes—reflect the time period and bring John Deere's remarkable story to life.

Tuck Me In

Tuck Me In Author Dean Hacohen
ISBN-10 140632874X
Release 2010
Pages 40
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Time for bed, everyone! The stars are out, the moon is rising. All the baby animals are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say goodnight? Turn the pages and the big blanket flaps will cover each little creature up to its chin.

All Pigs Are Beautiful

All Pigs Are Beautiful Author Dick King-Smith
ISBN-10 1406343633
Release 2012-05-07
Pages 32
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Wade into the wonderful world of pigs with this fun, informative picture book, part of the 'Nature Storybooks' series. 'All Pigs Are Beautiful' supports the National Curriculum Key Stage One and Two.

Swamp Chomp

Swamp Chomp Author Lola M. Schaefer
ISBN-10 0823424073
Release 2014
Pages 35
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This simple and elegant nonfiction picture book introduces young scientists to food chains.