Tuesday, November 22, 2016

‘Battle’ books through Talking Books and Braille Library

Digital player for Talking Book
and Braille Library
For Bellview staff, I research Audiobook formats for Oregon Battle of the Books. Here are titles that can be accessed through the Talking Book and Braille Library. Administered through the Oregon State Library for the U.S. Library of Congress, its services are free to qualified individuals with physical limitations or visual or reading disability.

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
DBC05680 — Seven students relate how their lives are changed by their new teacher.

Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
BR016974 — A vacation on the Oregon Coast becomes a nightmare when a tsunami threatens 13-year-old Kyle and his younger sibling.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
BR011879, BR017774, BRC01053, DB047260 — After years of abuse from his aunt and uncle, Harry is rescued by a stranger who takes him to his new home at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka
DB067753 — Hilarious trip down memory lane provides a peek into the development of this creative, free spirit.

Matilda by Roald Dahl
BR009591, BR017775, DB031793 — Matilda uses her mental powers against her school’s evil headmistress.

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller
BR017490, DB065467 — Annie Sullivan travels from the East Coast to the South to try to teach young Helen self-discipline and communication skills.

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
BR009427, BR011491, DB019685, DB060964 — Ramona feels grown-up as she tries new things but is shaken when her teacher calls her a nuisance.

Skateboard Party by Karen English
DBC06871 — Richard is eager to show off his skateboard skills, when his teacher’s note threatens his plans.

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
DB078816 — A girl moves to a mountain town with a magical past, and sets out to restore the lost magic.

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski
DB084339 — Nory and others with unpredictable magic are sent to the upside-down magic room at their magic school.

Woof by Spencer Quinn
BR020862, DB081689 — A mutt investigates the theft of his owner’s prize stuffed marlin.

Among the item numbers, DB refers to a Digital Book, available on cartridge or through download from the Braille and Audio Reading Download service (a.k.a. BARD) and BR refers to Braille.

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