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The Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.


Grades 3-6

Pippi Longstocking

By Astrid Lindgren

1950. The Viking Press, NY


Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Borrow but must be a registered user.
www.loc.gov/nls
(800) 424-8567

2. The Braille Institute
$13.00 - Available for purchase.
www.brailleinstitute.org/UniversalMedia/ChildrensBooks.htm
1-800-BRAILLE (800-272-4553).

3. Bookshare.org
Available in electronic format (must pay a small fee to be a registered user).
www.bookshare.org



Take a trip to Sweden while you read this classic book, a favorite for many years. Pippi is the most unusual girl you'll ever meet! Pippi lives without parents, but with her horse, her monkey Mr. Nilsson, and a trunk of gold coins. Pippi is also the strongest girl in the world. Laugh and be amazed at the exploits of Pippi and her friends while she creates chaos at school and at the circus, foils robbers intent on stealing her gold, but also saves some children from a fire. Helen Keller visited Sweden in 1957 as part of a tour that included the countries of Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Denmark, as she visited services for people who were blind.

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