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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.


Grade 3

The Bravest Dog Ever: The Story of Balto

By Natalie Standford

1989. Random House


Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
$50.00
http://www.aph.org
(800) 223-1839

2. Seedlings
$8.00
http://www.seedlings.org/details.php?id=366
(800) 777-8552

3. Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D)
Individual Membership is now free to individuals with proper certification
http://www.rfbd.org
800-221-4792



Balto is a dog who lives outside of Nome, Alaska in 1925. He is the lead dog for Gunnar's sled dog team. When two children come down with diphtheria in Nome the only way to get medicine to the town is by dog sled. Balto and his team travel the last 53 miles of the 800-mile route to deliver the medicine to the town.

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Play a game that is based on The Bravest Dog Ever: The Story of Balto.
 

Kid-Friendly Web Sites

• Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race - Pictures, facts, and history of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race
• Serum Run - Iditarod Trail Nenana to Nome - This site includes live updates, video of Balto, a map, and children's activities





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