[nfbwatlk] FW: [nabs-l] NBP's Annual Holiday Sale!

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Subject: [nabs-l] NBP's Annual Holiday Sale!

Jump on the holidays - save time and money - with National Braille Press's
annual holiday kids' book sale!

Order 3 books from the list below, get the fourth one FREE!
Order 2 books from the list below, get the third one for half-price!

Sale expires December 31, 2009

Order soon - these books are in limited supply, and last year we sold out
very quickly!

Telephone orders are highly encouraged. 
Call and charge it: toll-free (800) 548-7323 or (617) 266-6160 ext 520. 
Or order by mail - send payment to:
NBP, 88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA 02115-4302

Books included in the sale:

Curious George Takes a Train, by Margret and H.A. Rey, $5.00 Curious George
heads to the train station to take a trip, causes some trouble, and still
saves the day! Ages 4-8

If I Ran for President, by Catherine Stier, $6.99 In this fun, funny, and
informative book, six diverse children take turns explaining the election
process as if they were running for president.  Ages 4-8

Just So Thankful, by Mercer Mayer, $5.00 The new rich kid in town has
everything Little Critter wants. Soon Little Critter realizes that he has
something money cannot buy-a  family who loves and adores him. Ages 4-8

Froggy Goes to Bed, by Jonathan London, $5.99 Even when Froggy goes to bed,
it's a high-action adventure: nothing is ever easy or efficient, and
everything has its own set of goofy sound
effects: "flop flop flop," "splash splash splash," and "munch scrunch
munch." Ages 2-6

Seven Silly Eaters, by Mary Ann Hoberman, $7.00 A pitch-perfect book about a
family of fussy eaters and the beleaguered mom who tries to please - with an
ending that is both hilarious and satisfying. Ages 4-8

Dad, Jackie, and Me, by Myron Uhlberg, $16.95 A boy and his deaf father bond
over their excitement about Robinson's rookie season in 1947. A lovely book
for dads and sons to read together-or for anyone who loves sports! Ages 4-8

The Night Worker, by Kate Banks, $6.95
Alex's dad brings him to work to show him the bustling and magical world of
the city at night. At the heart of the story is Alex's pride in his father's
life, and his father's equal desire to share his world with his son. A great
book about a father-son relationship. Ages 4-8 

A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale, by David A. Adler, $6.95 One of our
favorite authors of biographies for children, here vividly presents the life
of an unconventional, strong-minded woman who transformed her profession and
set the standards for modern nursing.
Ages 6-10

Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones, by Gene Baretta, $16.95 While any early
reader or writer can get tripped up by homophones-words that sound the same
but are spelled differently and have different meanings-they can be
especially tricky for young braille users. Here, Gene Barretta uses
homophones in simple, silly sentences to clearly demonstrate their meaning
and usage. Ages 4-9

Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart, by Les Cline-Ransome, $16.99 Told from
Helen's point of view, the book takes readers from her dislike of the
demanding new teacher, to her revelatory moment by the water pump, and
finally to the realization that "Teacher" loves her. Ages 4-8

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth, by Stan & Jan Berenstain, $5.00 When
Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp, their
little lie grows bigger and bigger, until it becomes the biggest whopper
ever told in Bear Country! Ages 4-8

Weslandia, by Paul Fleischman, $6.99
Independent Wesley discovers a new plant and spends his summer creating a
new civilization around it, finding it provides food, building material, a
new counting system, even mosquito repellant! Kids young and old will love
the once-outcast Wesley and his Crusoe-style triumphs.
Ages 4-8

Where Does the Garbage Go? by Paul Showers, $5.99 Follow that garbage truck!
Clearly written for young children, this book shows how we deal with the
problem of too much trash and how to be a part of the solution. Reading this
descriptive book is like taking a class trip to the local trash and
recycling center! Ages 4-9


Fly High, Fly Low, by Don Freeman, $7.99 In this warm, Caldecott-winning
classic, Sid the pigeon and lovely dove Midge find love in San Francisco.
But when Sid gets separated from Midge, he despreately searches for his
family until an old friend reunites them. Ages 9-12

Little Red Riding Hood, by Jerry Pinkney, $16.99 Five-time Caldecott Honor
winning artist Jerry Pinkney introduces two favorite children's characters
to a new generation: the sly, scary wolf and the sweet little girl in her
famous red hood. Ages 4-8


Aggie and Ben, by Lori Ries, $5.95
Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy,
Aggie. A welcome addition to any collection for emerging readers. In both
uncontracted and contracted braille. Ages 4-8

Little Bear's Visit, by Else Holmelund Minarik, $5.00 Four short chapters
detail Little Bear's visit and the gentle stories his grandparents tell him.
A classic! Ages 5-9

Hi! Fly Guy, by Ted Arnold, $5.00
A boy bumps into a fly that is intelligent enough to say his name (his name
is Buzz) - and so begins a very funny friendship. In both contracted and
uncontracted braille. Ages 5-9

Other Gift Ideas
Note: These items are NOT part of the special book offer!

Noah's Ark

Set includes: Print/braille picture book, print and braille "Fun Facts About
Noah's Ark," 12 delightful tactiles, all for $28

Stories about a great flood appear in ancient legends all over the world.
The biblical account, told in the Book of Genesis 6-9, tells of a righteous
man, Noah, who builds a large vessel to save his family and a representation
of the world's animals.

National Braille Press is pleased to bring the story, the man, and his
menagerie of animals to life in three ways: a print/ braille book by
five-time Caldecott Award-winner Jerry Pinkney that tells the story of Noah;
twelve delightful tactiles by tactile artist Ann Cunningham; as well as a
booklet called Fun Facts About Noah's Ark that tells you things about
turtles, penguins, giraffes, elephants, and dragonflies you never knew!

This three-part set is meant to bring hours of conversation and learning to
the whole family or classroom.  Don't wait to order: Noah's Ark makes a
one-of-a-kind gift! 

And don't forget the Braille Caravan!

Join the Braille Caravan - an amazing tactile toy from Creative Adaptations
for Learning. Made in the USA, each block of the caravan represents a
braille cell fashioned in goldenrod non-toxic plastic, with six contrasting
black pegs that glide up or down to form dots 1-6. Use your finger, stylus,
or pencil to push the peg forward from the underside of the block, just as
you would with a slate and stylus. Flip the block over and read what you
wrote. Blocks connect to form a caravan of words, numbers, or sentences -
build, challenge, and hone tactile reading, writing, and spelling skills. 

Braille Caravan includes 30 blocks in a carrying bag, an Activity Guide, and
an English Braille Symbols Chart, for only $34!

Order any of our books online at
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/index.html .

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