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Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan    Helen Kelller as a child


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    Drew Books - Senses

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    My Five Senses - Aliki (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 006445083X
    Publication Date: 2000-01-26
    Summary: The art and text about the five senses how to use them to experience the world in this award winning book. The "E" guided reading level make this the only other book in the guide that some kindergarteners may be able to access the text independently.

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    Our Senses - Janine Scott
    ISBN: 0756504503
    Publication Date: 2003-01-01
    Summary: An introduction to the five basic senses as well as other senses as balance, hunger, and thirst. This compliments the science unit connection with a Helen Keller social studies unit. At a 2.7 grade reading level, this text will need adult support.

    Drew Databases

    Helen Keller smalls a flower


      Drew Books - Helen Keller

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      A Picture Book of Helen Keller - David A. Adler; John Wallner (Illustrator); Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator)
      ISBN: 0823408183
      Publication Date: 1990-01-01
      Summary: Focused on Helen Keller's childhood, especially the breakthrough moment at the well, the simpler art makes her story more accessible to younger readers. The text reading grade level is high and will need adult support.

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      Helen Keller - Pamela Walker
      ISBN: 051623434X
      Publication Date: 2001-09-01
      Summary: An introductory biography to Helen Keller. At an "E"/late kindergarten guided reading level, this is the only biography in this guide that some students may be able to access the text for themselves.

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      Helen Keller: Her life in pictures - George Sullivan; Keller Johnson Thompson (Preface by)
      ISBN: 9780439918152
      Publication Date: 2007-09-01
      Summary: Photographs and informational text about Helen Keller's life. Reading grade level is high at 4.7, so adult support will be needed to access the text and make sense of the photos. Excellent resource for introducing primary sources.

      SFPL Databases

      • Kids InfoBits - Helen Keller
        Summary: Infobits is a kids' online research tool published by Gale. The Helen Keller page includes primary sources such as magazine articles and images as well as secondary resources such as summary articles with audio tracks to read the articles to the students. (Note: This link requires an SFPL library card number and PIN.)

      SFPL Books

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      Helen Keller: The world in her heart - Lesa Cline-Ransome; James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
      ISBN: 9780060570743
      Publication Date: 2008-07-01
      Summary: This book focuses on Helen learning to use her sense to understand her world through finger sign and touch. While at a more moderate (grade level 3.9), this book still needs adult support to be accessible to the kinders.

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      Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle - Holly M. Barry; Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)
      ISBN: 9780807531983
      Publication Date: 2013-09-01
      Summary: This picture book biography of Helen Keller's early life introduces readers to her beloved dog, Belle. (Reading grade level 1.0.) Good for helping children relate to Helen's early life.

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      Annie and Helen - Raúl Colón (Illustrator); Deborah Hopkinson
      ISBN: 9780375857065
      Publication Date: 2012-09-11
      Summary: The art make this book independently accessible to younger readers. The text is an upper elementary level (grade level 5.4). Students can also explore the embossed Braille alphabet on the book jacket.

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      Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller - Joseph Lambert (Illustrator)
      ISBN: 9781423113362
      Publication Date: 2012-03-27
      Summary: This books focuses on both Helen Keller's remarkable accomplishments and on Anne Sullivan, Helen's teacher who unlocked Helen from her deaf-blind isolation and supported her through out her life. There reading level is high (grade level 4.4) so this book is best used as an interactive read aloud.


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