Flush by Carl Hiaasen. The Florida Keys. With their father jailed for sinking a gambling boat, Noah Underwood and his sister Abbey gather evidence that casino owner Dusty Muleman is illegally emptying sewage tanks into coastal waters. They receive help from a former card dealer, a pirate, and Dusty's ex-girlfriend. For grades 5-8. Available from the library in Braille, cassette, and large print. 2005.
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron. Hard Pan, California: population forty-three. Convinced that her guardian, Brigitte, wants to return to France, ten-year-old Lucky Trimble runs away during a sandstorm with her dog, HMS Beagle. Lucky encounters her five-year-old neighbor Miles, and the three of them have an adventure. For grades 4-7. Newbery Medal. Available from the library in Braille, cassette, and large print. 2006.
The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacobs. Jazz pianist Lee is asked to leave his band when he loses his hearing. At sign language class, Lee meets Max who plays the sax. Riding the subway together, they form a new band with a big audience. For grades K-3 and older readers. Schneider Family Book Award. Available from the library in Braille, cassette, and print. 2006.
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money by Christopher Paul Curtis. Mr. Chickee, the blind neighbor of Flint Future Club member Steven, gives him a quadrillion dollar bill, which pictures soul singer James Brown. Treasury agent Foondoo chases Steven, his friend Russell, and Russell's dog Zoopy in order to retrieve the money. For grades 4-7. Available from the library in Braille, cassette, and large print. 2005.
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. Five stories about the adventures of two best friends. Frog and Toad are always there for each other, whether they are telling stories, finding lost buttons, or swimming in the river. For grades K–3 and older readers. 1970. Available in contracted and uncontracted Braille and on cassette. 1990.
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Stories about the give-and-take friendship between a playful dachshund and a timid stuffed bear who prefers reading to action. In "Dog Changes His Name" Bear does not agree with the new names Dog suggests but thinks of one they both like. For preschool-grade 2. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Available from the library in print and Braille. 2007.