Helen Keller’s Best Friend Belle

Many know the story of Helen Keller’s journey to learn to communicate. And many have heard of Anne Sullivan, the brilliant teacher who helped Helen understand. But have you ever heard about Belle the dog? In this new picture book biography of Helen Keller’s early life, readers are introduced to her beloved dog, Belle, who is with Helen every step of the way!

  • 9780807531990
  • May 2015

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  • A short, simple text and watercolor illustrations, accented with lively and poignant touches, convey Keller’s experiences and joy as the world progressively opens up to her. . . .Intriguing and inspiring, this will make readers want to learn more about Helen Keller.

    - Booklist Online

  • Examples of Sullivan’s teachings are supported by individual placards representing each letter/sign in the words Helen learned. As her world opened up, the warm illustrations become suffused with light.

    - School Library Journal

  • Helen Keller’s life is summarized for younger children in this attractively illustrated biography that uses Keller’s love for dogs as a unifying thematic thread…While Helen Keller’s love of dogs isn’t an integral part of her personal biography, it’s an interesting hook to draw children into the story of this fascinating, inspirational woman.

    - Kirkus Reviews


Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 4.70