Kids Summer Reading Suggestions: Judy Blume

If you are participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program here are some reading suggestions to consider. We will have reading suggestions during the summer to help narrow down your selections. These lists are for children ages 8 to 12, 9 to 13 and 11 to 15 and is a combination of Talking Books, Braille Books and Large Print Books.

Judy Blume

Ages 8 – 12

  1. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing BR011471
    • Peter’s two-year-old brother, Fudge, is a problem child who gets lost at the movies and eats Peter’s pet turtle.
  2. Superfudge BR011488
    • Fudge has grown more troublesome for Peter with age and now they have a baby sister. Fudge makes attempts to get rid of her in exchange for something good.
  3. Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself DB060943
    • While on winter vacation with her family at Miami Beach, ten-year-old Sally cast herself in starring roles for her stories. She then encounters a sinister stranger.
  4. Fudge-a-Mania BRX01646
    • Rivals Peter and Sheila are forced to spend their family vacation in the same summer home with their families. The families find themselves in one predicament after the other.

Ages 9 – 13

A girl is relaxing in a grassy field enjoying a book.

  1. Blubber LT011584
    • Jill joins her classmates in bullying a fellow student and gets a taste of her own medicine when she becomes a target.
  2. Iggie’s House LT012799
    • Winnie appoints herself a goodwill ambassador to welcome the new children who move into the house where her best friend used to live. But the new neighbors, who are black, want a friend, not a crusader.
  3. It’s Not the End of the World BR009756
    • Karen Newman feels as if her world is ending when her parents separate. As she tries to make her parents reconsider, she begins to see it’s not the end of the world for anybody.
  4. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great BR011472
    • Sheila pretends to be knowledgeable, witty and fearless. However, she has many fears which come to surface during her summer away from home.
  5. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. DB037405
    • Margaret is lonely after her parents buy a new house in Farbrook, New Jersey. Because she is from the city, the new girls expect her to be more grown up than they are, but Margaret’s body hasn’t begun to mature yet and she’s never kissed a boy.

For Ages 12 – 15

  1. Tiger Eyes LT011010
    • Davey and her family fly to New Mexico to stay with relatives after the murder of her father in a holdup. Davey’s grief is overwhelming until she meets a gentle boy who helps her recover.
  2. Just as Long as We’re Together BR007259
    • Stephanie is about to enter junior high, and has moved in a house closer to her friend. Her father is away on what she thinks is a business trip, but when she learns the truth she doesn’t handle it well.
  3. Forever… BR004027
    • A young couple fall in love for the first time and promise each other that it will last forever.
  4. Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson BR021442
    • Expelled from a Vermont boarding school, Charles’s presence at home proves disruptive, especially for his sister Rachel, a gifted seventh-grader juggling friendships and school activities.

These lists are available for download on the NCLBPH website in a PDF format here.

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10 Most Wanted Books – August 2017

Here are the 10 Most Checked Out or Wanted Books from last month, July 2017. These are the books that we sent most often to patrons from the shelves of NCLBPH. Note, all books were checked out at least 42 times over the month.

DB085935 – Apprentice in death by J. D. Robb
DB086691 – Shot in the back by William W. Johnstone
DB084711 – The Apartment: A Novel by Danielle Steel
DB086296 – French kiss : a Detective Luc Moncrief mystery by James Patterson
DB086543 – All dressed in white : an under suspicion novel by Mary Higgins Clark
DB086219 – The trail west by William W. Johnstone
DB086525 – A Baxter family Christmas: a novel by Karen Kingsbury
DB085262 – Smooth operator by Stuart Woods
DB085772 – Missing: a Private novel by James Patterson
DB085919 – What you wish for by Fern Michaels

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Did You Know – NCLBPH Resources Page

Did you know our website has a resources page? The page has an extensive list of resources for people who are seeking information about living, working, learning and doing recreational activities with a visual or physical impairment. This page contains contacts, programs, online resources and more. Perhaps you’ll find something you didn’t know about previously; this is a “Did You Know” after all.

Click the link below to visit the page!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/services/resources

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Adult Summer Reading Suggestions: Long Books

If you are participating in the 2017 Adults Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions. The list is broken in to Downloadable books, Large Print books, and Braille books.

Long Books

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  1. Atlas Shrugged DB010370
    • Melodramatic novel of ideas which espouses the supremacy of the individual and the virtue of selfishness. A group of power magnates sell out their creativity and independence to the government for apparent security.
  2. Cyrus the Great DB059047
    • Describes how Cyrus overthrew numerous kingdoms and freed Jews from captivity in Babylon, allowing them to return to Palestine.
  3. Infinite Jest DB044028
    • Incandenza has produce the film Infinite Jest, a movie so funny, people lose interest in everything. His two sons get involved with a Quebecois separatist who wants to distribute copies of the film.
  4. Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music – The Definitive Life DBC00705
    • A towering figure in the history of rock and roll, John Lennon is brilliantly portrayed in this epic biography that illuminates every corner of his extraordinary and complex life.
  5. Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice DB083006
    • While much of America remained segregated, U.S. Navy aviators Lt. Hudner and Ensign Brown joined forces from the very beginning and remained a team into the midst of the Korean War.
  6. Les Miserables DB035363
    • Jean Valjean is a poor French peasant who is imprisoned for stealing food for his family. He escapes and devotes his life to noble causes only to become a victim of cruel circumstances.
  7. One Nation under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America DB082346
    • Historianexamines the development of the belief that the United States is intended to be a Christian nation.

Large Print

  1. A Gentle Feuding LT030128
    • James MacKinnion falls in love with a woman not knowing she is from an enemy clan. Their love leads the two Scottish clans into a bloody feud.
  2. About Grace LT028623
    • David sees things before they happen. When he dreams his infant daughter will drown as he tries to save her, he comes undone fleeing is family and home.
  3. The Broker: A Novel LT028575
    • Washington power broker Backman is pardoned 6 years into his 20 year sentence and smuggled to Italy. He has made serious enemies in past and doesn’t if they will kill him, but who will kill him first.
  4. Gone with the Wind LT002221
    • A forceful and ruthless heroine and a war profiteer have a love affair against the background of the war-torn south.
  5. Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” LT016691
    • Scarlett returns to Tara after Melanie’s funeral, but then makes her way to Ireland where she struggles to get Rhett Butler back into her life.
  6. Sense and Sensibility LT007625
    • This classic novel about two sisters of varying temperaments presents a portrait of the manners of upper and middle-class English society of that period.
  7. David Copperfield LT000485
    • An expose of the abuse of children in 19th century England. Follows the chronicles of David’s life from childhood to maturity.

Braille

  1. War and Peace BR009710
    • Describes the invasion of Russia by Napoleon and his army and presents the author’s theories of history.
  2. The Life We Bury: A Novel BR021515
    • When Joe Talbert is assigned to write biography, he visits a nursing home to find a subject. He writes about convicted murderer Carl Iverson, and he sets out to prove Carl’s innocence.
  3. Sorcerers and Seers BRC01712
    • Jim Hawkins walks side-by-side with the mortal Messiah on His journey to save the souls of humankind.
  4. Anna Karenina BR012695
    • It’s the 1870’s in Russia. Unhappy with her marriage, Anna pursues the allure of a romantic affair with Count Vronsky.
  5. Words of Silk BR017134
    • Visiting friends in New York, Laney McLeod is trapped on an elevator during a blackout with attorney Deke Sargent. The two share a night of passion and separate. Months later Deke finds Laney pregnant and aims to win her love.
  6. Shogun: A Novel of Japan BR016719
    • During seventeenth century Japan, Japanese warlords are vying for the military title of shogun, while a Japanese noblewoman and a shipwrecked British sea pilot fall in love.
  7. Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie BRX00333
    • A Norwegian family pioneers to the Dakota territory for a life of freedom, however the wife feels this existence is a nightmare of loneliness.

These lists are available for download on the NCLBPH website in a PDF format here.

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Kids Summer Reading Suggestions: Cynthia Rylant

If you are participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program here are some reading suggestions to consider. We will have reading suggestions during the summer to help narrow down your selections. These lists are for children ages 5 to 8 and 11 to 14 and is a combination of Talking Books, Braille Books and Large Print Books.

Cynthia Rylant

Ages 5 – 8

  • Poppleton LT021833
    • Poppleton the pig makes a friend, reads a library book about adventure, and helps a sick friend get better.
  • Poppleton in Winter BRX02038
    • Poppleton the pig makes a new friend after an icicle accident, creates a bust of Cherry Sue, and gets a wintry birthday surprise from his pals.
  • Putter and Tabby feed the Fish DBC06357
    • After Mr. Putter buys three goldfish and takes them home, he discovers that his cat Tabby has a serious problem with them.
  • The Relatives Game BR006124
    • A happy visit by relatives from Virginia who come in and old station wagon. They bring with them lots of hugs, laughs, and quiet talk.
  • Poppleton in Spring BRX02036
    • Poppleton the pig does some spring cleaning, tries to buy a bicycle, and stays up all night in a tent in his backyard.
  • Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures DB055800
    • Henry is gifted a puppy, Mudge, from his parents and the puppy rapidly grows to 180 pounds. Henry and Mudge do everything together until Mudge gets lost one day.
  • Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures DB055801
    • In the spring, Henry and his big dog, Mudge, enjoy being outside. They find a pretty flower, play in a giant mud puddle, and make friends with a litter of kittens.
  • Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday: The First Book of Their Adventures BR018307
    • Annie invites her cousin Henry to dress up and celebrate her birthday with her, but the cousins have different ideas about the meaning of dress up.
  • Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House: The Second Book of Their Adventures BR018308
    • Annie lives with her dad in a plain house, but she likes pretty things. Her cousin Henry suggests moving the pretty furniture from his attic to her house and the parents agree.
  • The Case of the Missing Monkey: The High-Rise Private Eyes BR015116
    • An animal detective team, Bunny Brown and Jack Jones take on a new case while having breakfast at their favorite diner.

Ages 11 – 14

  • A Blue-Eyed Daisy BR006485
    • Follows the life of 11-year-old Ellie. How she gets her first kiss, spending the night at the hospital after her alcoholic father nearly dies in a car accident, and her Valentine’s day.
  • A Kindness DB031819
    • Fifteen-year-old Chip, an only child, believes after his mother’s pregnancy their relationship will never be the same. Once the baby is born, Chip becomes attached to his new sister.
  • Fine White Dust DB037796
    • Pete Cassidy goes to church frequently, despite his parents and atheist best friend choosing not to. When a traveling preacher named Carson comes to town, Pete is swept in a tide of devotion and discipleship.
  • The Heavenly Village BR013128
    • Seven recently deceased persons have business left to finish on Earth before they go to Heaven. God places these seven in the Heavenly Village where they can finish their stories before ascending to heaven.
  • God Went to Beauty School BR015645
    • Poems about God exploring the joys and pains of the world he created.

These lists are available for download on the NCLBPH website in a PDF format here.

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Did You Know – NCLBPH History

Did you know the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has a page dedicated to the history of the library? The page tells the history of the library starting from 1958 to 2009!

On the history page, you’ll learn interesting facts about the library such as where the library was originally located, what disasters the library has been through and milestone events for the library. Were you a patron during any of these events? Click the link below for a history lesson about the library’s journey!

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/about/library-history

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BARD Roundup – July 2017 top 10 audio downloads

Here are July 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD audio book titles:

DB088138 – Camino Island: a novel by John Grisham
DB087917 – The black book by James Patterson and David Ellis
DB087365 – Echoes in death by J. D Robb
DB087789 – Any day now by Robyn Carr
DB087838 – The night the lights went out by Karen White, Susan Larkin and Carolyn Cook
DB087950 – Robert B. Parker’s little white lies: a Spenser novel by Ace Atkins and Robert B Parker
DB087402 – Fatal: a novel by John T Lescroart
DB087388 – Right behind you: a novel by Lisa Gardner
DB087759 – One perfect lie by Lisa Scottoline
DB088130 – The girl before: a novel by Rena Olsen

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

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BARD Roundup – July 2017 top 10 braille downloads

Here are July 2017’s 10 most downloaded BARD braille titles:

BR021654 – The fireman: a novel by Joe Hill
BR009463 – Alex Haley’s Queen: the story of an American family by Alex Haley and David Stevens
BR017794 – Roots: the saga of an American family by Alex Haley
BR001756 – Life by the numbers ;: a basic guide to learning your life through numerology by Ursul Molinaro
BRC01327 – Only you by Cynthia Victor
BRC01353 – Abandoned identity by Tamara Tilley
BR007423 – Treasure: a novel by Clive Cussler
BR010445 – Mister Touch by Malcolm Bosse
BR012749 – Uncle Tom’s cabin: or, Life among the lowly by Harriett Beecher Stowe
BR021463 – Guardian angel: a V.I. Warshawski novel by Sara Paretsky

Happy downloading! To get the latest books delivered at the speed of cyberspace login to BARD. Don’t have a BARD account? Sign up today – http://nlsbard.loc.gov/nc1a

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Adult Summer Reading Suggestions: Sequels

If you are participating in the 2017 Adults Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions. The list is broken in to Downloadable books, Large Print books, and Braille books.

Sequels

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  1. The Diablo Grant DB043723
    • Sequel to Stark’s Justice DB039036. When Judge Stark settles a territory dispute in favor of the town drunk Juan Espina, the frontier town falls into chaos.
  2. A Rising Thunder DB076472
    • Sequel to Mission of Honor DB072214. As a conflict worsens between to forces, Admiral Honor Harrington must team up with a former enemy to protect her empire.
  3. Caterina DB050413
    • Sequel to Whispering DB041728. The year is 1832. Dom Pedro is back from Brazil to help his daughter claim her position as queen of Portugal with help from Caterina Fonsa who creates political cartoons.
  4. Dancing at the Rascal Fair DB026646
    • Sequel to English Creek DB022316. Seeking to make better lives for themselves, Angus McCaskill follows his uncle’s footsteps and travels with his friend Rob Barclay from Scotland to a Settlement in Montana.
  5. Work Song DB073064
    • Sequel to The Whistling Season DB063216. The year is 1919. Morrie Morgan has left his teaching position, and arrives in Butte, Montana. He wishes to remain neutral to the situation, but his bookkeeping skills help the miner’s union against Anaconda Copper.
  6. Return to Mars DB049070
    • Sequel to Mars DB035808. On his return trip to Mars, geologist Jamie Waterman must deal with personnel issues on his crew and the possibility of sabotage.
  7. Marooned in Real Time DB027055
    • Sequel to The Peace War DB027054. Murder and sabotage threatens high-techs Marta and Yelen Korolev attempts to begin a new civilization after the remaining survivors of humanity emerge from time stasis, and it is up to Will Brierson, a detective from the twenty-first century, protect humanity’s revival.

Large Print

  1. It Happened One Knife LT032910
    • Sequel to Some Like It Hot-Buttered LT032139. When legendary comics Lillis & Townes appear at his refurbished comedy theater, Elliot Freed is beyond happy. However, rumors of the comics’ involvement with a decades-old murder begin to surface and the Elliot sets out to dispel the rumors.
  2. The Prodigal Daughter LT005878
    • Sequel to Kane and Abel LT005419. The year is 1934. Follows the story of Abel Rosnovski’s daughter, Florentyna, from childhood to her presidential run.
  3. The Betrayal: Abram’s Daughters LT028468
    • Sequel to The Covenant LT027586. The year is 1947. Jonas Mast plans to marry Leah Ebersol after his carpentry apprenticeship, but Leah’s sister’s lusty behavior creates obstacles.
  4. Courage & Compromise: The Homestead Series LT031939
    • Sequel to Strangers & Pilgrims LT031938. The lives of the Bowers family are tried when heavy rain damages their house, Mr. Bowers gets arrested for rioting, and Jolie’s relationship with Tanner is troubled following the arrival of a handsome widower.
  5. The Girl with Braided Hair LT032036
    • Sequel to The Drowning Man LT031046. Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley are determined to find the person responsible for the murder of Liz Plenty Horses 30 years ago, but end up becoming targets themselves.
  6. Hidden Moon LT032147
    • Sequel to A Corpse in Koryo LT031025. Inspector O finds himself investigating the first ever bank robbery in Pyongyang, North Korea. The case only becomes more complicated when every suspect has their own agenda.
  7. Dakota LT032192
    • Sequel to Biting the Moon LT023866. Amnesiac drifter Andi Oliver moves between waitress jobs throughout the country until she is targeted by two men. One is a hired gunman, and a pursuer who would claim something from her lost memories.

Braille

  1. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Home and at Work BR019175
    • Sequel to Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions BR017727. Duke Professors explores the idea that irrational actions can be best.
  2. Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly BRX02673
    • Sequel to Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly BRX02675. Choppy Dunbar runs for mayor against corrupt incumbent Floyce Hammontree. During Choppy’s campaign, his long-lost love appears.
  3. Love and Sleep BR010083
    • Sequel to Ægypt BR009605. Pierce Moffett delves deeper into the Renaissance metaphysics in an attempt to come to grips with the modern world.
  4. Alive Day BR018545
    • Sequel to Together BR017900. Iraq War marine veteran corporal Carver, is paralyzed from the waist down. He is being treated by blind psychiatrist Brenden McCarthy. Carver finds inspiration dealing with his struggles from therapy, medication, and Brenden’s guide dog, Nelson.
  5. Requiem by Fire BRX02563
    • Sequel to Cataloochee DBX01197. The year is 1928. A village in the Great Smoky Mountains is divided when the villagers lose their land to eminent domain forces, while some embrace the modern world and others want to keep their heritage.
  6. The Year of the Flood BR018706
    • Sequel to Oryx and Crake BR014805. After a devastating pandemic, friends Toby and Ren find each other as well as a few survivors, but gene-spliced life-forms thrive in the aftermath of the Waterless Flood as the survivors consider what to do next.
  7. The Sword of Straw: The Sangreal Trilogy BR017181
    • Sequel to The Greenstone Grail BR016308. Nathan Ward visits a ruined city in his dreams where he learns of a royal family that has been cursed by an evil sword. Nathan sets out to confront the magic of the cursed sword.

These lists are available for download on the NCLBPH website in a PDF format here.

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Happy BARD Day – August 2017

Happy BARD day – July 2017 was a great month for downloading audio and braille. In July 625 audio readers downloaded 9447 books, 372 magazines and 42 music items. Another 38 braille readers downloaded 275 books, 26 magazines and 1 music item. 21 more people signed up for BARD. BARD Mobile added 53 new users and 64 new mobile devices. Do you BARD? If not, what’s keeping you. With the BARD Mobile app added to things you now have another great way to read your books and magazines on the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Sign up for BARD today – https://nlsbard.loc.gov

Get the BARD Mobile app

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en

iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586

Kindle Fire – http://www.amazon.com/Library-of-Congress-BARD-Mobile/dp/B016760320

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