Summer Reading Suggestions: Satire, History and Marc Brown

If you have children participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program and need reading suggestions, look no further. We will have reading suggestions during the summer to help narrow down selections for your children. This list is made for children between the ages of 4 to 8 and for younger children.

Children’s Authors: Marc Brown

For Ages 4 – 8

The words Kids Summer Reading appears in green yellow and red letters respectively. There is a personified book presenting the title on the beach with a beach ball behind him.

Summer Reading has begun!!!

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 selections. This list is for children around ages 10 through 15.


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

Ages 10 – 15

  1. Cajun Home LT022078
  2. Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad DB083662
  3. A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball
    League BR009473
  4. They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group DB072109
  5. Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 BR015277
  6. The War of Independence: The Story of the American Revolution DB029093
  7. Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Hours DB075003
  8. A Chronicle of North Carolina During the American Revolution, 1763-1789 BRX00829
  9. The Port Chicago Fifty: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights DB078386
  10. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition BR019482
  11. I Lift My Lamp: Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty BR006684
  12. America Under Attack: Primary Sources BR014570

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.



  1. I Never Dance at the Whitehouse DB007750
  2. You Can Fool All the People All the Time DB023679
  3. Photo Hero: A Satire of Photography DB054383
  4. Arrowsmith DB012622
  5. The Dearly Departed DB054389
  6. Less than Hero DB081623
  7. Bluebeard DB026972

Large Print

  1. Fahrenheit 451 LT032309
  2. Animal Farm LT022739
  3. We LT024629
  4. Ten Days in the Hills LT031436
  5. Talk LT035841
  6. Once a Spy LT033993
  7. Goldberg Variations LT035081


  1. Scoop: A Novel about Journalist BR019151
  2. Letters from the Earth BR013826
  3. My Little Blue Dress BR014233
  4. The Master and Margarita BR019148
  5. Cards of Identity BR000211
  6. Famous after Death BR012575
  7. Lucinderella BR000454

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

The theme "Build a Better World" in multiple colors

It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Time to Build a Better World!!!


About nclbph

The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials throughout the state. The NCLBPH is a state agency operated by the State Library of North Carolina as a part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It is also a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
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