Kids Summer Reading Suggestions: Hardships, Folktales and Fairy-tales

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. This list is for children ages 14 and up.

Overcoming Adversity

Ages 14 and UpA girl is relaxing in a grassy field enjoying a book.

  1. Counting by 7s DB077917
  2. Between Shades of Gray DB074452
  3. Six of Crows DB082683
  4. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes LT017935
  5. Tom: A Child’s Life Regained LT011182
  6. Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie LT029728
  7. Orleans BR019878
  8. If You Find Me BR019947
  9. Article 5 DBC01405
  10. Over the Wall DB051232
  11. Black Mirror DB053590
  12. Alex as Well DB081234
  13. Looking for Alaska DB061873
  14. The Fault in Our Stars DB074112
  15. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian DB065403

Children’s Pack – Folklore and Fairy-tales

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 8 years old and younger.

Ages 8 and Under

  1. The Three Little Pigs BR013866
  2. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs LT020630
  3. Kate and the Beanstalk DB052337
  4. Hush, Puppies LT008878
  5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm BRX00884
  6. The Three Billy Goats Gruff LT003483
  7. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in people’s ears: A West African Tale DB022905
  8. The Emperor’s New Clothes DB043717
  9. Abu Ali: Three Tales of the Middle East DB011192
  10. The Gifts of Wali Dad: A Tale of India and Pakistan DB044146
  11. The Gingerbread Man BR012030
  12. The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale BR013080

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

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!!!

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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