Kids Summer Reading Suggestions: Libraries Rock Vol. 3

If you are participating in the 2018 Kids Summer Reading Program and you don’t know what to read next, here are some reading suggestions.

Kids Summer Reading Suggestions

  1. Row, Row, Row Your Boat DBC01452
    • In this expansion of a familiar song, the occupants of a rowboat enjoy seeing and making the sounds of different jungle animals. For preschool-grade 2.
  2. Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay DB077665
    • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet illustrates her love of all dogs while focusing on the numerous dogs that have enriched her own life. Many poems use the pets’ voices, others include conversations between Oliver and a canine friend.
  3. Earth Songs DB025352
    • The Earth speaks for itself as it takes readers on a poetic journey in exploration of its various dimensions. For grades 3-6.
  4. Sea Songs DB025483
    • Fifteen dramatic poems depict dark shores, crimson tides, sea life, fishermen, ghost-raised ships, and other images of the sea. For grades 5-8.
  5. Prairie Songs DB024488
    • The prairie was a barren place offering not only beauty and peace, but also loneliness and madness. Life in a loving pioneer prairie family changes when a new doctor arrives with his beautiful but tragically frail wife. For grades 5-8.
  6. Shakespeare: Songs from the Plays DB021494
    • Songs and lyrics from seventeen of Shakespeare’s plays and from “King Henry VIII” and “The Two Noble Kinsmen.”
  7. Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs DB055122
    • Celebratory survey of popular American music from 1927 to the 1960s–Broadway songs, Hollywood songs, individual hits by famous composers, and great one-shots from out of nowhere. Organized in loose chronological order around the lives of the songwriters, the book is filled with anecdotes, morsels of social history, and personal commentary.
  8. Showstoppers! The Surprising Backstage stories of Broadway’s Most Remarkable Songs DB087898
    • In a Broadway musical, there are usually a couple of songs that define the show and leave the audience humming afterwards. A journalist interviews various musical creators and performers to learn about the stories behind those famous songs from shows such as Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Evita, Annie, South Pacific, and more.
  9. This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie DB055433
    • Biography of Woody Guthrie (1912-1967), the Oklahoma singer, writer, and musician, who composed more than three thousand songs and ballads as he traveled around the United States, including “This Land Is Your Land” and “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh.” For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2002. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
  10. The Story of Our National Ballads DB017898
    • The stories of many popular national ballads that have stirred the American public from the days of the Revolution through World War II. Includes sketches of the people who wrote these songs and the times in which the songs became famous. For junior and senior high and adult readers.

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Reading Takes You Everywhere!

It’s that time of year again. If you are a patron of NCLBPH and you haven’t registered for the 2018 Summer Reading Program, you may register in the link provided below. Be sure to register before the closing date! Reading Takes You Everywhere!!!

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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