Michigan Nonfiction For Kids

Corner to Copa: the last game at Tiger Stadium, the first at Comerica Park by illustrations by Mike Thompson ; editor: Tom Panzenhagen

Michigan Wolverines by Ken Rappoport

Mackinac Bridge: the five mile poem by written by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

Under Michigan: the story of Michigan's rocks and fossils by written and illustrated by Charles Ferguson Barker

Michigan Picture Books For Kids

Little Michigan by written by Denise Brennan-Nelson ; Illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe

Clever Beatrice by written by Margaret Willey ; illustrated by Heather McWhorter

The day the Great Lakes drained away by written and illustrated by Charles Ferguson Barker

Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci

M is for mitten: the Michigan alphabet book by Annie Appleford ; illustrated by Michael Monroe

Investigate, Experiment, and Create

Many of our science experiment books are grouped together in our nonfiction section (J507.8). Here are a few to get you started this summer. Get the whole family in on your experiments!

Citizen scientists: be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard by Loree Griffin Burns ; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

Things that float and things that don't by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Anna Raff

The big green book of the big blue sea by written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Willow Dawson

Real Life Performers

Be inspired by the lives of these real life performers.

Skit-scat raggedy cat: Ella Fitzgerald by written by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Sean Qualls

Footwork: the story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

Louis Armstrong: jazz legend by Terry Collins ; illustrated by Richie Pope

The Beatles were fab (and they were funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer ; illustrated by Stacy Innerst

More Michigan Biographies for Kids

True stories about people with a connection to Michigan. For more fascinating stories about real people, look in our JBIO collection.


Tim Allen by Terri Dougherty

Driven: a photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell ; foreword by Lee Iacocca

Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz ; illustrated by AG Ford

All aboard!: Elijah McCoy's steam engine by Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin

Animal Friendships


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