Kids

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

Creative Sites for Summer

Explore your creativity online.


The Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles

Learn about elements of art and try your hand at creating some art of your own.

Create shapes and patterns that mingle with sound (see image at right).

See how fierce you can make your own roller coaster. Links to other activities.

Get creative with items from your pantry and make some concoctions that have nothing to do with food.

Try your hand at different puzzles.

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

Access Creativity Through eMagazines

Explore our Zinio magazine database for all your creative needs this summer. Enjoy access to eMagazines on gardening, crafting, cooking, parenting, decorating and more, and be inspired to do some creating of your own.

Access to the Zinio database requires an email address and an active Canton Public Library card. Use our handy instruction sheet for more information on the database and for tips on how to get started. 

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