Tweens

Secret Codes & Ciphers: Can You Solve It?

The black book of buried secrets by [written by Mallory Kass] ; introduction by Rick Riordan

Sly the sleuth and the code mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione

Solving Mysteries with Forensic Science

People Around the World: Biographies

These biographies offer only a glimpse into the countries they are from, but might open a window into a new place for you. Please enjoy your travels! If you need to see where all these lands are located, check the globe behind the Children's Reference Desk, or ask a librarian for help.

Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai by Viqi Wagner

America

Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields

Antarctica

Shackleton's journey by William Grill

Movies from Children's Literature

See your favorite stories on the big screen. Read the book to earn your Bookworm badge, then watch the movie to earn your eLectrified badge.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Ray Cruz

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day [videodisc] by Disney presents a 21 Laps/Jim Henson Company production ; produced by Shawn Levy ; screenplay by Rob Lieber ; directed by Miguel Arteta

Shrek! by William Steig

Shrek [videodisc] by produced by John H. Williams, Aron Warner, Jeffrey Katzenberg ; directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson ; written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Michigan People

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

Little Stevie Wonder by Quincy Troupe ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen

Tim Allen by Terri Dougherty

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

Minecraft for Kids

Dog-gone Fun: Canine Fiction

Dog-lovers will enjoy these novels for kids that feature "man's best friend."

Soldier dog by Sam Angus

The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger

The amazing odorous adventures of Stinky Dog by James Howe ; illustrated by Brett Helquist

The empty city by Erin Hunter

Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates

Big dog decisions by Michele Jakubowski ; illustrated by Luisa Montalto

Cooking Up Fun: Stories With Characters Who Cook

Food lovers can enjoy these scrumptious stories featuring characters who are cooks or who just love to dabble in the kitchen.

Recipe for disaster by Laura Driscoll

Ratatouille: the junior novelization by Kitty Richards

Madame Pamplemousse and her incredible edibles by Rupert Kingfisher ; illustrated by Sue Hellard

Going overboard! by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by John & Wendy

Evertaster: course of legends by Adam Glendon Sidwell

Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown

Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day

Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Why fish fart: gross but true things you'll wish you didn't know by Francesca Gould and JP Coovert

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

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