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Kids, Where Would you Go this Summer?

A great way to explore new places is through books. Be sure to read a few of these and earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge!

In the Forbidden City by [written by Chiu Kwong-chiu ; designed and illustrated by Design and Cultural Studies Workshop ; translation by Ben Wang]

We visit India by Khadija Ejaz

Buried alive!: how 33 miners survived 69 days deep under the Chilean desert by Elaine Scott

Jimmy the joey: the true story of an amazing koala rescue by Deborah Lee Rose and Susan Kelly ; photographs by Susan Kelly

People of Literature

Ever wonder about the authors and illustrators behind your favorite stories? Or the reporters behind the news? These biographies tell of fascinating lives and in some cases, the real-life inspiration behind the writing.

A home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Who's Who in Sports

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by James E. Ransome

The boy in number four by Kara Kootstra ; illustrated by Regan Thomson ; with an afterword by Bobby Orr

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

Silent star: the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise ; pictures by Adam Gustavson

Teen Detectives

Nancy Drew [videodisc] by Jerry Weintraub Productions ; Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Virtual Studios

Scooby-Doo's original mysteries [videodisc] by Hanna- Barbera Productions ; based on characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera ; produced by Joseph Barbera

The Hardy Boys [videodisc]: season one by Universal ; produced in association with Glen Larson Productions

Cryptids: Crazy, Mysterious Animals

Tales of the cryptids: mysterious creatures that may or may not exist by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, Roxyanne Young

Sea monsters by Melissa Higgins ; content consultant Joseph Nigg, author of Wonder Beasts and other books on mythical animals

Bigfoot and other monsters by John Hawkins

Mysteries unwrapped: mutants & monsters by written by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Josh Cochran

Biggest, baddest book of monsters by Anders Hanson & Elissa Mann

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

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