We love our family, friends, pets, and of course, books. The following titles are perfect for Valentine's Day, or anytime at all. Share them with someone you love!

Always by Emma Dodd

In rhyming text, a baby elephant is assured of being loved unconditionally.

Elmo and his Sesame Street friends learn about all the ways that Elmo's mother loves him.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

When six friends decide to liven things up by forming 'The Adventure Club', they get into far more trouble than they can handle!

Having earned a scholarship to a private girls' high school, self-proclaimed psychic investigator Gilda Joyce investigates the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a student whose ghost supposedly haunts the campus.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Fifth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Dinosaurs destroy Detroit by Johnathan Rand

Nick and Summer travel through time and bring a dinosaur egg back to Detroit with them. Unfortunately, they are followed by angry dinosaurs who ransack the city in order to retrieve the egg.

The door in the wall by Marguerite De Angeli

When Robin falls ill and looses the use of his legs, he is taken in by a monk named Brother Luke and taken to a hospice where he is taught wood carving and patience.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Catastrophe in Caseville by Johnathan Rand

When Shelby McConnell and her family travel from Toledo, Ohio, to Caseville, Michigan, for the anual cheeseburger festival, she knows she's going to have to have a great time. After all: thousands of people travel to Caseville for this special annual event in August. It's a week filled with games, contests, prizes, laughter, and of course: some of the best cheeseburgers in the world! But this year, something is about to go horribly wrong. The very first day of the festival is marred by the appearance of a musterious, giant cheeseburger. Where did it come from? Why is it set out to destroy the festival and the entire town?.

A faraway home : an orphan train story by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos

Jack, Sarah, and little George are part of the Orphan Train traveling from New York City to the Midwest to find homes and better lives.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

The legend of Michigan by Trinka Hakes Noble

An old warrior and a young boy travel through the frigid cold of the north to teach the fierce North Wind how to live peacefully with his brothers, allowing the formerly uninhabitable land of Michigane to be settled.

The log cabin wedding by Ellen Howard

Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman to reap the harvest, Elvirey feels her heart "squeeze tight" at the thought of the widow and her Pap getting married.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Alien ice cream by David Anthony

In this first adventure, the heroes try to keep their cool on the hottest day of the year. Soon, however, they discover that not all ice cream is created equal. Some is created by mysterious aliens who have plans to take over the world.

An A from Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco

Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey

A small, but clever young girl outwits a rich giant and wins all his gold.

Little Michigan by Denise Brennan-Nelson

Learn all about Michigan's state bird, flower, tree, and animal in this fun and informative board book.

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

"In 1925 a sailboat named Bernida wins the inaugural Port Huron to Mackinac Race. She wins again in 1927. But then for decades the boat is neglected and passed from owner to owner. In 2012 with new owners, the ship once more enters the race and wins"--.

The following titles may be enjoyed by Kindergartners. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations, ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Kindergartners can be found in a variety of locations, including J PICTURE BOOK, J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and J FICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.

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