Get Your Game On with Dewey

If you're into browsing, try using the Dewey Decimal System to find a book for your Game On badge. For nonfiction sporting selections, in both the Adult and Children's Departments, check the 796s for sport books. Use our endcaps to find the right number. Discover a good-looking read, and then share your thoughts after you've read it to earn your Game On badge.

Celebrate Go Outdoors Month All Summer Long

You can celebrate Get Outdoors Month all summer long. The official celebration takes place in June, but you can find activities to celebrate going outdoors throughout our Connect Your Summer experience. Use library materials to learn a new outdoor sport, plan an outdoor adventure, or just to find a great book to take outside. Share your experience to earn a badge.

During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).

The Frog Prince Book Discussion

Second through Fourth graders celebrate both Children's Book Week and Michigan Month with a book discussion featuring Jon Scieszka's The Frog Prince, Continued. Scieszka is a Michigan author known for writing humorous stories. Join us to talk about this fabulous fractured fairy tale.

Saturday, May 18 from 1-1:45 PM

It's not too late to sign up! Register online beginning April 26, then pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Help Desk before the book discussion.

Picture Books About Outer Space

Star seeker: a journey to outer space by Theresa Heine, Victor Tavares

Stars! Stars! Stars! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Full Moon and star by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Marcellus Hall

How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and ; [illustrated by] Marla Frazee

Easy Readers 6: Proficient Readers

Dodsworth in New York by written and illustrated by Tim Egan

Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Iris and Walter by written by Elissa Haden Guest ; illustrated by Christine Davenier

Houndsley and Catina and the birthday surprise by James Howe ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends by Wong Herbert Yee

Easy Readers 3: Beginning Readers

Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton

Go away, crows! by [Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Santiago Cohen

Pete's party by written by Jon Scieszka ; characters and environments developed by the Design Garage: David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon

Diego saves a butterfly by adapted by Lara Bergen ; illustrated by Warner McGee

Olivia goes camping by adapted by Alex Harvey ; based on the screenplay written by Patrick [sic] Resnick ; illustrated by Jared Osterhold

Easy Readers 2: Getting Ready to Read

The next step up from our most beginning readers:

Word Bird's shapes by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Chris McEwan


Amy's big race: the sound of long A
by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier


Bob Books listen and read 1. Set 1, Beginning readers 1- 4
by text, Bobby Lynn Maslen ; pictures, John R. Maslen


Biscuit plays ball by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories

Easy Readers 1: Our Easiest Readers

Looking for our easiest Readers? Here's a few to get you started:

 

Guppy up! by Jonathan Fenske -- Using opposites and rhymes, Guppy is all over the place!

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss — A Dr. Seuss classic featuring basic rhyming pairs to introduce simple words.

Have you seen my cat? by Eric Carle — An easy reading version of Eric Carle.

The big, red blanket by Harriet Ziefert — Harriet Ziefert's easiest readers.

A mop for pop by Foster & Erickson -- word banks feature 

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