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Athletes on Audiobook

The Bambino and me [kit] by Zachary Hyman ; illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Players in pigtails [kit] by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Hothead [sound recording]: a novel by Cal Ripken, Jr. with Kevin Cowherd

Shaq uncut [sound recording]: my story by Shaquille O'Neal with Jackie MacMullan

Going to the Doctor: Easy Readers

Clark the Shark tooth trouble by written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated by Guy Francis

Little Elephant's blocked trunk by text and illustrations by Dosh Archer

Charlie the ranch dog: Charlie goes to the doctor by Ree Drummond, the pioneer woman and Diane deGroat

Digger and Daisy go to the doctor by Judy Young ; illustrated by Dana Sullivan

Big Bad Wolf by Dosh Archer

Monkey and Elephant get better by Carole Lexa Schaefer ; illustrated by Galia Bernstein

Dance Movies to Pump You Up

Whether it's the dancing or the stories that inspire you, let these movies get you moving. Each one has at least one memorable dance scene. Let's dance!

Strictly ballroom [videodisc] by a Miramax Films release of an M&A Production

Dirty dancing [videodisc] by Great American Films Limited Partnership

Footloose [videodisc] by Indieprod

Fame [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Shall we dance? [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents

A chorus line [videodisc] by Embassy Films Associates and PolyGram Pictures present a Feuer and Martin production

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

Argentina

Easy Reader Friendships we Love

Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Brownie & Pearl see the sights by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Brian Biggs

Frog and friends by written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse

Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

Unreliable Narrators and other Plot Twists

Who's telling the truth here? What is dream or reality? Can you figure out the twist before the reveal? These are stories that require some sleuthing to figure out what's real and what's fake.

We were liars by E. Lockhart

A monster calls: a novel by Patrick Ness ; inspired from an idea by Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Going bovine by Libba Bray

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

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson ; retold by Naomi Lewis ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham

True Stories Take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

The great American dust bowl by written & illustrated by Don Brown

El deafo by Cece Bell ; color by David Lasky

True Stories take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

The Korean War by Gary Jeffrey & illustrated by Terry Riley

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

Camp Out with Your Favorite Characters: Easy Readers

The camping trip by Catherine Hapka ; pictures by Anne Kennedy

Flat Stanley goes camping by created by Jeff Brown ; by Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by Macky Pamintuan

Rocky and Daisy go camping by Melinda Melton Crow ; illustrated by Mike Brownlow

Bert and Ernie go camping by illustrated by Ernie Kwiat

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

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

Henry Ford by Steven Roberts ; [illustrations, Planman Technologies]

After A Fault in Our Stars: What Next?

Not all are about romance, but find stories about friendships and illness and life.

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Side effects by Amy Goldman Koss

Small steps: the year I got polio by Peg Kehret

The honest truth by Dan Gemeinhart

My sister's keeper: a novel by Jodi Picoult

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Two girls staring at the ceiling by Lucy Frank

Set in Michigan

Chasing tail lights by Patrick Jones

 

The goddess test by Aimée Carter

 

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

 

Altered by Jennifer Rush

 

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

 

The vanishing season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

 

Movies from Teen Books

Popular fiction that's already been turned into film. Read the book to earn a Bookworm Badge, then watch the movie for eLectrified!

The giver [videodisc] by the Weinstein Company and Walden Media present ; a Tonik/As Is Productions production ; in association with Yucaipa Films ; produced by Nikki Silver, Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg ; directed by Phillip Noyce

The fault in our stars [videodisc] by Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; a Temple Hill production ; produced by Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen ; screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ; directed by Josh Boone

The maze runner [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents ; a Gotham Group/Temper Hill production ; produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein ; screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin ; directed by Wes Ball

Divergent [videodisc] by Summit Entertainment presents a Red Wagon Entertainment production ; director, Neil Burger ; writers, Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor ; producers, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian

Teen Books to Movies

Popular fiction that's already been - or should soon be - turned into film. 

The giver by Lois Lowry

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor

It's kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins