There are so many great books out there for eight graders! Below are some particularly good ones from recent years, spanning fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and everything in between.FictionThe earth, my butt, and other big, round things by Carolyn Mackler
Far far away by Tom McNeal, a...
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems — A story for any child who has lost a beloved toy. The story continues in Knuffle Bunny, Too and Knuffle Bunny Free.
Sophie's squash by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
One special day by written by Lola M. Schaefer;...
Looking for fascinating stories about real people? Explore the following list for some suggestions.
Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme
The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
The boy who loved math: the...
Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems
The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts]
Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper
Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton
A trip to the bottom of the world with Mouse: a Toon Book by Frank Viva
Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl...
The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti
Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles
Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San...
Duh Dun, Duh Dun...
It's that time of year again: Shark Week is here! Get in on all of the fintastic action with some of these great books and DVDs all about these mysterious and amazing animals. Whether you are a Shark Week veteran or a first timer these reads will leave you hungry for more.The...
Wild born by Brandon Mull
A dark inheritance by Chris d'Lacey
The dragonet prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland
Young samurai: the way of the warrior by Chris Bradford
The luck uglies by Paul Durham ; illustrations by Pétur Antonsson
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
The Foundry's edge by Cameron Baity & Benny...
Are you looking for a way to earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge and your Around the World eLectrified badge? Check out this list for some great suggestions we have in our ebook collection on Overdrive. Enjoy!Starcross, or The coming of the moobs!, or Our adventures in the fourth...
Graphic Novels are a great way to see the world this summer. We have some great titles that will help you earn your Around the World Badge in no time at all! A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin
Annabel the actress, starring in camping it up by Ellen Conford ; illustrated by Renee W. Andriani
Stage fright by David Lubar ; illustrated by Matt Loveridge
Lights, camera— cats! by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle
Picture perfect by P.G. Kain...
The secret cellar by Michael D. Beil
It happened on a train by Mac Barnett ; illustrations by Adam Rex
The secret in the old attic by Carolyn Keene
The Hardy Boys, undercover brothers. Vol. 17. Word up! by Scott Lobdell, writer ; Paulo Henrique Marcondes, artist ; based on the series by Franklin W...
Early Chapter Books
Nate the Great and the lost list by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont
Cam Jansen and the mystery at the haunted house by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Princess mix-up mystery by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
The deadly dungeon...
Check out these adorable books about the youngest animals out there!Are you my baby? by Kathleen Rizzi
Animal babies: around the house by [Vicky Weber]
Baby animals by Roger Priddy
Animal babies by Andrea Pinnington and Tory Gordon- Harris
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: spring babies by...
Comic Book Superheroes have hit Hollywood in a big way! Check out these action-packed films full of our favorite heroes.Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
Some animals are in danger of becoming extinct. If you are an animal lover that wants to learn more about these animals and how you can help, check out one of these books!Extraordinary endangered animals by Sandrine Silhol and Gaëlle Guérive ; illustrations by Marie Doucedame
What's the difference...
They might not be the same species, but these amazing animals know just how important it is to have a good friend by your side:
A mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by John Butler
Owen & Mzee: the language of friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kuhumbu...
Cats and dogs are fun, but check out these guides to keeping more interesting animals as petsMiniature horses: cool pets! by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
Caring for your hermit crab by Adele Richardson
Tricky tarantulas by Alex Kuskowski, author ; C.A. Nobens,...
Not all animals are cute cuddly. Some of them are gross or downright weird.Weird sea creatures by Erich Hoyt
Odd animal helpers by Gabrielle Reyes
Animal grossapedia by Melissa Stewart
Why vampire bats suck blood and other gross facts about animals by Jody Sullivan Rake
Ack! icky, sticky, gross...
Animal heroes: true rescue stories by Sandra Markle
War horse by Michael Morpurgo
Courageous canine: and more true stories of amazing animal heroes by Kelly Milner Halls
Dog heroes by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
The winter horses by Philip Kerr
Do you love comics? Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd the Ann Arbor District Library invites you to a totally free event: Kids Read Comics! Learn, draw, meet cartoonists! Can't make it to KRC? Check out these great graphic works by some of KRC's featured artists:
Kids have you ever wanted to travel but just don't have the time? We have some wonderful non-fiction titles that will help get you to new places and meeting new people from all over the world all from the comfort of your living room couch. Enjoy!Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: country facts that helped me...
Hi Kids! There are so many fun things to do this summer at the Canton Public Library! Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? We have a wonderful International Language section in our Children's Department that has books and DVD's in many different languages including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic...
Underworld: exploring the secret world beneath your feet by written by Jane Price ; illustrated by James Gulliver HancockScaly spotted feathered frilled: how do we know what dinosaurs really looked like? by the Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh
The secret life of the woolly bear caterpillar by...
Ever wonder about the authors and illustrators behind your favorite stories? These biographies tell of fascinating lives and in some cases, the real-life inspiration behind classic works of literature.A home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Leaving China: an...
Ultimate bugopedia: the most complete bug reference ever by Darlyne Murawski & Nancy Honovich
Behold the beautiful dung beetle by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Alan Marks
The secret life of the woolly bear caterpillar by illustrated by Joan Paley ; Laurence Pringle
Noisy bug sing-along by John...
Apple batter by Deborah Turney Zagwÿn
The Babe & I by written by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Terry Widener
Ballpark by Elisha Cooper
Baseball hour by Carol Nevius ; illustrated by Bill Thomson
Bats at the ballgame by written and illustrated by Brian Lies
Batter up Wombat by Helen Lester ;...
Young Jerry Ford: athlete and citizen by Hendrik Booraem, V
Little Stevie Wonder by Quincy Troupe ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen
Henry Ford by Steven Roberts ; [illustrations, Planman Technologies]
Rosa Parks by Gillian Gosman
Derek Jeter: champion baseball star by Ken Rappoport
Best friends forever!: and more true stories of animal friendships by Amy Shields
Two Bobbies: a true story of Hurricane Katrina, friendship, and survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery ; illustrated by Jean Cassels
Mama: a true story in which a baby hippo loses his mama during the tsunami, but...
Into art? Here are some of our newest true stories of famous
artists from around the world. Looking for more? Find other artists in our JBIO section by looking under their last name.
The scraps book: notes from a colorful life by Lois Ehlert
Leaving China: an artist paints his World War II...
Find your favorite sports stars by looking for their last
names in our JBIO section. Here are some of our newest athlete biographies.
Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
Silent star: the story of deaf major leaguer...
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore ; collages by Susan L. Roth
Do you really want a bird? by Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Katya Longhi
Have you heard the nesting bird? by words by Rita Gray ; pictures by Kenard Pak
Mama built a little nest by Jennifer Ward ;...
The Fenway foul-up by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Mark Meyers
Barnstormers. Game 1 by Loren Long, Phil Bildner
Jinxed! by Kurtis Scaletta ; illustrated by Eric Wight
Honus & me by Dan Gutman
The Fenway foul-up by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Mark Meyers
The catch by Rick Jasper
Spark by Kallie George ; illustrated by Genevèive Côté
Poppy the pirate dog by Liz Kessler ; illustrated by Mike Phillips
The Loopy Coop hens by Janet Morgan Stoeke
A pet named Sneaker by Joan Heilbroner ; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Dodsworth in Tokyo by written and illustrated by Tim Egan...
Are you ready to play outside? by Mo Willems
Olivia helps Mother Nature by adapted by Lauren Forte ; illustrated by Jared Osterhold
Digger and Daisy go on a picnic by Judy Young ; illustrated by Dana Sullivan
Rocky and Daisy go camping by Melinda Melton Crow ; illustrated by Mike Brownlow
True stories about people with a connection to Michigan. For more fascinating stories about real people, look in our JBIO collection.
Tim Allen by Terri Dougherty
Driven: a photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell ; foreword by Lee Iacocca
Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become...
Murilla Gorilla: jungle detective by Jennifer Lloyd ; illustrated by Jacqui Lee
Murilla Gorilla and the lost parasol by Jennifer Lloyd ; illustrated by Jacqui Lee
Young Cam Jansen and the goldfish mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Treasure hunt by Maria S. Barbo ;...
Plymouth Canton Community Schools Early Childhood staff developed this list of recommended information books for Preschoolers looking for something factual and fun. For the original list of 100 books, open the attachment at the bottom of this post. Items currently included in the library catalog...
Be inspired by the lives of these real life performers.Skit-scat raggedy cat: Ella Fitzgerald by written by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Sean Qualls
Footwork: the story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch
Jennifer Lawrence: The hunger games' girl on fire...
Tales for very picky eaters by Josh Schneider
The really rotten princess and the cupcake catastrophe by Lady Cecily Snodgrass ; illustrated by Mike Lester
Should I share my ice cream? by Mo Willems
Fancy Nancy: apples galore! by Jane O'Connor ; interior illustrations by Ted Enik
Pinch and Dash make...
Many of our science experiment books are grouped together in our nonfiction section (J507.8). Here are a few to get you started this summer. Get the whole family in on your experiments!
Citizen scientists: be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard by Loree Griffin Burns ;...
Arthur and the best coach ever by text by Stephen Krensky
The ball hogs by Rich Wallace ; illustrated by Jimmy Holder
Captain Awesome, soccer star by Stan Kirby ; illustrated by George O'Connor
Ellie McDoodle: most valuable player by written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Emma dilemma and...
Bruno & Lulu's playground adventures by Patricia Lakin ; illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds
Boris for the win by Andrew Joyner
Go, Jade, go! by written by Tony and Lauren Dungy with Nathan Whitaker ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
Olivia plays soccer by adapted by Tina Gallo ; illustrated...
Big Bad Wolf by Dosh Archer
Itsy bitsy spider by Dosh Archer
Sick day by David McPhail
Monkey and Elephant get better by Carole Lexa Schaefer ; illustrated by Galia Bernstein
Katie Woo has the flu by Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Clifford goes to the doctor by Norman Bridwell
The challengers by Greg R. Fishbone ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
The city of gold and lead by John Christopher
The Egypt game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder ; drawings by Alton Raible
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library by Chris Grabenstein
The game of sunken places by M.T. Anderson
Game on! by...
Corner to Copa: the last game at Tiger Stadium, the first at Comerica Park by illustrations by Mike Thompson ; editor: Tom Panzenhagen
Michigan Wolverines by Ken Rappoport
Mackinac Bridge: the five mile poem by written by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Mammals of Michigan...
The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
The locked garden by Gloria Whelan
No cream puffs by Karen Day
The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
Mr. Chickee's messy mission by Christopher Paul Curtis
The wanigan: a life on the river by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated...
Little Michigan by written by Denise Brennan-Nelson ; Illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe
Clever Beatrice by written by Margaret Willey ; illustrated by Heather McWhorter
The day the Great Lakes drained away by written and illustrated by Charles Ferguson Barker
Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles...
Derek, the knitting dinosaur by Mary Blackwood ; illustrations by Kerry Argent
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen
Lester's dreadful sweaters by written and illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Penguin in love by Salina Yoon
Pockets by Jennifer Armstrong ; illustrated by Mary GrandPré...
Mission unstoppable by Dan GutmanItch: the explosive adventures of an element hunter by Simon MayoThe billionaire's curse by Richard Newsome ; illustrated by Jonny DuddleRuby Redfort: look into my eyes by Lauren ChildYoung samurai: the way of the warrior by Chris BradfordCopper by Rebecca LisleThe...