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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...
Kindergarten 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. Kindergarten 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...
Kindergarten 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 First Grade...
Kindergarten 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...
Kindergarten 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 The...
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 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 Superman...
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 Soldier dog...
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 Magic Johnson:...
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 The...
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 Frog and...
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 Calling...
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...