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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Travel Books

Whether you're planning a trip or just traveling by proxy, these books will surely be an inspiration.

Will Travel for Food

Spain - a culinary road trip by Mario Batali with Gwyneth Paltrow

Around the world in 80 dinners: the ultimate culinary adventure by Cheryl and Bill Jamison

Water Books

Ocean realm by Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson

Stormchaser by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

The jade necklace by Paul Yee ; illustrated by Grace Lin

CDs Your Baby Will Love

If you haven't seen our Children's CD collection, you're really missing tons of great stuff that you can check out. For your baby, you might appreciate the collection of lullabies, including Rockabye Baby, which are lullaby renditions of popular music.

Along with the lullabies, you and your baby may enjoy some of the following CDs:

The opera baby [sound recording] : soothing operatic classics for your baby

Not-Boring Documentaries

Anything can be boring if you let it, but these documentaries may be a little less likely to put you to sleep.

Super size me

Spellbound

The elegant universe

Recent Board Book Arrivals

Looking for even more board books? Check out our catalog and subscribe to the board books RSS feed!

Little tiger by illustrations by L. Rigo

Little puppy by illustrations by L. Rigo

Books About Libraries

What can you read at the library? Books about libraries, of course! Here are some of the newest library-related books on our shelves.
Want more? Find them all in the catalog and subscribe to updates by RSS feed.

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina ; paintings by Colin Bootman

Library mouse : a friend's tale by Daniel Kirk

Fishy Books

With books like these, who needs a Nemo movie?

A fishy story by text by Gail Donovan ; illustrations by David Austin Clar Studio

Hooray for fish! by Lucy Cousins

Professor Bumble and the monster of the deep by Daniel Napp ; translated by Hilary Schmitt-Thomas

The Best of Eric Carle

You can find all the Eric Carle books we have in our catalog as well.

10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle

The rabbit and the turtle : Aesop's fables by retold and illustrated by Eric Carle

Fiction By Michigan Authors

Romances Made in Michigan
Books set in Michigan count, too!

Black lace by Beverly Jenkins

The Christmas clock: a novel by Kat Martin

Lucky by Jennifer Greene

Mitten Staycations

Planning a Michigan staycation? Here's what you can find without leaving the state.

Get up and moving

Adventure cycling in Michigan : selected on- and off-road rides

Gentle Hikes of upper Michigan by Tornabene, Ladona

Adventure guide to Michigan [electronic resource] by Kevin & Laurie Hillstrom

New Children's Audiobooks

A random assortment of new Children's Books on CD. If you'd like updates on titles like these, you can subscribe via RSS feed.

Emma-Jean Lazarus fell in love [sound recording] by Lauren Tarshis

Alvin Ho collection. Books 1 & 2 [sound recording] by Lenore Look

Story Hour Ideas

Looking to have a super-fun story hour at home? Check out these tips from our magnificent librarians!

Storytime Essentials

Newest Puppet Kits

Hedgie blasts off! [kit] by Jan Brett

Clumsy crab [kit] by Ruth Galloway

New Teen Audiobooks

Here are some great audiobooks that can be found in our Teen Room. Find all new teen audiobooks in the catalog or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Max [sound recording] : a Maximum Ride novel by James Patterson

Once was lost [sound recording] by Sara Zarr

Award Winners for Listeners

The following picture books come from the Golden Kite Awards. See our list of award-winner lists for more ideas.

Golden Kite Award Picture Book Illustration

Last night by Hyewon Yum

Little Night by written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

New Graphic Novels and Manga

The newest graphic novels and manga to arrive in the Teen Room. Find all new teen graphic novels and manga in the catalog or subscribe to the graphic novel or manga RSS feeds.

Graphic Novels

The Flash. Rebirth by Geoff Johns, writer ; Ethan Van Sciver, artist ; Brian Miller of Hi-Fi, Alex Sinclair, colorists ; Rob Leigh, letterer

Solomon's thieves. Vol. 1 by Jordan Mechner ; artwork by LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland ; color by Hilary Sycamore

The stuff of legend. Vol. 1. The dark by story by Mike Raicht & Brian Smith ; illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III ; design & color by Jon Conkling & Michael DeVito

Great Jim Gill Music

Award-winning Children's Books

Here are some recent award-winning Children's books. See our list of award lists for even more.

Babies in the bayou by Jim Arnosky

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Almost astronauts : thirteen women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Nonfiction Books About Water

Here are some suggestions for the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Program. These titles can be used to earn nonfiction credits for either Stage I (Water) or Stage II (Michigan Author or Setting) of the race.

Wreck of the Carl D.: a true story of loss, survival, and rescue at sea by Michael Schumacher

Mighty fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher

Eight steamboats: sailing through the sixties by Patrick Livingston; foreword by Neal Shine

Movies in the Great Lakes State

Light! Camera! Action! The following movies were filmed (all or in part) in Michigan:

America [videodisc] — Detroit

Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Ishpeming, Marquette, Big Bay

Fiction Books About Water

Looking for a few good titles to read for the Adult Summer Reading program? Here are a few recommendations compliments of the Michigan Center For the Book — and because they are fictional stories set in Michigan you can choose to use them for either Stage I (Water) or Stage II (Michigan Author or Setting)!

Fresh water: women writing on the Great Lakes by Alison Swan, editor

Starvation Lake: a mystery by Bryan Gruley