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Couch Travel to New Worlds

Sometimes, we all just need a break from the crazy that is summertime. For a great time out, snuggle into your couch and take a trip to some far flung places, all while never leaving the living room and earning your Around the World eLectrified Badge!

The best exotic Marigold Hotel [videodisc] by a Fox Searchlight release of a Fox Searchlight presentation, in association with Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, of a Blueprint Pictures production, in association with Dune Entertainment ; produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin ; screenplay by Ol Parker ; directed by John Madden

The Grand Budapest Hotel [videodisc] by producers, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales, Scott Rudin ; screenplay written and directed by Wes Anderson

Roman holiday [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures

Wild [videodisc] by Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; a Pacific Standard production ; produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Bill Pohlad ; screenplay by Nick Hornby ; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

The Darjeeling Limited [videodisc] by American Empirical Pictures ; Cine Mosaic ; Indian Paintbrush ; Scott Rudin Productions

Outdoor themed books

Into the wild by Jon Krakauer

A walk in the woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Blue highways: a journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon ; photographs by the author ; with a new afterword by the author

A moveable feast: the restored edition by Ernest Hemingway ; foreword by Patrick Hemingway ; edited, with an introduction, by Seán Hemingway

The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world by Eric Weiner

Animal Manga

InuYasha. Volume 1 by story & art by Rumiko Takahashi ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones]

Fruits basket. Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya ; [translators, Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley ; English Adaptation, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jake Forbes ; retouch and lettering, James Lee]

Anima. Vol. 1 by Natsumi Mukai

Tokyo Mew Mew omnibus. Vol. 1 by written by Reiko Yoshida ; illustrated by Mia Ikumi ; translated by Elina Ishikawa ; lettered by AndWorld Design

Fairy Tail. Vol. 1 by Hiro Mashima ; translated and adapted by William Flanagan ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics

Middle School Mysteries

These great middle school mysteries are available as audiobooks or printed copies. Listen to them for the Sleuth It: eLectrified badge, or read them for the Sleuth It: Super Bookworm Badge.

Hold fast [sound recording] by Blue Balliett —  On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father

Also available in print.

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

Bird Books for the Young at Heart

Emu by Claire Saxby ; illustrated by Graham Byrne

Nest by Jorey Hurley

Flamingos by Melissa Gish

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 ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Michigan Mysteries

Check out these great mysteries for kids, written by authors from right here in Michigan!

Mike's mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis

The baseball mystery by [Carole Marsh]

The vengeance of the witch-finder by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland ; frontispiece by Edward Gorey

Blue Bay mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis

Mystery explosion! by Johnnie Tuitel and Sharon Lamson