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Foodie Fiction

Take a bite out of great novels and graphic novels that work food/eating into the narrative ingredients.

Letting Ana go by Anonymous

Kitchen princess omnibus. 1 by Natsumi Ando; story by Miyuki Kobayashi ; translated by Satsuki Yamashita; adapted by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir



Hot lunch by Alex Bradley

Taste test by Kelly Fiore



Peanut by Ayun Halliday; illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Otomen. Vol. 12 by Aya Kanno

Love & Romance for Teens

The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen

Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Going too far by Jennifer Echols

When it happens by Susane Colasanti

Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Perfect you by Elizabeth Scott

International Cooking

Barefoot in Paris: easy French food you can make at home by Ina Garten ; photographs by Quentin Bacon ; food styling by Rori Trovato ; styling by Miguel Flores-Vianna

My Paris kitchen: recipes and stories by David Lebovitz ; photography by Ed Anderson

Ciao Tuscany: recipes from the PBS series, Cucina Toscana by Damian Mandola & Johnny Carrabba ; with John Demers ; photography by Watt Matthews Casey, Jr

The food and cooking of Russia & Poland: explore the rich and varied cuisine of Eastern Europe in more than 150 classic step-by-step recipes illustrated with over 740 photographs by Elena Makhonko and Ewa Michalik

Cooking from the heart of Spain: food of La Mancha by Janet Mendel

Romance for Adults

The 100 best romance novels: from Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, books to fall in love—and lust—with by Jennifer Lawler and the editors of Crimson Romance

Fifty shades of grey by E.L. James

Beautiful disaster: a novel by Jamie McGuire

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Bared to you by Sylvia Day

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies

Craftapalooza for Teens

Library Picture Books

Lola at the library by Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Library lion by Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq by written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter

The library dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael P. White

But, excuse me, that is my book by Lauren Child

Biblioburro: a true story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter

Library mouse by Daniel Kirk

Crafty Adults

Discover Your Mitten State

Under the Radar Michigan: the first 50 by written by Tom Daldin ; photographs and stories about the episode names by Jim Eldelman ; contributing prose by Eric Tremonti

Michigan: an explorer's guide by Jeff Counts, with photographs by the author

Backroads & byways of Michigan: drives, daytrips & weekend excursions by Matt Forster

Michigan state and national parks: a complete guide by Tom Powers

50 hikes in Michigan: sixty walks, day trips & backpacks in the lower peninsula by Jim DuFresne

Creative Writing for Teens

Geek Out with Superheroes

Aliens attack! by Lisa Shea — More Marvel characters can be found in J READER MAR, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers.


Batman: going ape by Laurie S. Sutton — More DC characters can be found in J READER DC, including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, and the Justice League.

Bad weather! by Frank Berrios ; illustrated by Ethen Beavers

Starro and stripes forever by Gina Vivnetto ; illustrated by Rick Farley ; digital colors by Kanila Tripp

Survivors

Under a painted sky by Stacey Lee

                         

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

                                         

The edge of nowhere by Elizabeth George

          

Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca

         

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer

          

Graphic Novels for Older Girls

The secret valley by Jeff Weigel

Adventure time ; pixel princesses by created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Danielle Corsetto ; illustrated by Zack Sterling with Tessa Stone, Corey Lewis, Chrystin Garland, Paulina Ganucheau ; inks by Stephanie Hocutt and Aubrey Aiese ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais ; letters by Kel McDonald ; "The mind of Gunter" by Meredith McClaren ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais

Jane, the fox & me by Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Ernest & Rebecca. [1], "My best friend is a germ" by Guillaume Bianco, writer ; Antonello Dalena, artist ; Cecilia Giumento, colorist ; [Joe Johnson, translation]

The Dare! Detectives. Vol. 1, "The snow-pea plot" by Ben Caldwell ; additional colors and inks by Bill Hallier and Mike Mucci

Global Tales for Teens

See the world from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse



How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski



Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman



Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

Plague and Pestilence

Sports, Athletes and Fans

Books on Michigan Birds for Adults

Northern flights: tracking the birds and birders of Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Sheryl De Vore ; illustrations by Denis Kania ; with a foreword by Eldon Greij

The birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Kielb, John M. Swales, Richard A. Wolinski

Midwestern birds: backyard guide: watching - feeding - landscaping - nurturing by Bill Thompson III

Birds of Michigan: field guide and audio CD set by Stan Tekiela

Field guide to birds Michigan by [edited by] Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer

Sustainable Teens

47 things you can do for the environment by Lexi Petronis with environmental consultant Jill Buck

Going blue: a teen guide to saving our oceans, lakes, rivers, & wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye ; with Philippe Cousteau & EarthEcho International

Kids who are changing the world by a book from the GoodPlanet Foundation ; photographs by Yann Arthus- Bertrand ; text by Anne Jankéliowitch

Surviving Pregnancy and Parenthood

Artist Biographies

A life of Picasso. Volume 3, 1917-1932 by John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Marilyn McCully

Van Gogh: the life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum

Leonardo da Vinci: flights of the mind by Charles Nicholl

Michelangelo: a biography by George Bull

The unknown Matisse: a life of Henri Matisse, the early years, 1869-1908 by Hilary Spurling

Books on Michigan Birds for Kids