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Michigan Fiction & Authors for Second Graders

2nd Grade

Never glue your friends to chairs by Katherine Applegate ; illustrated by Brian Biggs

Arnie the doughnut by cooked up by Laurie Keller

Michigan Fiction & Authors for First Graders

1st Grade

Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee

The fantastic flying bicycle by Johnathan Rand

Michigan Fiction & Authors for Kindergartners

Kindergarten

The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti

Michigan Fiction & Authors - Suggestions by Grade

Kindergarten

It's summer, dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell


Memoirs of a hamster by Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers


The Michigan counting book by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrator, Michael Glenn Monroe


Stranger in the woods by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick


Mr. Wayne's masterpiece by Patricia Polacco



1st Grade


Monkey monster truck by David Anthony and Charles David Clasman ; illustrations Lys Blakeslee

Murder Will Out: Murder, She Baked Debuts on Hallmark Channel

Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke — Joanna Fluke's Hannah Swensen will make her movie debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00PM.  Hannah is proprieter of Lake Eden's (MN) premier bakery, The Cookie Jar.  In-between her detecting, Hannah generously shares her delicious recipes.

Murder Will Out: The Gourmet Detective Premiers on Hallmark Channel

Dying on the vine by Peter King — Peter King's Gourment Detective will debut on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00PM.  Dylan Neal (of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove TV Series) will play the Gourmet Detective.

Murder Will Out

The killing game by Iris Johansen — If you are a fan of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and have access to Netflix, the Eve Duncan movie THE KILLING GAME starring ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Laura Prepon) is now available on Netflix streaming.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:



Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.  Sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . .A murder. . . a tragic accident. . . or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows the lives of three women; each at their own crossroads.

May We Suggest: Romantic Suspense

If you like suspense and mystery to the love story and the ease of reading large print..

Night diver [large print] by Elizabeth Lowell

Flashpoint [large print] by Suzanne Brockmann

Riptide [large print] by Catherine Coulter

Hunted [large print] by Karen Robards

Stolen [large print] by Allison Brennan

Running scared [large print] by Lisa Jackson

Dead by midnight [large print] by Beverly Barton

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 2nd Graders

Dude, where's my spaceship? by Dan Greenburg ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan


Transformers prime. Meet team Prime adapted by Kirsten Mayer

Cosmo and the robot by Brian Pinkney

Space Station Mars by Daniel San Souci

 

Library of Michigan's 2015 Notable Books

The arsenal of democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war by A. J. Baime

Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles

Bird box by Josh Malerman

Bright shards of someplace else by stories by Monica McFawn

Burnt toast makes you sing good: a memoir of food and love from an American Midwest family by Kathleen Flinn

The contract by Derek Jeter ; with Paul Mantell

A Detroit anthology by edited by Anna Clark

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Debuts

Charlaine Harris's A Bone to Pick debuted on Saturday, April 4 and will be shown again throughout the month of April on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.   Joanne Fluke's Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder will debut on Saturday, May 2.  No date announced for Peter King's Dying on the Vine.


Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke.  In Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen's Cookie Jar is the place to be.  In addition to delicious cookies and great coffee, Hannah and her gang are clever amateur detectives.

A bone to pick by Charlaine Harris.  As a member of the Real Murders Club, librarian Aurora Teagarden and her group try to solve baffling cases. When Aurora unexpectedly inherits an old house complete with an unidentified skull, they have a real murder to solve.

Dying on the vine by Peter King.  Goodwin Harper, The Gourmet Detective, is a retired chef.   As a specialist in rare spices and ancient recipes, Scotland Yard brings him in when poisoning is suspected.

Murder Will Out April 2015

Looking for a new read?  Unjustly fired, John Clarkson's Olivia Sanchez, with a little bit of help from friends, will strike back.  A new series by Eva Gates (aka Vicki Delany) features Lucy Richardson, former Harvard librarian now assistant librarian at Bodie Island Lighthouse Library.  CeCe Prentice wants to know the truth behind her brother's death in Deirdre Verne's debut novel.

Among thieves by John Clarkson

By book or by crook by Eva Gates

Drawing conclusions by Deirdre Verne

Fry another day by J.J. Cook

Murder at the book group by Maggie King

Plague land by S.D. Sykes

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:



Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination.

Louise Erdrich Wins Library of Congress Prize

On September 5, 2015 Louise Erdrich will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Ms. Erdrich has won the National Book Award for The Round House and the National Book Critics Award for Love Medicine.  She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Plague Of Doves

Look What's In Large Print: History

“To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is." ― David McCullough[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]

Children's Biographies for Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, read the fascinating true stories of some of the many women who have shaped our world.

I am Malala: how one girl stood up for education and changed the world by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. --Provided by publisher.

Bon appétit!: the delicious life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland
Follow Julia Child-chef, author, and television personality-from her childhood in Pasadena, California, to her life as a spy in WWII, to the cooking classes she took in Paris, to publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, to the funny moments of being a chef on TV. -- Provided by publisher.