Picture Books

 

Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

As the Clearwaters travel west, fearless Granny and Little Critter are jolted from the horse-drawn wagon and have many exotic adventures before being reunited with the rest of their family.

An Anaconda Ate My Homework by Alice Schertle

On his way home from school, Digby, unhappy about the ten pages of homework due the following day, is carried off to the jungle by a raptor and must escape from an extraordinary series of dangers using items from his backpack.

 

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for First Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

Alien ice cream by David Anthony

In this first adventure, the heroes try to keep their cool on the hottest day of the year. Soon, however, they discover that not all ice cream is created equal. Some is created by mysterious aliens who have plans to take over the world.

An A from Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco

Trisha wants to write something that will please her demanding writing teacher, who is rumored to have never given a student an A.

 

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

The dance of the violin by Kathy Stinson

As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses a piece of music, which his teacher suggests may be too difficult, but Joshua is determined: it's a piece of music he loves. 

Little Michigan by Denise Brennan-Nelson

Learn all about Michigan's state bird, flower, tree, and animal in this fun and informative board book.

 

Explore this selection of books either about Michigan or written by authors with ties to Michigan. Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each Reader is different and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

ABC Michigan by Anne Margaret Lewis

While traveling through Michigan, this book introduces young readers to the shapes and sounds of the letters of the alphabet in a fun jaunt through the mitten state.

The American Library Association announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults, including the Randolph Caldecott Award. This award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

To find past award winners in our catalog or to check availability, do a title search for Caldecott Medal Winner.

For more information on past recipients and the award itself, check the ALA Website.

2016 Caldecott Medal Winner

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Did you miss our Bedtime storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a sleepy storytime of your own.

From Storytime

Bedtime is a great time for a rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

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