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Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Cozy Up With a Holiday Romance!

Just in case you need a break from all of those Hallmark movies.

Let's Get Cooking!

Early literacy in the kitchen! Use tools, talk about colors, and follow steps with these cookbooks for kids (and their grownups).

It Ends With Us

Captivating romances, with a cast of all-too-human characters, weaving stories of unforgettable loves that come with the ultimate price.

November Holidays For All

Learn about November’s many cultural celebrations including Diwali, Día de los Muertos, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving with these all ages books.

Mission: READ! Recommendations

Monthly Staff Picks

Let's Count to 10: 1, 2, 3...

Books to practice counting that are also fun to read.

Mission: Read! Fluency

This list provides books that support kids develop fluency. Fluency is the ability to read a text smoothly.

Mission: Read! Comprehension

This list is aimed at helping kids understand more about what they read as they're reading it.

Mission: Read! Phonics

This list is designed to help kids improve their understanding of phonics, one of the components of reading.

Staff Favorites 

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Cozy Up With a Holiday Romance!

Just in case you need a break from all of those Hallmark movies.

Holiday Music

Fire up these tunes to get in the holiday spirit!

Let's Get Cooking!

Early literacy in the kitchen! Use tools, talk about colors, and follow steps with these cookbooks for kids (and their grownups).

It Ends With Us

Captivating romances, with a cast of all-too-human characters, weaving stories of unforgettable loves that come with the ultimate price.

Popular Nonfiction 

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Let's Get Cooking!

Early literacy in the kitchen! Use tools, talk about colors, and follow steps with these cookbooks for kids (and their grownups).

More than potty training

The toddler years are a great time to focus on early literacy skills! These books have ideas for activities for brain development!

Early readers need nonfiction too!

Keep an eye out for these leveled reader series in the kids nonfiction section!

Time to play!

Play is totally an early literacy skill! Through play kids develop communication skills and process things they experience.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

November Holidays For All

Learn about November’s many cultural celebrations including Diwali, Día de los Muertos, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving with these all ages books.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Check out these great titles featuring Native American characters.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Check out these great titles featuring Native American characters.

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month has progressed from a week-long celebration in 1986 to a month celebration of the value of the Native…

Good Books You May Have Missed

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The Push

The books on this list are psychological thrillers, with grit and suspense.

The Midnight Library

Do you like time travel novels not too heavy on science, alternate reality stories, books set in libraries or what-if stories?

Untamed

Unleash your inner cheetah and make a shift. Warning: These titles may trigger a radical transformation.

What to Read Next: Untamed

If you’ve been on any book review sites or social media pages lately, you know that everyone is buzzing about Glennon Doyle’s new…

Michigan Literature

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Amazing Pollinators

Check out Amazing Pollinators adventure at the GR Public Museum. Learn about the critical work pollinators do! May 15 2021-August 29, 2021

Audiobooks

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TumbleBooks

A collection of animated, talking picture books, as well as games, educational tools and more. También disponible en español.

Celebrate ADA Anniversary

2021 marks 31 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Enjoy these books celebrating the experience of people with disabilities.

Great Bookpacks for 8-12 year olds!

Did you know KDL has bookpacks which include an audiobook playaway and a print copy of the book, all in one handy package?!

Great Narrators in Audiobooks

A narrator can make or break your experience listening to an audiobook. Try these award winning voices for a captivating read.

Young Readers

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Let's Get Cooking!

Early literacy in the kitchen! Use tools, talk about colors, and follow steps with these cookbooks for kids (and their grownups).

Picture Books for Grateful Readers

These books have messages of kindness, altruism, and thankfulness to help boost your little one’s understanding of a grateful mindset.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Check out these great titles featuring Native American characters.

Elementary

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Let's Get Cooking!

Early literacy in the kitchen! Use tools, talk about colors, and follow steps with these cookbooks for kids (and their grownups).

Middle School/High School

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Cozy Up With a Holiday Romance!

Just in case you need a break from all of those Hallmark movies.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Check out these great titles featuring Native American characters.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Check out these great titles featuring Native American characters.

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate this month with these sure bet books for Teens by Native authors.
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