Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

It's National Pet Month!

Check out these books featuring all kinds of pets!

It's Jewish-American Heritage Month!

Celebrate by reading some of these great books with Jewish characters.

Happy Mother's Day!

Books about mothers and mothering

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 

Popular Culture

Summer Wonder Adults - Universe of Stories

Explore epic fiction of legends, fairytales and myths from all around the world.

Summer Wonder Adult: Cultural Cookbooks

Try one of our beautiful and interesting cookbooks to expand your world, then try a new recipe.

Summer Wonder Adult: Immigration Stories

A variety of stories, both fiction and nonfiction, that reflect the many facets of the immigrant experience.

Summer Wonder Adult: Health & Movement

Practice moving for Health and Wellness this summer!

Popular Nonfiction 

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Summer Wonder Teen: True Crime

Books about real people and real crime.

Math for Early Literacy!

Early literacy and early math skills are both important for success in school! Try these books that focus on math for early readers!

Learn with KDL: Asian American and Pacific Islander

Here are a few resources to appreciate the incredible contributions Asian American and Pacific Islander writers and artists make.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

It's Jewish-American Heritage Month!

Celebrate by reading some of these great books with Jewish characters.

Learn with KDL: Asian American and Pacific Islander

Here are a few resources to appreciate the incredible contributions Asian American and Pacific Islander writers and artists make.

Representation Matters- Movies Featuring Queer Characters

Sometimes characters' queer identities drive movie narratives, other times they are just a piece of a character and don't factor into plot.

Good Books You May Have Missed

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Graphic Novels on Hoopla for Kids

Never read a digital graphic novel before? Make sure to use Hoopla's panel view for close ups into each scene!

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.

Michigan Literature

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Audiobooks

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Great Audiobooks for Kids

These books all have great narrators and can be downloaded using Libby and your library card!

Young Readers

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If you Liked Hidden Rainbow

StoryWalk Summer Wonder Read-A-Likes

Elementary

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Middle School/High School

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Summer Wonder Teen: True Crime

Books about real people and real crime.

Summer Wonder Teen: Read Around the World

Books that help you experience a different perspective.
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