Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

The Bridgertons

they feature happily-ever-after endings, historical settings, and brooding men.

Best Books of 2020

Most acclaimed adult books of 2020.

Cold Snap!

Picture books about snow

Action!

Try these action/adventure books for teens. Sometimes stuff blows up.

Let It Snow Reading Recommendations

Monthly Staff Picks

Modern Retellings of Classic Novels

New reimaginings of classic, beloved tales. For both adult and teen readers.

Memoirs You May Have Missed

Memoirs and biographies that might not have gotten much attention in recent years.

Diverse Authors

Read a book by a diverse author for Let It Snow 2021.

Staff Favorites 

Popular Culture

The Bridgertons

they feature happily-ever-after endings, historical settings, and brooding men.

Best Books of 2020

Most acclaimed adult books of 2020.

Robots!

Picture books featuring robots

Cold Snap!

Picture books about snow

Popular Nonfiction 

Popular Culture

The Music We Love

These books chronicle the artists and band we can't forget, and examine music's place in our lives and the world.

KDL Youth Staff's Favorite Nonfiction of 2020

Looking for staff favorites from 2020? Look no further than this list!

Alternative Crafting

Not your mother’s granny squares.

Ecosystems Study Guide

This list provides books and other materials to support learning in ecosystems.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Bending Toward Justice

Honoring and continuing the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosetta Stone

Choose from 30 languages. Learn a few phrases or grow in fluency, online or with the mobile app. Create an account to get started.

Muslim Representation in Picture Books

#ownvoices picture books featuring Muslim characters.

Displacement

these stories and nonfiction books will help you learn more about Japanese American internment during World War II.

Good Books You May Have Missed

Popular Culture

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…

A Man Called Ove

Invite these characters in and enjoy stories that are as heart-warming as they are heart-breaking. Celebrate the power of human connection.

Smile

we all love great stories told with great pictures!

Michigan Literature

Popular Culture

Michigan Studies Study Guide

Books, DVDs, and database resources for kids doing a report on Michigan.

Popular Fiction by Michigan Authors

Collection of novels written by authors who call Michigan their home!

Audiobooks

Popular Culture

Funny Audiobooks

If you're looking for a mood lifter, check out these titles.

Where are my catalog lists?

If you have already begun to explore KDL's new online catalog, you may have noticed that any Lists you made in our old catalog have not yet…

How to Suggest a Purchase

It’s important to us to get you the items you want! If we don’t have what you are interested in, you can request that we order it.…

Weather and Climate Study Guide

Books, databases, DVDs, and digital resources to help kids doing reports on weather and climate.

Young Readers

Popular Culture

Robots!

Picture books featuring robots

Cold Snap!

Picture books about snow

Art Starters: Boost Your Creativity

Check out these playful books to get in tune with your inner artist and celebrate the art making process!

Elementary

Popular Culture

Rosetta Stone

Choose from 30 languages. Learn a few phrases or grow in fluency, online or with the mobile app. Create an account to get started.

Art Starters: Boost Your Creativity

Check out these playful books to get in tune with your inner artist and celebrate the art making process!

Middle School/High School

Popular Culture

Action!

Try these action/adventure books for teens. Sometimes stuff blows up.

Can You Figure It Out? Mysteries for Kids

These books will keep you guessing until the end! Best for 4th - 7th graders.

Displacement

these stories and nonfiction books will help you learn more about Japanese American internment during World War II.

Nature-loving Teens

Love the outdoors? You're not alone!
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