Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Spooky Graphic Novels

There's something here for those who wish to dip their toes into the pool of horror and for those who like to dive into the darkest depths.

Horror

Hide away from the ghouls and goblins this October with some of the best horror of 2021.

All Things Coffee

Is there any better way to celebrate International Coffee Day than curled up with a good book?

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

Spooky Graphic Novels

There's something here for those who wish to dip their toes into the pool of horror and for those who like to dive into the darkest depths.

Horror

Hide away from the ghouls and goblins this October with some of the best horror of 2021.

All Things Coffee

Is there any better way to celebrate International Coffee Day than curled up with a good book?

Domestic Violence Awareness in October

Check out a title to help increase your understanding and ability to help those who may be experiencing Domestic Violence.

Popular Nonfiction 

Popular Culture

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.

Masters of the Night: the True Story of Bats

Make sure to catch Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats (Sept 18, 2021-Jan 16, 2022) at the Grand Rapids Public Museum!

Yum! Board books for foodies-in-training

A collection of board books to help our littlest foodies-in-training discover and explore different foods!

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Watch out for ghosts!

And witches. And ghouls. And vampires! Check out these spooky graphic novels for kids!

Middle Grade Immigrant Stories

The US is a country full of immigrant stories. Discover different immigrant experiences and journeys through these books.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Check out these great picks featuring Latinx characters.

Good Books You May Have Missed

Popular Culture

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

Popular Culture

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

Popular Culture

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.

Shadow and Bone

Fantasy worlds built around power and magic do not limit where our imagination can go.

Young Readers

Popular Culture

Early readers need nonfiction too!

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

All about Fall

Is this your baby's first fall? Read these board books to help your little one discover what it's all about!

Elementary

Popular Culture

Watch out for ghosts!

And witches. And ghouls. And vampires! Check out these spooky graphic novels for kids!

Early readers need nonfiction too!

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

Middle School/High School

Popular Culture

Spooky Graphic Novels

There's something here for those who wish to dip their toes into the pool of horror and for those who like to dive into the darkest depths.

Watch out for ghosts!

And witches. And ghouls. And vampires! Check out these spooky graphic novels for kids!

Middle Grade Immigrant Stories

The US is a country full of immigrant stories. Discover different immigrant experiences and journeys through these books.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Check out these great picks featuring Latinx characters.
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