Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Monthly Staff Picks

Hanukkah Sameach!

Picture books about Hanukkah

Cozy Books If You Love Hallmark Holiday Movies

Bring out the sleighbells, stockings and eggnog. These are books that will rock the 'tis-the-season holiday vibes.

Best Teen Books of 2020

Publisher's Weekly's list of the best teen books published in 2020

Best Middle Grade Books of 2020

Publisher's Weekly's list of the best middle grade books of the year.

Staff Favorites 

Popular Culture

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.

Displacement

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

Popular Nonfiction 

Popular Culture

Alternative Crafting

Not your mother’s granny squares.

Ecosystems Study Guide

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

Geometry Study Guide

Books, videos, and digital resources to help kids with the study of geometry.

Cultures of the World Study Guide

Books, DVDs, and digital resources for kids researching various cultures

Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Displacement

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

The Disability Experience

Conveying the experience of disability through fiction and nonfiction first person stories.

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

these books involve some of the same themes and issues as Zoe's story.

Underrepresented People in Movies

Movies that center around characters from diverse backgrounds.

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!

2020 Michigan Mitten Award Top 10 books

The Mitten Award recognizes and promotes quality literature for youth in picture book format.

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

Nature Love for Kids

These books are for kids who'd rather be enjoying that outdoors, dancing in the rain, and wild at heart.

Hanukkah Sameach!

Picture books about Hanukkah

Kids Books about Coronavirus

Books to help children understand the many changes the Covid-19 virus has brought to their lives and ways kids can deal with it.

Elementary

Popular Culture

Winter Kaleidoscope is here

Winter crafts, a calendar of winter online events, favorite books from 2020 and the reflections of a parent of young children during COVID.

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

these books involve some of the same themes and issues as Zoe's story.

Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

Reading graphic novels help kids master sequencing and linear thought, strengthen attention to detail, and increase reading comprehension.

Middle School/High School

Popular Culture

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!

Teen Mysteries

Books full of mystery, intrigue, twists and turns.

The Disability Experience

Conveying the experience of disability through fiction and nonfiction first person stories.
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