Picture Book Biographies

Picture Book Biographies

January 12, 2022

Non-fiction books and biographies can be a hard sell for young children to read due to their length, especially when there’s a new unicorn or dragon picture book you can read instead! Who can blame them? Introducing picture book biographies! They ...

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Time-Traveling Reads

Time-Traveling Reads

December 15, 2021

Traveling back in time, with historical fiction for middle schoolers.

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YA Books: Native American/Indigenous Stories

YA Books: Native American/Indigenous Stories

December 2, 2021

When the people of the Shinnecock Indian Nation greet each other they say, “Aquay” which means, “I see the light in you.” This phrase is a great reminder that when times get dark, and we begin to lose hope, each of us bears light on the inside tha...

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Graphic Novels for Every Reader

Graphic Novels for Every Reader

November 15, 2021

Though it’s true that some graphic novels have superheroes, there are many narratives including manga, coming of age, environmental justice, fantasy, and non-fiction.

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Rhymes to Read Aloud: Poetry Collections

Rhymes to Read Aloud: Poetry Collections

November 3, 2021

When Michigan's autumn arrives, the chilly, long cool nights always pair well with a good book. Here are five poetry collections whose rhythm and rhymes are perfect for reading aloud with elementary and middle schoolers.

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More Than Just Durable Reading Material

More Than Just Durable Reading Material

October 27, 2021

Board books are ideal for babies and toddlers because their thick covers and pages make them more durable than your average picture books. Beyond their seemingly indestructible format, they serve as a great foundation for reading skills: learning ...

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