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Novelist K-8 PlusK-8. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more.  Read reviews and learn about the author.  Create your own reading wish list. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

Grades PreK - 5. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time! Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.  Online help available too.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

Award Winning Books

Links to over a dozen children's book awards including the Caldecott and Newbery Awards

Beginning Chapter Books: Series

Is your child ready to make the leap to chapter books? These chapter book series help ease the transition with short chapters, controlled vocabularies, illustrations and other features.

Top 100 Picture Books


Top 100 Novels for Kids


Great Early Elementary Reads

Recommended titles for children who are just learning to read and beginning to read on their own. List is from the Association for Library Service to Children.

Family Read Alouds
There are few activities more rewarding than reading aloud to your children. Setting a regular read-aloud time, maybe at bedtime, is a great way to get in the read aloud habit. Picture books that can be read in one sitting are a good place to start. Adding longer chapter books is the next step and this "Family Read Alouds" list will help you find some great books to share with your children.



Read Alikes

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Beyond Michigan Chillers: Scary Reads for Kids

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