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The Artists: Picture Book Biographies

Read about your favorite artists and creative types. Get inspired this summer to be creative yourself!

Gordon Parks: how the photographer captured black and white America by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrations by Jamey Christoph

Draw what you see: the life and art of Benny Andrews by Kathleen Benson ; illustrated with paintings by Benny Andrews

A home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Edward Hopper paints his world by Robert Burleigh ; paintings by Wendell Minor

The noisy paint box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Animated Foodie Picture Books

The Doctor is In: Biographies

Circus and Magic Acts for Kids

The show must go on! by Kate Klise ; illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Two mice and a crow, who travel with a circus, cleaning up the spilled popcorn after every performance, come to the rescue when a greedy con artist takes over the management of the circus. Book #1 in The Three-Ring Rascals series

Escape!: the story of the great Houdini by Sid Fleischman
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926.

Chow Down Recipe Cards

Do you have a favorite recipe? Share it with us, or tell us where to find it. Need inspiration? Look under 641 in the non-fiction area of the library. Don’t forget to claim your Chow Down badge online!




Who's Who in Sports

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by James E. Ransome

The boy in number four by Kara Kootstra ; illustrated by Regan Thomson ; with an afterword by Bobby Orr

Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields

Silent star: the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise ; pictures by Adam Gustavson

Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen

I love my family

No ordinary family by Ute Krause ; [translated by Nicholas Miller]

Family and friends by Kathy Thornborough ; illustrations by Kathleen Petelinsek

What makes a family? by Diana Kenney, M.A.Ed., NBCT

Love is a family by Roma Downey ; illus. by Justine Gasquet

Stella brings the family by Miriam B. Schiffer ; illustrations by Holly Clifton-Brown

Remember, Grandma? by Laura Langston ; illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner

Welcome to the family by written by Mary Hoffman ; illustrated by Ros Asquith

Minecraft for Kids

Minecraft: awesome building ideas for you by Minecraft Books

Minecraft hacks: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics

Minecraft hacks master builder: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

Minecraft construction handbook by written by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (FyreUK) ; illustrations by James Barker and Theo Cordner

Minecraft: redstone handbook by written by Nick Farwell ; illustrations by James Burlinson, Theo Cordner [and 5 others]

Puzzles in the Library

Help us put the puzzle together! We have tables in the main and children's areas with puzzles out and ready for your puzzle-solving skills. Don’t forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Michigan People

True stories about people with a connection to Michigan. For more stories about real people, try our JBIO collection.

Little Stevie Wonder by Quincy Troupe ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen

Tim Allen by Terri Dougherty

Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz ; illustrated by AG Ford

Henry Ford by Steven Roberts ; [illustrations, Planman Technologies]

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!

Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw


Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris



Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Games and Toys

Curiosity by Gary Blackwood — In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.


Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler — Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.


The toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt ; with illustrations by Gary Blythe — What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger.

Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown



Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day


Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Camp Out with Your Favorite Characters: Easy Readers

The camping trip by Catherine Hapka ; pictures by Anne Kennedy

Flat Stanley goes camping by created by Jeff Brown ; by Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by Macky Pamintuan

Rocky and Daisy go camping by Melinda Melton Crow ; illustrated by Mike Brownlow

Bert and Ernie go camping by illustrated by Ernie Kwiat

Olivia goes camping by adapted by Alex Harvey ; based on the screenplay written by Patrick [sic] Resnick ; illustrated by Jared Osterhold

Animal Picture Books on Tumblebooks

Are you stumped trying to figure out how to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge? Check out this great list of Animal Picture Books we offer on our awesome website, Tumblebooks.  You can find each of these titles by using the search box at the top of the Tumblebooks site. Enjoy!
  • Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Wolf's Courage by Joe Kulka
  • Animals in Camoulflage by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
  • Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  • For Just One Day by Laura Leuck

Animals Stories on Film

The lion king [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures

March of the penguins [videodisc] by Bonne Pioche ; Buena Vista International Film Production France ; Canal+ ; APC ; L'Institut Polare Français Paul Enice Victor

Wings of life [videodisc] by DisneyNature ; Blacklight Films ; director, Louie Schwartzerg ; producer, Alix Tidmarsh, Louie Schwartzberg ; screenplay, Louie Schwartzberg

101 Dalmatians [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures

Wild kratts. Tiny trouble [videodisc] by produced by the Kratt Brothers Company

My Favorite Girls: Chapter Books

Whether you're revisiting old favorites or experiencing them for the first time, here are some great characters, beloved of one life-long reader.

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery

Dealing with dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Little women by Louisa May Alcott

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace ; illustrated by Lois Lenski

The Baby-sitter's Club. Vol. 1. Kristy's great idea by Ann M. Martin ; artist, Raina Telgemeier

True Stories take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

The Korean War by Gary Jeffrey & illustrated by Terry Riley

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

Great Kids Non-fiction Animal Books on Tumblebooks

During the summer, it is a great time to keep learning about all the amazing animals in the world around us and earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge! The online resource, Tumblebooks, provides great options that are both colorful and informative. You can find each of these titles on their site by using the search box at the top of the page. Enjoy!
  • Dolphins by James DeMedeiros
  • Big Blue by Shelley Gill
  • Have you Ever Seen an Octopus with a  Broom? by Etta Kaner
  • Seahorses by Judy Wearing
  • Animals:  black and White by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes