Book Lists

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2015

This year's theme is "A Very Good Read" and highlights a work of fiction.  The chosen book is Ruth Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being."  This book covers varying themes such as bullying, cultural awareness and dual cultures, moving/being the new person or being an outsider, storytelling and narratives, religion [Buddhism] and lifestyles, conscience, and perseverance.  Check out the lists below for some books for grades K-5 and 6-8 that cover similar themes!

Grades K-5




Grades 6-8





Looking for some recommendations from a YDL librarian? Take a look at our book lists. We're adding more all of the time!


Best-Loved Books for Preschoolers




Books about Abuse




Books about Adoption




Books about Bullying




Books about Citizenship




Books about Conduct of Life




Books about Courage




Books about Death




Books about Divorce




Books about Fairness




Books about Going to the Dentist




Books about Going to the Doctor




Books about Going to the Hospital




Books about Grandparents




Books about Honesty




Books about Illness




Books about Moving




Books about New Siblings




Books about Responsibility




Books about School Anxiety




Books about Sharing




Books about Special Needs




Books about Sportsmanship




Books about Toilet Training




Books about Tolerance

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Lost towns of eastern MichiganBy Naldrett, Alan
"Many of eastern Michigan's old boomtowns and sleepy villages are faded memories. Nature reclaimed the ruins of some while progress paved over the rest. Discover the stories of lost communities hidden in plain sight or just off the beaten track. The vanished religious colony of Ora Labora fell into a state of near-constant inebriation when beer became the only safe liquid to drink. Lake St.... Read more
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