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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