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Kids & Parents

Learn, imagine, discover, create!

Find books, websites, homework help, and fun activities that inspire learning, spark curiosity and discovery, and connect kids and parents in the Ypsilanti community to each other and library resources. For kids 5 and under, check out the Little Ones page!

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Other Library Resources for Kids

Apps for Kids Ages 5-12

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Recommended Apps

Family Read

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A Community Read for kids & families

Keeping Kids Safe Online

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Find tips to keep kids safe online

Kits

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Sensory, STEM and Play Kits

Race Relations

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Book lists, movies, and activities for all ages to increase understanding about race.

Book Lists

Black Lives Matter

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It’s important for all kids to see books with characters of all colors who are just kids being kids, as well as stories of empowered, successful black people. Here are a few of our recently published favorites.

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Books and Prompts for Elementary Writers

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A book list for elementary writers curated by Claire Stano and Sheena Crenshaw of 826michigan. Check out the book, read, then use the prompts below to write your own story!

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Books for Young Activists

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Get inspired to make change!

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Bullying

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Learn to stand up for yourself, recognize your own bullying behavior, and understand what it means to be kind through these books, recommended for ages 3-8.

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Childhood Resilience

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Find books that tie in with YDL’s newest exhibit, The Power of Children, in this list. These are stories of children who faced adversity unflinchingly.

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Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens by BIPOC Authors

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Graphic novels for kids and teens by BIPOC authors.

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Great Family Read Alouds

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Read aloud as a family, even after your kids learn to read! Kids can comprehend at a higher level than they can read, so keep reading aloud to build vocabulary and enjoy an unplugged activity together.

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Grief & Loss

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Books that can help you talk about death, loss, and grieving with a child ages 3-8.

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Kids Books About Gardening

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Learn all about gardening in t …

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Maker and STEM Books for Kids

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Learn and create at home with hands-on activities detailed in these books. Fun for the entire family!

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids

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Books to help kids practice mindfulness and meditation.

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Multicultural Books for Kids 7-12

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Books allow kids to see characters like themselves, or get a glimpse into other people’s lives. Both are important in today’s world!

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Netflix Bookmarks

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Books that spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism!

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