List of Michigan Children’s and Young Adult Books and Authors

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Mail by the Pail (Great Lakes Books Series) by Colin Bergel and illustrated by Mark Koenig

Mary's father works on one of the big freighters that serve the Great Lakes, which means he's constantly on the move. How is she going to get his birthday card to him?

Age Range: 6 and up
Series: Great Lakes Books Series
Publisher: Wayne State University Press (October 1, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0814328903
ISBN-13: 978-0814328903

January's Sparrow by Patricia Polacco

Learn how the people of Marshall, Michigan stood up for runaway slave Sadie and her family.

Age Range: 8 and up
Publisher: Philomel (October 29, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0399250778
ISBN-13: 978-0399250774

Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey and Heather Solomon

Explore the upper peninsula of Michigan with this tale of sharp-witted Beatrice versus the rich giant.

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 1, 2004)
ISBN-10: 068987068X
ISBN-13: 978-0689870682


Henry Ford: Building Cars for Everyone by Pat McCarthy

Biography of Henry Ford for middle graders.

Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford (Photobiographies) by Don Mitchell

Using archival photographs and quotes from his writings, Don Mitchell reveals many facets of the life of the automotive industry's pioneer, Henry Ford.

Age Range: 10 and up
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (May 11, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1426301553
ISBN-13: 978-1426301551

The Day the Great Lakes Drained Away by Charles Ferguson Barker

This imaginative book explores the geological features of the beds of the Great Lakes.

Publisher: Mackinac Island Press, Inc. (March 1, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0974914525

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

Ever wonder how Jon Scieszka came to be so funny and creative? Read about his boyhood growing up in Flint, Michigan.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (October 2, 2008)
ISBN-10: 067001138X
ISBN-13: 978-0670011384


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Roberta Gibson 2020