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Lansing, MI 48917


Online Booklists
See our growing collection of virtual book displays on Wakelet for kids, teens, and adults.  All titles are linked to DTDL's catalog, where you can place them on hold.

Summer Reading Booklists
Developed by the Association for Library Service to Children, these lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. 

ALSC Summer Reading List  Birth - Pre-K
ALSC Summer Reading List  Kindergarten - Grade 2
ALSC Summer Reading List  Grade 3 - Grade 5
ALSC Summer Reading List  Grade 6 - 8 

Reading Ladders

DTDL’s Reading Ladders are booklists with readalikes for popular books and series.  The booklists are presented in order of reading level difficulty.  As you move from the bottom to the top of the ladder, the books generally get more challenging.  (Please note that reading level rankings do not necessarily reflect interest level or content.)  These are great for kids wanting to find books similar to those they love, for kids who aren't quite ready yet for some of the popular series, or kids who are ready to move on to more challenging books.

Please keep in mind, kids have a lot to gain by reading books below or above their reading level!  Reading below level can help kids gain valuable reading skills, such as increasing their fluency, comprehension, and confidence.  Reading above level can be assisted with interaction and support from an adult.  Print motivation, or a child’s interest in books and reading, is a key literacy skill for your child to become a lifelong reader.  No matter the reading level, support your child in reading (and listening to) things that they enjoy.

Dog Man
Harry Potter
Junie B. Jones
Magic Tree House

Resource Lists
Talking About Race - list of anti-racist resources, tips for talking to kids about race, and books that celebrate Black lives
Talking About Violence & Fear - list of resources for talking to your kids about violence, shootings, and fear, and helping your family cope after a traumatic event