The Library of Michigan 2013 Michigan Reads! book is Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski and illustrated by Lee Harper.
We welcome children, parents, caregivers, librarians and teachers to participate in our 9th program year. In our 2013 book Woolbur, the pages are full of movement and activity as a lamb named Woolbur finds creative ways to go about his day. When Woolbur is asked to do things, he finds original ways to accomplish everyday tasks and shares his ideas with others. The story, the language, the joyfulness of Woolbur's actions, and the wonderful illustrations all come together to make Woolbur a go to book for both children and older readers as they learn how to go about their own day.
The author tour planning is underway. Public libraries interested in a visit from Leslie Helakoski and able to coordinate with a local school, please respond to our Author Tour Survey.
The Michigan Reads program for 2013 is coming soon! We will be sending kits to public and tribal libraries, public and private schools with K-2 classrooms, Head Starts, and Great Start Readiness programs in August. The programming guide is available now with activities for infants, toddlers, preschooler and school age children. The guide has teacher, librarian and parent and caregiver materials, and incorporates your suggestions from last year's survey. You can take a look at the guide as you plan your fall activities this summer. So join us this fall as Michigan Reads!
For those new to the program, the programming guide is available online for teachers, caregivers, parents and librarians with many activities! 2013 Programming Guide for Woolbur
For a short overview of the program, view the Michigan Reads! Overview, a 6 minute recorded webinar.
If you have questions about the program, our One Page on Michigan Reads! may help and you can find many more materials and information at the links below.
2013 Information Coming Soon at the Links Below!!
Check out the Press and Pictures button below for pictures, videos and articles about previous Michigan Reads events. Send us your pictures and links and we'll post them!
The Michigan Reads! program is sponsored by Target, with additional support from the Library of Michigan Foundation and Sleeping Bear Press. For more information on our sponsors, see the About Michigan Reads! page.
For questions and or to share stories and photos, contact Karren Reish at email@example.com or 517-241-0021.