Michigan Children’s Books

A selection of books that are in print, take place in Michigan and are about notable Michigan topics.

The Library of Michigan

Here is a list of some picture books about Michigan for young readers in the Southfield Library catalog. If you don’t see a copy available, contact a librarian to place an item on hold for you!

M is for Mitten
Appleford, Annie & Monroe, Michael
The natural wonders and history of Michigan from A to Z.
Our Catalog
A Place Called Home: Michigan's Mill Creak Story
Panagopoulos, Janie Lynn & Van Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert
A story of the settlers of the Straits of Mackinac under the British during the Revolutionary War.
Our Catalog
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth
Rockwell, Anne
Coretta Scott King Award-winning story of the life of former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth.
Our Catalog
The Gulls of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Seymour, Tres
Gulls tell about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and other sunken ships in Lake Superior.
Our Catalog
The Legend of Sleeping Bear
Wargin, Kathy-Jo & Van Frankenhuyzen, Gijsbert
The official Michigan Children's book tells the Ojibwa tale of how the Sleeping Bear dunes were formed.
Our Catalog
The Michigan Counting Book
Wargin, Kathy-Jo & Monroe, Michael
Practice counting with the animals, plants, and natural features of Michigan.
Our Catalog
Clever Beatrice
Willey, Margaret & Solomon, Heather
A clever girl outwits a giant in the North woods in the Upper Peninsula conte tale.
Our Catalog