Michigan Reads! One Book One State Children's Book Program

The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce the 2015 Michigan Reads! book is Do Unto Otters written and illustrated by Laurie Keller. In our 2015 book, Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are otters. OTTERS! But he doesn't know anything about otters. Will they be friends? Will they even get along?  Follow Mr. Rabbit as he learns how to be a good friend and neighbor by simply following the Golden Rule.
Look here for more information and materials, such as event pictures, press release and more!

Do Unto Otter Book cover 
Michigan Reads! logo

What's New!

Laurie Keller will be visiting twelve libraries and eleven schools in the Michigan Reads Tour in September and October. For the sites, see the Tour link below. We also have new program and promotional materials at the links below, including the the Programming Guide for this year and the Michigan Academic Standards crosswalk for the programming guide activities. We look forward to children, parents, caregivers, librarians and teachers participating in our 11th program year and sharing a great book!

The Michigan Reads kits are being mailed via UPS on August 28th to public libraries, on September 7th to public and private schools with a K-2 classroom, and on September 14th to Head Start and Great Start Readiness programs.

For those new to 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.

Additional 2015 Information at the Links Below!

Check out the Press and Pictures button below for pictures, videos and articles. Send us your pictures and links and we'll post them!

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Programming Guide

Author tour


Press and Pictures

Authors and Illustrators


Michigan Reads! is a program of the Library of Michigan and the Library of Michigan Foundation. This project is also made possible in part by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan. Additional support provided by Jackson National Life Insurance and Macmillan Publishing. 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 reishk@michigan.gov or 517-241-0021.

Updated 08/11/2015