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 as they are developed, such as the author and illustrator tour locations, event pictures, the programming guide, press release and more!

  Michigan Reads! logo

What's New!

We are looking for libraries to host the author and illustrator in September and October. The 2015 survey to request an author visit is open until May 1st. The survey lists the details and date availability.

Michigan Reads! 2015 Author Tour Survey 

We will have the new Programming Guide available in May. We look forward to children, parents, caregivers, librarians and teachers participating in our 11th program year and sharing a great book!

The Lions Club of Michigan continues to partner with the Library of Michigan. Lions can be guest readers, help with activities and may also be able to do vision checks for children. For more information, see the Lions Club Partnership Information Sheet.

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!

Want to stay informed about the Michigan Reads program? Join our announcement list!

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 03/13/2015