Michigan Reads! One Book One State Children's Book Program: Michigan.gov/michiganreads

The Library of Michigan has selected Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum* written by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith for the March 2017 program.

What happens when Toad gets stuck in the Bubble Gum melting in the road?  Join Toad & friends in this sticky, rhyming adventure and see what happens when they work together to get out of the mess!

Stay tuned for more information and materials, coming in January 2017.

*Please note that Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum was taken out of print in December 2016. We are looking into possible options for purchasing copies, but in the end it is up to the publisher if they choose to put it back in print.  They are running a very unique special for us to have copies printed for distribution across the state.  Your library or school's Michigan Reads programming can be shaped around the featured author, Lisa Wheeler, and her great variety of books; whose titles you can find on her website.

To bring author Lisa Wheeler to your library in March, please submit a request.  The Author Tour Request form will close on Monday, November 14, 2016, and is fully funded thanks to our sponsors.


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What's New for 2017!

The Michigan Reads program will be changing our schedule to March for "March is Reading month." Materials will be developed for the Fall, with the survey to request an author tour up now (through Nov 14), and delivery of the materials will be in Winter 2017. The next program with author tour will be March 2017 and then annually in March thereafter.

We have the 2015 program and promotional materials at the links below, including the the Programming Guide and the Michigan Academic Standards crosswalk for the programming guide activities. We encourage children, parents, caregivers, librarians and teachers to continue to use the program materials and share a great book!

Michigan Reads program recipients include public libraries, K-2 public and private schools, Head Start programs, Great Start programs and Great Start to Quality resource centers.

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.


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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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 Hachette Book Group. For more information on our sponsors, see the About Michigan Reads! page.

For questions and or to share stories and photos, contact Cathy Lancaster, 517-335-8129 or lancasterc5@michigan.gov 

Updated 11/1/2016