Category Archives: books

Ann Arbor Free Comic Book Day 2017

Ann Arbor Free Comic Book Day 2016

Free Comic Book Day is held annually on the first Saturday in May. Comic publishers provide participating shops with copies of special Free Comic Book Day issues to distribute to store patrons. There are several activities planned for Ann Arbor Free Comic Book Day 2017. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 opening on Friday, May 5th, it is a great weekend for […]

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Monday Reading – Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl

I was planning to be finished with our Monday Summer Reading Recommendations since summer is over. Then, this evening I discovered that Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday is this week. You can’t go wrong with a Roald Dahl book. Disclosure: Ann Arbor with Kids is compensated for sales through Amazon links below. Thank you for supporting the site by shopping through these […]

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African American Oral History Archive

The Ypsilanti District Library is launching an archive of African American Oral History. Oral Histories will be digitized and available online. The work is funded by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council. While the events associated with the process are geared towards adults, local students will benefit from having this information available in the future. Ypsilanti Library Launches African American Oral […]

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Fall Movie Inspired Summer Reading

Movie Inspired Summer Reading Recommendations

Earlier this summer I shared reading recommendations inspired by summer movies. This weekend we were at the movies and our previews included several fall movies based on books. Disclosure: Ann Arbor with Kids is compensated for sales through Amazon links below. Thank you for your support by using these links. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (September 30) The big […]

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Introducing Melody Ellison, the newest American Girl

Melody Ellison - Recording Studio

Disclosure: I was invited to Melody Ellison’s Debut Party and received a Melody Doll in exchange for this recap and review. All opinions are my own. Introducing Melody Ellison Melody Ellison is American Girls’ newest doll in the BeForever line of historical dolls. She was a 9 year old girl in 1964 Detroit. Through her stories, Melody explores the history of Detroit and the 1960s […]

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Olympic Themed Books – Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

The Olympics - Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

Is your child fascinated with The Olympics? Today’s Summer Reading Recommendations are inspired by the Olympics.  Ann Arbor with Kids receives compensation for sales through links below. Shopping through these links helps to support the site. Magic Treehouse My daughter learned so much about different historical topics from reading the Magic Treehouse books. Of course it was the first place I thought […]

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Thomas the Train – Monday Summer Reading

Thomas Summer Reading Recommendations

Thomas the Train Books are this week’s Monday Summer Reading Recommendation My daughter loved Thomas the Train from the time she was a baby through her preschool years. Her first exposure to Thomas was through the books and then the toys and the videos. One of her favorite books was Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge. Day Out with Thomas will be at Flint’s Crossroads […]

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