Category Archives: books

AADL Pittsfield Branch Closed this Week

Roller Coaster Engineering at AADL

This week the Pittsfield Branch of Ann Arbor District Library will be closed for carpet replacement. The library did not open today and will remain closed through May 22. Pittsfield Branch Events I have updated the Baby Playgroups and Preschool Storytimes at Pittsfield Branch to list as cancelled for this week. The only other event that I had listed as being located at Pittsfield […]

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Reading Star Wars: Our Favorite Star Wars Books

Reading Star Wars - Our Book Recommendations

Star Wars day, May the Fourth is quickly approaching. I thought I would share some of my daughter’s favorite Star Wars books and some upcoming releases that she is waiting for. Disclaimer: Ann Arbor with Kids is compensated for sales through Amazon links. Darth Vader & Son Series Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader & Son series is sure to be a big […]

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Bookstock 2017 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Bookstock 2017

Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale benefit charitable literacy and education projects in metro Detroit. See the press release below for more details. METRO DETROIT’S BIGGEST AND BEST USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE WHERE BARGAINS ABOUND! SUNDAY, […]

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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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