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Michigan Picture Books for the Whole Family

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

One of my favorite winter activities is to snuggle under a blanket and share a picture book with a loved one. Michigan-based books are fun because we can reminisce about our adventures or plan special destinations for our next outing. Here are some old and new favorites:

For my littlest friends:

m is for mitten

M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet by Annie Appleford

The Michigan counting book

The Michigan Counting Book by Kathy-jo Wargin

Native American legends of favorite destinations:

The legend of sleeping bear

The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin

The legend of Mackinac Island

The Legend of Mackinac Island by Kathy-jo Wargin

While an older title, this classic award-winner offers a unique perspective of the Great Lakes:


Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling Clancy Holling

Another travel destination book, especially if there is an interest in architecture:

Historic cottages of Mackinac Island.jpg

Historic Cottages of Mackinac Island by Susan Stites

And finally, my love of the Great Lakes is complete with this beautiful aerial photographic book of Lake Michigan lighthouses. While you are enjoying these new perspectives, look for the photo used for Michigan’s Lighthouse Preservation license plates.

Michigan Lighthouses.jpg

Michigan Lighthouses: An Aerial Photographic Perspective by John L. Wagner

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