Flutter Away with a HAPPY Read

July is such a wonderful month… the butterflies are back!  Set your heart aflutter with these tempting butterfly-themed titles for the whole family.

For Adults: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm, changing her life forever.

For Teens: Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett 

  • In 1980s Australia, nearly 14-year-old Ariella “Plum” Coyle fears the disapproval of her friends, feels inferior to her older brothers and hates her awkward, adolescent body. But when her glamorous neighbor befriends her, Plum starts to become what she wants to be–until she discovers her neighbor’s ulterior motive.

For Kids: Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids by April Pulley Sayre 

  • Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart.

For the Family: Attend the Butterfly Bonanza held at multiple KDL branches.

  • Michigan Butterflies of Jenison is on tap to teach about the beautiful Monarch butterfly. You’ll see up close how they develop from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly and why they are a big part of the Michigan wildlife scene.


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