Several years ago, I had the pleasure of being involved with the Michigan Reads program. Each year, the Library of Michigan selects a children's book to be featured in schools and libraries throughout the state, in order to highlight and reinforce the importance of books and reading in the lives of children.
This year, the featured book is Memoirs of a Goldfish, written by Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers. What a fun book!
Devin Scillian and Tim Bowers are touring the state this month and next, and will visit twelve public libraries and schools. To see if the tour is coming to your neck of the woods, check the MDE's page about the book and program.
I really love the Michigan Reads program - it's such a great resource for families, schools, and libraries. And it reminds us all that Michigan reads to its kids, and Michigan's kids read!