Michigan Reads! Titles

Michigan Reads! is an early literacy program designed to highlight the importance of reading and sharing books with children, especially toddlers through early elementary school age, which is a critical developmental time. Each year a book is selected by the Library of Michigan based on literary merit, readability and appeal to children. This is a list of books chosen for the program from 2004 to present.

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Acoustic Rooster and his barnyard band

Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Tim Bowers


Acoustic Rooster forms a jazz band with Duck Ellington, Bee Holliday, and Pepe Ernesto Cruz to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show against such greats as Thelonius Monkey, Mules Davis, and Ella Finchgerald. Includes glossary, notes on the characters and songs, and jazz timeline.