Family Literacy Calendar for K-1

Grade Level Reading Lists

One of the most common questions from kids and parents is for recommendations based on grade level. Here are our recommendations for grades one through six. 

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Learning Tools

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Blog Posts

CADL youth librarians are your partner in nurturing your love of reading.

What is the "Summer Slide," and how can you prevent it from happening to your kids?
Any CADL Children or Teens who complete their Summer Reading Challenge track are eligible to enter this essay contest. Read on for details.
Capital Area District Libraries is on a quest to get Ingham County reading this summer—especially kids. The Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading project for all ages that runs from May 22 to August 8.
This month we're honoring Women's History Month with a list of titles that recognize, inform and celebrate the vital role of women in American history.

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Upcoming Events

STEAM Powered Building Challenge (Facebook & Instagram)

Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm
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Join us each week for a different building challenge! This week's challenge is Dragon Trap. Gem-loving, fire-breathing dragons have heard about your mining operation and want to steal your precious gems. You need to create a trap out of something that can withstand their fiery breath. Use LEGOS, building blocks and or household materials for your trap. For extra fun, upload a picture of your creation to Instagram using the hashtags #STEMPoweredBuilding and #CADL, or add it to the Virtual Display Case on our Facebook page.   Read More

CADL Tales Live! (Facebook)

Wednesday Jun 3, 2020 10:30am - 10:45am
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Join CADL staff on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday for stories and songs to entertain the little ones. We'll have new stories each time, geared for ages up to six.   Read More
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Staff Picks

Kathy Z. Recommends

C. R. Mudgeon
C. R. Mudgeon likes things just the way they are. He wants to eat the same food and do the same things every day. But everything changes when a new neighbor arrives and spices things up. This...
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Jay H. Recommends

Julian is a Mermaid
In this sweet, nearly wordless book, Julián learns about the world around them and embraces their place in it. It’s hard to find trans/gender nonconforming children’s books that I,...
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