Good reads in your local library: “Fall in love with reading this season

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Temperatures are dropping and the leaves are starting to fall, so there’s no better time to relax with a good read. To help us out, Associate Producer Sarah Himes chatted with Houghton Lake Public Library Youth Services Librarian Kiel Stevens about her top literary picks to make us “fall” in love with reading this season.

Here are Kiel’s top picks:

  • A story for a little bear‘by Alice McGinty and Richard Jones (Picture book) – a mother and her little one are getting ready for winter. The little bear wants a story before he goes to sleep, but there is a lot to do first. Mama Bear promises a story if they can do all the work, but a little bear can’t linger or there won’t be time. Of course, the little bear keeps getting distracted, but tries his best not to linger. Adorable seasonal story with a childish character who gets distracted and wanders off his task.
  • Tokyo forever‘by Emiko Jean (Young Adult) – Izzy is a Japanese American who has just found out that the father she never knew is the Crown Prince of Japan. So, she travels to Japan to meet him and gets drawn into a world full of royal etiquette, paparazzi, and complicit family members – think The Princess Diaries meets Crazy Rich Asians. A really fun read that allowed me to finish it in one sitting; a perfect book to try to catch on to the last sensation of summer.
  • “Moon Travel Guide: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula” by Paul Vachon * Michigan Author * (Adult) – The 5th edition was just released in May 2021, so it has all the current information you could want. Breaks down the information by region and includes details like attractions, festivals, seasonal activities, and your trip planning, along with standard accommodation, food, and cost information. – a great guide for any time of the year, and has all the information you can spend a lot of time researching, all in one place.

Each of the books mentioned in the interview above is available at Houghton Lake Public Library.

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