Realistic Fiction For Grades 4 6 Ms. Liz Is Holding The Starup Squad Picture Of Four Girls Starting A Lemonade Stand To Sell Lemonade

Book Talks!

Looking for something new and exciting to read this summer? Our Youth Librarians have some wonderful recommendations for you! Check out Ms. Liz’s video recommendations for realistic fiction! Some of her favorites include:

The Startup Squad by Brian Weisfeld
I Can Make This Promise by Christina Day
We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

Realistic fiction not your genre of choice?…


Check Out Our New Beginning to Read Labels!

Beginning to Read books are usually categorized by the publisher, using their guidelines so they can all be different.

We are labeling them with our own system so it’s less confusing! Here’s what to look for:

  • A red label means very very easy. Very few words on a page. New readers want to start here.
Fizzy Pots

Science at Home: Fizzy Chemical Reaction

Make your own fun chemical reaction using some supplies from your kitchen or pick up a kit (while supplies last) at the library. You can also watch Ms. Patricia walk through this fun and messy experiment on our Vimeo Channel or by clicking on this link:  Fizzy Pot of Gold

Supplies:  Paper towels/newspaper, cookie sheet with edges (to contain the mess!),…

Asl Library Resources with images of a book with a child riding a dragon and a screenshot of librarian sitting next to white board with ASL interpreter in smaller screen

American Sign Language (ASL) Resources and Programs

We have many ASL resources available online and for checkout in the Youth Accessibility Support Collection.

Bhms Book Of The Year Challenge

Bloomfield Hills & East Hills Middle School Book of the Year Reading Challenge

Click on the cover and it will take you to our catalog. Many of the titles are available in not only print format but as downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks!

Middle Grade (4th & 5th Grade) Books

Young Adult (6th-8th Grade) Books




  • Blond girl with fingers crossed behind her back
    Bad Sister
  • A girl wearing a backpack floats a little while standing in a narrow Japanese alleyway.
    Temple Alley Summer
  • A girl with a parrot and a boy wade through water. Barbed wire is visible in the foreground, and a bright, shiny city is in the background.
    Born Behind Bars
  • Two girls looking out at the sea in a mermaid frame
    Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Basketball with face of the author, title Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
    Dragon Hoops
  • Four happy dogs are gathered outdoors, with a fifth brooding from the shadows and a cat peeking out from a window in a nearby house.
    Secondhand Dogs
  • Book cover displaying Navajo boy with his grandmother in front of campfire. A cloud shaped like a creature can be seen in the sky.
    Healer of the Water Monster
  • Book cover displaying young person leaning pensively over an apartment balcony railing.
    Sunny Days Inside
  • A Single Stone book cover. Image of seven people digging under a mountain.
    A Single Stone
  • Paper Heart By Cat Patrick Yellow Heart With Blue Shadow Of A Girl Standing On The Left Curve Of The Heart
    Paper Heart
  • Stella Book Jacket - Girl Hugging Beagle dog in front of a tree
  • Hideandseeker
    Hide and Seeker