Walk Your Way to Reading with StoryWalk®!

IMG_3073.JPGStoryWalk® encourages families to enjoy reading and the outdoors by posting a children's book - a page or two at a time - at intervals in a park, hiking trail or other outdoor site. StoryWalk includes activities like talking, reading, writing, singing and playing to help your child develop important early literacy skills.

Read more about CADL's StoryWalks here.



Walk more steps, read more words - that's the mission of the Aurelius StoryWalk® located at Glenna Droscha Park (1939 S. Aurelius Rd.)! Stop by to read a story both kids and adults will enjoy - Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander. This hilarious tale features a rooster who starts an band with his fellow barn animals.

Kwame Alexander was born in Manhattan and now lives in Virginia with his two daughters. When Alexander isn't writing highly acclaimed children's books like The Crossover, Booked and Solo, he works as a host, producer and international literacy program co-founder.


Fenner Nature Center 


Now there's one more reason to visit this environmental education center - their StoryWalk®!

Grab the kids and walk while you read to enjoy the story A Pocketful of Prairie by Phyllis Root. You'll love this tale that teaches children how changes in one part of an ecosystem affect every other part. This story will also be available in braille as part of the Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® program.

Phyllis Root was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aside from writing books like Big Momma Makes the World, One North Star and Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, she also works as an editor and teacher.




Take a trip to StoryWalk® at Meridian Township’s Orlando Park (1275 Orlando Dr. Haslett)! Walk and read In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, a tale that introduces the concepts and vocabulary of fall.

Kevin Henkes was born in New York and still resides there. When Kevin isn't painting, drawing and reading, he writes acclaimed children's books like Winter is Here, A Parade of Elephants, and Olive's Ocean.




Come to Valhalla Park (2287 Pine Tree Rd.) in Holt-Delhi for a chance to read and exercise with your family!

Grab the kids and walk while you read to enjoy the story Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. You'll love this rhyming tale about construction equipment and their newest building challenge.

Sherri Duskey Rinker was born in Chicago and currently lives in St. Charles, Illinois. Aside from writing books like Steam Train, Dream TrainSilly Wonderful You and Big Machines, she also works as a graphic designer. Tom Lichtenheld hails from Illinois and still resides there in the city of Geneva. When he's not illustrating books, he's writing books such as E-mergencyWhat Mess? and Cloudette.




Located at Russell Park (290 N. Main St.) in Leslie, this StoryWalk® is a great opportunity for moving and learning.

You'll love reading Click, Clack, Peep by Doreen Cronin in the great outdoors. This charming book tells the tale of a barnyard excited to welcome a new duckling, until it refuses to sleep.

Doreen Cronin grew up in Merrick, New York and now lives in Brooklyn. When she isn't writing children's books like Cyclone, Bloom and Bug Diaries, she loves reading, playing with her dog and visiting her two daughters.


MSU Children's Garden


Our newest StoryWalk® provides on-site campus entertainment for families. 

Enjoy Good Trick, Walking Stick by Sheri M. Bestor. This delightful illustrated work reveals the secrets of a walking stick insect's life cycle.

Sheri M. Bestor was born in Wisconsin and currently resides in a small Midwestern town. Aside from writing children's books like Soar High and Dragonfly, she's also a literary agent and president of North Shore Academy of Arts. 


Hawk Island Park


Your favorite community park, Hawk Island (located at 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd. in Lansing), now has a StoryWalk®! 

Bring the kids to come enjoy Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson. Read about how a loud, dancing hippo finds a new outlet for her energy and creativity.

Karma Wilson was born in North Idaho and currently resides in Montana ranch. When her time isn't being devoted to writing children's books like Bear Snores On, Hello, Calico and Where is Home, Little Pip? she enjoys hobbies like mixed martial arts and photography.


Lansing River Trail


Coming September 17: The River Trail has always been a great way to spend a day, but now it's even more fun with StoryWalk®! Bring the family to enjoy The Bear Books by Karma Wilson. You'll see pages from Bear Counts, Bear Sees Colors and Big Bear, Small Mouse.

Karma Wilson was born in North Idaho and currently resides in Montana. When she isn't writing books like Bear Snores On, Hello, Calico and Where is Home, Little Pip? she enjoys martial arts and photography.


The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.