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Books For Babies - Colors

Infants generally have good color vision by five months of age.  They especially like bright shades of red, yellow and blue. 
Try these titles to give your baby some color stimulation and enhance their visual perception:

Are you eating something red? by [by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by] Ryan Sias


Circles by Yusuke Yonezu


Red pepper, yellow squash: a book of colors by concept by Rebecca Bondor


Zoom: a fast-paced book of colors by text by John Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway


Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Picture Book

The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Craig


First snow by Peter McCarty


Snow by Sam Usher


The little snowplow by Lora Koehler ; illustrated by Jake Parker


If it's snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff


Outside by Deirdre Gill

Baby Storytime

Designed for children 0-18 months with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Registration begins October 26.

Storytime session begins Tuesday, November 10, 10:00 AM

Books For Babies - Nursery Rhyme Board Books

Introduce your baby to traditional, well-loved nursery rhymes in durable board book format. Here are some titles to get you started.

The itsy bitsy spider and friends by illustrated by Samantha Meredith


My favorite nursery rhymes by illustrated by Sanja Rešček and Hannah Wood





Books For Babies - Stories in Rhyme

Stories written in rhyme have numerous benefits. They tune your child in to all the sounds of a word, help them learn how sounds combine and blend to form words, and help them learn how to hear and identify a steady beat or rhythm. Try some of these fun books to get rhyming with your child today.


Babyberry pie by Heather Vogel Frederick ; [illustrations by] Amy Schwartz


When you were born by Emma Dodd


Ten tiny babies by Karen Katz


Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox ; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury


Tickly toes by Susan Hood ; Barroux

Books For Babies - Lift The Flap

Lift-the-flap books are a great way to build up your baby's brain. They can help develop fine motor skills and establish object permanence. Try this selection of lift-the-flap titles available at the Canton Public Library.

Toes, ears, & nose!: a lift-the-flap book by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by Karen Katz



Guess what? — food by Yusuke Yonezu


Cheep, cheep: pop-up fun by text by Jonathan Litton ; illustrations, Kasia Nowowiejska


Unconventional Princess Picture Books

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Meg Hunt



Princess-in-training by Tammi Sauer ; pictures by Joe Berger



The princess and the pony by Kate Beaton


Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole


The paper bag princess by story, Robert N. Munsch ; illus- trations, Michael Martchenko

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoSaturday, September 26 is Family Health & Fitness Day USA Make the most of the day and the beautiful fall weather by visiting a state park. Library card holders can print a free or discounted pass through the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program to state parks, camp grounds, area museums and much more.

Michigan Adventure Pass (MAP)

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCheck out a park pass using the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program and enjoy Michigan Trails Week from September 19 – 26. This week-long celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!

Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more.

Books For Babies - Bilingual

This selection of board books is perfect for bilingual families or those hoping to expose their baby to another language.

Arabic/English:



al-Alwān = Colors by designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin


Hip, hop by Catherine Hnatov










Chinese/English:


Yin yue = Music by [designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin]

Books For Babies - Touch and Feel

Babies discover the world through sensory play. Let your little one explore the world with their fingers and develop their senses with these touch-and-feel titles.


Good night, little bunny: a touch-and-feel bedtime story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Sam Williams



Noisy world by illustrated by Maxine Davenport and Cindy Roberts


One winter's day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Books For Babies - Black and White

Do babies really like looking at black-and-white images? Yes! High-contrast images are great for visual stimulation. Try some of these titles to stimulate your baby's visual development.


I like black and white by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Lila Prap


White on black by Tana Hoban


Black on white by Tana Hoban


What is that? by Tana Hoban

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September may be most associated with heading back to school, but did you know that it is also Library Card Sign-Up Month? First launched in 1988, Library Card Sign-Up Month serves as a reminder that a library card is the most important learning tool of all. So what are you waiting for? Head to the Canton Public Library today and sign up for your card!

View our borrowing information to learn everything you can do with a CPL card. 

Books For Babies - Faces

Babies love looking at faces! In fact, they are hardwired to recognize faces, helping them to connect with their caregivers early on. Want to give your little one some more faces to gaze at? Here are some great titles he or she will love.

Baby faces by Margaret Miller


What's on my head? by Margaret Miller



Mrs. Mustard's baby faces by Jane Wattenberg



Baby! Baby! by Vicky Ceelen

Wordless Picture Books

Have you ever been drawn to a wordless picture book, but been unsure how to share it with your child? Check out these helpful tips, and remember that wordless picture books can be a great tool to enhance your child's literacy, whether or not he or she knows how to read.

These picture books don't need words to tell their story:

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

Good dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Wave by Suzy Lee

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Baby Storytime

Designed for children 0-18 months with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Registration begins August 27.
Storytime session begins Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 AM

CYS Final Celebration

You have worked all summer long and now we celebrate our fantastic summer! Join us on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for great fun including: and much, much more!  Can't wait to see you there!
Shout out to our summer partners listed here! We couldn't have done it without you! 

Touch a Truck


Automobile enthusiasts young and old are invited to touch a truck on Wednesday, August 5 from 10:00-11:30 AM. We’ll have a fire truck, ambulance, police cruiser and more. No registration required.

Books on Michigan Birds for Kids

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett



Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border



The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle



Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse


You are the pea, and I am the carrot by J. Theron Elkins and Pascal Lemaitre