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Michigan Rocks!

Here in the Mitten State, we have so many wonderful things to do with your family over the summer! Check out these great websites and earn your My Mitten eLectrified Badge while having a good time too!

Books on Michigan Birds for Kids

Recipes from Around the World

Passport on a plate: a round-the-world cookbook for children by Diane Simone Vezza ; illustrated by Susan Greenstein


One world kids cookbook by Sean Mendez ; foreword by Ferran Adriá


Kids around the world cook!: the best foods and recipes from many lands by Arlette N. Braman ; illustrated by Jo- Ellen Bosson


The international cookbook for kids by Matthew Locricchio ; photographs by Marshall Cavendish


Easy vegetarian foods from around the world by Sheila Griffin Llanas

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

Going to the Doctor: Easy Readers

Clark the Shark tooth trouble by written by Bruce Hale ; illustrated by Guy Francis

Little Elephant's blocked trunk by text and illustrations by Dosh Archer

Charlie the ranch dog: Charlie goes to the doctor by Ree Drummond, the pioneer woman and Diane deGroat

Digger and Daisy go to the doctor by Judy Young ; illustrated by Dana Sullivan

Big Bad Wolf by Dosh Archer

Monkey and Elephant get better by Carole Lexa Schaefer ; illustrated by Galia Bernstein

Kids it's Time for an Adventure!

Kids, I know you want to take an adventure this summer, but is a far away vacation out of the picture? Have no fear! Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge by watching one (or more) of these cool DVD's. Who says you can't travel from the comforts of your own home?

Up [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film


Rio [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox Animation presents a Blue Sky Studios production


Madagascar [videodisc] by produced by Teresa Cheng, Mireille Soria ; directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath ; written by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath


Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Gettin' Crafty: Eco-Friendly Crafts for Kids

Food on Film for the Whole Family

Sink your tastebuds into a good movie this summer.

Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation

How to eat fried worms [videodisc] by Gran Via ; Imagine Entertainment ; New Line Cinema ; Walden Media ; produced by Mark Johnson, Philip Steuer ; screenplay by Bob Dolman ; directed by Bob Dolman

Bee movie [videodisc] by produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg ; written by Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, Andy Robin ; directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith ; music, Rupert Gregson-Williams

Athletes on Audiobook

The Bambino and me [kit] by Zachary Hyman ; illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Players in pigtails [kit] by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Hothead [sound recording]: a novel by Cal Ripken, Jr. with Kevin Cowherd

Shaq uncut [sound recording]: my story by Shaquille O'Neal with Jackie MacMullan

Let the Music Take you Away

Do you find your drive to work or camp is full of the same old same old? Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge this summer by listening to music from around the globe. Just be careful you don't start dancing in the seats!

Smithsonian folkways world music collection [sound recording]


World travels [sound recording]: world music for kids by Raffi


Rough guide to Scottish folk [sound recording]


Cuban music story [sound recording]


Rough guide to world music [sound recording]: Africa & Middle East

Fiction for Cat Lovers

Whittington by Alan Armstrong ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

A summer spell by Sue Bentley ; illustrated by Angela Swan

My unwilling witch goes to ballet school by Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

Wild things by written & illustrated by Clay Carmichael

Michigan Authors and Illustrators for Kids

The dragon & the knight: a pop-up misadventure by Robert Sabuda

Imogene's antlers by David Small

A sick day for Amos McGee by written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

The library by Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small

Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell

Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee

The Fran with four brains by Jim Benton

Michigan Mysteries

Check out these great mysteries for kids, written by authors from right here in Michigan!

Mike's mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis

The baseball mystery by [Carole Marsh]


The vengeance of the witch-finder by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland ; frontispiece by Edward Gorey


Blue Bay mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis


Mystery explosion! by Johnnie Tuitel and Sharon Lamson

Who Painted That?

Have you ever seen a beautiful painting and wanted to know who painted it? Well, look no further than the Canton Public Library! Earn your Be Creative eLectrified Badge by checking out these great resources on some fantastic artists.

Who was Claude Monet? [electronic resource] by Ann Waldron ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi


Pablo Picasso [videodisc] by a film by Didier Baussy- Oulianoff


In the footsteps of Van Gogh [videodisc] by directed by Dominik Rimbault


The life and times of Frida Kahlo [videodisc] by a production of Daylight Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with Latino Public Broadcasting ; a film by Amy Stechler


Henri Matisse [videodisc] by Kultur International Films

Beginning Chapter Book Series to Love

These captivating series feature beloved and unforgettable characters, and are perfect for readers who are transitioning from easy readers to chapter books.

Cam Jansen: the mystery of the U.F.O. by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ; with illustrations by Marla Frazee

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus by Barbara Park ; illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Bad Kitty gets a bath by Nick Bruel

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross

Bird Books for the Young at Heart

Emu by Claire Saxby ; illustrated by Graham Byrne

Nest by Jorey Hurley

Flamingos by Melissa Gish

Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore ; collages by Susan L. Roth

Do you really want a bird? by Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Katya Longhi

Have you heard the nesting bird? by words by Rita Gray ; pictures by Kenard Pak

Mama built a little nest by Jennifer Ward ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Solving Mysteries with Forensic Science

Go Buggy this Summer

Beetle busters: a rogue insect and the people who track it by Loree Griffin Burns ; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz ; tree and forest illustrations by Rachel Newborn

Face bug by poems by J. Patrick Lewis ; photographs by Frederic B. Siskind ; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Bug detective: amazing facts, myths, and quirks of nature by Maggie Li

The spider by Elise Gravel

Fly guy presents: insects by Tedd Arnold

Bugged: how insects changed history by Sarah Albee ; illustrated by Robert Leighton

Cruelty Free Kids books

Make a Wish at the Be Well Wishing Well

Come to our beautiful Be Well Wishing Well and earn your Be Well On the Scene badge this summer! Fill out a ticket with a wellness wish you hope to do this summer and toss it into the well. Be sure to go online and claim your Be Well On the Scene Badge while you are here!