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Plague and Pestilence

Things Could Be Worse

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (anorexia)— Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.



Thirteen reasons why: a novel by Jay Asher (suicide) — When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.


Hate List by Jennifer Brown (school shooting) — Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

Michigan Authors for Teens

Unreliable Narrators and other Plot Twists

Who's telling the truth here? What is dream or reality? Can you figure out the twist before the reveal? These are stories that require some sleuthing to figure out what's real and what's fake.

We were liars by E. Lockhart

A monster calls: a novel by Patrick Ness ; inspired from an idea by Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay

Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Teen Detectives on the Page

The girl is murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

The adventures of Tintin. Vol. 5 by Herge ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]

Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price

Endangered by Lamar Giles

Jackaby by William Ritter

Dance themed books for teens

Bunheads: a novel by Sophie Flack


A company of swans by Eva Ibbotson


A time to dance by Padma Venkatraman


Dance of shadows by Yelena Black


A time for dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin


Off pointe by Leanne Lieberman

Dance Movies to Pump You Up

Whether it's the dancing or the stories that inspire you, let these movies get you moving. Each one has at least one memorable dance scene. Let's dance!

Strictly ballroom [videodisc] by a Miramax Films release of an M&A Production

Dirty dancing [videodisc] by Great American Films Limited Partnership

Footloose [videodisc] by Indieprod

Fame [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Shall we dance? [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents

A chorus line [videodisc] by Embassy Films Associates and PolyGram Pictures present a Feuer and Martin production

After A Fault in Our Stars: What Next?

Not all are about romance, but find stories about friendships and illness and life.

After ever after by Jordan Sonnenblick

Side effects by Amy Goldman Koss

Small steps: the year I got polio by Peg Kehret

The honest truth by Dan Gemeinhart

My sister's keeper: a novel by Jodi Picoult

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Two girls staring at the ceiling by Lucy Frank

Get Creative with Zinio

Draw creative inspiration from magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.
Use these magazines to inspire you to create something. Here are some titles to get you started. 

Going Boldly: Exploring Science and Technology

Discover pioneering researchers or investigate answers to intriguing questions in these great books about science and technology.

Could a robot make my dinner?: and other questions about technology by Kay Barnham

Could I sit on a cloud?: and other questions about science by Kay Barnham



1,000 inventions & discoveries by Roger Bridgman


Guinea pig scientists: bold self-experimenters in science and medicine by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring with illustrations by C.B. Mordan

Before the world was ready: stories of daring genius in science by Claire Eamer with art by Sa Boothroyd

Great scientists by Jacqueline Fortey

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

Tales of the Dark and Mysterious

Start with one in these short story and novella collections, and see if you can stop.

The cabinet of curiosities: 36 tales brief & sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne ; illustrated in black-and-white by Alexander Jansson

Different seasons by Stephen King

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar, and six more by Roald Dahl

The lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson

Trigger warning: short fictions and disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Through the woods by stories by Emily Carroll

Medicine on TV

Fiction With Fur: Teen Fiction for Animal Lovers

The summer of no regrets by Katherine Grace Bond


The nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Rover by Jackie French



The goose girl by Shannon Hale

Wisdom's Kiss: a thrilling and romantic adventure, incorporating magic, villany, and a cat by written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock



East by Edith Pattou



Cat Girl's day off by Kimberly Pauley

Sustainable Teens

47 things you can do for the environment by Lexi Petronis with environmental consultant Jill Buck

Going blue: a teen guide to saving our oceans, lakes, rivers, & wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye ; with Philippe Cousteau & EarthEcho International

Kids who are changing the world by a book from the GoodPlanet Foundation ; photographs by Yann Arthus- Bertrand ; text by Anne Jankéliowitch

Internet Cat Reboot

The Internet is full of funny pictures, blogs, and videos on pretty much any topic. Cats get special attention, but books feature the comical adventures of many animals.

 

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel

Cat high by Terry deRoy Gruber

The secret life of squirrels by Nancy Rose

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein

I am Maru by Mugumogu

Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson

Detective Manga

Death note. Vol. 1, Boredom by story by Tsugumi Ohba ; art by Takeshi Obata ; [translation & adaptation, Pookie Rolf ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc]


Case closed. Vol. 1 by Gosho Aoyama

Arisa. Vol. 1 by Natsumi Ando ; translated and adapted by Andria Cheng ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics

Lizzie Newton: Victorian mysteries, Vol. 1 by story, Hey-jin Jeon ; art, Ki-ha Lee ; [translation, Lauren Na ; adaptation, Janet Houck ; lettering & design, Nicky Lim]

For the Win: Competitions in Teen Fiction

Who has the drive to come out on top?  Find out in these stories built around contests, rivalries , and other challenges that bring out the competitive spirit.

How I got skinny, famous, and fell madly in love by Ken Baker


Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer


The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

For real by Alison Cherry



The culling by Steven Dos Santos

Deep in the Forest

The princess bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure by the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman

Through the woods by stories by Emily Carroll

Into the forest by Jean Hegland

Journey into Mohawk Country by as written by H.M. van den Bogaert ; with artwork by George O'Connor ; and color by Hilary Sycamore

West of the moon by Margi Preus