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Bubble Man Ron Loyd

Bubbleologist Ron Loyd has been presenting bubble programs for over 25 years to audiences from preschoolers to septuagenarians!  He makes big bubbles and little bubbles, bubbles IN bubbles and beyond.  Join us in welcoming this bubble professional on Thursday, July 30 from 10:00-11:00AM.

Shakespeare Adaptations for Kids

Brick Shakespeare: the tragedies— Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar by as told and illustrated by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas

Macbeth by a graphic novel adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds ; based on the play by William Shakespeare

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Stratford Zoo midnight revue presents: Macbeth by written by Ian Lendler ; art by Zack Giallongo ; colors by Alisa Harris

Games and Toys

Curiosity by Gary Blackwood — In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.


Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler — Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.


The toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt ; with illustrations by Gary Blythe — What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger.

Video Game Themed Movies and TV Shows

The last starfighter [videodisc] by Universal

Level up [videodisc] by produced by Gideon Amir ; written by David Schneider, Derek Guiley ; directed by Peter Lauer

Pac-man and the ghostly adventures [videodisc]: let the games begin! directed by Moto Sakakibara



Ra.one [videodisc] by produced by Gauri Khan ; story and direction by Anubhav Sinha

Spy kids 3: [videodisc] game over by Dimension Films ; Los Hooligans Productions ; Troublemaker Studios



Sword art online. Vol. 1 [videodisc]: Aincrad arc, part 1 by director, Tomohiko Ito



Sword art online. Vol. 2 [videodisc]: Aincrad arc, part 2 by director, Tomohiko Ito

People of Literature

Ever wonder about the authors and illustrators behind your favorite stories? Or the reporters behind the news? These biographies tell of fascinating lives and in some cases, the real-life inspiration behind the writing.

A home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

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

Creative Writing for Teens

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!

Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw


Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris



Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista

Gettin' Crafty: Eco-Friendly Crafts for Kids

Chow Down Recipe Cards

Do you have a favorite recipe? Share it with us, or tell us where to find it. Need inspiration? Look under 641 in the non-fiction area of the library. Don’t forget to claim your Chow Down badge online!




Kids, Where Would you Go this Summer?

A great way to explore new places is through books. Be sure to read a few of these and earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge!

In the Forbidden City by [written by Chiu Kwong-chiu ; designed and illustrated by Design and Cultural Studies Workshop ; translation by Ben Wang]


We visit India by Khadija Ejaz


Buried alive!: how 33 miners survived 69 days deep under the Chilean desert by Elaine Scott


Jimmy the joey: the true story of an amazing koala rescue by Deborah Lee Rose and Susan Kelly ; photographs by Susan Kelly


US geography through infographics by Nadia Higgins


Norway by Derek Zobel

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

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Michigan People

True stories about people with a connection to Michigan. For more stories about real people, try our JBIO collection.

Little Stevie Wonder by Quincy Troupe ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen

Tim Allen by Terri Dougherty

Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz ; illustrated by AG Ford

Henry Ford by Steven Roberts ; [illustrations, Planman Technologies]

Online and Around the World

Have you ever been to another country? Would you like to go? Explore these great websites and databases we offer at the Canton Public Library! Travelling online is a great way to earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge.

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

True Stories take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

The Korean War by Gary Jeffrey & illustrated by Terry Riley

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

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!

Cruelty Free Kids books

Puzzles in the Library

Help us put the puzzle together! We have tables in the main and children's areas with puzzles out and ready for your puzzle-solving skills. Don’t forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Movies from Children's Literature

See your favorite stories on the big screen. Read the book to earn your Bookworm badge, then watch the movie to earn your eLectrified badge.

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day by Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Ray Cruz

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day [videodisc] by Disney presents a 21 Laps/Jim Henson Company production ; produced by Shawn Levy ; screenplay by Rob Lieber ; directed by Miguel Arteta

Shrek! by William Steig

Shrek [videodisc] by produced by John H. Williams, Aron Warner, Jeffrey Katzenberg ; directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson ; written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson ; retold by Naomi Lewis ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham