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Hey Kids,You may have noticed some new spots on our J READER collection. These colored dots should help you find books at similar reading levels. If you're reading the hardest Easy Readers (the ones with Blue Dots), you might be ready to find some easy chapter books in J FICTION or KIDS GRAPHIC...
Did you know that you could get free language materials and even an application for your computer, smartphone, or tablet with your Canton Public Library Card? Well now that you know you need to jump on board and check out Mango Languages. Click here to see what you can do with Mango Languages and...
Hey Kids!It seems no one can get enough of Raina Telgemeier's awesome graphic style. I've read some other great realistic fiction graphic novels lately that I'd like to share. Use this list to check what's available, because they're all great stories! Bear Hugs,ThorndykeSmile by Raina Telgemeier —...
Happy 141st Birthday to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne Books.  Anne Shirley, star of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, is an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. However, they were hoping for a boy! Anne is out to prove that she is better than any boy could...
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...
The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner The jacket I wear in the snow by...
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 ;...
Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Never fear, we've prepared a list of alternatives. Books about family meals or about being thankful are just as good at getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Try these titles today.Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell Don't let...
If you liked Wonder by R. J. Palacio, try one of these:Firegirl by Tony Abbott Al Capone does my shirts by Gennifer Choldenko Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Joey Pigza swallowed the key by Jack Gantos Ida B—: and her plans to maximize fun,...
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 Twinkle, twinkle,...
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....
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 ;...
Like Bone or Dragon Ball? Try one of these:Amulet. Vol. 1. The stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi Secret Coders by Yang, Gene Luen/ Holmes, Mike (ILT) Mouse Guard. Vol. 1. Fall 1152 by story & art by David Petersen Legends of Zita the spacegirl by [text and illustrations by Ben Hatke] Target practice...
This selection of board books is perfect for bilingual families or those hoping to expose their baby to another language.Arabic/English:Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Arabic & English by illustrated by Annie Kubler al-Alwān = Colors by designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin Hip, hop by Catherine...
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.Dog's birthday: a touch and feel book by Emma Dodd Good night, little bunny: a touch-and-feel bedtime story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated...
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.Black & white: colors in the natural world I like black and white by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Lila...
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...
This month contains  talk like a pirate day! Celebrate by learning to speak like a pirate. If your arrrren't into that you can learn 60 plus languages with your Canton Public Library card. Click here to check out the resource!
Does your child have the back-to-school blues? Check out one of these great picture books to help them change that worry into excitement!Chu's first day of school by written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Adam Rex First day, hooray! by Nancy Poydar Oliver and his alligator by Paul Schmid Dad's...
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...
Hey Kids,I hope you enjoyed our Connect Your Summer program as much as I did. The badges, the activities, and all the programs were so exciting! I especially enjoyed the Stormtroopers who came to the Final Party. Even though summer is almost over, I've still been reading, and one of my favorite...
We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. ...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):Best Super Action-Packed Summer BlockbusterThe AvengersBest Family Film Full of FunInside...
Be prepared for the continuation of your favorite series with these upcoming releases. We've ordered them so they'll be here soon. Place your holds now for Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Rick Riordan's newest book featuring Norse mythology. We'll contact you when your copy arrives...
Are you sad the kids are almost headed back to school? Learn a new language with Mango! You can learn many new languages all for free with your Canton Public Library card. Click here for the link
This website provided by the University of Wisconsin offers a fish identification tool for the aquatic life in the Great Lakes. You can identify by appearance or search by name with this tool
Net Smartz Kids offers a fun place for kids to explore the importance of safety on the net. This wesbsite is sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to inform kids how to be a good cyber citizen and avoid trouble while accessing the internet. Check it out here
Have you ever visited (or wanted to visit) the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? This video tells the legend of the Sleeping Bear which it was named after. Watch this video here
Check out this printable coloring book all about Michigan. Enjoy decorating this whicle you learn about our great state here 
Investigate and study the tales from days past on the American Folklore website. Some of the tales can be a little spooky and are best told around a campfire at one of our great state parks or in the backyard while toasting marshmallows. Check it out here
Live like it is 1750 and you a re a new settler to Detroit! You can make decisions to shape the game and outcomes in this fin and interactive look into the past. Here is where you can check it out
Inkless tales houses a gre3at collection of videos, poetry, games, coloring sheets, homework help, and much more on a variety of topics. Check it out here
Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):Bartlett's familiar quotationsKing James BibleOxford ShakespeareGray's Anatomy Strunk's Elements of styleWorld FactbookHarvard Classics Click here to check it out today!
The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here
Computer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering,...
Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out *My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please...
Check out BookFlix to earn any of your electrified badges. BookFlix has books by popular authors and offers both fiction and non fiction books on a variety of topics. The books can be listened to or read along with by the reader and some feature animation which can draw the reader into the magic of...
Sixth Grade The postcard [sound recording] by Tony Abbott Chasing Vermeer [sound recording] by Blue Balliett Shakespeare's secret by Elise Broach Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson The mystery of the missing everything by Ben H. Winters
Fifth Grade Unsolved extraterrestrial mysteries by David Southwell and Sean Twist Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator by Jennifer Allison The dark lady by Irene Adler ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno Moonshadow: rise of the ninja by Simon Higgins STORM: the Black Sphere by E.L. Young
Fourth Grade The mystery of UFOs by Chris Oxlade The Westing game by Ellen Raskin The 100-year-old secret [sound recording] by Tracy Barrett The fairy-tale detectives [sound recording] by Michael Buckley Time stops for no mouse: a Hermux Tantamoq adventure by Michael Hoeye
Third Grade The trouble with chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell Annie's adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ; with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted ; illustrated by Lisa K. Weber The ballgame with no one at bat by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos...
Second Grade Nate the Great and the hungry book club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Jody Wheeler in the style of Marc Simont Cam Jansen: the catnapping mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti Scooby-Doo! on werewolf watch by written by Sonia...
First Grade Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley Peter Pan: lost and found by Susan Hill ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; inspired by J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan The cat...
Kindergarten Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Sixth Grade A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin Battling Boy by Paul Pope ; color by Hilary Sycamore Anna Sewell's Black Beauty: the graphic novel by adapted by June Brigman & Roy Richardson Cat...
Fifth Grade Alison Dare: the heart of the maiden by [written by] J. Torres ; [illustrated by] J. Bone True things: (adults don't want kids to know) by [by Jimmy Gownley] The Amulet of Samarkand: a Bartimaeus graphic novel by adapted by Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin ; art by Lee Sullivan ; color...
Fourth Grade Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan Azzi in between by written and illustrated by Sarah Garland Broxo by Zack Giallongo The storm in the barn by Matt Phelan The wonderful Wizard Of Oz by adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum ; writer, Eric Shanower ; artist,...
Third Grade Ariol. 2, Thunder horse by [writer,] Emmanuel Guibert ; [artist,] Marc Boutavant ; [Joe Johnson, translation ; Michael Petranek, lettering] Beauty and the squat bears by Émile Bravo ; [translation, J. Gustave McBride] Binky the space cat by Ashley Spires Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written...
Second Grade The adventures of Ook and Gluk: kung-fu cavemen from the future by Dav Pilkey Backpack stories by Kevin O'Malley Bake sale by Sara Varon Mr. Men, Little Miss: Mr. Bump: lights, camera, bump! by [stories by John Hardman ; art by Matthew Britton] Pranks and attacks! by Laurent Richard ;...
First Grade Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs The woodshed mystery by adapted by Joeming Dunn ; illustrated by Ben Dunn ; [colored by Robby Bevard ; lettered by Joeming Dunn & Doug Dlin] Eek & Ack: vs. the Wolfman by...