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Thorndyke Thoughts: Leaping to Chapter Books

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 NOVELS. Try some of these suggestions, many are part of a series. Happy Reading!

Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke

The princess in black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

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

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Martha Weston in the style of Marc Simont — There are also Nate the Great titles available as eBooks.

Otto's orange day by Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch

What We're Watching: December 2015

Don't miss these documentaries.

Good hair [videodisc] by Chris Rock Entertainment [and] HBO Films

Mighty uke [videodisc]: the amazing comeback of a musical underdog by a Tiny Goat film ; written, directed, produced & edited by Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher

Lights out! [videodisc] by CBC ; written and directed by Michael McNamara ; produced by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara

Route 66 [videodisc]: the ultimate road trip by Greene HD Productions

Wagonmasters [videodisc] by directed by Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

Free Language Learning Programs and Applications with Mango


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 your Canton Library card.

Murder Will Out: December 2015

And the winners for 2015 Best Mystery Novel are...

Agatha Award

Truth be told by Hank Phillippi Ryan







Anthony Award

After I'm gone by Laura Lippman







Barry Award

Natchez burning by Greg Iles


    


 

Dagger Award

Life or death by Michael Robotham







Dilys Award

Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger






Edgar Award

Mr. Mercedes: a novel by Stephen King

Share a Story: All About Me Storytime

Did you miss our All About Me storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a celebratory storytime of your own.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
     I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me. 
     I can make them do things, would you like to see? 
     I can shut them up tight; I can open them wide; 
     I can put them together; And I can make them all hide. 
     I can put them up high; I can put them down low; 
     I can fold them together, And hold them just so.
     Source: rif.org
Another fun action song to try: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Happy in our skin by Fran Manushkin ; illustrated by Lauren Tobia


Wild about us! by written by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Janet Stevens

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

Thorndyke Thoughts: Can't Get Enough Smile?

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,
Thorndyke

Smile by Raina Telgemeier — Or check out an electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green] — Or check out the electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Braden Lamb — Or check out the electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Happy 141st Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery!

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 be. Will Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert fall in love with Anne and keep her? Read the stories or watch to movies to find out! Enjoy!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ; with a new afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell


Anne of Green Gables [videodisc] by a Kevin Sullivan production ; screen adaptation by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld ; produced by Kevin Sullivan and Ian McDougall ; directed by Kevin Sullivan.

Share a Story: Pumpkin Storytime

Did you miss our pumpkin storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a squash storytime of your own. It can be hard to find pumpkin stories that aren't focused on Halloween, but most of these stories manage to incorporate pumpkins without the holiday.

From Storytime

Try this rhyme at home: 
   Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
   The first one says, "oh my, it's getting late!"
   The second one says, "there is frost in the air."
   The third one says, "but we don't care!"
   The fourth one says, "let's run and run and run."
   The fifth one says, "are you ready for some fun?"
   Then woooooo went the wind and OUT (with a clap) went the lights,
   And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.


Pumpkin time! by written by Erzsi Deàk ; illustrated by Doug Cushman

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