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Circus and Magic Acts for Adults

The night circus: a novel by Erin Morgenstern — A circus, known as Le Cirque des Rêves features two illusionists, Celia and Marco, who are unknowingly competing in a game to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters, and as the two fall deeply and passionately in love with each other, their masters intervene with dangerous consequences


Last chain on Billie: how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top by Carol Bradley — Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, Carol Bradley's Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and the spellbinding tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have.


Water for elephants: a novel by Sara Gruen — Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, the beautiful star of the equestrian act, and the obstinate elephant named Rosie.

Set in Michigan

Chasing tail lights by Patrick Jones

 

The goddess test by Aimée Carter

 

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

 

Altered by Jennifer Rush

 

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

 

The vanishing season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

 

Overdrive for Teens

Are you looking for the next great book to read this summer? How about looking for a portable option you can read or listen to? Still hunting for that perfect way to earn your Love It eLectrified Badge? Then you've come to the write place. Using Overdrive, you can connect to hundreds of ebooks and audiobook options that can be downloaded to your personal device and taken anywhere! You can hop on Overdrive through the emedia link  on the Canton Public Library's website.  Enjoy!

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time [electronic resource] by Mark Haddon


Etiquette & espionage [electronic resource] by Gail Carriger


Six earlier days [electronic resource] by David Levithan


I am the messenger [electronic resource] by Markus Zusak

Survivors

Under a painted sky by Stacey Lee

                         

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

                                         

The edge of nowhere by Elizabeth George

          

Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca

         

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer

          

Camp Out with Your Favorite Characters: Easy Readers

The camping trip by Catherine Hapka ; pictures by Anne Kennedy

Flat Stanley goes camping by created by Jeff Brown ; by Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by Macky Pamintuan

Rocky and Daisy go camping by Melinda Melton Crow ; illustrated by Mike Brownlow

Bert and Ernie go camping by illustrated by Ernie Kwiat

Olivia goes camping by adapted by Alex Harvey ; based on the screenplay written by Patrick [sic] Resnick ; illustrated by Jared Osterhold

Sports Fiction

Brunettes strike back by Kieran Scott

Curveball: the year I lost my grip by Jordan Sonnenblick

Game on by Monica Seles and James LaRosa

Hardball by Steven Barwin

Hit count: a novel by Chris Lynch

The outside shot by Walter Dean Myers

Payback time by Carl Deuker

Press play by Eric Devine

Circus and Magic Acts for Kids

The show must go on! by Kate Klise ; illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Two mice and a crow, who travel with a circus, cleaning up the spilled popcorn after every performance, come to the rescue when a greedy con artist takes over the management of the circus. Book #1 in The Three-Ring Rascals series

Escape!: the story of the great Houdini by Sid Fleischman
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926.

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

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

Books Made Into Movies

The Da Vinci code: a novel by Dan Brown

The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The pursuit of happyness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe

The help by Kathryn Stockett

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

Easy Reader Friendships we Love

Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue

Brownie & Pearl see the sights by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Brian Biggs

Frog and friends by written by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Josée Masse

Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold

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

Discover Shakespeare

As you like it by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine

Cymbeline by William Shakespeare; edited by Robert B. Heilman

Hamlet by edited and rendered into modern English by Alan Durband

Henry VI, part one ; Henry VI, part two ; Henry VI, part three by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare ; edited by R.A. Foakes

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

Classics to Love

There's a reason some books stick around for years. A short list of well-loved classics to try this summer:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler

Oliver Twist, or, The parish boy's progress by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Philip Horne

The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame ; illustrated by David Roberts

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

Romance for Adults

The 100 best romance novels: from Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, books to fall in love—and lust—with by Jennifer Lawler and the editors of Crimson Romance

Fifty shades of grey by E.L. James

Beautiful disaster: a novel by Jamie McGuire

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Bared to you by Sylvia Day

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies

Foodie Fiction

Take a bite out of great novels and graphic novels that work food/eating into the narrative ingredients.

Letting Ana go by Anonymous

Kitchen princess omnibus. 1 by Natsumi Ando; story by Miyuki Kobayashi ; translated by Satsuki Yamashita; adapted by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir



Hot lunch by Alex Bradley

Taste test by Kelly Fiore



Peanut by Ayun Halliday; illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Otomen. Vol. 12 by Aya Kanno

Elder Care: An Exploration

Time Traveling Adventurers

Honus & me by Dan Gutman

Secret in the tower: a tale of the American Revolution by Candice Ransom ; illustrated by Greg Call

Dinosaurs before dark by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

2095 by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by written by Mark Twain ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman