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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

Game On! - Gaming in Teen Fiction



Lois Lane: fallout by Gwenda Bond

Guy in real life by Steve Brezenoff

Who R U really? by Margo Kelly


Grandmaster by David Klass

Gamer girl by Mari Mancusi

Little Brother of War by Gary Robinson



Game slaves by Gard Skinner

<3 for Teens

The law of loving others by Kate Axelrod

Love & other theories by Alexis Bass

We can work it out by Elizabeth Eulberg

Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Love on the lifts by Jill Santopolo

Jekel loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Flavorful Fiction for Kids

Chapter Books

Pickle: the (formerly) anonymous prank club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker ; illustrated by Tim Probert — Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

Salt: a story of friendship in a time of war by Helen Frost — Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.

Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes — In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.

Global Tales for Teens

See the world from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse



How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski



Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman



Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

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

Sleuth a Story: Wordless Picture Books

Sometimes it's nice to travel back to your childhood. Whether you "read" these books with a child or simple explore them for yourself, use the pictures in these wordless books as clues to decipher the stories.

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Pool by JiHyeon Lee

BirdCatDog: a graphic novel by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch


Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle

Flora and the penguin by Molly Idle

Draw! by Raúl Colón

Movies from Teen Books

Popular fiction that's already been turned into film. Read the book to earn a Bookworm Badge, then watch the movie for eLectrified!

The giver [videodisc] by the Weinstein Company and Walden Media present ; a Tonik/As Is Productions production ; in association with Yucaipa Films ; produced by Nikki Silver, Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg ; directed by Phillip Noyce

The fault in our stars [videodisc] by Fox 2000 Pictures presents ; a Temple Hill production ; produced by Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen ; screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ; directed by Josh Boone

The maze runner [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents ; a Gotham Group/Temper Hill production ; produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein ; screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers and T.S. Nowlin ; directed by Wes Ball

Divergent [videodisc] by Summit Entertainment presents a Red Wagon Entertainment production ; director, Neil Burger ; writers, Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor ; producers, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian

Tumblebooks Awesome Animal Early Reader and Chapter Books

During the summer, keeping up on your reading should be fun and relaxing! Check out these great Early Chapter Books and Readers available on Tumblebooks. Reading any of these will help you earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge. In order to find the books, simply follow the link and type the title into the search box on the Tumblebooks homepage.  Enjoy!
  • Any Pet Will Do by Nancy Shouse
  • Goldfish Don't Take Bubble Baths by Trina Wiebe
  • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #3 Pony Problems by Carolyn Keene
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Sea Dog by Dayle Campbell Gaetz

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

 

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

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

          

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

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.

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

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