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Books For Babies - Bilingual

This selection of board books is perfect for bilingual families or those hoping to expose their baby to another language.

Arabic/English:



al-Alwān = Colors by designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin


Hip, hop by Catherine Hnatov










Chinese/English:


Yin yue = Music by [designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin]

Books For Babies - Touch and Feel

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.


Good night, little bunny: a touch-and-feel bedtime story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Sam Williams



Noisy world by illustrated by Maxine Davenport and Cindy Roberts


One winter's day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Five Came Back

Five came back: a story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris. The extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most legendary directors, Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, William Wyler, and George Stevens all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed forever by it is chronicled by Mark Harris.  

State of the union [videodisc] by Liberty Films presents ; as produced on the stage by Leland Hayward

The man who shot Liberty Valance [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures ; screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck ; produced by Willis Goldbeck ; directed by John Ford

The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production

Books For Babies - Black and White

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.


I like black and white by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Lila Prap


White on black by Tana Hoban


Black on white by Tana Hoban


What is that? by Tana Hoban

Raina Telgemeier Read Alikes

Have you already read all of Raina Telgemeier's books (Smile, Drama, Sisters)? Try out one of these graphic novels next.

Roller girl by Victoria Jamieson


Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang



The dumbest idea ever! by Jimmy Gownley

Murder Will Out: September 2015

Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Emily Brightwell

The missing one by Lucy Atkins

Doctor Death: a Madeleine Karno mystery by Lene Kaaberbøl ; translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard

Someone to watch over me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton

The martini shot: a novella and stories by George Pelecanos

Books For Babies - Faces

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 Miller



Mrs. Mustard's baby faces by Jane Wattenberg



Baby! Baby! by Vicky Ceelen

Savvy Seniors: September 2015

September is  Go4Life Month!  Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the White House Conference on Aging, this year's theme is “Be Active Every Day!”  Canton Leisure Services Club 55+ offers a variety of Healthy Living & Support Services throughout the year to Canton residents.

Oliver Sacks 1933-2015

Acclaimed neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks, passed away this morning at his Greenwich Village home in New York. He was 82. Diagnosed 9 years ago with ocular melanoma, he continued to be productive. The late actor, Robin Williams, portrayed him in the movie based on his book, Awakenings. 

On the move: a life by Oliver Sacks

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

The mind's eye by Oliver Sacks

Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain by Oliver Sacks

Vintage Sacks by Oliver Sacks

Uncle Tungsten: memories of a chemical boyhood by Oliver Sacks

If You Like Psychological Suspense Novels

If you enjoyed psychological suspense novels like Defending Jacob, Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, check these out...


Leaving Berlin: a novel by Joseph Kanon

Monday's lie by Jamie Mason

Edge by Nick Oldham

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

The stolen ones by Owen Laukkanen

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion September 21

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, September 21 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb — When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016


Canton Public Library in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.  The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a host of other sponsors. 
 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”

Corduroy...Now the Oldest Cat!

Corduroy the Cat recently celebrated his 26th birthday and got a new distinction as "oldest cat" from Guinness World Records. He lives in Oregon and enjoys the outdoors. The secret to his long life? Roaming the ranch freely by just being a cat and lots of love from his family.


[Photo by Guinness Book of Records/Reuters]

Want to learn more about cats? Check these out!

Cat care by written by Sylvia Tombesi-Walton

Fit cat: tips & tricks to give your pet a longer, healthier, happier life by Arden Moore

Complete cat care

The ultimate cat book: a comprehensive visual guide to cats, cat breeds, and cat care by Alan Edwards ; veterinary consultant: Trevor Turner, B. Vet. Med., M.R.C.V.S

Kids: Learn a New Language (Chinese)

Did you know that the Children's International Language section contains hundreds of items that will help you learn a new language? Here is a selection of books, DVDs, and multimedia materials to get you started with Chinese.

1,2,3 go! by Huy Voun Lee

Legend of the Chinese dragon by written by Marie Sellier ; illustrated by Catherine Louis ; calligraphy and chop marks by Wang Fei ; translated by Sibylle Kazeroid



Mandarin Chinese picture dictionary



Chinese for kids. Beginner level 1, volume 1 [videodisc]: the fun and easy way to learn Chinese by directed by Donovan Miller

Murder Will Out: October 2015

Stone cold dead by James W. Ziskin.  December 21, 1960, the shortest day of the year: Fifteen-year-old Darleen Hicks slips away from her school bus as it idles in the junior-high parking lot, waiting to depart. Moments later the bus rumbles away without her, and she is never seen again. 

From Bruges with love by Pieter Aspe ; translated by Brian Doyle.  Inspector Pieter Van In finds himself in the middle of a complex web--one that involves high-level officials, local law enforcement, and common thugs. 

Murder Will Out: August 2015

Another round of debut authors:
 

Among thieves by John Clarkson

Blood ties by Nicholas Guild

Blue Avenue by Michael Wiley

By book or by crook by Eva Gates

Benefit of the doubt by Neal Griffin

The case of the dotty dowager by Cathy Ace

Criminal confections by Collette London