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Beginning Readers

Make a Wish at the Be Well Wishing Well

Come to our beautiful Be Well Wishing Well and earn your Be Well On the Scene badge this summer! Fill out a ticket with a wellness wish you hope to do this summer and toss it into the well. Be sure to go online and claim your Be Well On the Scene Badge while you are here!

Let the Music Take you Away

Do you find your drive to work or camp is full of the same old same old? Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge this summer by listening to music from around the globe. Just be careful you don't start dancing in the seats!

Smithsonian folkways world music collection [sound recording]

World travels [sound recording]: world music for kids by Raffi

Rough guide to Scottish folk [sound recording]

Cuban music story [sound recording]

Rough guide to world music [sound recording]: Africa & Middle East

Who Painted That?

Have you ever seen a beautiful painting and wanted to know who painted it? Well, look no further than the Canton Public Library! Earn your Be Creative eLectrified Badge by checking out these great resources on some fantastic artists.

Who was Claude Monet? [electronic resource] by Ann Waldron ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

Pablo Picasso [videodisc] by a film by Didier Baussy- Oulianoff

In the footsteps of Van Gogh [videodisc] by directed by Dominik Rimbault

The life and times of Frida Kahlo [videodisc] by a production of Daylight Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with Latino Public Broadcasting ; a film by Amy Stechler

Henri Matisse [videodisc] by Kultur International Films

Chow Down at Chez CPL

Have you been here for a bit and find yourself getting hungry?
Come to Chez CPL located treeat the Tree in the Children's Department and enjoy a real or pretend snack. We'll have fake food available for your pretend picnic, or bring a snack and book of your own to enjoy under the leafy green tree. Be sure to hop online and claim your Chow Down On the Scene Badge while you are here! Enjoy!

Library Picture Books

Lola at the library by Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Library lion by Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq by written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter

The library dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael P. White

But, excuse me, that is my book by Lauren Child

Biblioburro: a true story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter

Library mouse by Daniel Kirk

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse

You are the pea, and I am the carrot by J. Theron Elkins and Pascal Lemaitre

Geek Out with Superheroes

Aliens attack! by Lisa Shea — More Marvel characters can be found in J READER MAR, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Avengers.

Batman: going ape by Laurie S. Sutton — More DC characters can be found in J READER DC, including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, and the Justice League.

Bad weather! by Frank Berrios ; illustrated by Ethen Beavers

Starro and stripes forever by Gina Vivnetto ; illustrated by Rick Farley ; digital colors by Kanila Tripp

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

I love my family

No ordinary family by Ute Krause ; [translated by Nicholas Miller]

Family and friends by Kathy Thornborough ; illustrations by Kathleen Petelinsek

What makes a family? by Diana Kenney, M.A.Ed., NBCT

Love is a family by Roma Downey ; illus. by Justine Gasquet

Stella brings the family by Miriam B. Schiffer ; illustrations by Holly Clifton-Brown

Remember, Grandma? by Laura Langston ; illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner

Welcome to the family by written by Mary Hoffman ; illustrated by Ros Asquith

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

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

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

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

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

Share a Story

There's so much to love about sharing a story. Pick an old favorite or something new, and find a nice place in the library to read aloud for 15 minutes. Try a cozy nook in the Children's Department, or even take your book out to the pond or butterfly garden. Share your book with someone you love, a new friend, or a passing butterfly! Don’t forget to claim your On the Scene Love It badge online, and fill out a ticket in the CYS Command Center near the Self Service area.

Cryptids: Crazy, Mysterious Animals

Tales of the cryptids: mysterious creatures that may or may not exist by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, Roxyanne Young

Sea monsters by Melissa Higgins ; content consultant Joseph Nigg, author of Wonder Beasts and other books on mythical animals

Mysteries unwrapped: mutants & monsters by written by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Josh Cochran

Biggest, baddest book of monsters by Anders Hanson & Elissa Mann

Fiction for Cat Lovers

Whittington by Alan Armstrong ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler

A summer spell by Sue Bentley ; illustrated by Angela Swan

My unwilling witch goes to ballet school by Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

Wild things by written & illustrated by Clay Carmichael

Geek Out at the CYS Selfie Station

Take a selfie with Thorndyke to earn your Geek Out badge. Up the geek factor by wearing something geeky or holding up your favorite science book while you snap your photo. To be eligible for prize opportunities, share your selfie on social media with the #cysisawesome hashtag, and don’t forget to claim your Geek Out badge online and submit a ticket at the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area. (Don’t have a camera? See someone at the children’s desk.)

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

Fighting Off Illness

Read about how colds, the flu, and other diseases affect you, or how characters in stories deal with being sick.

Your body battles a cold by Vicki Cobb; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris

The common cold by Terry Allan Hicks

The flu by Jim Ollhoff

Fighting the flu by Robyn Hardyman

Back off, sneezy!: a kids' guide to staying well by Rachelle Kreisman; illustrations by Tim Haggerty


You can't take your body to a car mechanic by Fred Ehrlich and Amanda Haley

Cruelty Free Kids books

Animal Picture Books on Tumblebooks

Are you stumped trying to figure out how to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge? Check out this great list of Animal Picture Books we offer on our awesome website, Tumblebooks.  You can find each of these titles by using the search box at the top of the Tumblebooks site. Enjoy!
  • Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Wolf's Courage by Joe Kulka
  • Animals in Camoulflage by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
  • Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  • For Just One Day by Laura Leuck