The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann is like Harry Potter entering the Hunger Games, according to one Kirkus reviewer. Other reviews also rave about this new teen/tween Fantasy/Sci-Fi series. In the dystopic land of Quill, when you reach age 13, you are deemed Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Alex is too creative and is thereby judged Unwanted and sentenced to be cast into the Lake of Burning Death along with the other Unwanteds. His identical brother, Aaron, is rated Wanted, turns his back on his brother, enters Wanted University, and rises quickly, becoming the protege of High Priest Justine. Meanwhile, Alex is pleasantly surprised when instead of suffering a painful death, he is welcomed into the magical realm of Artime by the kindly mage Mr. Today.
Kids age five and under, with a caregiver, are invited to hear Halloween stories, eat snacks, make a craft, and trick-or-treat around the library. Program will take place in the Community Room Wednesday, October 31st at 10:00 AM.
Last chance by Norah McClintock is the first book in the Robyn Hunter Mystery series. While working in an animal shelter for the summer, Robyn if forced to confront her fear of dogs as well as Nick, a boy from her past she had hoped never to see again. Nick is one of the juvenile offenders volunteering at the shelter. He is accused of hitting a pedestrian while joyriding and pleads guilty. Robyn senses something strange about his plea, begins snooping around, and once convinced of his innocence, sets out to prove it. Dog lovers and mystery fans will enjoy this book. Danger, clever detective work, and current teen/tween issues will keep even reluctant readers coming back for other titles in this series.
Hey kids, did you know Canton Public Library celebrates birthdays? During your birthday month you can fill out a special paper shape for your birthday that is displayed here on the Birthday Wall in the Children's Library. And you'll get a small token as a birthday gift from the library too. Happy Birthday!
The International Folk Dance Program is being held at the Canton Public Library on Saturday October 13th at 2:00 PM in the Community Room. This free family-friendly event will feature dances, sounds and tastes of the many cultures that make up our community. Bring the whole family for a celebration of music, dance, food and culture.
- You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
- If you are under 12, your parent must remain in the library
- You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials
Listen and read along with one of our J Book/CD Kits. You can find them near the music CDs in the Children's Department. Pick some up today for a car trip or for listening at home. Here's a list of some popular choices:
Chrysanthemum [kit] by Kevin Henkes
Amelia Bedelia [kit] by Peggy Parish
A fine, fine school [kit] by Sharon Creech
The dragon turn by Shane Peacock
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The alchemyst by Michael Scott
Wildwood by Colin Meloy; illustrations by Carson Ellis
Is there a new baby in your house? Read some picture books about older siblings and how they adjust to all the changes that a new baby brings.
Sophie and the new baby by Laurence Anholt; illustrated by Catherine Anholt
Hi, new baby! by Robie H. Harris; illustrated by Michael Emberley
Brand-new baby blues by words by Kathi Appelt; illustrations by Kelly Murphy
Take a look at some great books for fifth graders:
The underneath by Kathi Appelt; illustrated by David Small
An unremarkable boy and a rather remarkable ghost by Louise Arnold
Dragon's breath by E.D. Baker
First graders, here are some great books just for you!
Young Cam Jansen and the missing cookie by David A. Adler; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Inside, outside, upside down by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mine's the best by Crosby Bonsall
Don't forget to nominate Canton Public Library for the LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Project.
While this program does not require registration, it does involve complex assembly and small pieces, and as such is intended for kids in third grade and up only.
Six-week session begins September 11, 10:00 AM
September 10-October 20
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:00-1:30 PM
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM and 7:00-7:30 AM
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM
- Fridays 10:00-10:30 AM
September 10-October 20
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM
- Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM and 7:30-8:00 PM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Fridays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM in the Purple Room
Registration begins August 27th at 9:00 AM. Please indicate any food allergies in the notes field when registering. CPL librarians worked hard to tailor this program for a specific age group, so Snack Tales is for kids in grades K-4 only, with a caregiver.
Looking for some great Fourth Grade reads? Try some of these:
The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume; illustrated by Roy Doty
Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Dodsworth in Rome by written and illustrated by Tim Egan