Going to the Dogs

Bolt, Beverly Hills ChihuahuaHotel for Dogs.  There have been a lot of family films released with dogs in them lately.  But they've always been a surefire Hollywood hit all the way back to the days of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. With the DVD release of Bolt this week, maybe it’s time to revisit some of Canton Public Library’s other family films starring dogs.   

Dancing Picture Books

If you enjoy dancing, you may enjoy some fun picture books about these little dancers:

Tessa's tip-tapping toes by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington

Dancing class by H.M. Ehrlich; pictures by Laura Rader

Harriet dancing by Ruth Symes; illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Hop jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Angelina ballerina by story by Katharine Holabird; illustrations by Helen Craig

Hey, kids - meet Marley!

Marley, the lovable Labrador who inspired a best-selling book and a hit movie, now comes to us in a format for beginning readers.  Marley & Me: Meet Marley and Marley & Me: Marley to the Rescue follow the escapades of Marley, who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. If you love dogs, you'll definitely love reading about Marley's crazy adventures.

Classic Books for Older Readers

Location Author Title
J 398.238 AES   Aesop's Fables
J Fiction ALCOTT Alcott, L.M. Little Women
J Fiction ALEXANDER Alexander, L. The Black Cauldron
YA Paperback A Andersen, H.C. Andersen's Fairy Tales
J 398.235 PHI   The Arabian Nights
J Fiction ATWATER Atwater, Richard Mr. Popper's Penguins
J Paperback B Babbitt, N. Tuck Everlasting
J Fiction BANGOLD Bangold, E. National Velvet
J Fiction BANKS Banks, L.R. The Indian in the Cupboard
J Fiction BARRIE Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Adventure Stories

Author Title

For 2nd-4th graders

Kawai, Ritsuko The Adventures of Hamtaro
Wise, William Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

For 4th-6th graders

Allende, Isabel Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
Alton, Steve The Malifex
Ashby, John Sea Gift
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane The Antarctic Scoop
Bredsdorff, Bodil The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove
Cadnum, Michael Daughter of the Wind
Crilly, Mark Akiko
Crilly, Mark Billy Clikk: Creatch Battler
Dalton, Annie

Sixth Grade Books

The escape from home by Avi

Egg-drop blues by Jacqueline Turner Banks

The lost years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

The ghost in the mirror by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland

My brother Sam is dead [by] James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier by Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

Into the land of the unicorns by Bruce Coville

Walk two moons by Sharon Creech


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