If exotic locales do not fit your summer travel plans, here are some suggestions for reading and listening. Remember "travel" can be in your own backyard as well as "around the world."
Broaden children's listening horizons with:
Beyond our comprehensive selection in travel guides, these choices might catch adult interests:
Weird sea creatures by Erich Hoyt
Odd animal helpers by Gabrielle Reyes
Animal grossapedia by Melissa Stewart
Why vampire bats suck blood and other gross facts about animals by Jody Sullivan Rake
Ack! icky, sticky, gross stuff underground by Pam Rosenberg ; illustrated by: Beatriz Helena Ramos
Animal grossology: the science of creatures gross and disgusting by Sylvia Branzei ; illustrated by Jack Keely
Animal heroes: true rescue stories by Sandra Markle
War horse by Michael Morpurgo
Courageous canine: and more true stories of amazing animal heroes by Kelly Milner Halls
Dog heroes by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
The winter horses by Philip Kerr
Soldier dog by Sam Angus
Horse heroes by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Secret pizza party [electronic resource] — How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What's a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course!
The wiggles: yummy, yummy [electronic resource] — Sing along to funny tunes about numbers, food and favorite animal friends.
Noodle and doodle: all aboard with noodle and doodle [electronic resource] — Make delicious recipes and kid friendly creations to remember a special vacation using materials from around the home.
Noodle and doodle: noodly doodly things to make [electronic resource] — Encourage your child's sense of creativity with fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can make together.
In the night kitchen [electronic resource] — Sendak's classic comic fantasy of Mickey's adventures in the night kitchen tells us how we get our morning cake.
Fun food songs [sound recording] by Raffi — This CD has tasty assortment of songs that are sure to satisfy listeners of all ages.
Fun food songs [electronic resource] — Stream this tasty assortment of songs via hoopla.
Disney funny food songs [sound recording] — A CD of funny food songs.
Ratatouille [sound recording]: what's cooking? — A CD of songs inspired by Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille.
Ratatouille [sound recording] by music by Michael Giacchino — The CD soundtrack to the movie.
Strawberry Shortcake [sound recording]: strawberry jams — This CD of songs from the "Strawberry Shortcake" videos features a lot of--you guessed it--strawberries!
Charlie and the chocolate factory [sound recording]: original motion picture soundtrack by music by Danny Elfman — A CD of songs celebrating Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
Gingersnap [sound recording] by Patricia Reilly Giff
The cazuela that the farm maiden stirred [kit] by Samantha R. Vamos ; illustrated by Rafael López
Feast for 10 [kit] by Cathryn Falwell
Granny Torrelli makes soup [sound recording] by Sharon Creech
The Prince's breakfast [kit] by written by Joanne Oppenheim ; illustrated by Miriam Latimer
The great cake mystery [sound recording]: Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith
The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop [sound recording] by Kate Saunders
The great turkey heist [electronic resource] by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Katie Kazoo, switcheroo. Books 9-10 [electronic resource] by Nancy Krulik
The little red hen [electronic resource] by Paul Galdone
The little red hen [electronic resource] by Lucinda McQueen
Stone soup [electronic resource] by Marcia Brown
There was an old lady who swallowed a chick [electronic resource] by Lucille Colandro
There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow! [electronic resource] by Lucille Colandro
Carnivores [electronic resource] by Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Candy bomber [electronic resource]: the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
Little Pea [electronic resource] by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ; illustrated by Jen Corace
Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff [electronic resource]: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis
Mr. Putter & Tabby stir the soup [electronic resource] by Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Arthur Howard
The rule of three [electronic resource] by Megan McDonald
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film
The nut job [videodisc] by Open Road Films presents ; a Redrover Co. Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures film ; produced by Wookyung Jung, Graham Moloy ; screenplay by Lorne Cameron, Peter Lepeniotis ; directed by Peter Lepeniotis
Fizzy's lunch lab. Fresh food 101 [videodisc] by created by Evan Sussman, Dave Schlafman ; directed by Mike Annear, Evan Sussman
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation
Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme. Convenient and fun--pick one up today!
ASPCA complete cat care manual by Andrew Edney ; foreword by Roger Caras
The Humane Society of the United States complete guide to cat care by Wendy Christensen and the staff of the Humane Society of the United States
Caring for your aging cat: a quality-of-life guide for your cat's senior years by Janice Borzendowski
The helpful puppy by Kim Zarins ; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Click, clack, moo: cows that type by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin
Click, clack, moo: cows that type by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin
My farm friends by Wendell Minor
Chicken, chicken, duck! by Nadia Krilanovich
Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
Poppy by Avi ; illustrated by Brian Floca
The mouse and the motorcycle. Illustrated by Louis Darling by Cleary, Beverly
Warrior Series by Erin Hunter
Redwall by Brian Jacques ; illustrated by Gary Chalk
Watership down: a novel by Richard Adams
The tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Mercy Watson Series by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen
What horses reveal: from first meeting to friend for life by Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling ; translated by Kristina McCormack
P is for passport: a world alphabet by Devin Scillian
Where on Earth? by [editors, Helen Abramson, Steve Setford, Rona Skene]
The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef
Go! by Daniel Kirk
at the Canton Public Library! Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? We have a wonderful International Language section in our Children's Department that has books and DVD's in many different languages including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, and Tamil. Enjoy earning your Around the World badge!
Into art? Here are some of our newest true stories of famous artists from around the world. Looking for more? Find other artists in our JBIO section by looking under their last name.
The scraps book: notes from a colorful life by Lois Ehlert
Leaving China: an artist paints his World War II childhood by James McMullan
The noisy paint box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPre
Mo Willems by Abby Colich
Francisco Goya by Alix Wood
The challengers by Greg R. Fishbone ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
The city of gold and lead by John Christopher
The Egypt game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder ; drawings by Alton Raible
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library by Chris Grabenstein
The game of sunken places by M.T. Anderson
Game on! by adapted by Tracey West
Games by Carol Gorman
Find your favorite sports stars by looking for their last names in our JBIO section. Here are some of our newest athlete biographies.
Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
Silent star: the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise ; pictures by Adam Gustavson
You never heard of Willie Mays?! by written by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Terry Widener
Miguel Cabrera by Joanne Mattern