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New Books for Listeners

Some of our newest picture books. Looking for more? Check our catalog or subscribe by RSS Feed.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Kai-lan's carnival by adapted by Alison Inches ; based on the screenplay written by Sascha Palandino ; illustrated by Jason Fruchter

The first pup : the real story of how Bo got to the White House by Bob Staake

Great Children's Book Kits

What follows is a comprehensive list of Children's Book Club Kits. We will be getting new kits all the time, though, so check the catalog or subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.

The Akhenaten adventure [kit] by P.B. Kerr

Amber Brown is not a crayon [kit] by Paula Danziger ; illustrated by Tony Ross

Weird Books About Weird Animals

Nature is a weird and funny place. Check out these books to see some the weirdest animals around. These are the newest board books about animals. What's amazing is that the books in this list are all from the last two years. There's a lot more where that came from!

Hide and seek in the jungle by [written by Sean Callery ; illustrated by Rebecca Robinson]

Animal I spy : what can you spot? by [illustrated by Kate Sheppard]

Children's Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some excellent books that have been turned into excellent movies.

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Great Outdoor Reads for You and Your Baby

Going outside? Turn it into a fun reading and learning experience with these books.

The bunnies' picnic by Lezlie Evans ; illustrations by Kay Chorao

The best picnic ever by Clare Jarrett

Picnic by Mick Inkpen; illustrated by Stuart Trotter

Mysteries for Tweens

Here are some great reads with a real whodunnit sort of vibe.

Shakespeare's secret by Elise Broach

The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley; pictures by Peter Ferguson

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Books For Your Baby's ABCs

Here is a collection of alphabet books to share with your child.

ABC, I like me! by Nancy Carlson

Alligator alphabet by written by Stella Blackstone; illustrated by Stephanie Bauer

Alpha oops!: the day Z went first by Alethea Kontis; illustrated by Bob Kolar

Bathtime Books

Great bath time reads, although we don't recommend taking them into the tub with you.

Bathtime piggywiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox

The fish is me : bathtime rhymes by selected by Neil Philip ; illustrated by Claire Henley

Kid tea by Elizabeth Ficocelli ; illustrated by Glin Dibley

Rainy Day Reads

Fun fiction reads about rain and rainy days

Rain, rain, go away by adapted by Catherine Lukas ; illustrated by Susan Hall

The happy rain by Jack Sendak ; pictures by Maurice Sendak

One rainy day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

More Great Outdoor Reads

There's a great big world outside.

Fireflies, fireflies, light my way by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Linda Messier

Summertime waltz by Nina Payne ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska

Keeping up with Grandma by John Winch

Great Series for Tweens

Some newer series as well as perennial favorites. Looking for more tween lit? Try tweenlit.blogspot.com.

The book of three by Alexander, Lloyd

May Bird and The Ever After. Book 1 by Jodi Lynn Anderson ; illustrations by Leonid Gore

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson ; illustrations by Greg Call

CDs Your Baby Will Love

If you haven't seen our Children's CD collection, you're really missing tons of great stuff that you can check out. For your baby, you might appreciate the collection of lullabies, including Rockabye Baby, which are lullaby renditions of popular music.

Along with the lullabies, you and your baby may enjoy some of the following CDs:

The opera baby [sound recording] : soothing operatic classics for your baby

Project SNAP Mural Unveiling

Hey Friends! Join us Monday, June 21, 2010 at 7:00PM for the unveiling of our mural created by Project S.N.A.P. from all the artwork created by students and families in PCCS. I'm so excited to see how it all came together and can't wait to have the black cloth of secrecy lifted. See you at 7:00! Oh and immediately following we have a small reception in the Purple Room in the Children's Department, so don't forget to stop in, say "Hi," and make a fun animal-shaped bookmark.

Enter to Win Jim Gill Tickets

Would you like to take the kids to see Jim Gill live at the Village Theater on June 24 at 11:00AM? You can enter to win 5 tickets on our Facebook page or through Twitter. Just post your family's favorite Jim Gill songs or tweet them to @CantonLibrary and we'll draw a name from the entries.

The fine print: One post per user name counts in the drawing but you can list as many favorites as you'd like. Posts must be made by noon on June 22. The winners will be posted on our Facebook page and listed on our website, or call the Children's Department at (734) 397-0999, option #5, for results.

Babies Read at the Library!

Here are some solid choices for reading to your baby at the library.

White on black by Tana Hoban

Baby manatee by written by Patricia A. Pingry; illustrations by Drew Rose

Baby orangutan by [photographs provided by San Diego Zoo; written by Julie D. Shively; illustrations by Meredith Johnson]

Morningtime Books

Books for baby about the morning and wake-up time.

Wake up, sleepy bear! by Christine Morton-Shaw and Greg Shaw ; illustrated by John Butler

Wake up, farm!: with flaps and pop-up fun by Andrew Everitt-Stewart

A child's good morning book by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Karen Katz

Ramona on the big screen

One of my favorite childrens' series are the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. My son enjoys them as well. Now you can see Ramona on the big screen. Ramona and Beezus will be in theaters on July 23rd. Check out the Ramona series, as well as Beverly Cleary's other books such as the Henry Huggins series, Mitch and Amy and The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

Summer Family Storytime

Storytimes are half-hour programs of activities, songs and stories. Register online today.
Program Date: Tuesday, June 29
Program Time: 10:00-10:30AM

World Cup Soccer 2010

Let's get our cleats on and root for Team USA! Right now we are standing strong having tied our game with England over the weekend. Root our boys on as they kick, pass, and score their way to the top. For all the latest FIFA information check out their website www.fifa.com and be sure to click on the page for Team USA. Also, be sure to check out our books on soccer so you can hone your skills and maybe someday be playing for Team USA!

Join Us For Some Rainbow Magic

On Tuesday, June 29th at 2:00PM, children in Kindergarten through Second Grade can break out the fairy wands and sparkles and help us celebrate one of our very favorite book series. Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, June 15th.