Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 3rd Graders


The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville and

Katherine Coville

The charm bracelet by Emily Rodda and

Raoul Vitale

Knights of the kitchen table by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Spaceheadz: SPHDZ. bk.1 by Jon Scieszka, 

Francesco Sedita, and Shane Prigmore

Aliens for dinner by Stephanie Spinner and

Steve Björkman

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 1st Graders

Hedgie blasts off! by Jan


First graders from Mars

episode 1: Horus' horrible day by Shana Corey and Mark Teague


 Hiccup the hero adapted by Catherine Hapka with art by by Charles Grosvenor and Justin Gerard

 Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert and David Schimmell


 Fluffy meets the Tooth Fairy by Kate McMullan and Mavis Smith

Facts About Animals

Does your child have an animal report due in the next couple days? The Canton Public Library has plenty of books about a wide assortment of animals, but when a school project is due sometimes it's hard to find a book on a particular animal. Our online databases, which have digital versions of print resources, are here to help. The databases provide citation information, such as when and where it was originally printed, and allows users to print the article to bring in to their teacher. All these links are available through the Kids Homepage, just scroll down until you find the list of Databases. You may have to enter your library card information to gain access from home.

Realistic Fiction for Fourth Grade

Fiction stories for readers looking for an escape into reality. Suggestions are geared for fourth graders, but may be enjoyed by others.

Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume

The best Christmas pageant ever by Barbara Robinson  Although centered on a Christmas pageant, this remains a hilarious story about how people can surprise you. 

School daze collection by Jerry Spinelli

The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Biographies for Fourth Graders

Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these. Suggestions are geared toward fourth graders, but may appeal to everyone.

Vincent van Gogh and the colors of the wind by text by Chiara Lossani; illustrations by Octavia Monaco

Sadako and the thousand paper cranes by Eleanor Coerr; paintings by Ronald Himler

Chuck Close: face book by Chuck Close

A stranger at home: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton; artwork by Liz Amini- Holmes -- The continuing story of Olemaun, which was begun in Fatty Legs.

Target Family Reading Night: Superhero Academy

Bring out the hero in you at our Target Family Reading Night on Wednesday, May 6, 7:00-8:00 PM.  Attendees, ages 4-8, will hear heroic stories, participate in a series of activities to get their "official" superhero certification, and receive a free book to add to their own personal library.  Costumes welcome.  Registration begins April 22.

This program is sponsored by the Target Early Literacy Grant.

Target Family Reading Night: Fluffy Bunnies

Families with children ages 4-8 can join us for a cozy evening celebrating fluffy bunnies. We'll read stories, create something, and have a little snack. We might even get a visit from some fuzzy bunny friends from the Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary.

Registered patrons must be present to receive their free book.

Register beginning March 26.

Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Target Early Literacy Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.


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