Making, Tinkering, and Coding for Kids

Cool circuits by Susan Martineau and Nick Bushell ; illustrations by Martin Ursell

Repurpose it: invent new uses for old stuff by Tammy Enz ; [Christopher L. Harbo, editor]

Recipes from Around the World

Passport on a plate: a round-the-world cookbook for children by Diane Simone Vezza ; illustrated by Susan Greenstein

One world kids cookbook by Sean Mendez ; foreword by Ferran Adriá

Kids around the world cook!: the best foods and recipes from many lands by Arlette N. Braman ; illustrated by Jo- Ellen Bosson

The international cookbook for kids by Matthew Locricchio ; photographs by Marshall Cavendish

Gettin' Crafty: Eco-Friendly Crafts for Kids

The New Geek

Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!

Are you a geek?: 10[superscript 3] ways to find out by Tim Collins

Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground by Williams, John D

Nerd do well: a small boy's journey to becoming a big kid by Simon Pegg

Parenting Around the World

Who Painted That?

Have you ever seen a beautiful painting and wanted to know who painted it? Well, look no further than the Canton Public Library! Earn your Be Creative eLectrified Badge by checking out these great resources on some fantastic artists.

Who was Claude Monet? [electronic resource] by Ann Waldron ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

Pablo Picasso [videodisc] by a film by Didier Baussy- Oulianoff

In the footsteps of Van Gogh [videodisc] by directed by Dominik Rimbault

The life and times of Frida Kahlo [videodisc] by a production of Daylight Films and WETA, Washington D.C. in association with Latino Public Broadcasting ; a film by Amy Stechler

Let the Music Take you Away

Do you find your drive to work or camp is full of the same old same old? Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge this summer by listening to music from around the globe. Just be careful you don't start dancing in the seats!

Smithsonian folkways world music collection [sound recording]

World travels [sound recording]: world music for kids by Raffi

Rough guide to Scottish folk [sound recording]

Cuban music story [sound recording]

Rough guide to world music [sound recording]: Africa & Middle East

Kids it's Time for an Adventure!

Kids, I know you want to take an adventure this summer, but is a far away vacation out of the picture? Have no fear! Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge by watching one (or more) of these cool DVD's. Who says you can't travel from the comforts of your own home?

Up [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Rio [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox Animation presents a Blue Sky Studios production

Madagascar [videodisc] by produced by Teresa Cheng, Mireille Soria ; directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath ; written by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film

Michigan Rocks!

Here in the Mitten State, we have so many wonderful things to do with your family over the summer! Check out these great websites and earn your My Mitten eLectrified Badge while having a good time too!

Animal Magazines for Adults on Zinio

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to grab a lounge chair and try out some new magazines while enjoying the blissful summer days. Zinio offers several titles to help you earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge this summer. Visit the Canton Public Library website to find our emedia link and use that to connect right to Zinnio. Here are some of the great titles they offer:

  • Audubon Magazine
  • BirdWatching
  • DogsLife
  • Equus
  • Practical Horseman


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