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The following titles may be enjoyed by Sixth Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Sixth Graders can be found in a variety of locations, including J FICTION and KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Click on each title for location and availability.

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

After shunning Jaime, the school nerd, on her first day at a new middle school, Penelope Torres tries to blend in with her new friends in the art club, until the art club goes to war with the science club, of which Jaime is a member.

LEGO® Build Day

LEGO

In preparation for our 2017 LEGO® Fantastic Beasts Building Contest, join us in the Friends Activity Room for two hours of free play with our stock of LEGO® and Duplo Blocks. This time is set aside to experiment and explore, build and get inspired. You cannot take your creations home, but the ideas you generate here might serve you well for the contest in January. Not interested in competing? Join us anyway. This is an open opportunity to build and create with friends or family. No registration required.

 

 

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2017 LEGO® Fantastic Beasts Building Contest

Dragon made from LEGO®

Attention Builders!  Show us your most creative creature designs using LEGOs® in our Fantastic Beasts Building Contest! There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Thursday, December 22, and the Contest will take place Thursday, January 5.   Entries must be dropped off on January 4 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 5 or 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, January 5, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Need a warm-up for LEGO® building?  Come to the LEGO® Free Build on Tuesday, December 27, 10:00-12:00 and get your creative juices flowing!

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 22) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Thursday, January 5, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 4
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Thursday, January 5
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

 

Earth Dragon 02 by :jovian: (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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From https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ : "National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel during the month of November. Why do it? For 30 crazy, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by 11:59 PM on November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable-but-challenging individual word-count goals."

Children and Teen Resources

An illustrated introduction to writing a silly story that provides tips and instructions on writing an original story and offers a sample.

Offers guidance on writing stories, poems, drama, and nonfiction and includes profiles of famous writers, writing exercises, and tips from experts.

Enjoyed the Michael Vey series? Try one of these:

The maze runner by James Dashner

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

The awakening by Michael Owen Carroll

Ten years after the disappearance of superhumans-- both heroes and villains-- thirteen-year-olds Danny and Colin begin to develop super powers, making them the object of much unwanted attention.

Gone by Michael Grant

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

The CPL team has curated events for all types of interests as a way to connect with the community with what they love.

Trivia Night at the Library

Teams will compete to win gift cards and other items by answering questions related to famous paintings, geography, science, pop culture, literature and much more. Light refreshments served. Monday, November 14 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Gilmore Girls Celebration

The Gilmore Girls revival has been long awaited and with its release, CPL invites fans to celebrate with Gilmore Girl trivia, a Stars Hollow photo booth and a cup of coffee. Wednesday, November 16 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

International Games Day

International Games Day will be celebrated at CPL with a variety of board and card games on hand and patrons are also invited to bring their own to share. This event is for all ages and family participation is encouraged. Saturday, November 19 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Muggles, Music, and Mayhem

This celebration of all things Harry Potter includes wizard rock band Tonks & the Aurors, Potter-themed treats, butterbeer, games and wizard trivia. Guests will also have a chance to win movie passes. All ages are welcome. Sunday, November 20 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Get To Know Your Sikh Neighbor

Get to know your Sikh neighbor during a drop-in program sponsored by the Sikh community of the Gurdwara Sahib Singh Sabha of Michigan, the Canton Public Library and the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition. This program, Get To Know Your Sikh Neighbor - Sikh Mystique, will allow the opportunity to meet members of the Sikh community and learn about beliefs and customs, as part of the “Not In Our Town: Stop Hate Together” initiative. Everyone is welcome.

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Enjoy these spooky chapter books in a range recommended for ages 8-14. Feel free to ask a librarian for more recommendations if this doesn't quench your thirst for fright!

The witching game by Annette Cascone

When Lindsey and her friends play the wishing game "Bloody Mary" in front of a strange antique mirror, one by one their wishes start coming true, with horrifying results.

The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

Thirty-five creepy stories about pigeons, ancient predators, Girl Scouts, and other terrifying things. Includes author's notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.

Muggles, Music, and Mayhem

Join us in a magical celebration of all things Harry Potter! Wizard Rock band Tonks & the Aurors will give a live performance at 1:00pm. Sip butterbeer, enjoy Potter-themed treats, play games, and try your hand at Wizard Trivia beginning at 1:45pm. You'll also have a chance to win movie passes to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Muggles of all ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Harry Potter by Halle Stoutzenberger is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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