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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

Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson

Classics to Love

There's a reason some books stick around for years. A short list of well-loved classics to try this summer:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ; edited with an introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler

Oliver Twist, or, The parish boy's progress by Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Philip Horne

The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame ; illustrated by David Roberts

The princess bride: S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure by the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman

Internet Cat Reboot

The Internet is full of funny pictures, blogs, and videos on pretty much any topic. Cats get special attention, but books feature the comical adventures of many animals.

 

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel

Cat high by Terry deRoy Gruber

The secret life of squirrels by Nancy Rose

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein

I am Maru by Mugumogu

Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson

Animals Online

We offer a whole lot of online resources for animal lovers on our Kids Page (just scroll down to the Databases section).

Accessible in the library or from home with a Canton Library Card are: 


Explore our online resources to claim your eLectrified badge.

Tales of the Dark and Mysterious

Start with one in these short story and novella collections, and see if you can stop.

The cabinet of curiosities: 36 tales brief & sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne ; illustrated in black-and-white by Alexander Jansson

Different seasons by Stephen King

The wonderful story of Henry Sugar, and six more by Roald Dahl

The lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson

Trigger warning: short fictions and disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Through the woods by stories by Emily Carroll

Go Buggy this Summer

Beetle busters: a rogue insect and the people who track it by Loree Griffin Burns ; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz ; tree and forest illustrations by Rachel Newborn

Face bug by poems by J. Patrick Lewis ; photographs by Frederic B. Siskind ; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Bug detective: amazing facts, myths, and quirks of nature by Maggie Li

The spider by Elise Gravel

Fly guy presents: insects by Tedd Arnold

Bugged: how insects changed history by Sarah Albee ; illustrated by Robert Leighton

Teen Detectives on the Page

The girl is murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

The adventures of Tintin. Vol. 5 by Herge ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]

Dead Girl Moon by Charlie Price

Endangered by Lamar Giles

Jackaby by William Ritter

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


Henri Matisse [videodisc] by Kultur International Films

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

Couch Travel to New Worlds

Sometimes, we all just need a break from the crazy that is summertime. For a great time out, snuggle into your couch and take a trip to some far flung places, all while never leaving the living room and earning your Around the World eLectrified Badge!

The best exotic Marigold Hotel [videodisc] by a Fox Searchlight release of a Fox Searchlight presentation, in association with Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, of a Blueprint Pictures production, in association with Dune Entertainment ; produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin ; screenplay by Ol Parker ; directed by John Madden


The Grand Budapest Hotel [videodisc] by producers, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales, Scott Rudin ; screenplay written and directed by Wes Anderson


Roman holiday [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures


Wild [videodisc] by Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; a Pacific Standard production ; produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Bill Pohlad ; screenplay by Nick Hornby ; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée


The Darjeeling Limited [videodisc] by American Empirical Pictures ; Cine Mosaic ; Indian Paintbrush ; Scott Rudin Productions

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!

Online and Around the World

Have you ever been to another country? Would you like to go? Explore these great websites and databases we offer at the Canton Public Library! Travelling online is a great way to earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge.