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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.

Folk Songs, Love Songs and Lullabies from Around the World

Listen to CPL librarian Tara Scott sing a variety of songs from the U.S.A., Italy, Germany and the British Isles on Saturday, August 8 at 3:00 pm. During her free time Tara sings soprano with the Plymouth Oratorio Society as both a choir member and soloist, and enjoys taking private voice lessons. Today's piano accompaniment will be performed by Haehyun Park. No Registration required. All ages are welcome.

Kids, Where Would you Go this Summer?

A great way to explore new places is through books. Be sure to read a few of these and earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge!

In the Forbidden City by [written by Chiu Kwong-chiu ; designed and illustrated by Design and Cultural Studies Workshop ; translation by Ben Wang]


We visit India by Khadija Ejaz


Buried alive!: how 33 miners survived 69 days deep under the Chilean desert by Elaine Scott


Jimmy the joey: the true story of an amazing koala rescue by Deborah Lee Rose and Susan Kelly ; photographs by Susan Kelly


US geography through infographics by Nadia Higgins


Norway by Derek Zobel

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

Overdrive for Teens

Are you looking for the next great book to read this summer? How about looking for a portable option you can read or listen to? Still hunting for that perfect way to earn your Love It eLectrified Badge? Then you've come to the write place. Using Overdrive, you can connect to hundreds of ebooks and audiobook options that can be downloaded to your personal device and taken anywhere! You can hop on Overdrive through the emedia link  on the Canton Public Library's website.  Enjoy!

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time [electronic resource] by Mark Haddon


Etiquette & espionage [electronic resource] by Gail Carriger


Six earlier days [electronic resource] by David Levithan


I am the messenger [electronic resource] by Markus Zusak

Tumblebooks Awesome Animal Early Reader and Chapter Books

During the summer, keeping up on your reading should be fun and relaxing! Check out these great Early Chapter Books and Readers available on Tumblebooks. Reading any of these will help you earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge. In order to find the books, simply follow the link and type the title into the search box on the Tumblebooks homepage.  Enjoy!
  • Any Pet Will Do by Nancy Shouse
  • Goldfish Don't Take Bubble Baths by Trina Wiebe
  • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #3 Pony Problems by Carolyn Keene
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Sea Dog by Dayle Campbell Gaetz

Great Kids Non-fiction Animal Books on Tumblebooks

During the summer, it is a great time to keep learning about all the amazing animals in the world around us and earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge! The online resource, Tumblebooks, provides great options that are both colorful and informative. You can find each of these titles on their site by using the search box at the top of the page. Enjoy!
  • Dolphins by James DeMedeiros
  • Big Blue by Shelley Gill
  • Have you Ever Seen an Octopus with a  Broom? by Etta Kaner
  • Seahorses by Judy Wearing
  • Animals:  black and White by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

Animal Picture Books on Tumblebooks

Are you stumped trying to figure out how to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge? Check out this great list of Animal Picture Books we offer on our awesome website, Tumblebooks.  You can find each of these titles by using the search box at the top of the Tumblebooks site. Enjoy!
  • Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Wolf's Courage by Joe Kulka
  • Animals in Camoulflage by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
  • Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  • For Just One Day by Laura Leuck

People of Literature

Ever wonder about the authors and illustrators behind your favorite stories? Or the reporters behind the news? These biographies tell of fascinating lives and in some cases, the real-life inspiration behind the writing.

A home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Who's Who in Sports

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by James E. Ransome

The boy in number four by Kara Kootstra ; illustrated by Regan Thomson ; with an afterword by Bobby Orr

Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields

Silent star: the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise ; pictures by Adam Gustavson

Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen