Marcia Barker, CPL's programming specialist and long-time library employee, suggests this list of books everyone should read.
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
Anne Frank : the diary of a young girl by translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday ; with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt
1984 : a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Jane Eyre, introduction by William Peden by Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
Lord of the flies by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E. L. Epstein
The giver by Lois Lowry
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane ; adapted by Malvina G. Vogel ; illustrated by E.R. Cruz
Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ; afterword by Alfred Kazin
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
Of mice and men by John Steinbeck
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Louis Jambor
The Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck ; introduction and notes by Robert DeMott
Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell
Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows by adapted by Michael Bishop ; illustrated by Rene Cloke
Great expectations by Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by David Trotter ; edited and with notes by Charlotte Mitchell
Middlemarch by George Eliot ; edited by Rosemary Ashton
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway ; illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard
The call of the wild by retold from the Jack London original by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Lucy Corvino
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ; supplementary material written by Anna Maria Hong ; series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis [abridged by Amanda Benjamin] ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham
Homeschoolers @ the Plymouth District Library
Wednesday, September 22 at 1 p.m.
Come explore the library with us! Join us for an afternoon of information and entertainment. Homeschooling families will have the opportunity to tour the library, learn databases, review the functions of the online catalog, meet other homeschooling families, and have an exciting library scavenger hunt.
Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 734-453-0750, #5 starting September 15, 2010. Homeschooling families only, please.
For more information, visit Cantonfun.org or phone (734) 394-5460.