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Are you sad the kids are almost headed back to school? Learn a new language with Mango! You can learn many new languages all for free with your Canton Public Library card. Click here for the link
This website provided by the University of Wisconsin offers a fish identification tool for the aquatic life in the Great Lakes. You can identify by appearance or search by name with this tool
Net Smartz Kids offers a fun place for kids to explore the importance of safety on the net. This wesbsite is sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to inform kids how to be a good cyber citizen and avoid trouble while accessing the internet. Check it out here
Have you ever visited (or wanted to visit) the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? This video tells the legend of the Sleeping Bear which it was named after. Watch this video here
Check out this printable coloring book all about Michigan. Enjoy decorating this whicle you learn about our great state here 
Investigate and study the tales from days past on the American Folklore website. Some of the tales can be a little spooky and are best told around a campfire at one of our great state parks or in the backyard while toasting marshmallows. Check it out here
Live like it is 1750 and you a re a new settler to Detroit! You can make decisions to shape the game and outcomes in this fin and interactive look into the past. Here is where you can check it out
Inkless tales houses a gre3at collection of videos, poetry, games, coloring sheets, homework help, and much more on a variety of topics. Check it out here
Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):Bartlett's familiar quotationsKing James BibleOxford ShakespeareGray's Anatomy Strunk's Elements of styleWorld FactbookHarvard Classics Click here to check it out today!
The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here
Computer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering,...
Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out *My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please...
Check out BookFlix to earn any of your electrified badges. BookFlix has books by popular authors and offers both fiction and non fiction books on a variety of topics. The books can be listened to or read along with by the reader and some feature animation which can draw the reader into the magic of...
Sixth Grade The postcard [sound recording] by Tony Abbott Chasing Vermeer [sound recording] by Blue Balliett Shakespeare's secret by Elise Broach Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson The mystery of the missing everything by Ben H. Winters
Fifth Grade Unsolved extraterrestrial mysteries by David Southwell and Sean Twist Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator by Jennifer Allison The dark lady by Irene Adler ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno Moonshadow: rise of the ninja by Simon Higgins STORM: the Black Sphere by E.L. Young
Fourth Grade The mystery of UFOs by Chris Oxlade The Westing game by Ellen Raskin The 100-year-old secret [sound recording] by Tracy Barrett The fairy-tale detectives [sound recording] by Michael Buckley Time stops for no mouse: a Hermux Tantamoq adventure by Michael Hoeye
Third Grade The trouble with chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell Annie's adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ; with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted ; illustrated by Lisa K. Weber The ballgame with no one at bat by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos...
Second Grade Nate the Great and the hungry book club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Jody Wheeler in the style of Marc Simont Cam Jansen: the catnapping mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti Scooby-Doo! on werewolf watch by written by Sonia...
First Grade Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley Peter Pan: lost and found by Susan Hill ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; inspired by J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan The cat...
Kindergarten Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Sixth Grade A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin Battling Boy by Paul Pope ; color by Hilary Sycamore Anna Sewell's Black Beauty: the graphic novel by adapted by June Brigman & Roy Richardson Cat...
Fifth Grade Alison Dare: the heart of the maiden by [written by] J. Torres ; [illustrated by] J. Bone True things: (adults don't want kids to know) by [by Jimmy Gownley] The Amulet of Samarkand: a Bartimaeus graphic novel by adapted by Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin ; art by Lee Sullivan ; color...
Fourth Grade Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan Azzi in between by written and illustrated by Sarah Garland Broxo by Zack Giallongo The storm in the barn by Matt Phelan The wonderful Wizard Of Oz by adapted from the novel by L. Frank Baum ; writer, Eric Shanower ; artist,...
Third Grade Ariol. 2, Thunder horse by [writer,] Emmanuel Guibert ; [artist,] Marc Boutavant ; [Joe Johnson, translation ; Michael Petranek, lettering] Beauty and the squat bears by Émile Bravo ; [translation, J. Gustave McBride] Binky the space cat by Ashley Spires Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written...
Second Grade The adventures of Ook and Gluk: kung-fu cavemen from the future by Dav Pilkey Backpack stories by Kevin O'Malley Bake sale by Sara Varon Mr. Men, Little Miss: Mr. Bump: lights, camera, bump! by [stories by John Hardman ; art by Matthew Britton] Pranks and attacks! by Laurent Richard ;...
First Grade Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs The woodshed mystery by adapted by Joeming Dunn ; illustrated by Ben Dunn ; [colored by Robby Bevard ; lettered by Joeming Dunn & Doug Dlin] Eek & Ack: vs. the Wolfman by...
Kindergarten Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts] Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton A trip to the bottom of the world with Mouse: a Toon Book by Frank Viva Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl...
When thinking of books of poetry, most people think of Shel Silverstein, Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas, or nursery rhymes. But there's a wealth of other options. Here are some novel length books written in free verse, which is non-rhyming and does not have a regular meter or...
Like reading about situations that could happen in real life? Here are some realistic fiction picks. Although they're suggested for sixth graders, other readers may enjoy them as well. Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin Dionne Waiting for normal by Leslie Connor Smile by Raina Telgemeier...
Reading about real people can fun, exciting, and inspiring. Here are just a few of the people featured in our JBIO section. Recommendations might be interesting to more than just sixth graders!The seventeenth child by Dorothy Marie Rice & Lucille Mabel Walthall Payne The many faces of George...
The games bible: over 300 games— the rules, the gear, the strategies by Leigh Anderson 365 unplugged family fun activities: a year's worth of ideas for TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment by Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett The family manager's guide to summer survival by Kathy...
Read about how colds, the flu, and other diseases affect you, or how characters in stories deal with being sick.Your body battles a cold by Vicki Cobb; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris The common cold by Terry Allan HicksThe flu by Jim OllhoffFighting the flu by...
The dragon & the knight: a pop-up misadventure by Robert Sabuda Imogene's antlers by David Small A sick day for Amos McGee by written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead The library by Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert ;...
Emu by Claire Saxby ; illustrated by Graham Byrne Nest by Jorey Hurley Flamingos by Melissa Gish Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore ; collages by Susan L. Roth Do you really want a bird? by Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Katya Longhi Have you heard the nesting bird?...
Grammar girl presents the ultimate writing guide for students by Mignon Fogarty ; with illustrations by Erwin Haya Writing and illustrating the graphic novel: everything you need to know to create great graphic works by Mike Chinn Just write: here's how by Walter Dean Myers ; [afterword by Ross...
Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson Paper towns by John Green An abundance of Katherines by John Green 13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson Going bovine by Libba Bray Just one wish by Janette Rallison Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne BeakyEllie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney;...
Curiosity by Gary Blackwood — In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety...
The show must go on! by Kate Klise ; illustrated by M. Sarah Klise Two mice and a crow, who travel with a circus, cleaning up the spilled popcorn after every performance, come to the rescue when a greedy con artist takes over the management of the circus. Book #1 in The Three-Ring Rascals series...
Sugar changed the world: a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom, and science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos — Songs, oral histories, maps, and more than eighty archival illustrations help trace the history of sugar and the sugar trade. The story of Coca-Cola by Lonnie Bell — Discusses the...
Chapter Books Pickle: the (formerly) anonymous prank club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker ; illustrated by Tim Probert — Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA...
These great middle school mysteries are available as audiobooks or printed copies. Listen to them for the Sleuth It: eLectrified badge, or read them for the Sleuth It: Super Bookworm Badge.Hold fast [sound recording] by Blue Balliett —  On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared...
Minecraft: awesome building ideas for you by Minecraft Books Minecraft hacks: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics Minecraft hacks...
It's only Stanley by Jon Agee —  Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source. Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts —  A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure. Journey by Aaron Becker...
The bungalow mystery [sound recording] by Carolyn Keene SilverFin [electronic resource]: a James Bond adventure by Charlie Higson Thirteen reasons why [electronic resource] by Jay Asher Down the rabbit hole [electronic resource]: [an Echo Falls mystery] by Peter Abrahams So B. It [electronic...
Crafts for kids who are wild about rainforest [electronic resource] by Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm Crafts to make in the summer [electronic resource] by Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Vicky Enright Loom magic creatures! [electronic resource]: 25 awesome animals and mythical beings...
Carnivores [electronic resource] by Aaron Reynolds ; illustrated by Dan Santat Kitten's first full moon [electronic resource] by Kevin Henkes Feeding time at the zoo [electronic resource] by Sherry Shahan Horse escape artist [electronic resource]: and more true stories of animals behaving badly...
Linus the vegetarian T. Rex by Robert Neubecker V is for vegan: the ABCs of being kind by written and illustrated by Ruby Roth Going vegan: a healthy guide to making the switch by Dana Meachen Rau Vegan is love: having heart and taking action by written & illustrated by Ruby Roth That's why...
These captivating series feature beloved and unforgettable characters, and are perfect for readers who are transitioning from easy readers to chapter books.Cam Jansen: the mystery of the U.F.O. by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ; with illustrations by...
Whittington by Alan Armstrong ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak bandits by Michael D. Beil A summer spell by Sue Bentley ; illustrated by Angela Swan The amazing story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo My unwilling witch goes to ballet school by Hiawyn Oram, Sarah...