You will enter a world of breath-taking beauty and spellbinding mystery when you open Wonderstruck, a world so rich and captivating that you won't want to leave it even when you come to the last page. Two stories revolving around hearing-impaired characters are artfully intertwined. One is set in...
Have you ever wondered what zoo animals do when the visitors go home? Do they go to sleep, eat lots of food, play games? Well the zoo animals of ZooZical decide to put on a musical after all their visitors go home. In their musical, they sing some classic songs, but in a new, zooified way. Check...
Here are some great kids cd's that you can play while you jump into the pile of leaves.
John McCutcheon's four seasons [sound recording]: autumnsongs by McCutcheon, John
Cartime [sound recording]
Sara Jordan presents celebrate seasons [sound recording] by Sara Jordan; composed by Sara Jordan, Mark...
Everything for fall : a complete activity book for teachers of young children : activities for September, October, and November by edited by Kathy Charner ; illustrations by Joan Waites — can help both teachers and parents plan fun, educational, autumn-based activities for young children. Covering...
The arrival of fall also means the arrival of apples! Whether they're baked into a pie, dipped in caramel, pressed into cider, or simply enjoyed plain, apples are always a wonderful autumn treat. Why not read some stories about apples, too? Listed below are some easy books all about this fabulous...
Are you in the mood for an awesome time-travel triology that promises to have a Twilight-ish romance flavor to it too? Then you'd better get started with book #1, Ruby Red by Kirstin Gier now. Gwen lives in London with her mother's rather eccentric family. For years all the attention has been...
Hey Kids! Did you hear about the rare earthquake that shook the East Coast of the United States yesterday? It was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake with the epicenter located near the town of Mineral, VA. Lots of buildings suffered damage, even the Washington Monument cracked during the shaking. People...
Starting kindergarten is a major developmental milestone for children and their parents. During spring, many elementary schools host "Kindergarten Round-Up” sessions to help families prepare for this exciting event. Here are some picture books you and your child can read together that deal with the...
Looking for a good, and not-too-long, book for that historical fiction assignment? Then pick up Gretchen Woefle's All the World's a Stage: a Novel in Five Acts. As you might guess, it is set in England during Shakespeare's time, but it is also a coming-of-age story that revolves around a very...
Many parents teach signs to their young children before they are able to speak. If you'd like to try signing with your baby, we have materials that can help you get started. Below are some suggested books and DVDs that can be found in the Parenting section in the Children's Department.
Enjoy some easy-to-read stories to get yourself ready to go back to school. Listed below are some of our newer arrivals. You can read them to yourself, or share with a school buddy. Happy reading!
Katie and the class pet by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
The Smurfs: off to school! by...
Sometimes the simplest stories have the most to say. Children's stories can be that way and often give us a lot to think about. Children's authors Eileen and Jerry Spinelli recognize this in their book Today i will . This little book gives a years worth of interesting quotes from children's fiction...
Are you looking for something fun and exciting to read? Well, look no more, have we got the section for you. Check out the J Nonfiction 300 to 399 section for all sorts of great reads including folktales, fairytales, environmental topics, career books, government books, Boy Scout badge books, Girl...
If you liked Harry Potter, then give these a try:
Stolen by Sarah Prineas; illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo
The hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
The lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
If you liked books like the Warriors series, then try these:
The capture by Kathryn Lasky
Varjak Paw by S.F. Said; illustrated by Dave McKean
Redwall by Brian Jacques; illustrated by Gary Chalk
If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then try some of these titles:
Let's pretend this never happened: by Jamie Kelly by Jim Benton
Tales from a not-so-fabulous life by Rachel Renee Russell
Middle school is worse than meatloaf: a year told through stuff by Jennifer L. Holm; pictures by Elicia Castaldi
Get together with other tweens and teens to talk about a great book. Register online, then check out the book at the Children’s Desk. The book selection for this month is Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos. Register online today.Program Date: Tuesday, August 16 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Uma Krishnaswami has created a true summer delight: The Grand Plan to Fix Everything. Dini and Maddie are best friends who love the fabulous Bollywood movies, especially the 'filmis' featuring the beautiful singer/actress Dolly Singh. The BFFs are all excited about attending a summer Bollywood...
Hooray for Amanda & her alligator! by words and pictures by Mo Willems — Who can resist a book by Mo Willems? Not me! Here we find Amanda and her alligator friend, who is not that great at being patient but is tremendously talented at being hilarious and entertaining. The illustrations here are...
The Warlock, in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott is part of an awesome, intricate fantasy series. You will be shocked and amazed at what unfolds in this book. If you love multi-layered fantasies, and have not yet delved into the worlds, shadow-worlds, and complex...
Are you looking for something different? Interested in Mythology or Religion? The J200-299's are the collection for you. Come and explore Mythology from all over the world including, Greek Myths, Roman Myths, and Norse Myths. Learn more about your own Religion or delve into someone else's. Enjoy!
Looking for some music to help the kids chill out on these very hot days? Try some Jazz. Cool Jazz for Kids and Disney Songs the Satchmo Way are just two of the great selections of Jazz for kids. Classic crooners like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are some of the artists that will help your...
Pssst… over here! Are you a Big Nate fan? If so you are in for a treat! Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Pierce is on order at Canton Public Library! Be sure to get on the hold list; it's filling up fast. Don't be the last kid on your block to have read the new Big Nate book. Enjoy!
Parents, are you looking for materials to make sure your kids don't lose important skills over the summer? Check out our books of Summer Bridge Activities for preschool through sixth grade. You can also check out the Spectrum Series for test prep that covers math, language, social studies, and...
Keep your eyes on the New Book Shelf in the Children's Department for new readers. We have new easy-to-read arrivals for all tastes! Whether it's Elephant and Piggie, Martha Speaks, Superman, or Little Critter, you're sure to find something you love. Check out some of the new reader selections...
This story begins on a normal day. Everyone is busy, no one has time to play with the little boy, until the Blackout! Once it goes dark, the family goes on a hunt for the light, and when they find it, they discover a whole lot more! Check out this picture book about one family that discovers how...
Even if you haven't read the prequel, Fly by Night (as I haven't), you will still fly through Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge, staying up far later than you should to find out what happens next. Mosca Mye is one feisty, clever, courageous, endearing super-heroine ready to take on evil and corruption...
Get together with other tweens and teens to talk about a great book. Register online, then check out the book at the Children’s Desk. Register online today.Program Date: Thursday, July 14, 2:00-2:45PMBook Title: The Postcard by Tony Abbott
The J100-199 section of Children's Non-fiction has a lot going on! We have a wide range of topics including the Supernatural (witches, ghosts), Optical Illusions, Feelings, Friendship, and Death. Stop on by and enjoy!
Here's a list of books for those who like Percy Jackson and are looking for another good series to read:
The ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The merchant of death by D.J. MacHale
Magyk by Angie Sage; illustrations by Mark Zug
Book #1 in Brandon Mull's new Beyonders series is beyond belief. Action, suspense, humor, magic, mystery, plot twists, bizarre portals to alternate realms, epic battles between good and evil — A World Without Heroes has it all. Jason, a regular teenager with no dreams of glory, suddenly finds...
Gator is an alligator a little boy flushed down the toilet. Gabby is a little girl who doesn't have any friends and refuses to speak because she is always picked on by the school bullies. Together they form a friendship that helps them both be comfortable with who they are. A quick, light read with...
The adventures of Marco and Polo by Dieter Wiesmüller; translated from the German by Beate Peter
All aboard!: a traveling alphabet by concept by Chris L. Demarest; illustrated by Bill Mayer
Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier
How to travel with grownups by Elizabeth Bridgman; pictures by Eleanor Hazard
The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail
Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath
The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs
The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy
The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller
All aboard! by James Stevenson
Hockey hotshots: young stars of the NHL by Steele Filipek; with photographs
Hockey skills by James MacDonald
Hockey superstars 2009-2010: your complete guide to the 2009-2010 season, featuring action photos of your favorite players by Paul Romanuk
Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens
Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler
The art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi
How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley
Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss
Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Alex Fitzgerald's cure for nightmares by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Wendy Edelson
Another day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim
Ben's dream: story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg
The Berenstain bears and the bad dream by Stan & Jan Berenstain
12 fabulously funny fairy tale plays by Justin McCory Martin
15 Plays for Beginning Readers Famous Americans by Carol Pugliano-Martin
Cinderella outgrows the glass slipper and other zany fractured fairy tale plays by J. M. Wolf
Hey Kids! Are you a lover of animals? If so, check out these awesome animal books and get your Animal Lover Badge.
My farm friends by Wendell Minor
Chicken, chicken, duck! by Nadia Krilanovich
Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea
Cookbooks for Kids
Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz
Batter Up Kids: sensational snacks by Barbara Beery; photography by Marty Snortum
Children's quick & easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes
Taking a road trip with the family this summer? Need some tunes to entertain the little ones? Here are some great CDs for the car ride this summer:
Car songs: songs to sing anywhere by Dennis Buck
Songs for the car
Here comes science by They Might Be Giants
City kid! by Joanie Leeds
Kidz bop 19 by...
Parents, how many times a day do you hear "Why?" or "How?" How many different ways can you answer that? Author Christopher Niemann tries to help you answer those questions with his new picture book, That's How. Here, many questions about how things work are answered in a simple, straightforward way...
June 14 is Flag Day, and with the Fourth of July coming up we will see our flag flying in many places. It took many years for our flag to look the way it does now, as changes in our nation brought changes to the flag. In 1818 Congress made a decision that there would only be 13 stripes in the flag...
Are you interested in books and DVD's about the extraordinary or unexplained? Ever need an encyclopedia or almanac to check-out and take home? Thinking about finding bigfoot or tracking UFO's? Curious about computers and the internet? Be sure to stop by the J000-099 collection in the Children's Non...
The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman and Rob Shepperson is an enjoyable, but puzzling story. Soft black&white pictures tell some of the story, as with Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It has the dark, mysterious aura of Gaiman's Coraline. Parental figures are rather horrific, as one might...
It's hot outside! Kids, enjoy some books about how others beat the heat. If you want to cool off, chill out and read a book at the library — we have air conditioning! Here are some hot summery picture books and easy reader books. Keep cool, and don't forget your sunscreen!
Amanda Pig and the really...
The Poetry Foundation has chosen their newest Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis! The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has written a lovely post about Mr. Lewis on their blog. Also, we have a wonderful selection of poetry books by Mr. Lewis in our collection that you should check out...
Don't want to be cooped up in the house this summer? Play some cool outdoor games and keep boredom at bay. Need ideas to get you started? Check out the list of books below. You'll find new ideas for games along with some old familiar favorites.
Run, jump, hide, slide, splash: the 200 best outdoor...