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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Shakespeare Adaptations for Kids

Brick Shakespeare: the tragedies— Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar by as told and illustrated by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas

Macbeth by a graphic novel adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds ; based on the play by William Shakespeare

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Stratford Zoo midnight revue presents: Macbeth by written by Ian Lendler ; art by Zack Giallongo ; colors by Alisa Harris

Cryptids: Crazy, Mysterious Animals

Tales of the cryptids: mysterious creatures that may or may not exist by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, Roxyanne Young

Sea monsters by Melissa Higgins ; content consultant Joseph Nigg, author of Wonder Beasts and other books on mythical animals

Mysteries unwrapped: mutants & monsters by written by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Josh Cochran

Biggest, baddest book of monsters by Anders Hanson & Elissa Mann

Minecraft for Kids

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 master builder: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

Minecraft construction handbook by written by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (FyreUK) ; illustrations by James Barker and Theo Cordner

Minecraft: redstone handbook by written by Nick Farwell ; illustrations by James Burlinson, Theo Cordner [and 5 others]

<3 for Teens

The law of loving others by Kate Axelrod

Love & other theories by Alexis Bass

We can work it out by Elizabeth Eulberg

Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Love on the lifts by Jill Santopolo

Jekel loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Football Fiction

Bleachers by John Grisham

Red zone by Mike Lupica

Rough & tumble by Mark Bavaro

Line of scrimmage by Marie Force

Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury

Deal breaker by Harlan Coben

And this too shall pass: a novel by E. Lynn Harris

Robert B. Parker's Cheap shot by Ace Atkins

Let the Music Take you Away

Do you find your drive to work or camp is full of the same old same old? Earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge this summer by listening to music from around the globe. Just be careful you don't start dancing in the seats!

Smithsonian folkways world music collection [sound recording]

World travels [sound recording]: world music for kids by Raffi

Rough guide to Scottish folk [sound recording]

Cuban music story [sound recording]

Rough guide to world music [sound recording]: Africa & Middle East

Michigan Authors for Teens

Get Outdoors with Zinio Digital Magazines

It may seem counterintuitive, but you can explore the great outdoors from the comfort of your couch. Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet. And of course, use them as inspiration to get outside! 

Sherlock Holmes Through the Years

Sherlock Holmes [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Silver Pictures production in association with Wigram Productions, a Guy Ritchie film

Sherlock Holmes [videodisc]: the great detective by a Satel Documentary production for A&E Television Networks

Sherlock Holmes. The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Disc 1 [videodisc] by produced by Granada Television ; WGBH Boston

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

True Stories take a Creative Turn: Graphic Novels

Some of these graphic novels describe true events outright, and others are based on real stories, but all of them turn history into a visual treat.

Hidden: a child's story of the Holocaust by written by Loïc Dauvillier ; illustrated by Marc Lizano ; color by Greg Salsedo ; translated by Alexis Siege

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Houdini: the life of the great escape artist by Agnieszka Biskup ; illustrated by Pat Kinsella

The Korean War by Gary Jeffrey & illustrated by Terry Riley

To dance: a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel ; with artwork by Mark Siegel

Teen Mystery eAudiobooks

Recipes from Around the World

Passport on a plate: a round-the-world cookbook for children by Diane Simone Vezza ; illustrated by Susan Greenstein

One world kids cookbook by Sean Mendez ; foreword by Ferran Adriá

Kids around the world cook!: the best foods and recipes from many lands by Arlette N. Braman ; illustrated by Jo- Ellen Bosson

The international cookbook for kids by Matthew Locricchio ; photographs by Marshall Cavendish

Easy vegetarian foods from around the world by Sheila Griffin Llanas

Michigan: Strange and Weird

Ghost stories from Canton by Virginia Bailey Parker ; illustrated by Sharon Lee Dillenbeck and Roy Rinke

Michigan songbag by compiled by Phyllis Rykala Nelson

Favorite Michigan folk songs by selected by Tina Lewis

The Michigan road guide to haunted locations by Chad Lewis & Terry Fisk ; foreword by Linda S. Godfrey

Discover Space

The space book: from the beginning to the end of time, 250 milestones in the history of space & astronomy by Jim Bell

New frontiers of space by Jeffrey Kluger, Michael D. Lemonick and Time contributors

Space exploration: triumphs and tragedies by Kim Masters Evans

Space atlas: mapping the universe and beyond by James Trefil ; foreword by Buzz Aldrin

Smithsonian atlas of space exploration by Roger D. Launius & Andrew K. Johnston

The next space age by edited by Christopher Mari

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

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 Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw

Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris

Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista

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

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse

You are the pea, and I am the carrot by J. Theron Elkins and Pascal Lemaitre

Outdoor themed books

Into the wild by Jon Krakauer

A walk in the woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Blue highways: a journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon ; photographs by the author ; with a new afterword by the author

A moveable feast: the restored edition by Ernest Hemingway ; foreword by Patrick Hemingway ; edited, with an introduction, by Seán Hemingway

The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world by Eric Weiner

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