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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.

Share a Story

There's so much to love about sharing a story. Pick an old favorite or something new, and find a nice place in the library to read aloud for 15 minutes. Try a cozy nook in the Children's Department, or even take your book out to the pond or butterfly garden. Share your book with someone you love, a new friend, or a passing butterfly! Don’t forget to claim your On the Scene Love It badge online, and fill out a ticket in the CYS Command Center near the Self Service area.

Athletes on Audiobook

The Bambino and me [kit] by Zachary Hyman ; illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Players in pigtails [kit] by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Hothead [sound recording]: a novel by Cal Ripken, Jr. with Kevin Cowherd

Shaq uncut [sound recording]: my story by Shaquille O'Neal with Jackie MacMullan

Travel ebooks

Best places to stay in Mexico [electronic resource] by Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters Jamison

Adventure guide to Jamaica [electronic resource] by Paris Permenter & John Bigley

England [electronic resource] by Lonely Planet

Frommer's China [electronic resource] by Simon Foster, Candice Lee, Jen Lin-Liu, Beth Reiber, Tini Tran, Lee Wing-sze, Christopher D. Winnan

Paris, Paris [electronic resource]: journey into the City of Light by David Downie

Last train to Zona Verde [electronic resource]: my ultimate African safari by Paul Theroux

Fighting Off Illness

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 Hicks

The flu by Jim Ollhoff

Fighting the flu by Robyn Hardyman

Back off, sneezy!: a kids' guide to staying well by Rachelle Kreisman; illustrations by Tim Haggerty


 

You can't take your body to a car mechanic by Fred Ehrlich and Amanda Haley

Running for Women

Books on Michigan Birds for Kids

Foodie Fiction

Take a bite out of great novels and graphic novels that work food/eating into the narrative ingredients.

Letting Ana go by Anonymous

Kitchen princess omnibus. 1 by Natsumi Ando; story by Miyuki Kobayashi ; translated by Satsuki Yamashita; adapted by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir



Hot lunch by Alex Bradley

Taste test by Kelly Fiore



Peanut by Ayun Halliday; illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Otomen. Vol. 12 by Aya Kanno

Parenting Around the World

Love It Cootie Catcher

Not sure what to read? Make a “cootie catcher” to help you decide. We’ll point you to just the right area to find something you’ll enjoy! Don’t forget to claim your Love It badge online!

Foreign Travel

Plague and Pestilence

Cooking in a Hurry

Books Made Into Movies

The Da Vinci code: a novel by Dan Brown

The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

The notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The pursuit of happyness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe

The help by Kathryn Stockett

Michigan Architecture

Sustainable Teens

47 things you can do for the environment by Lexi Petronis with environmental consultant Jill Buck

Going blue: a teen guide to saving our oceans, lakes, rivers, & wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye ; with Philippe Cousteau & EarthEcho International

Kids who are changing the world by a book from the GoodPlanet Foundation ; photographs by Yann Arthus- Bertrand ; text by Anne Jankéliowitch

eCookbooks

New Books About the Mitten

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.

Teen Cooking Books

Teens cook dessert by Megan and Jill Carle, with Judi Carle

Teens cook: how to cook what you want to eat by Megan and Jill Carle ; with Judi Carle ; photography by Jessica Boone

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team ; photographs by Phil Mansfield

Puzzles in the Library

Help us put the puzzle together! We have tables in the main and children's areas with puzzles out and ready for your puzzle-solving skills. Don’t forget to claim your Game On badge online!