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Here at the Canton Public Library we love reading in any form—and for those of you with an eReader, smartphone or tablet computer we have a world of tech-savvy options! OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Our newest addition, Zinio, allows you to read new magazines on your smartphone or tablet. Once you finish, don't forget to log on and claim your Geek Out badge!
Enjoy steampunk? Try these books out:
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Cinder by written by Marissa Meyer
Clockwork angel by Cassandra Clare
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
The hunchback assignments by Arthur Slade
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Etiquette & espionage by Gail Carriger
There are so many fantastic picture books out there to enjoy. Here's a few great reads that kids of all ages will love!
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault ; illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Curious George by H. A.
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to help you geek out.
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
Star Wars head to head by Pablo Hidalgo
Lego Star wars: character encyclopedia by written by Hannah Dolan with Elizabeth Dowsett, Shari Last, and Victoria Taylor
The Lego ideas book: unlock your imagination by author, Daniel Lipkowitz
Crazy concoctions: a mad scientist's guide to messy mixtures by Jordan D. Brown; illustrated by Anthony Owsley
Discovery Channel young scientist challenge: taking science to the extreme! by Rosanna Hansen and Sherry Gerstein
You can't take a balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts by story by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser
Giraffes can't dance by Giles Andreae ; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
Dancing in the wings by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson
The barn dance by Pat Hutchins
Are you a tech-savvy dad looking to Geek Out with your kids by sharing your love of science and technology. Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a blog on Wired magazine's Web site has a fun series of books filled with activities for all ages.
Geek dad: awesomely geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share by Ken Denmead ; foreword by Chris Anderson
And for Moms who want to get in on the fun—geek out with your kids over science experiments, super heroes, and fun crafts!
File M for murder by Miranda James
Cats can't shoot: a Pru Marlowe pet noir by Clea Simon
Grey expectations by Clea Simon
No cooperation from the cat: a mystery by Marian Babson
The cat, the wife and the weapon: a cats in trouble mystery by Leann Sweeney
The big cat nap: the 20th anniversary Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrated by Michael Gellatly
Cat telling tales by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Family affair by Debbie Macomber
Cupid Cats by Katie MacAlister, Vicki Lewis Thompson & Connie Brockway
Tails of wonder and imagination by edited by Ellen Datlow
The cat's meow by Emily Carmichael
The go-between by Joyce Stranger
The nine lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
Of cats and men: stories by Nina de Gramont
Cat daddy: what the world's most incorrigible cat taught me about life, love, and coming clean by Jackson Galaxy with Joel Derfner
Smart guide to understanding your cat by Carolyn Janik
Cat calls: wonderful stories and practical advice from a veteran cat sitter by Jeanne Adlon, Susan Logan ; foreword by Jim Davis
I am Maru by Mugumogu
Bad dog: a love story by Martin Kihn
The complete idiot's guide to positive dog training by Pamela Dennison
Dog games: stimulating play to entertain your dog and you by Christiane Blenski
Dog walks man: a six-legged odyssey by John Zeaman ; map illustrations [end papers] by Claire Zeaman
- Obtain an activity log from one of the Help desks.
- Read each clue and search the library to find a picture of the animal described.
- Write down the name and location of each animal you find.
- Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!
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
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
Animals home alone by Loes Riphagen
Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by David Roberts
Mini racer by Kristin Dempsey; illustrations by Bridget Strevens
My boyfriends' dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall
The dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King
Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi
Ashes, ashes by Jo Treggiari
Black Cat. Vol. 1. The man called Black Cat by story & art by Kentaro Yabuki
Wisdom's Kiss: a thrilling and romantic adventure, incorporating magic, villany, and a cat by written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
Pot-bellied pigs: a complete and up-to-date guide by Dennis Kelsey-Wood
The chinchilla handbook: filled with full-color photographs by Sharon L. Vanderlip; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges
Cockatiels: everything about purchase, care, behavior, and health by Thomas Haupt and Julie Rach Mancini; illustrations by György Jankovics; [translated from the German by Rita Kimber]
Memoirs About Dogs — Some of these titles may also be available as books on CD or e-books and a few have been made into DVDs:
A dog for all seasons: a memoir by Patti Sherlock
Dog house: a love story by Carol Prisant
Drinking with Miss Dutchie: a memoir by Ed Breslin
Chow hound: wholesome home cooking for your doggie by Eve Adamson
Eco dog: healthy living for your pet by Corbett Marshall & Jim Deskevich ; photographs by Aime Herring
Grrrrowlicious food for hungry dogs by Jamie Young ; photography by Derek Swallwel
Healthy eating by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Healthy foods from A to Z by [executive editor, Stephanie Maze] = Comida sana de la A a la Z / [editora ejecutiva, Stephanie Maze]
10 ways I can live a healthy life by Sara Antill
My healthy body by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein ; illustrated by Joe Weissmann
Going organic: a healthy guide to making the switch by Dana Meachen Rau
Cool relaxing: healthy & fun ways to chill out! by Alex Kuskowski