February 6, 2013 | madame librarian
May We Suggest?
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February 5, 2013 | Brad B.
Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
Freight train by Donald Crews
Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
February 4, 2013 | SuzyQ
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955 she refused to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white passenger, setting off the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement leading to nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. She eventually moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.
Rosa Parks: my story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins
Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley
February 4, 2013 | madame librarian
Citizen soldier: a life of Harry S. Truman by Aida D. Donald
Do the movies have a future? by David Denby
The eve of destruction: how 1965 transformed America by James T. Patterson
The presidents club: inside the world's most exclusive fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
February 3, 2013 | madame librarian
The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The boy in the suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis ; translated from the Danish by Lene Kaaberbol
The Buddha in the attic by Julie Otsuka
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey
February 2, 2013 | madame librarian
The racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Hummingbird Lake: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream by Neil Young
February 1, 2013 | daviscrl
January 30, 2013 | Brad B.
January 29, 2013 | Brad B.
2013 Printz Award Winner:
In darkness by Nick Lake
2013 Printz Honors:
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
January 28, 2013 | goulds
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao has been awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature for the year 2013. This heart-moving tale about a captive silverback gorilla was inspired by a true story. Ivan has spent 27 years of his life at The Big Top Mall, a cheap roadside circus attraction, confined to an enclosure of glass, metal, and concrete. He has become numb to his existence, watching TV, dabbling with art, and eating food thrown to him. Bob, a spunky dog, and Stella, an aging elephant are his only friends and companions. Ivan's melancholy life begins to change, however, when Ruby, a young vibrant elephant appears on the scene and Stella dies from neglect. Stella's dying plea to Ivan is help Ruby escape. Ivan's dormant mind comes alive as he devises a daring plan to free Ruby. With the help of the kind daughter of the custodian, Bob, and a zoo thousands of miles away, Ivan's creative efforts may just succeed. Thought provoking and emotionally packed, this book should be read more than once to savor all of its nuances.
Newbery Honor Books for 2013 are: