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May We Suggest?This blog provides customized book recommendations to our patrons. To get your own, just fill out the May We Suggest form and you can expect results within 10 days. You can also like May We Suggest on facebook.

People Around the World: Biographies

These biographies offer only a glimpse into the countries they are from, but might open a window into a new place for you. Please enjoy your travels! If you need to see where all these lands are located, check the globe behind the Children's Reference Desk, or ask a librarian for help.

Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai by Viqi Wagner

America

Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields

Antarctica

Shackleton's journey by William Grill

Argentina

Animal Magazines for Adults on Zinio

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to grab a lounge chair and try out some new magazines while enjoying the blissful summer days. Zinio offers several titles to help you earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge this summer. Visit the Canton Public Library website to find our emedia link and use that to connect right to Zinnio. Here are some of the great titles they offer:

  • Audubon Magazine
  • BirdWatching
  • DogsLife
  • Equus
  • Practical Horseman

Internet Cat Reboot

The Internet is full of funny pictures, blogs, and videos on pretty much any topic. Cats get special attention, but books feature the comical adventures of many animals.

 

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel

Cat high by Terry deRoy Gruber

The secret life of squirrels by Nancy Rose

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein

I am Maru by Mugumogu

Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson

History of Toys and Games

Birth of the chess queen: a history by Marilyn Yalom — Everyone knows that the queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. Not until the year 1000, two hundred years after Arab conquerors brought chess to southern Europe, did a chess queen appear on the board.Initially she was the weakest piece, not the formidable force she is today. How and why did this transformation take place? Examine the five-hundred-year period between the chess queens timid emergence and her elevation into the games mightiest piece.


Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground by Williams, John D — Now Word Nerd takes readers inside the byzantine, dog-eat-dog world of top tournament players, creating a piquant (seven-letter word, 68 points!) work that is part pop-cultural history, part anthropological study.