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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.

Wordless Picture Books

Have you ever been drawn to a wordless picture book, but been unsure how to share it with your child? Check out these helpful tips, and remember that wordless picture books can be a great tool to enhance your child's literacy, whether or not he or she knows how to read.

These picture books don't need words to tell their story:

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

Good dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Wave by Suzy Lee

Tuesday by David Wiesner

If You Like Psychological Suspense Novels

If you enjoyed psychological suspense novels like Defending Jacob, Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, check these out...

Leaving Berlin: a novel by Joseph Kanon

Monday's lie by Jamie Mason

Edge by Nick Oldham

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

The stolen ones by Owen Laukkanen

Disclaimer by Renée Knight

Thorndyke Thoughts: CYS is Over

Hey Kids,
I hope you enjoyed our Connect Your Summer program as much as I did. The badges, the activities, and all the programs were so exciting! I especially enjoyed the Stormtroopers who came to the Final Party.

Even though summer is almost over, I've still been reading, and one of my favorite books from the last week is 
Julia Child: an extraordinary life in words and pictures by Erin Hagar  — The story is so interesting, and I loved the pictures, which made Julia look so friendly. It took Julia a long time to figure out what she wanted to do, but before she learned to be a chef she worked with spies in World War II. And afterward she became one of the first chefs on TV. When I finished the book one of the first things I did was to find her TV show on how to make omelettes. Then I made an omelette, and it was delicious.

If you're looking for more books on cooking adventures, try one of these.

Alice Waters and the trip to delicious by written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Hayelin Choi ; afterword by Alice Waters

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):
Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster
The Avengers
Best Family Film Full of Fun
Inside Out
Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood
Tom & Jerry
Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film
And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016

Canton Public Library in partnership with the Michigan Humanities Council is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel.  The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a host of other sponsors. 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”

Fairytales Retold

If you love TV series like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, or Sleepy Hollow, you'll enjoy these re-tellings of classic fairytales.

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen — Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules.

Charlie Glass's slippers: a very modern fairy tale by Holly McQueen — In this delightful spin on Cinderella , Charlie Glass inherits her father's shoe empire and snatches up a drop-dead-gorgeous, multi-millionaire Prince Charming. But is he truly the key to her happily ever after?

Hot Kids Series

Be prepared for the continuation of your favorite series with these upcoming releases. We've ordered them so they'll be here soon. Place your holds now for Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Rick Riordan's newest book featuring Norse mythology. We'll contact you when your copy arrives.

Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts: Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer -- Publication scheduled for August 11, 2015

Amphitrite the bubbly by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams-- Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015

Auggie & me: three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015

Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks- A-Lot: the twelfth epic novel by Dav Pilkey— Publication scheduled for August 25, 2015

Murder Will Out: August 2015

Another round of debut authors:

Among thieves by John Clarkson

Blood ties by Nicholas Guild

Blue Avenue by Michael Wiley

By book or by crook by Eva Gates

Benefit of the doubt by Neal Griffin

The case of the dotty dowager by Cathy Ace

Criminal confections by Collette London

Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!