Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt and heartbreak. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants.
Sugar cookie murder [large print] by Joanne Fluke
A Redbird Christmas [large print]: a novel by Fannie Flagg
Skipping Christmas [large print] by John Grisham
A Cedar Cove Christmas [large print] by Debbie Macomber
A Christmas journey [large print] by Anne Perry
Happy Holidays! Our next book discussion is Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2:00-3:00PM in Group Study Room A,. We will be discussing CANADA by Richard Ford. Copies will be available beginning Friday, December 19; request a copy from a librarian at Canton Public Library's Information Desk.
Canada by Richard Ford.
A New York Christmas: a novel by Anne Perry
Present darkness: a novel by Malla Nunn
India Black and the gentleman thief by Carol K. Carr
The nightingale before Christmas by Donna Andrews
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron
Want to win tickets to see Mockingjay Part 1? Answer a few trivia questions about the book and you will have a chance at the tickets. The trivia sheet in located just across from the Catching Fire display (next to the new books). Winners will be contacted by phone. The last day to enter will be Sunday, November 30th.
The wicked girls by Alex Marwood
Abroad by Katie Crouch
Broken Harbor by Tana French
And when she was good by Laura Lippman
The silent wife: a novel by A.S.A. Harrison
Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French
Under a silent moon: a novel by Elizabeth Haynes
Here are some great books for 12th grade, complete with fiction and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!
The fall by Bethany Griffin
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
We were liars by E. Lockhart
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Sex and violence: a novel by Carrie Mesrobian
Here are some great books for 11th grade, complete with fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. Make sure to check out our other high school lists as well!
The diviners by Libba Bray
The impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Why we broke up: novel by Daniel Handler ; art by Maira Kalman
Dr. Bird's advice for sad poets by Evan Roskos
September girls by Bennett Madison
The coldest girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Here are some suggested reads for tenth grade, with fiction, historical fiction, graphic novels and everything in between. make sure to also check out our other high school lists!
The story of Owen: dragon slayer of Trondheim by E. K. Johnston
The midnight dress by Karen Foxlee
The summer prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
If I ever get out of here: a novel with paintings by Eric Gansworth
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Killer of enemies by Joseph Bruchac
A brief history of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
The fault in our stars by John Green
Reality Boy by a novel by A.S. King
Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen
Hole in my life by Jack Gantos
The Arnifour affair by Gregory Harris
Buried by Kate Watterson
Death stalks Door County by Patricia Skalka
All things murder by Jeanne Quigley
Bloom and doom by Beverly Allen
An event in autumn by Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Fans of Mankell's Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, will enjoy this story set just before Wallander's final case.
The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession by Dana Goldstein. Everyone has an opinion about America's public schools and the responsibility of its' teachers. Would you be surprised to learn teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries?
A share in death by Deborah Crombie. This is the first in Crombie's long running Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. It's been on my To Read list for awhile and I thought it's time had come. Nominated for an Agatha Award.
Ling & Ting: not exactly the same! by Grace Lin — Look for more Ling and Ting in J READER LIN.
The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats — A young boy enjoys the magic of a wintry day in this Caldecott-winning picture book.
Lucy rescued by Harriet Ziefert — Lots of opportunities for howling, this is the story of a new dog adjusting to her new home.
I ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont — For those with messy artists at home, a rhyming, color-filled story.
Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems
The doghouse by Jan Thomas
Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley
Baxter the Tweeting dog by [Doreen Marts]
Bean Dog and Nugget: the ball by Charise Mericle Harper
Owly. Vol. 3. Flying lessons by Andy Runton
Silly Lilly in What will I be today?: a toon book by Agnès Rosenstiehl by Rosenstiehl, Agnès
Arf and the greedy grabber by Philip Wooderson ; illustrated by Bridget MacKeith ; colors by Jessica Fuchs
The twelve days of Christmas in Michigan by written by Susan Collins Thoms ; illustrated by Deb Pilutti
Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles
Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci
M is for mitten: the Michigan alphabet book by Annie Appleford ; illustrated by Michael Monroe
Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell
Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee
Where'd you go, Bernadette: a novel by [kit] / Maria Semple — Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle — and people in general — has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence — creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.