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Canton Seniors Book Group May 23, 2013

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, May 23 at 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Barbara Delinsky's THE SUMMER I DARED.  Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk.

The summer I dared: a novel by Barbara Delinsky

Lunch & a Book May 2013

On Thursday, May 9 at noon we will be discussing:

The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht — Natalia, a young doctor, arrives in a Balkan country on a mission of mercy. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. But Natalia is also confronting a private mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel. Searching for clues, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. "These stories," Natalia comes to understand, "run like secret rivers through all the other stories" of her grandfather's life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.

Edible Fiction

Picture Books About Outer Space

Star seeker: a journey to outer space by Theresa Heine, Victor Tavares


Stars! Stars! Stars! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace


Full Moon and star by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Marcellus Hall


How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers


Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and ; [illustrated by] Marla Frazee

Book Club Choices: April 2013

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 the Canton Public Library offers a wide variety of Book Club in a Bag kits.

The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain

The art of racing in the rain: a novel by Garth Stein

Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn

The language of flowers: [kit] a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Rockefellers: an American dynasty by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

What We're Reading: April 2013

A collection of fictional biographies, War of 1812, baseball and Jackie Robinson, the Stanley Cup, and satire...

Easy Readers 6: Proficient Readers

Dodsworth in New York by written and illustrated by Tim Egan


Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue


Iris and Walter by written by Elissa Haden Guest ; illustrated by Christine Davenier


Houndsley and Catina and the birthday surprise by James Howe ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay


Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends by Wong Herbert Yee

Easy Readers 5: More Challenging Stories

A bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban


Star Wars, the clone wars: the secret villain by Rob Valois


Pearl and Wagner: four eyes by Kate McMullan ; pictures by R.W. Alley


Elvis the rooster and the magic words by Denys Cazet


Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

I married you for happiness [kit] Lily Tuck — Slender, potent, and engaging, the book unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden death is the reason for her lonely vigil. She remembers defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a mathematician-a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories-real and imagined-Tuck reveals the intimacies, secrets, and joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.

Easy Readers 3: Beginning Readers

Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton



Go away, crows! by [Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Santiago Cohen



Pete's party by written by Jon Scieszka ; characters and environments developed by the Design Garage: David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon



Diego saves a butterfly by adapted by Lara Bergen ; illustrated by Warner McGee

Easy Readers 2: Getting Ready to Read

The next step up from our most beginning readers:

Word Bird's shapes by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Chris McEwan



Amy's big race: the sound of long A
by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier



Bob Books listen and read 1. Set 1, Beginning readers 1- 4
by text, Bobby Lynn Maslen ; pictures, John R. Maslen



Biscuit plays ball by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories

Clifford's best friend by Norman Bridwell


Murder Will Out: Owen Laukkannen Book Signing

Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30PM meet Canadian author Owen Laukkanen for a discussion and signing of his new thriller Criminal Enterprise, featuring FBI agent Carla Windermere and Minnesota state investigator Kirk Stevens at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor.

Easy Readers 1: Our Easiest Readers

Looking for our easiest Readers? Here's a few to get you started:

 

Guppy up! by Jonathan Fenske -- Using opposites and rhymes, Guppy is all over the place!

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss — A Dr. Seuss classic featuring basic rhyming pairs to introduce simple words.

Have you seen my cat? by Eric Carle — An easy reading version of Eric Carle.

The big, red blanket by Harriet Ziefert — Harriet Ziefert's easiest readers.

A mop for pop by Foster & Erickson -- word banks feature 

Fish and Frog by Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

You can also look for more in the series:

Fiction books that made us laugh

Below are the results of a survey of CPL staff on the books that made them laugh. You might have to put some on hold, they are very popular!



"Anything by Erma Bombeck"
Wooster and Jeeves books by P. G. Wodehouse

Forrest Gump: a novel by Winston Groom

One for the money by Janet Evanovich and the rest of the Stephanie Plum series

The color of magic by Terry Pratchett

Savvy Seniors March 2013

Are you a Canton resident unable to come to the library due to a permanent or long-term illness or disability or an older adult (65+) without a way to get to the library? Canton Public Library offers Books by Mail service to Canton residents. Every month a librarian will select books/audiobooks/DVDs based upon your preferences, to be delivered to your home postage free. When done return them to the Canton Public Library in the postage-paid mailer provided.

Fantastic Fantasy for Tweens & Teens

Here's some great books for those who like fantasy with a little wonder and humor:

The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen


The chaos code by Justin Richards


The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones


The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann