Hooray for Amanda & her alligator! by words and pictures by Mo Willems — Who can resist a book by Mo Willems? Not me! Here we find Amanda and her alligator friend, who is not that great at being patient but is tremendously talented at being hilarious and entertaining. The illustrations here are in Willems' trademark deceptively simple style and will draw you in no matter what your age. Don't miss this one!
Keep your eyes on the New Book Shelf in the Children's Department for new readers. We have new easy-to-read arrivals for all tastes! Whether it's Elephant and Piggie, Martha Speaks, Superman, or Little Critter, you're sure to find something you love. Check out some of the new reader selections listed below.
Martha camps out by adaptation by Karen Barss; based on a TV series teleplay written by Melissa Stephenson and Raye Lankford
A green, green garden by Mercer Mayer
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report feature notable authors constantly. If you're looking for a list of all the books from all the guests on either of those programs (going back to 2006), the Daily Show Book List and Colbert Report Book List might be for you. Please note that these are Amazon affiliate marketing pages not associated with the shows in any way [via reddit]. Here are some selections from 2011:
Through my eyes by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker
The savage city: race, murder, and a generation on the edge by T. J. English
Great house [Large print] by Nicole Krauss
Full dark, no stars [Large print] by Stephen King
Twelve steps to a compassionate life [Large print] by By Karen Armstrong
The scent of jasmine [Large print] by Jude Deveraux
Lee Krasner [large print] : a biography by Gail Levin
The knitting diaries : [Large print] by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye
Aunt Dimity and the family tree [Large print] by Nancy Atherton
The greater journey [Large print]: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
My father at 100 [Large print] by Ron Reagan
Love me if you dare [Large print] by Carly Phillips
Dead zero [Large print]: a Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter
City of bones by Cassandra Clare
Need by Carrie Jones
A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray
Poison study by Maria V. Snyder
The fatal touch: a Commissario Alec Blume novel by Conor Fitzgerald
The last stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
Knuckler: my life with baseball's most confounding pitch by Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro
The quantum thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley
Check out Canton Public Library’s Book Club in a Bag selections:
The help [kit] by Kathryn Stockett
Little Bee [kit] by Chris Cleave
The postmistress [kit] by Sarah Blake
Can't wait? Re-read the book.
Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacquie D'Alessandro
The sand castle by Rita Mae Brown
Happiness Key by Emilie Richards
Book discussions will resume on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Old Wine Shades by Martha Grimes is the September reading selection. Copies of this book will be available after Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy.
The group's 2011-2012 book discussion titles and dates will be available here in August.
For those who like the high-octane action of Maximum Ride, here's some other books to try:
Gone by Michael Grant
Double helix by Nancy Werlin
Unwind by Neal Shusterman