Every year, The New York Times Book Review asks a panel of judges to select ten picture books they consider to be the best children's picture books of the year. All of these books are available here at the Canton Public Library and are listed below.
Here comes the garbage barge! by written by Jonah Winter; illustrated by Red Nose Studio
Children make terrible pets by Peter Brown
Seasons by Blexbolex
Shadow by Suzy Lee
If you're looking for something silly and short to share with your little one, take a look at the Sandra Boynton items in our collection. The board books are quick little reads: some have silly themes like belly buttons and others are fun stories about animals. If you're looking for children's music that won't drive you crazy, Philadelphia Chickens is my favorite. The songs aren't obnoxious, but they are catchy enough that you'll remember them later if you need to entertain your baby on the go.
- Ń̀ươc ḿât : doan thien by Trọng Đạt
- 30 phút cho t̀ưng món chay ngon by Tuŷét Minh
- Nh˘ám m˘át tĥáy Paris by Dương Thụy
- Chú chó nhín tĥáy gì vá nh̃ưng cụôc phiêu kưu khác by Malcolm Gladwell
Looking for great Fall stories to read to your little ones? If so, these books,
Pumpkins : a story for a field by written by Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Barry Root
Apples and pumpkins by Anne Rockwell ; pictures by Lizzy Rockwell
Too many pumpkins by Linda White ; illustrated by Megan Lloyd
could be just what you're looking for. My granddaughter sure loved them.
Black Friday: a Maggie O'Dell novel by Alex Kava
Make death love me by Ruth Rendell
Eyes of prey by John Sandford
A faint cold fear by Karin Slaughter
Silent treatment by Michael Palmer
Ever by Gail Carson Levine
The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley ; pictures by Peter Ferguson
Into the Wild : a novel by Sarah Beth Durst
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The frog princess by E.D. Baker
Each month I compile a list of the new romances received the previous month by the library. (You can find paper copies of this list at the end of the romance shelf.) Every time I do this bibliography, a few titles catch my eye. Here are the October romance purchases which got my attention.
Sinful in satin by Madeline Hunter
Something wicked by Michelle Rowen
Whether your interest is scholarly pursuit or just a desire to be scared out of your wits, we've compiled a list of films and audiobooks, both frightening and humorous; books, both fiction and fact; and websites to visit for those curious about the supernatural.
The following films will either have you at the edge of your seat or falling off your seat laughing.
An American haunting by AfterDark Films; MediaPro Pictures; Midsummer Films; Redbus Pictures; Remstar Films; Sweetpea Entertainment — This movie is based on the true story of The Bell Witch of Tennesee. In 1818, slight, unexplained noises were heard in the Bell family's home. As the spirit grew, it increasingly persecuted the father, John, and his daughter, Betsy and began speaking to the family, although it refused to say why it was there. It pronounced a death sentence on John and within a year, he was dead. The film explains what happened on the night the spirit was born and what led to its horrific acts of torment.
Ghostbusters by Columbia Pictures, a Black Rhino/Bernie Brillstein production — When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters! Stars Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd.
Announcing the results of 2010 Anthony Awards:
The brutal telling by Louise Penny — (Minotaur)
The last child by John Hart — (Minotaur)
The mystic arts of erasing all signs of death : a novel by Charlie Huston — (Ballantine Books)
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
Locked in by Marcia Muller — (Grand Central)
The silent hour by Michael Koryta — (Minotaur)
If you liked The Help by Kathryn Stockett, here's a selection of other novels which explore their characters' lives in this time of social change:
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Plum wine: a novel by Angela Davis-Gardner
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Credited by some as the first true Romance novel, this classic tale of a young governess who falls in love with her employer is full of drama and passion. Evidence of the book's enduring appeal is over 600 Amazon.com reviewers have rated this book 5 stars.