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High Interest - Low Readability

Looking for some interesting books that aren't too difficult to read? check these out:

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics


Bone: tall tales by Jeff Smith ; with Tom Sniegoski ; color by Steve Hamaker


Iron Man. Enter the dragon by writer, Fred Van Lente ; penciler, James Cordeiro ; inker, Scott Koblish ; colorist, Martegod Gracia ; letterer, Nate Piekos ; cover artist, Michael Golden


Creatures from Planet X! by Yale Stewart


Beware the Inquisitor! by written by Lisa Stock


Rutabaga the adventure chef. 1 by Eric Colossal

Humorous/Funny Stories for Kindergarteners

Kindergarten

Imogene's antlers by David Small

Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash by Sarah Weeks ; pictures by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett

The silly book by Babette Cole

Big chickens by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Henry Cole

Sports Fiction For Fifth Graders

The batboy by Mike Lupica



Go long! by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell



Dunk under pressure by Rich Wallace

Sports Fiction For Fourth Graders

Double team by Amar'e Stoudemire ; illustrated by Tim Jessell


Baseball world series by Matt Christopher


Mia by Laurence Yep


Game-day jitters by Rich Wallace ; illustrated by Jimmy Holder


On your mark, get set, laugh! by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by John & Wendy

Sports Fiction For Third Graders

Softball surprise by Jake Maddox ; text by Leigh McDonald ; illustrated by Katie Wood


Kickoff to danger by Franklin W. Dixon


The soccer mystery by created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Charles Tang


Cam Jansen and the Sports Day mysteries: a super special by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Joy Allen


McKenna, ready to fly! by Mary Casanova ; [illustrations by Brian Hailes]

Sports Fiction For First Graders

Last one in is a rotten egg, by Leonard Kessler by Kessler, Leonard P., 1920-


Time for T-ball by written by Alyson Heller ; illustrated by Steve Bjorkman


I can be a gymnast by Kristen L. Depken ; illustrated by Tino Santanach and Joaquin Canizares


Monster games by Melissa Lagonegro ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists


Soccer day by written by Alyson Heller ; illustrated by Steve Bjorkman

Sports Fiction for Kindergartners

Young Cam Jansen and the baseball mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti


Joy in Mudville by written by Bob Raczka ; illustrations by Glin Dibley


Max the champion by written by Sean Stockdale and Alexandra Strick ; illustrated by Ros Asquith


Dino-basketball by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrations by Barry Gott


Henry Holton takes the ice by Sandra Bradley ; illustrated by Sara Palacios

Murder Will Out: Ruth Rendell Dies at 85

From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell — British author, Ruth Rendell passed away at the age of 85 on May 2.  Ms. Rendell may be best known for her Inspector Wexford series, but she also wrote several suspenseful stand-alone novels as Barbara Vine. She was named Grand Master of Mystery by the Mystery Writers of America in 1997 and the Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

Triple Crown Time


Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Murder Will Out: Edgar Award Winners 2015

Mystery Writers of America recently announced the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014.  

Best Novel

Mr. Mercedes: a novel by Stephen King








Best First Novel by an American Author








The Simon & Schuster-Mary Higgins Clark Award

The stranger you know by Jane Casey


Lily King at Nicola's Books on May 18

Euphoria: a novel by Lily King — Monday, May 18th at 7:00 pm meet NYT Bestselling Author Lily King at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor.  Canton Public Library's Lunch & a Book group will be discussing this award winning novel on Thursday, August 8, 2015.

Murder Will Out: May 2015

May is Mystery Month and what better way to celebrate than with a good mystery?


 

The unquiet dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The kings of London by William Shaw

Mr. Monk and the new lieutenant by a novel by Hy Conrad ; based on the USA Network television series created by Andy Breckman

Too bad to die by Francine Mathews

Beyond limits by Laura Griffin

Murder on the Champ de Mars by Cara Black

Realistic Fiction for Fifth Grade

Even the real world holds a variety of experience. Walk in someone else's shoes for awhile with these realistic fiction selections.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Lunch money by Andrew Clements

Hope is a ferris wheel by Robin Herrera

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg  A sister and brother run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Michigan Fiction & Authors - Suggestions by Grade

Kindergarten

It's summer, dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell


Memoirs of a hamster by Devin Scillian and illustrated by Tim Bowers


The Michigan counting book by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrator, Michael Glenn Monroe


Stranger in the woods by Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick


Mr. Wayne's masterpiece by Patricia Polacco



1st Grade


Monkey monster truck by David Anthony and Charles David Clasman ; illustrations Lys Blakeslee

Murder Will Out

The killing game by Iris Johansen — If you are a fan of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and have access to Netflix, the Eve Duncan movie THE KILLING GAME starring ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Laura Prepon) is now available on Netflix streaming.

Lunch and a Book May 2015

The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel by Fannie Flagg — Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Like Fannie Flagg's classic Fried Green Tomatoes, this is filled to the brim with Flagg's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. Join us Thursday May 14 at noon.

Classic Children's Books

Everyone might have their own definition of what makes a "classic" book, perhaps it's an award-winner, something that's stood the test of time, or simply something everyone reads and is familiar with. Here are some titles that might be considered classics today.

Moo, baa, la la la! by Sandra Boynton — Sandra Boynton is a widely recognized illustrator and has created a delightful series of board books for the youngest patrons.

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle — Other books written or illustrated by Eric Carle might also be considered classics, but this one is arguably the msot recognizable. For other titles written by Eric Carle, look in J PICTURE BOOK CAR.


Where the wild things are by Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak — "Let the wild rumpus start!" Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated many well-known children's books in addition to this one, many of which can be found in J PICTURE BOOK SEN.

May We Suggest: Romantic Suspense

If you like suspense and mystery with a love story and the ease of reading large print..

Night diver [large print] by Elizabeth Lowell

Flashpoint [large print] by Suzanne Brockmann

Riptide [large print] by Catherine Coulter

Hunted [large print] by Karen Robards

Stolen [large print] by Allison Brennan

Running scared [large print] by Lisa Jackson

Dead by midnight [large print] by Beverly Barton

Super-Hero Reads for 6th Graders

Sidekicked by John David Anderson


The ascension: a Super human clash by Michael Carroll

Geeks, girls, and secret identities by Mike Jung ; with illustrations by Mike Maihack

The cloak society by Jeramey Kraatz

H.I.V.E.: Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden