One great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday is to participate in Read Across America by reading to your child this evening. You can also watch Seuss videos or play games on the Seuss-themed website Seussville.
The language of flowers: a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I married you for happiness by 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.
Hen Lit is grown-up chick lit with an older heroine who probably has a kid or two and a mortgage. But she’s still just as much fun as her twenty-something chick lit sisters.
The generous gardener by Trisha Ashley — Living in an idyllic Welsh village with a handsome husband and a loving daughter, 40-something Fran March has reason to be happy with her lot. Then her daughter, the result of an unforgettable one-night stand, starts asking awkward questions about her "real" father.
Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Abandoned by her husband, Venetia Summers is not alone. Living in a dilapidated house in Norfolk, she is surrounded by her three children, a houseful of animals, and a garden run amok.
Savannah blues: a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.
The burning edge by Rick Mofina
Mystery Writers of America presents vengeance by edited by Lee Child
The darkening field by William Ryan
Ghoul interrupted by Victoria Laurie
Where's my teddy? by Jez Alborough
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel; story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton by Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968
The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
Freight train by Donald Crews
Olivia by written and illustrated by Ian Falconer
In the tall, tall grass by Denise Fleming
The aviator's wife: a novel by Melanie Benjamin — Ms. Benjamin will speak at Nicola's Books on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00PM
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 try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.
The racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe
String of pearls by Madge Swindells
An absolute scandal: a novel by Penny Vincenzi
The deep blue sea for beginners: a novel by Luanne Rice
Invitation only: a novel by Kate Brian
The A-list. 1 by Zoey Dean
L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
Would I lie to you: a Gossip Girl novel by created by Cecily von Ziegesar
Jealous? by Melissa de la Cruz
Splendor: a Luxe novel by Anna Godbersen
2013 Printz Award Winner:
In darkness by Nick Lake
2013 Printz Honors:
Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao has been awarded the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature for the year 2013. This heart-moving tale about a captive silverback gorilla was inspired by a true story. Ivan has spent 27 years of his life at The Big Top Mall, a cheap roadside circus attraction, confined to an enclosure of glass, metal, and concrete. He has become numb to his existence, watching TV, dabbling with art, and eating food thrown to him. Bob, a spunky dog, and Stella, an aging elephant are his only friends and companions. Ivan's melancholy life begins to change, however, when Ruby, a young vibrant elephant appears on the scene and Stella dies from neglect. Stella's dying plea to Ivan is help Ruby escape.
"Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Author Honor Books:
"Each Kindness" by Jacqueline Woodson
"No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller" by Vonda Micheaux Nelson
"I, Too, Am America" illustrated by Bryan Collier
Illustrator Honor Books:
"H.O.R.S.E." illustrated by Christopher Myers
Along with the 2013 Caldecott Medal Winner, the 2013 Caldecott Honor books have also been announced. This year five picture books were selected to receive the Caldecott Honor. Those five recipients are:
Creepy carrots! by words, Aaron Reynolds ; pictures, Peter Brown
Extra yarn by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen
If you like romance, happy endings, and ongoing stories like Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street or Emily March's Eternity Springs series try…
Little night [large print] by Luanne Rice
Coming home [large print] by Karen Kingsbury
Larkspur Cove [Large print] by Lisa Wingate
Looking for some paranormal adventure mixed with a little romance? Try one of these books:
Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor
The Raven Boys [sound recording] by Maggie Stiefvater
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The iron king by Julie Kagawa