animals

Unleash your creativity when you envision unusual animal combinations at Animal Mash-Up on Saturday, February 20, 2:00-3:00 PM.  In the spirit of Wallace Edwards' Unnatural Selections, we'll create drawings/collages that combine multiple animals in new forms, like a rhino with butterfly wings or a rabbit with a t-rex head.  Plus, we'll learn about real-world critters that feature unusual sets of physical features.  This program is for ages 5-12 and registration is required, beginning January 26.

Animal Manga

InuYasha. Volume 1 by story & art by Rumiko Takahashi ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones]

Fruits basket. Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya ; [translators, Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley ; English Adaptation, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jake Forbes ; retouch and lettering, James Lee]

Anima. Vol. 1 by Natsumi Mukai

Tokyo Mew Mew omnibus. Vol. 1 by written by Reiko Yoshida ; illustrated by Mia Ikumi ; translated by Elina Ishikawa ; lettered by AndWorld Design

Facts About Animals

Does your child have an animal report due in the next couple days? The Canton Public Library has plenty of books about a wide assortment of animals, but when a school project is due sometimes it's hard to find a book on a particular animal. Our online databases, which have digital versions of print resources, are here to help. The databases provide citation information, such as when and where it was originally printed, and allows users to print the article to bring in to their teacher. All these links are available through the Kids Homepage, just scroll down until you find the list of Databases. You may have to enter your library card information to gain access from home.

Animal Friendships for Kids

A mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by John Butler

Owen & Mzee: the language of friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kuhumbu ; with photographs by Peter Greste

Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu ; photographs by Peter Greste

Tarra & Bella: the elephant and dog who became best friends by text and photography by Carol Buckley

Friends by written by Catherine Thimmesh

Calling All Babies — August

Calling All Babies! If you are two-years-old or younger, join us Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 10:00-10:30 AM, as we explore Animals. We'll have fun learning about our furry friends and getting to play a bit too. Moms, be sure to register your little one beginning June 26, 2012. We look forward to seeing you there!

ZooZical a Musical Story

Have you ever wondered what zoo animals do when the visitors go home? Do they go to sleep, eat lots of food, play games? Well the zoo animals of ZooZical decide to put on a musical after all their visitors go home. In their musical, they sing some classic songs, but in a new, zooified way. Check out ZooZical, and enjoy they amazing talents of the giraffes, lions, kangaroos and one very special hippo.

This may even inspire you to read about more talented animals!

Zoobooks

Beautiful, colorful photographs of animals make Zoobooks magazine an instant winner with kids. Each issue focuses on a particular animal, bird, reptile or insect giving lots of information and colorful illustrations. Kids can work on puzzles, games and crafts, while many young readers submit their own drawings and stories. Zootles is geared for ages 2-6 and Zoobies for babies through age 2. Fun resources in the world of wildlife for you to check out!

Books For Animal Lovers

Fiction

Notes from a liar and her dog by Gennifer Choldenko — Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her "real" parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo, and by bending the truth and telling lies.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo — Though this book is shelved in the youth department, the story of Opal and the dog that she finds should not be missed.

Julie of the wolves. Pictures by John Schoenherr by George, Jean Craighead, 1919- — While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

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