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Books For Babies - Colors

Infants generally have good color vision by five months of age.  They especially like bright shades of red, yellow and blue. 
Try these titles to give your baby some color stimulation and enhance their visual perception:

Are you eating something red? by [by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by] Ryan Sias

Circles by Yusuke Yonezu

Red pepper, yellow squash: a book of colors by concept by Rebecca Bondor

Zoom: a fast-paced book of colors by text by John Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway

Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.

Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner

The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker

Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono

Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka

The hat by Jan Brett

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Emma. Stop by our display and check out All Things Austen!

Emma: a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

The Jane Austen Quilt Club: a novel by Ann Hazelwood

Jane Austen's first love by Syrie James

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins

Undressing Mr. Darcy by Karen Doornebos

Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ; foreword by Cathleen Schine

Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Picture Book

The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Craig

First snow by Peter McCarty

Snow by Sam Usher

The little snowplow by Lora Koehler ; illustrated by Jake Parker

If it's snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Outside by Deirdre Gill

Picture Books on Thankfulness and Family

Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Never fear, we've prepared a list of alternatives. Books about family meals or about being thankful are just as good at getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Try these titles today.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell

Don't let Auntie Mabel bless the table by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Three scoops and a fig by written by Sara Laux Akin ; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

Everybody serves soup by Norah Dooley ; illustrations by Peter J. Thornton

What We're Reading: November 2015

Star Trek fans will want to read The Autobiography of James T. Kirk...  Highly recommend is both a reassuring and disconcerting look at our political history.   A. D. Scott weaves a mystery throughout this novel about of a small Scottish Highland village in 1956.

Look What's In Large Print: November 2015

This month we feature three authors new to Large Print: Arnaldur Indridason, Tim Dorsey, and Eddie Joyce. Heather Graham and Jayne Ann Krentz are favorites for Large Print readers.

Reykjavik nights [large print] by Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Trust no one [large print] by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shark skin suite [large print] by Tim Dorsey

The betrayed [large print] by Heather Graham

Small mercies [large print] by Eddie Joyce

Murder Will Out: November 2015

Murder, She Baked: Joanne Fluke's A Plum Pudding Mystery will debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Sunday, November 22 (check local listings).  This holiday season, Hannah Swensen is making plum pudding and trying to solve the murder of a man in his own office. It turns out the list of suspects who would have wanted to see the guy dead is a long one, from a bitter ex-wife to exasperated investors.  Based on Joanne Fluke‘s very popular (very Cozy!) Hannah Swensen Mystery Series.

Alice in Wonderland 150th Anniversary

In 1865, Lewis Carroll published one of the most beloved stories of all time, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The tale of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world of fantastical characters and adventure. A hundred and fifty years later, Alice continues to inspire popular culture and literature. Join us on November 3 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room for fun games and crafts to commemorate the 150th anniversary. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America has a listing of worldwide events and exhibits. Check out all things Alice at our Mad Hatter tea party display!

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll ; introduction by Charlie Lovett ; illustrated by John Tenniel

Alice's adventures in Wonderland, decoded by David Day

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Leaving time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.

International Authors

Are you interested in discovering the fiction of other countries and cultures? There is truly a world of reading out there to explore. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of international authors--from Afghanistan to Zambia.

Books For Babies - Nursery Rhyme Board Books

Introduce your baby to traditional, well-loved nursery rhymes in durable board book format. Here are some titles to get you started.

The itsy bitsy spider and friends by illustrated by Samantha Meredith

My favorite nursery rhymes by illustrated by Sanja Rešček and Hannah Wood

Books For Babies - Stories in Rhyme

Stories written in rhyme have numerous benefits. They tune your child in to all the sounds of a word, help them learn how sounds combine and blend to form words, and help them learn how to hear and identify a steady beat or rhythm. Try some of these fun books to get rhyming with your child today.

Babyberry pie by Heather Vogel Frederick ; [illustrations by] Amy Schwartz

When you were born by Emma Dodd

Ten tiny babies by Karen Katz

Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox ; [illustrations by] Helen Oxenbury

Tickly toes by Susan Hood ; Barroux

Books For Babies - Lift The Flap

Lift-the-flap books are a great way to build up your baby's brain. They can help develop fine motor skills and establish object permanence. Try this selection of lift-the-flap titles available at the Canton Public Library.

Toes, ears, & nose!: a lift-the-flap book by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by Karen Katz

Guess what? — food by Yusuke Yonezu

Cheep, cheep: pop-up fun by text by Jonathan Litton ; illustrations, Kasia Nowowiejska

Henning Mankell, Swedish Noir Author, dies at 67

Henning Mankell, author of the popular Kurt Wallander series died on October 5 of cancer at the age ot 67.  Mankell was the author of over 40 novels, 11 featuring the dour detective Kurt Wallander. Kenneth Branagh adapted several of the novels to film for the BBC. 

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016 Kickoff

If you will be in the Lansing area on Thursday, October 8, please be sure to join us for the Great Michigan Read kick-off event (which will actually be Emily’s sixth appearance) at the Library of Michigan (702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing). The 2013-14 Great Michigan Read author, Steve Luxenberg (Annie’s Ghosts), will be interviewing Emily St. John Mandel about Station Eleven, writing, and much more. The doors open at 6:00 PM.

Great Michigan Read 2015-2016

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The first author tour is coming up this week, October 5, with events scheduled in Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing. For Emily St. John Mandel's full schedule please visit the 2015-2016 Great Michigan Read website.  

The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer, the National Endowment for the Humanities and a host of other sponsors. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Susan Love's breast book by Susan M. Love, M.D. with Elizabeth Love and Karen Lindsey ; illustrations by Marcia Williams

The new generation breast cancer book: how to navigate your diagnosis and treatment options—and remain optimistic—in an age of information overload by Elisa Port, MD, FACS, Chief of Breast Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Co-director of the Dubin Breast Center

Turning off breast cancer: a personalized approach to nutrition and detoxification in prevention and healing by Daniella Chace, MS, CN

Pilates for breast cancer survivors: a guide to recovery, healing, and wellness by Naomi Aaronson, Ann Marie Turo

The silver lining: a supportive and insightful guide to breast cancer by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW ; photographs by Elizabeth Messina

Canton Senior Book Discussion: October 22, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on October 22 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing NO RIVER TOO WIDE by Emilie Richards. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

No river too wide [large print] by Emilie Richards. Some betrayals are like rivers, so deep, so wide, they can't be crossed. But-for those with enough courage-forgiveness, redemption and love may be found on the other side.