Pope Joan: a novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross — One of the most controversial women of history is brought to brilliant life in this fictional tale of Pope Joan, a girl whose origins should have kept her in squalid domesticity. Instead, through her intelligence, indomitability and courage, she ascended to the throne of Rome as Pope John Anglicus.
Dear zoo by Rod Campbell
Zoo ah-choooo by Peter Mandel ; illustrated by Elwood Smith
The Underpants Zoo by written and illustrated by Brian Sendelbach
Six little ducks [sound recording] by Al Dana... [et al.] — Dance to the track "Going To The Zoo."
Wiggleworms love you [sound recording] — Sing along with the track "Speckled Frogs."
The talisman ring [large print] by Georgette Heyer
Stolen [Large print] by Allison Brennan
Sea glass winter [Large print] by JoAnn Ross
Royal bridesmaids [Large print]: an original anthology by Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, Loretta Chase
The silence of winter [large print]: a Lancaster County saga by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Blood orange by Karen Keskinen
The bookseller: the first Hugo Marston novel by Mark Pryor
Bowled over by Victoria Hamilton
Brush with death: a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney
Cold Tuscan stone: a Rick Montoya Italian mystery by David P. Wagner
Looking for a new teen Sci-Fi series with a bit of romance and mystery? Try one of these:
The eye of minds by James Dashner
These broken stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Slated by Teri Terry
For darkness shows the stars by Diana Peterfreund
Legend by Marie Lu
Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Celebrate African American history month by reading about African American music and musicians.
We shall overcome: the story of a song by written by Debbie Levy ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Hey, Charleston!: the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Colin Bootman
Charlie Parker played be bop [kit] by Chris Raschka
Bessie Smith and the night riders by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by John Holyfield
Examined life: excursions with contemporary thinkers by edited by Astra Taylor
Examined life [videodisc] by Sphinx Productions in co- productions with the National Film Board of Canada in association with Ontario Media Development Corporation, TVO and Knowledge Network
The problems of philosophy, by Bertrand Russell by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
A history of western philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
The death of bees: a novel by Lisa O'Donnell
Golden boy: a novel by Abigail Tarttelin
Help for the haunted by John Searles
Lexicon by Max Barry
The lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Mother, mother: a novel by Koren Zailckas
Relish: my life in the kitchen by Lucy Knisley
This Year's Winner:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal
Maggot moon by Sally Gardner
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
2014 Award Recipients and Honor Books:
The watermelon seed by Greg Pizzoli
Ball by word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
A big guy took my ball! by Mo Willems
The Daniel plan: 40 days to a healthier life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman, with Sean Foy and Dee Eastman
Grain brain: the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain's silent killers by David Perlmutter, MD, with Kristin Loberg
Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal by Mary Roach
Salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hooked us by Michael Moss
Shred: the revolutionary diet: 6 weeks, 4 inches, 2 sizes by Ian K. Smith
The Closers: a novel by Michael Connelly — Harry Bosch, Homicide Detective Los Angeles Police Department has been called out of retirement to join LAPD's Open/Unsolved Unit and he will bring his usual tenaciousness to the job regardless of the cost.
The presidents club: inside the world's most exclusive fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy — Backroom deals, secret alliances, rivalries and rescue missions. Journalists and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy shine a light on the presidency by exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones — Austen’s powers of subtle discrimination and shrewd perceptiveness is revealed in "Pride and Prejudice". She is able to convey such a complex message using a simple, yet witty, style.
On the road : the original scroll by Jack Kerouac ; edited by Howard Cunnell ; introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, and Joshua Kupetz — On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies — An evergreen book that one can read again and again.
Annie’s Ghosts is part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mother's reasons for hiding her sister’s existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother’s world of the 1930s and ‘40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.
The Hit [large print] by David Baldacci
Fly Away [large print] by Kristin Hannah
Life After Life [large print]: a novel by Kate Atkinson
Gone Girl [Large print]: a novel by Gillian Flynn
Inferno [Large print]: a novel by Dan Brown
The Racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Daddy's Gone A Hunting [large print] by Mary Higgins Clark
Anonymous sources by Mary Louise Kelly
The abomination: a novel by Jonathan Holt
The Andalucian friend: a novel by Alexander Söderberg
Aunty Lee's delights by Ovidia Yu
A blind goddess by James R. Benn
Detroit: an American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to Detroit's fate, his family's, and his own. Detroit has gone through good times, 'the Arsenal of Democracy' and bad times and right now everyone's wondering what its' fate will be.
Books the Canton Public Library staff are reading and believe deserve a moment in the spotlight - fiction, non-fiction, old and new:
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
No escape by Mary Burton
The particular sadness of lemon cake: a novel by Aimee Bender
The system: the glory and scandal of big-time college football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
On Thursday January 9 at noon, we will be discussing:
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. People who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's Sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.