If you're into browsing, try using the Dewey Decimal System to find a book for your Game On badge. For nonfiction sporting selections, in both the Adult and Children's Departments, check the 796s for sport books. Use our endcaps to find the right number. Discover a good-looking read, and then share your thoughts after you've read it to earn your Game On badge.
Who's on first? by Abbott & Costello ; illustrated by John Martz
A is for amazing moments: a sports alphabet by written by Brad Herzog ; illustrated by Melanie Rose
Happy like soccer by Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Lauren Castillo
Clorinda plays baseball! by Robert Kinerk ; illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Babar's Celesteville Games by Laurent de Brunhoff
The Babe & I by written by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Terry Widener
Lucky Luis by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Rhode Montijo
Good sports by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Chris Raschka
Lay-ups and long shots: an anthology of short stories by Joseph Bruchac, Lynea Bowdish, David Lubar, Terry Trueman, C.S. Perryess, Dorian Cirrone, Jamie McEwan, Max Elliot Anderson, Peggy Duffy
The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman
The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane
The rivalry: mystery at the Army-Navy game by John Feinstein
Pop by Gordon Korman
Sports jokes to tickle your funny bone by Stew Thornley
Share the ways you've been able to combine reading with gaming or sports. Earn your badge by sharing a photo of you reading a baseball book at a Tigers Game, reading about improving your chess skills while playing a formidable opponent, or come up with your own way of creatively reading while playing.
During the month of June, check out our Great Outdoors Month display in the Tween Scene (pictured).
Don't forget about Building Bridges Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 22nd from 11am-1:30pm at the Canton Mosque located at 40440 Palmer Rd. Face painting, sports activities, henna, mosque tours, ethnic food, Arab Calligraphy and Q and A with the Imam are some of the highlights of this day. Please RSVP by June 20th. Stop in to pick up a free flyer for more information.
Come back in the evening at 7:00 PM to hear the moving and amazing story of JoAnne Normile and how she started Canter, the racehorse rescue group, in Michigan. Normile's story is told through her book Saving Baby: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption. She will be available to sign copies of her starred Kirkus-reviewed book purchased at the event.
Tuesday, June 25 from 7-8:30 PM
Baseball Prospectus 2013: the essential guide to the 2013 season by edited by King Kaufman and Cecilia M. Tan
The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych by Wilson, Doug
Francona: the Red Sox years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy
Hank Greenberg: the hero of heroes by John Rosengren
Pass the peanuts and Cracker Jack!
The racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Hummingbird Lake: an Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
Waging heavy peace: a hippie dream by Neil Young
The Super Bowl: an official retrospective by edited by Ken Leiker and Craig Ellenport
The NFL Super Bowl companion: personal reflections on America's favorite game by edited by John Wiebusch