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Spring, where did you go?

I don't know about you, but with all the snow that fell today, it sure doesn't feel like spring to me.  Would you rather be thinking about warm weather and playing outside? If so, Sunny Days and Starry Nights will help. Flip through this book and find lots of ideas for fun stuff you can do outside. Plan some outdoor activites for yourself, and before you know it, it will actually be nice enough outside to do them!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

The Tigers Home Opener is this coming Friday, April 10th.  Even if you don't have tickets to the big game, you can get into the baseball spirit with a hotdog, popcorn, and a family-friendly baseball movie from CPL.  Some of my favorites are The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, and Rookie of the Year.  Batter Up!

Grandparent Fun April

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren to Grandparent Fun on Wednesday, April 8 from 10am-11am to enjoy stories, songs, crafts and playtime.  This month's theme is Earth Day and gardening.  All grandchildren will receive their own special plant to make their world a little greener. 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

One of my son's favorite books is Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  You can't help but feel sorry for middle schooler Greg who is harassed by his older brother Roderick, teased by his classmates, and has to deal with his younger brother Manny who is always trying to get Greg in trouble.  Greg is an ordinary kid just trying to get through the day without anything bad happening to him.  This is a very funny book and highly recommended for tweens.

Shel Silverstein on a Rainy Morning

falling upOn this rather rainy Friday morning, I try to look for some fun to keep me going during the day. Shel Silverstein's whimsical poetry is just the ticket for escaping the soggy, rainy day  blues. Here's to an afternoon giggle.

Go Fly a Kite!

Kite.preview.pngApril is National Fly a Kite Month, so take some time to investigate kites in fact and fiction at your library. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take a trip to one of Canton’s parks to fly your own kite.

April Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Shop April Specials. . .
All gardening, craft and hobby books are buy two, get one free.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on the books that make you dream of leisure days in the garden or fashioning that new doodad for your dining table centerpiece.
Come see the great bargains on great books in Secondhand Prose

Talk About Books

Talk About Books is a book discussion for kids in 1st and 2nd grade. Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.

Chalk Box Kid by: Robert Clyde Bulla
Date: 4/18 at 1pm

Beans on the Roof by: Betsy Byars
Date: 4/23 5pm

MORE new comics!

We're gearing up for Free Comic Book Day (May 2) here at the library with new subscriptions to the comics you love.

  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Marvel Adventures Super Heroes
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Simpsons Comics
  • Tiny Titans
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron

Stay tuned for more on Free Comic Book Day @ Cantonpl..it's going to be awesome!

It's Time For Tea!

Children age 4-6 and caregivers are welcomed for a hare-raising fun tea party with Peter Rabbit and his friends.   We’ll hear the Story of Peter Rabbit, make a craft and have a snack.  Online registration begins April 1.

"Where is your Christian fiction?"

Many kids have been asking this question this past week. There is not a special area or spine label devoted to Christian fiction, but the library certainly does have lots of books that meet this need.

Happy April Fool's Day!

Hey kids, enjoy this April Fool's Day with Bart King's The Pocket Guide to Mischief. You can read about some funny historical practical jokes and get tons of ideas for harmless, but hilarious pranks you can pull on people you know. Hope the day is a ton of fun for you!

Where did that apple come from?

Want to find out where your food comes from? Learn about fair trade, food miles and local markets in Your Food by Sally Hewitt.

Kids Graphic Novel News - #4 Can't Get Enough Spidey?

Spiderman is in Kids Graphic Novels! Yep, click here to check out one of the webby super hero adventures today.

Fish News -- Friends!

 

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

This sure is a big new house!
I think I'll invite some friends to come live here too.
Would you like to meet some of my friends? 

You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,
Nemo

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

Blubbbb. Blubbbb.

Egg-ceptional fun!

Springtime is here! The time has come for rain, flowers, warm weather...and for many, it will also be time to color and decorate eggs. Some of our favorite characters like to do just that! In Eggs For Everyone, Dora the Explorer and her pal Boots spend time decorating eggs for their families and friends. This book just might inspire you to create your own eggs for somebody special!

Final Four Fever

netWith the Final Four rapidly approaching, college basketball fever is at the tipping point!

Bath Picture Books

Looking for a fun, squeaky-clean read?  Take the plunge into one of these fun picture books about the exciting world of bathing. 

Bubble Bath Pirates
Huggly Takes a Bath
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
The Amazing Adventures of Bathman!
Kid Tea

Attention Writers in Grades K-3

Do you love to write and illustrate your own stories?  If you said yes
and you're in grade K-3, then you should check out the
Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest, sponsered by Detroit Public Television.  The deadline to enter is Saturday March 28, 2009.  Good luck! 

Celebrate Betty MacDonald's Birthday Today!

Mrs.%20Piggle-Wiggle.jpgSometimes I wanted to be really bad so I could visit Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s upside-down house, hunt for treasure and get cured by super-smart animals. So celebrate Betty MacDonald’s birthday by reading about some really naughty kids. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series and the Mary Poppins stories offer a wealth of mischief. Max from Where the Wild Things Are is another naughty child who will be coming to the big screen in the fall.