If you enjoyed reading about Saige Copeland or Tenney Grant, two American Girl characters who believe in the importance of art and music, you might enjoy these other books about the arts. 

Fiction

Confusion is nothing new by Paul Acampora

Fourteen-year-old Ellie Magari's mother left shortly after Ellie was born, and now her mother has died, and Ellie does not know exactly how to feel about that. She is determined, with the help of her friends in the marching band (where she plays the glockenspiel), to make some kind of connection with her mother's memory.

 

Did you miss our Music Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own tuneful storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Because by Mo Willems

Peace and love go hand in hand.  We enjoyed reading and talking about both of those topics today in Family Storytime. After reading some of these wonderful books, be sure to get out into the world and spread the peace, love, and kindness we all have inside us.  Happy reading!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

As part of the 9th annual Canton Acts of Culture Week, our staff created a self-guided art tour in the form of a map. Pick one up at the Main Desk if you're interested. Discover our sculptures, quilts, paper mache works, bronze statues, vintage posters and more. You can also view a video or see most of the art with a 'walk' through via Google.

Enjoy kids books about science, germs, and the human body? Try one of these:

Inside your germs by 1979- Karin Halvorson

Looking for a new fantasy series to try? Already read popular series like Red Queen, Throne of Glass, and Shadow and Bone? You may have missed some of the fantastic fantasy titles below!

Daughter of the pirate king by Tricia Levenseller
East by Edith Pattou

Check out these new titles recently added to the Library's Biography shelves.

The light years : a memoir by 1956- Chris Rush

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Below is a collection of graphic novels and illustrated works that paint our thoughts and emotions beyond words, offer art as therapy, and help inform us in new ways. 

butterfly

Citizen science projects help scientists with research about our environment. Labs provide instructional tools for the public and a way for people to submit their data and observations. Projects can be quick, like watching 10-second videos of birds and reporting what you saw in a survey. Other projects involve self-guided training to learn how to identify species or life stages of birds, butterflies or other wildlife. There are also great citizen science project for kids!

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