Poetry can be celebrated the year-round, but especially so in April. Established in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together poets and booksellers, literary organizations and publishers to celebrate the importance of poetry and its vital place in American culture. We at the Canton Public...
Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home? Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhymes are all great suggestions for a "spring" themed storytime. ...
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
This award recognizes an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults. This year's winner is:P.S. be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
This year's honor books are:March. Book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
The John Newbery Medal for 2014 has been awarded to:
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. CampbellNewbery Honor books for 2014 are:Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza WheelerThe year of Billy Miller by Kevin HenkesOne came home...
Did you love Disney's newest movie release, Frozen? Or maybe the temps this week have you just feeling frozen? Here are icy reads, views and listens to fit your favorite theme. Frozen read-along storybook and CD [kit] by adapted by Calliope Glass ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists...
Students in the fifth grade at Hoben have an assignment to read a science fiction book that has a dystopian theme. Here is a selection to get them started.Archon by Lana KrumwiedeThe Resisters by Eric NylundSky jumpers by Peggy EddlemanWake up missing by Kate MessnerEarthfall by Mark WaldenTime...
Bagels from Benny by Aubrey Davis ; illustrated by Dusan Petricic
The legend of the bluebonnet: an old tale of Texas by retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
The giving tree by Shel Silverstein
Brother sun, sister moon: the life and stories of St. Francis by Margaret Mayo ; illustrated by Peter...
Searching for a biography that's just the right size? The following biographies have between 100 and 200 pages. Additional 100-page biographies can be found in the Who Was series and the Sterling Biographies series.John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by...
The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall
I, funny by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; [illustrated by Laura Park]
The day my butt went psycho by Andy Griffiths
The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman
Hammer of witches by Shana Mlawski
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno
The apprentices by Maile Meloy ; with illustrations by Ian Schoenherr
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
The reluctant assassin by Eoin Colfer
A world without...
NPR has just released the Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf, a list of the top 100 books for kids ages 9-14. The books (or in some cases, series) are divided into categories like American Stories, Biographies, Everyday Magic, Family Life, Fantasy Worlds, Friendships and Finding Your Place, Good for a...
Kids, earn your Chow Down badge this summer by checking out a cookbook from the children's nonfiction collection. Here are some fun titles to consider:
Are you looking for something to do this summer to earn your badges for CYS? For a fun activity, have an at home storytime! Here are some great books and songs that will be fun and festive:Twist and Shout by the BeatlesRock and Roll Freeze Dance by Hap PalmerGo back to bed! by Ginger Foglesong Guy...
150 Years ago, the battle of Gettyburg was just ending today. Learn more about this historic and bloody battle while earning badges for Connect Your Summer.You wouldn't want to be a Civil War soldier!: a war you'd rather not fight by written by Thomas Ratliff ; illustrated by David Antram ; created...
Here is a list of Easy Fiction for kids to Love this summer. Many of them have other books in a series:Clara Lee and the apple pie dream by Jenny Han ; with pictures by Julia Kuo
Mallory on the move by Laurie B. Friedman ; illustrations by Tamara Schmitz
EllRay Jakes is not a chicken by Sally...
Read on your laptop, phone, tablet or eReader! Read on the beach, in the park, on the plane or any place you may go! Our library's free eBooks can be checked out for up to 3 weeks, and they will be automatically returned to the collection when expire! No overdues or fines!
Do you love comics? Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd the Ann Arbor District Library invites you to a totally free event: Kids Read Comics! Learn, draw, meet cartoonists! Can't make it to KRC? Check out these great graphic works by some of KRC's featured artists:Zita the spacegirl. book...
The games bible: over 300 games— the rules, the gear, the strategies by Leigh Anderson
365 unplugged family fun activities: a year's worth of ideas for TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment by Steve Bennett, Ruth Bennett
The family manager's guide to summer survival by Kathy...
Have you ever wondered how the Sleeping Bear Dunes got their name? Or how Mackinac Island came to be? If so, check out these books on Michigan myths, legends, and folklore and earn your 'My Mitten' badge.
The legend of the Petoskey stone by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrated by Gijsbert van...
Travel back in time to various points in Michigan history with these historical fiction novels:
Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
The log cabin wedding by Ellen Howard ; illustrated by Ronald Himler
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff
Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Mom for mayor by Nancy Edwards ; illustrated by Michael Chesworth
Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor
Gator on the loose! by Sue Stauffacher ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
The Danger Box by Blue Balliett
Hidden by Helen Frost
Every year, the Library of Michigan selects a special book for its 'Michigan Reads! One State, One Children's Book' program. These books are great for sharing with preschoolers and other members of the family! This summer, earn your My Mitten badge by checking out some of the great book selections...
Geek n.An unfashionable or socially inept person.
A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "A computer geek".
We have lots of books in our Children's Library starring geeks. And quite often, they are the heros. Check one out today.
Notes from an accidental band geek by Erin...
These time-traveling adventures will keep you coming back for more...good thing they're part of a series!
The knight at dawn by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca [series: Magic Tree House]
Knights of the kitchen table by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith [series: Time Warp...
Comic Book Superheroes have hit Hollywood in a big way! Check out these action-packed films full of our favorite heroes.Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
A mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by John Butler
Owen & Mzee: the language of friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kuhumbu ; with photographs by Peter Greste
Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig...
Geeked about books and reading? For the most interested, a nonfiction selection of stories about authors or the inspiration for their work.The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine ReefThe trouble begins at 8: a life of Mark Twain in the wild, wild West by Sid...
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
Mighty Jackie: the strike out queen by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by C.F. Payne
Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary PullenBlack Jack: the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Shane...
Tag, toss & run: 40 classic lawn games by Paul Tukey & Victoria RowellThe adventurous book of outdoor games: classic fun for daring boys and girls by Scott StrotherThe kids' guide to classic games by Sheri Bell-RehwoldtActivities on the go: one-on-one fun for kids and adults by edited by...
Who's on first? by Abbott & Costello ; illustrated by John MartzA is for amazing moments: a sports alphabet by written by Brad Herzog ; illustrated by Melanie RoseHappy like soccer by Maribeth Boelts ; illustrated by Lauren CastilloClorinda plays baseball! by Robert Kinerk ; illustrated by...
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
Bones never lie: how forensics helps solve history's mysteries by Elizabeth MacLeod
The mystery of Darwin's frog by Marty Crump ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez
Forensics and modern disasters by written by Rebecca Stefoff
The discovery and mystery of a dinosaur named Jane by...
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the dog who loved her by Amy Novesky ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
The extraordinary music of Mr.
The secret cellar by Michael D. Beil
It happened on a train by Mac Barnett ; illustrations by Adam Rex
The secret in the old attic by Carolyn Keene
The Hardy Boys, undercover brothers. Vol. 17. Word up! by Scott Lobdell, writer ; Paulo Henrique Marcondes, artist ; based on the series by Franklin W.
Early Chapter Books
Nate the Great and the lost list by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont
Cam Jansen and the mystery at the haunted house by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti
Princess mix-up mystery by Carolyn Keene ; illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
The deadly dungeon...
Hey Teens! It's Connect Your Summer 2013 and here are some awesome suggestions to help you earn your Green Thumb Badge. Enjoy! Grow your own pizza!: gardening plans and recipes for kids by Constance Hardesty ; illustrations by Jeff McClung
Plants vs. zombies [electronic resource (video game)]
Hi Kids! Are you looking for some fun summer reads to help you earn your Green Thumb Badge during Connect Your Summer 2013? Here is a list of some great books for you to enjoy:Potatoes on rooftops: farming in the city by Hadley Dyer
Vegetables!: life on a produce farm by Ruth Owen
Life on a cattle...
There are so many fantastic picture books out there to enjoy. Here's a few great reads that kids of all ages will love!
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Chicka chicka boom boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault ; illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Curious George by H. A.
You can't take a balloon into the Museum of Fine Arts by story by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman ; pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser
Giraffes can't dance by Giles Andreae ; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
Dancing in the wings by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson
The barn dance by Pat Hutchins
Elephants cannot dance! by Mo Willems
Dancing with the star by Alex Harvey ; illustrated by Stephen Reed
Practice makes perfect by text and jacket art by Rosemary Wells ; interior illustrations by Jody Wheeler
The smile by Donna Jo Napoli
Leonardo's shadow: or, My astonishing life as Leonardo da...
Kids make music!: clapping & tapping from Bach to rock by Avery Hart and Paul Mantell ; illustrated by Loretta Trezzo Braren
M is for melody: a music alphabet by written by Kathy-jo Wargin and illustrated by Katherine Larson
Linnea in Monet's garden by text, Christina Bjork ; drawings, Lena...
Caillou [videodisc]: Caillou the creative by Cinar Productions
Dora the explorer [videodisc]: Dance to the rescue by directed by Ray Pointer ; written by Eric Weiner
Angelina Ballerina. Love to dance [videodisc]
The Wiggles [videodisc]: You make me feel like dancing: Learn to move to the music! by...
Bounce & boogie [sound recording] by Greg & Steve
Dance along [sound recording]
Dancin' tunes [sound recording]
Disney's dance along [sound recording]
Greatest dance hits [sound recording] by Sugar Beats
Jumpin' & jammin' [sound recording] by Greg & Steve
Kids' dance party [sound...
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to help you geek out.
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
Star Wars head to head by Pablo Hidalgo
Lego Star wars: character encyclopedia by written by Hannah Dolan with...
Mission unstoppable by Dan Gutman
Itch: the explosive adventures of an element hunter by Simon Mayo
The billionaire's curse by Richard Newsome ; illustrated by Jonny Duddle
Ruby Redfort: look into my eyes by Lauren Child
Young samurai: the way of the warrior by Chris Bradford
Copper by Rebecca...
The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
City of fire by Laurence Yep
Poison by Bridget Zinn
Dragon run by Patrick Matthews
The flame in the mist by Kit Grindstaff
Winterling by Sarah Prineas
Bad unicorn by Platte F. Clark
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson ; illustrations by Ben McSweeney
Check out some of these foodie chapter books to earn your Chow Down badge.
My chocolate year by Charlotte Herman ; [illustrations by LeUyen Pham]
Katie and the cupcake cure by Coco Simon
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Lucky for good by Susan Patron ;...
Check out one of these fun foodie picture books to earn your Chow Down badge.Pete's a pizza by William Steig
The apple pie tree by Zoe Hall ; illustrated by Shari Halpern
Growing vegetable soup by written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? by Bonnie Lass &...
Check out some of these easy-to-read books to earn your Chow Down badge.Pancakes, crackers, and pizza: a book about shapes by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler ; illustrations by Steven Hayes ; prepared under the direction of Robert Hillerich
Good food by written by DeMar Reggier ; illustrated by...