Picture Books

Today the American Library Association just announced the top youth books and media of 2018, including the Pura Belpré Award. Since 1996, the Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latinx writer and a Latinx illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children and young adults. For a full list of this year's winners, see the ALA website.

2018 Pura Belpré Award Winner (Text)

Lucky broken girl by Ruth Behar

In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

There is always something in life to be thankful for. Today's storytime focused on the idea of Gratitude and Being Thankful. Be sure to say "Thank You!" to someone special today and also enjoy these lovely books from today's storytime.

Books Read in Storytime

Unicorns are bringers of joy. Did you miss our Thursday morning storytime where we talked all about the wonders of Unicorns? Have no fear--here are some great titles that you and your littles can read at home:

From Storytime

I am a unicorn! by Michaela Schuett

While Frog is convinced he's a unicorn with his clip-on tail, party hat horn, and ability to fly on swings, Goat is determined to show Frog that he's not, but Goat is about to learn that when someone truly believes, sometimes magic happens.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake PJ Party

Pancakes and Pigs will play the leading role at our Fall program featuring the book "If you give a Pig a Pancake," by Laura Numeroff. Wake up, keep your pajamas on and join us for crafts, pancakes and even a visit with our good friend, Pig. Designed for children ages three to seven. Registration required.

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, September 11 through Friday, October 20. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 25.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m., Register for Fridays

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The Rainbow Book List is created by a committee of the same name as part of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. Each year, the committee reads and selects quality books "with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age." Check out these books from the 2017 list!

Big Bob, little Bob by James Howe

Little Bob likes books and dolls and quiet things, so when big Bob moves in next door with his trucks and balls and loud play it doesn't seem like they would have much in common, but they may still find a way to be friends.

Worm loves Worm by J. J Austrian

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?

America is a country of immigrants. Some families arrived several generations ago; some families are newer arrivals. Whether you're looking for stories that relate the immigrant experience of yesteryear, or stories with a more modern-day setting, you'll find both at Canton Public Library. The following is a list of picture book titles that highlight immigration, then and now.

Stories Of Yesteryear

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Family Reading Night: Origami Party

Paper crane

Family Reading Nights are back! Join us in celebrating sharing books together. There will be stories and activities centered around fun themes and we will even raffle off books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required for all children attending. Parents and caretakers are not required to register. 

Origami by Carollina_Li (CC BY-NC 2.0)

 

 

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March is Music in our Schools Month. Music makers come from all cultures and backgrounds, and sometimes the music we enjoy the most comes from surprising sources. Check out some of the musicians and composers featured below. When possible, links to their music are also listed. 

A one-hundredth birthday tribute to the late jazz artist explores his observations about humanity's discriminatory and violent behaviors as well as his efforts to forge world peace through music with the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Listen: The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra

Describes how Juan García Esquivel, a Mexican composer popular in the 1950s and 1960s, developed his experimental style of music, based on mariachi and other Mexican music, jazz, the human voice, and the use of unusual instruments.

Listen: Nuevo (featuring Jean Garcia Esquivel)

If you were snowed in and missed our Winter storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own chilly storytime for snowy weather. You can also catch this storytime via the Library's Facebook page.

From Storytime

Best in snow by April Pulley Sayre

A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.

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