November 22, 2010 | marianne
November 17, 2010 | marianne
Every year, The New York Times Book Review asks a panel of judges to select ten picture books they consider to be the best children's picture books of the year. All of these books are available here at the Canton Public Library and are listed below.
Here comes the garbage barge! by written by Jonah Winter; illustrated by Red Nose Studio
Children make terrible pets by Peter Brown
Seasons by Blexbolex
Shadow by Suzy Lee
July 6, 2010 | marianne
Are you looking for an award-winning book so you can complete your Summer Reading log? Don't forget about books that have won the Mitten Award. This award is given yearly to an outstanding children's book that has captured the attention of youth librarians across the state of Michigan.
For a listing of books that have won the Mitten Award, click here.
November 27, 2009 | marianne
Hey kids, did you spend the day doing holiday shopping with the grown-ups? You probably need some down time after navigating through all those crowds at the stores! Come to the library and grab something (free!) to read and wind down. I'm feeling Christmas-y, so here are some of my favorite easy-to-read Christmas tales to get you in the spirit:
Arthur's Christmas cookies by words and pictures by Lillian Hoban
Aunt Eater's mystery Christmas by story and pictures by Doug Cushman
The Christmas penguin by Mary Packard; illustrated by Teri Weidner
Minnie and Moo: the night before Christmas by Denys Cazet
Of course, we have many, many more great Christmas books, so come visit us and stock up!
October 2, 2009 | marianne
Check out some easy-to-read Halloween titles from the library today. Here are a few suggestions below. Happy reading!
Orange You Glad It's Halloween, Amber Brown?
Happy Halloween, Gus!
Sam's First Halloween
The Littles and the Scary Halloween
The Halloween Parade
A Know-Nothing Halloween
Clifford and the Halloween Parade
Happy Halloween, Biscuit!
September 18, 2009 | marianne
I'm definitely in a fall mood. With the weather getting cooler, I keep thinking about fall stuff like apple cider, warm soup, and pumpkins. I'm ready to go buy some pumpkins right now, but it's still a little too early for that. In the meantime, I think I'll just read some books about them. Here are some of my favorite easy-reading titles all about pumpkins. Enjoy!
Buster and the giant pumpkin by Marc Brown
Oh my, pumpkin pie! by Charles Ghigna; illustrated by Kenneth Spengler
Pumpkin fever by written by Charnan Simon; illustrated by Jan Bryan-Hunt
Franklin's pumpkin by Sharon Jennings; illustrated by Robert Penman, Sasha McIntyre, Jelena Sisic, Shelley Southern
April 14, 2009 | marianne
With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:
Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies
Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George ; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
Duck & company by Kathy Caple
And maybe next time you come to the library, you'll see some ducks outside on the grass, too!
April 6, 2009 | marianne
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!
March 23, 2009 | marianne
Are you a puppy lover? Then you will love Biscuit! Biscuit is a little yellow pup who just loves to have fun. Meet him in the first of many books in the Biscuit series for beginning readers. He's also the star of several picture books and board books! Want to learn more about the world of Biscuit? Visit the website of the author behind the series, Alyssa Satin Capucilli.
February 2, 2009 | marianne
Marley, the lovable Labrador who inspired a best-selling book and a hit movie, now comes to us in a format for beginning readers. Marley & Me: Meet Marley and Marley & Me: Marley to the Rescue follow the escapades of Marley, who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. If you love dogs, you'll definitely love reading about Marley's crazy adventures.