Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 5th Graders

Half magic by Edward

Eager ; illustrated by N.M. Bodecker

Horten's miraculous mechanisms: magic, mystery

& a very strange adventure by Lissa Evans

My dad the dragon by Jackie French ; illustrated by

Stephen Michael King

Where the mountain meets the moon by Grace Lin

Alien in a bottle by

Kathy Mackel

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 3rd Graders


The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville and

Katherine Coville

The charm bracelet by Emily Rodda and

Raoul Vitale

Knights of the kitchen table by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Spaceheadz: SPHDZ. bk.1 by Jon Scieszka, 

Francesco Sedita, and Shane Prigmore

Aliens for dinner by Stephanie Spinner and

Steve Björkman

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for 1st Graders

Hedgie blasts off! by Jan


First graders from Mars

episode 1: Horus' horrible day by Shana Corey and Mark Teague


 Hiccup the hero adapted by Catherine Hapka with art by by Charles Grosvenor and Justin Gerard

 Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert and David Schimmell


 Fluffy meets the Tooth Fairy by Kate McMullan and Mavis Smith

Target Family Reading Night: Superhero Academy

Bring out the hero in you at our Target Family Reading Night on Wednesday, May 6, 7:00-8:00 PM.  Attendees, ages 4-8, will hear heroic stories, participate in a series of activities to get their "official" superhero certification, and receive a free book to add to their own personal library.  Costumes welcome.  Registration begins April 22.

This program is sponsored by the Target Early Literacy Grant.

Recycled Materials Marble Run

Help kick off our Earth Week series of events with our Marble Run Mania with Recycled Materials on Sunday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 PM.  Practice your engineering skills by repurposing the materials we provide to create a fun marble run.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  No registration required.

Marble run - Hope 1 by Glamhag (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Read Aloud Every Day!

Read Aloud 15 MINUTESThe Canton Public Library is pleased to be a partner with Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, a non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes a new standard in child care.  As part of our partnership, we are committed to reminding parents that reading aloud is one of the most important things you can do to prepare your youngster for reading and learning.  In the weeks to come, look for messages and info in the Library and via our social media about reading aloud every day.

2015 Caldecott Winner and Honor Books Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults for 2015. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children was announced, as were six Caldecott Honor Books.

2015 Caldecott Medal

The adventures of Beekle: the unimaginary friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat

2015 Caldecott Honor Books

Nana in the city written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo

The noisy paint box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art written by Barb Rosenstock; illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Sam & Dave dig a hole written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen