Reading fun for kids from
Canada’s public libraries

Top Recommended Reads

Keep kids reading all summer!

No one knows great reads like the staff at your local library. These Canadian children’s books have been carefully chosen to get your kids started on their summer reading adventures.

Large 1
A Boy Named Queen
by Sara Cassidy
A powerful and gentle story about an unlikely friendship between Evelyn and the new kid at school, Queen.
Age
8 - 11 years
Large 2
Canada Year By Year
by Elizabeth MacLeod
Take a fascinating journey through the events that shaped the nation of Canada since its birth on July 1st, 1867.
Age
9 - 12 years
Large 3
A Family is a Family is a Family
by Sara O'Leary
No matter its makeup or size, your family is a family, and perhaps not as unusual as you think!
Age
5 - 7 years
Large 4
The Great Antonio
by Elise Gravel
He wrestled a bear, ate 25 chickens in one sitting, and pulled trains with his hair! Who was The Great Antonio?
Age
6 - 9 years
Large 5
Mingan, My Village: Poems by Innu Schoolchildren
by Innu school children
Through sketches and poetry, Innu kids share their experiences and connections with the world they live in.
Age
8 - 12 years
Large 6
My Heart Fills with Happiness
by Monique Gray Smith
Beautiful illustrations show that simple pleasures like fresh-baked bannock and walking barefoot through grass can fill us with joy.
Age
4+ years
Large 7
Ralph, Flying Hound
by Dave Paddon
You'll be rooting for Ralph in this rip-roaring, rhyming, tall tale from Newfoundland and Labrador!
Age
5 - 9 years
Large 8
Sea Change
by Frank Viva
Eliot’s parents ship him to Nova Scotia for the summer and the trip changes his life forever.
Age
8 - 12 years
Large 9
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey
by Margriet Ruurs
Ordinary stones tell beautiful stories about the difficulties of families leaving an old home behind for a new one.
Age
6 - 10 years
Large 10
Today
by Julie Morstad
Decision making has never been more fun! What will today bring for you?
Age
3 - 6 years