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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.

Book1

Garbage Delight

by Dennis Lee, Sandy Nichols

Ages
5 and under
Publisher
Harper Collins
Year
2015

Take a romp through the garbage heap alongside a very hungry baby bear.

Book2

Sidewalk Flowers

by Lawson, JonArno

Ages
5 and under, 6-8
Publisher
Groundwood
Year
2015

Colour your world with the natural beauty that's out there everywhere, just waiting to be noticed.

Book3

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

by Daniel, Danielle

Ages
5 and under, 6-8
Publisher
Groundwood
Year
2015

Strong like a bear? Quiet like a turtle? Discover the connection kids have with the 12 Canadian totem animals.

Book4

Sweetest Kulu

by Kalluk, Celina

Ages
5 and under, 6-8
Publisher
Inhabit Media Inc.
Year
2014

A beautiful bedtime poem about baby Kulu and all the sweet gifts she receives from the Arctic animals.

Book5

Friend or Foe: the Whole Truth About Animals That People Love to Hate

by Kaner, Etta

Ages
6-8, 9-12
Publisher
Owlkids Books
Year
2015

Spiders are spooky but also spectacular. Discover the not-so-scary side of commonly feared animals that might make you change your mind!

Book6

Tokyo Digs a Garden

by Lappano, Jon-Erik

Ages
5 and under, 6-8, 9-12
Publisher
Groundwood
Year
2016

Animals and plants creep their way into the city one night and transform a once dull place into something completely wild.

Book7

The Night Gardener

by Fan, Terry

Ages
6-8, 9-12
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Year
2016

While the town sleeps, the gardener uses his imagination and talent to sculpt trees into fantastic works of art.

Book8

The Skeleton Tree

by Lawrence, Iain

Ages
9-12
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Year
2016

Stranded in the wilderness, two boys struggle against the elements and each other while being aided by a mysterious raven.

Book9

This is Sadie

by O'Leary, Sara

Ages
5 and under, 6-8
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
2015

Through whimsical stories, Sadie takes you on an adventure and shows you a world of endless possibilities.

Book10

The Nest

by Oppel, Kenneth

Ages
6-8, 9-12
Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Year
2015

Has a wasp queen and her hive come to help Steven and his family, or does she have darker motives?