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.

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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
Ages 8-11
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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
Ages 6-10
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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
Ages 8-12
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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
Ages 9-12
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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
Ages 0-4
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Ralph, Flying Hound
by Dave Paddon

You'll be rooting for Ralph in this rip-roaring, rhyming, tall tale from Newfoundland!

Age
Ages 5-9
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Sea Change
by Frank Viva

Eliot’s parents ship him to Nova Scotia for the summer and the trip changes his life forever.

Age
Ages 8-12
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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
Ages 6-9
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Today
by Julie Morstad

Decision making has never been more fun! What will today bring for you?

Age
Ages 3-6
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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
Ages 5-7