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Recommended Reads

The TD Summer Reading Club gratefully acknowledges the contributions of The FOLD and GoodMinds.com in compiling this list

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  • Amari and the Night Brothers
  • by B.B. Alston and Godwin Akpan
  • Amari has never stopped believing that her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. When she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet with an invitation for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she is certain that the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9780062975164
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2021
  • The Amazing Zoe: A Queen Like Me!
  • by Valene Campbell and Arooba Bilal
  • Zoe and Kaitlyn love playing dress-up. One day, Kaitlyn refuses to let Zoe be a princess because she has never seen one who looks like her. The girls have a regal tea party after Zoe's family shares stories of real African princesses and queens with Kaitlyn's family.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781777189549
  • Publisher
    Zou Zou Media House
  • Year
    2020
  • Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon
  • by Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua
  • Amy loves craft time at school, but when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy finds it difficult to create something that feels special to her. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780735265356
  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Year
    2020
  • Animals in the Sky
  • by Sara Gillingham
  • This board book helps younger children to identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations, from The Great Bear to The Southern Fish.

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781838660246
  • Publisher
    Phaidon Press
  • Year
    2020
  • The Aquanaut
  • by Jill Heinerth and Jaime Kim
  • This picture book is an autobiography by an underwater explorer who was once a young girl with a big imagination.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9780735263635
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Ara the Dream Innovator
  • by Komal Singh and Ipek Konak
  • Ara is a young girl who loves to dream big. Many of her amazing ideas come to her in her dreams, so Ara builds a Dream Decoder to capture them. But other kids have big dreams too, and Ara embarks on a quest to make a Dream Decoder for the world! 

  • Ages
    Ages 5-10
  • ISBN
    9781989603598
  • Publisher
    Page Two Books
  • Year
    2020
  • Arnold the Super-ish Hero
  • by Heather Tekavec and Guillaume Perreault
  • Nice guys finish first in this endearing story about a humble kid in a family of superheroes who discovers his superpower may not be what everyone (even him!) is expecting.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-7
  • ISBN
    9781525303098
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2021
  • The Barnabus Project
  • by Terry Fan, Eric Fan and Devin Fan
  • In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project: half mouse, half elephant, and kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. 

  • Ages
    Ages 5-9
  • ISBN
    9780735263260
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2020
  • The Barren Grounds
  • by David A. Robertson
  • Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They struggle to fit in at school and at their new home, until a portal opens in an unfinished attic bedroom, leading them to a frozen reality. 

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9780735266100
  • Publisher
    Puffin
  • Year
    2020
  • The Battle for the Crystal Castle (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #13)
  • by Geronimo Stilton
  • Geronimo embarks on a mission to find an ancient crown, defeat the Invisible Army and restore harmony to the Kingdom of Fantasy.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781338655018
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
  • Bold Tales of Brave-Hearted Boys
  • by Susannah McFarlane, Brenton McKenna, Simon Howe, Matt Huynh and Louie Joyce
  • There are many ways to be strong and save the day! Discover the gentle giant who forgives the troublesome thief who climbed his beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel as they work together to escape an evil witch, a young boy who tells the truth about the emperor’s clothes despite the consequences, and a prince who fights to help a sleeping princess in need. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781534473591
  • Publisher
    Aladdin
  • Year
    2020
  • The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures
  • by Stephen Krensky and Pham Quang Phuc
  • You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world and learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781465499752
  • Publisher
    DK Children
  • Year
    2020
  • Brothers Grimm: The Most Beloved Fairy Tales
  • by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm and Manuela Adreani
  • This collection has eight of the most popular stories from the Brothers Grimm: The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Briar Rose, Snow White, and The Six Swans.

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9788854415300
  • Publisher
    White Star Kids
  • Year
    2019
  • Call of the Sound Dragon (Dragon Masters #16)
  • by Tracey West and Matt Loveridge
  • In this book for newly independent readers, the city of Remus is being torn apart by a duel between two wizards. To save the city, Drake and Petra team up with a Dragon Master named Tessa, who is blind and has a special connection with her Sound Dragon, Sono.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-8
  • ISBN
    9781338540291
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
  • Cece Loves Science: Push and Pull (I Can Read! Level 3)
  • by Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes and Vashti
  • Cece and her friend Isaac learn about the opposite forces of push and pull, and use their new knowledge to create a treat dispenser for Cece's dog, Einstein.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780062946089
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2020
  • Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale
  • by Sam Wedelich
  • Chicken Little is not afraid of anything. Well, okay, maybe a mysterious bonk to the head can produce panic. But only momentarily. It's not as though she meant to send the barnyard into a tailspin, thinking that the sky was falling. How ridiculous! But can she calm her feathered friends with facts and reason?

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781338359015
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
  • Come, Read with Me
  • by Margriet Ruurs and Christine Wei
  • Two young children are swept through an imaginary world where they interact with characters from classic fairy tales.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-5
  • ISBN
    9781459817876
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2021
  • Death & Sparkles
  • by Rob Justus
  • This zany-yet-philosophical graphic novel buddy comedy features an unlikely friendship between Death, a grim reaper who has never had a friend, and Sparkles the Last Unicorn, a celebrity influencer who is somehow immune to Death's touch.

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9781797206356
  • Publisher
    Chronicle Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Dinosaurs: Fact and Fable
  • by Seymour Simon
  • Scientists have uncovered many facts about dinosaurs—and in the process, they have come across many myths. This picture book digs deep into the Age of Dinosaurs, covering topics such as fossilization, plate tectonics, dinosaur diets, paleontology, extinction theories, dinosaur relatives and more!

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9780062470645
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2020
  • Dragon Assassin
  • by Arthur Slade
  • Carmen is top of the class at assassin school. She is an expert with bladed weapons and poisons, and a skilled rider of the giant black swans that assassins use for their missions. But in a practice sword fight, her twin brother "accidentally" blinds her in one eye. Even worse, the assassin school is under attack and her brother may have betrayed them. Can she save the school after making a pact with a dragon?  

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9781443175517
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
  • The Dragon in the Library
  • by Louie Stowell and Davide Ortu
  • Kit Spencer can't stand reading. She'd rather be outside playing and getting muddy than stuck inside with a book. But when her best friends drag her to the local library, Kit makes an incredible discovery: she's a wizard, and books are the key to her abilities.

  • Ages
    Ages 7-10
  • ISBN
    9781536214932
  • Publisher
    Walker Books
  • Year
    2021
  • The Dragon Who Didn't Like Fire
  • by Gemma Merino
  • Everybody knows that dragons can breathe fire, but unlike her brothers and sisters, this little dragon is different.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-6
  • ISBN
    9781529044812
  • Publisher
    Macmillan Children's Books
  • Year
    2021
  • The Egg
  • by Geraldo Valério
  • In this wordless picture book, imagination is a must to interpret a story that begins when a crane's egg is blown away from its nest. 

  • Ages
    Ages 0-6
  • ISBN
    9781771473743
  • Publisher
    Owlkids
  • Year
    2020
  • Encounter
  • by Brittany Luby and Michaela Goade
  • Based on an actual journal entry by French explorer Jacques Cartier from his first expedition to North America in July 1534, this story imagines the first encounter between a European sailor and a Stadaconan fisher.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-10
  • ISBN
    9780735265813
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2019
  • The Fabled Life of Aesop
  • by Ian Lendler and Pamela Zagarenski
  • Each of Aesop's stories has a lesson to tell, but Aesop's life story is perhaps the most inspiring tale of them all. The book includes 13 of Aesop's most child-friendly fables in addition to a biography of the slave who turned storyteller 2,500 years ago. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9781328585523
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Year
    2020
  • The Fabled Stables: Trouble with Tattle-Tails
  • by Jonathan Auxier and Olga Demidova
  • Sometimes the Fabled Stables, a magical place full of one-of-a-kind creatures, change to make room for a new beast. Then it becomes Auggie's job to go out and rescue that beast from danger. In this second instalment, a new stall appears with the sign "Tattle-Tail." 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9780735267756
  • Publisher
    Puffin
  • Year
    2021
  • The Fabled Stables: Willa the Wisp
  • by Jonathan Auxier and Olga Demidova
  • The Fabled Stables, where Auggie works, house the rarest creatures in existence. One day, the stables rearrange themselves out of the blue, creating a new stall. The sign over the gate says, "Wisp." But what is a wisp, and where is it?

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9780735267725
  • Publisher
    Puffin
  • Year
    2020
  • The Fabulous Zed Watson!
  • by Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester
  • When Zed Watson discovered the mystery surrounding an unpublished novel called The Monster’s Castle, they were completely hooked. Zed becomes a member of a small but dedicated legion devoted to finding the long-buried text.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781443460910
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2021
  • Faerie Woods Book 1: The Crosswood
  • by Gabrielle Prendergast
  • Blue Jasper takes his younger siblings, Indigo and Violet, out for a hike. One moment the twins are scampering in the trees right ahead of him, and the next moment they are gone. Blue must find his way into the magical forest known as the Crosswood and through the dangerous Faerie lands beyond it to bring them home before the next sunset.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459826625
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2021
  • Fairylight Friends: A Magic Spark
  • by Jessica Young and Marie Vanderbemden
  • Ruby, Iris and Pip met on their first day of fairy school, and they immediately became best friends, testing their wings and enjoying magical adventures.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-8
  • ISBN
    9781338596526
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
  • Fairy Science
  • by Ashley Spires
  • Esther the fairy takes it upon herself to resuscitate a dying tree with the scientific method, some hypothesizing and a few experiments.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780735264250
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2019
  • Fairy Science: Solid, Liquid, Gassy
  • by Ashley Spires
  • Esther the fairy teams up with her pals Clover and Fig, and Albert the bird, to help create a more science-oriented entry for their school's "Magic Fair."

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780735264274
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2019
  • Finders Keepers
  • by Melanie McFarlane
  • Macy is an amateur treasure hunter who looks for lost things along the southern Saskatchewan shores of Buffalo Pound Lake. While searching for treasure, she finds a mermaid kidnapped from the West Coast and brought to the Prairies by a monster known only as "The Beast." To help the mermaid, can Macy locate a missing magic shell before the Beast does?

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459827691
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2021
  • Forgotten Fairy Tales of Kindness and Courage
  • by Mary Sebag-Montefiore, Josy Bloggs, Maribel Luchuga, Maxine Lee-Mackie and Khoa Le
  • This illustrated collection of stories features diverse, inspiring and empowering characters that celebrate kindness, courage and the importance of being true to yourself. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781474989657
  • Publisher
    Usborne Books
  • Year
    2021
  • The Girl and the Wolf
  • by Katherena Vermette and Julie Flett
  • A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large grey wolf who helps her realize that she has the ability to survive and find her mother.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-9
  • ISBN
    9781926886541
  • Publisher
    Theytus Books
  • Year
    2018
  • Golden Threads
  • by Suzanne Del Rizzo and Miki Sato
  • A storm sweeps Emi's beloved toy fox away from their mountain home. It is found, tattered and alone, on a distant shore by a kind old man who gives it to his granddaughter, Kiko. Recovering from an injury of her own, she mends the stuffed fox lovingly with golden thread before setting out, with her grandfather's help, to bring it back to its original home.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781771473606
  • Publisher
    Owlkids
  • Year
    2020
  • GoldiBooks and the Wee Bear
  • by Troy Wilson and Edwardian Taylor
  • This retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780762496204
  • Publisher
    Running Press Kids
  • Year
    2021
  • Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive
  • by Chris Colfer and Jon Proctor
  • New and returning fans of the Land of Stories graphic novels will fall in love with the origin story and adventures of beautiful and tough-as-nails outlaw Goldilocks. 

  • Ages
    Ages 11-12
  • ISBN
    9780316355933
  • Publisher
    Little, Brown
  • Year
    2021
  • Grandmother School
  • by Rina Singh and Ellen Rooney
  • Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala. Also known as the Grandmother School, it opened in 2016 in the remote village of Phangane, India, to teach local grandmothers how to read and write.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-8
  • ISBN
    9781459819054
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2020
  • Hare B&B
  • by Bill Richardson and Bill Pechet
  • After her parents are duped by a coyote who is a master of disguise, Harry and her seven younger siblings are left to fend for themselves. Their only resource is their parents' now-empty bedroom, so Harry and her brothers and sisters open a "hare bed and breakfast." And the coyote returns.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-8
  • ISBN
    9781927917381
  • Publisher
    Running the Goat Press
  • Year
    2021
  • Haunted Canada 10: More Scary True Stories
  • by Joel Sutherland and Mark Savona
  • Read chilling ghost stories from all across Canada, with eerie illustrations and photographs.

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9781443175784
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
  • Help Wanted, Must Love Books
  • by Janet Sumner Johnson and Courtney Dawson
  • Shailey loves bedtime, especially reading with her dad. But her dad starts a new job, and it gets in the way of their bedtime routine. So Shailey takes action! She fires her dad, posts a Help Wanted sign, and starts interviews immediately.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-7
  • ISBN
    9781684460755
  • Publisher
    Capstone
  • Year
    2020
  • I Am Scary
  • by Elise Gravel
  • A monster tries to scare a young child, but the child insists the monster is not scary and actually quite huggable.

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781459823167
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2020
  • Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales
  • by Joan Suyenaga and Salim Martowiredjo
  • Set in tropical rainforests, on balmy beaches, and in the remote highlands of the Indonesian islands, this book offers a taste of how universal values of bravery, cleverness, true love, kindness and loyalty are transmitted to Indonesian children.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9780804851503
  • Publisher
    Tuttle Publishing
  • Year
    2020
  • Jonathan and the Giant Eagle
  • by Danny Christopher
  • Jonathan’s parents have decided to let him choose a pet. They are not prepared for his choice: a giant eagle.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781777081751
  • Publisher
    Eye of Newt Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Journey of the Midnight Sun
  • by Shazia Afzal and Aliya Ghare
  • In 2010, a Winnipeg-based charity raised funds to build and ship a mosque to Inuvik, one of the most northern towns in Canada's Arctic.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9781459827608
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2022
  • Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom
  • by Sangu Mandanna
  • Drawn into the mystical world she created, Kiki Kallira must battle against her fear and anxiety to save two worlds, the real and the imagined, from the wrath of an ancient Indian deity bent on total destruction.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9780593206973
  • Publisher
    Viking
  • Year
    2021
  • Kunoichi Bunny
  • by Sara Cassidy and Brayden Sato
  • In this wordless picture book in graphic novel format, Saya and her well-loved stuffed bunny, Kunoichi, go to the park. On the way, without her dad ever noticing, Saya uses Kunoichi to intervene in dangerous situations, proving that small actions can have a great impact.

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781459827806
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2022
  • Lalani of the Distant Sea
  • by Erin Entrada Kelly and Lian Cho
  • To save her mother, Lalani Sarita must find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa. Generations of men and boys have died on the same quest, so how can an ordinary girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago? This fantasy novel is inspired by Filipino folklore.

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9780062747273
  • Publisher
    Greenwillow Books
  • Year
    2019
  • Lark and the Dessert Disaster
  • by Natasha Deen and Marcus Cutler
  • Lark and Connor are judges for the annual baking contest at the community centre. When they arrive, they discover that someone has destroyed a contestant's entry. Lark and Connor begin an investigation to find the culprit.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-8
  • ISBN
    9781459820678
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019
  • The Last Fallen Star (A Gifted Clans Novel)
  • by Graci Kim
  • After Korean-American Hattie Oh casts a dangerous spell so her adopted sister, Riley, will get a share of her inherited magic, Riley must undertake a near-impossible quest to save Hattie from death.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781368059633
  • Publisher
    Rick Riordan Presents
  • Year
    2021
  • The Legend of the Maze (Thea Stilton and the Treasure Seekers #3)
  • by Thea Stilton
  • The search for the seven secret treasures continues. In this incredible adventure, the Thea Sisters come across the legendary Jewel of the Queen. They cross rivers of ice, deserts of fire, and other fascinating places on their journey to find it.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781338687224
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2021
  • The Lunch Club: The Curse of the Scarewolf
  • by Dom Pelletier
  • Tia and Leo narrowly escaped the clutches of the alien Zaralgax, only to face the terror of the . . . Pleasantwood Elementary Science Fair? But when a werewolf takes off with the school principal, it's up to Tia and Leo to get Mr. Peabody out of a particularly hairy situation.

  • Ages
    Ages 7-12
  • ISBN
    9781443182720
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2021
  • Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii
  • by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Sara Florence Davidson, Alyssa Koski and Judy Hilgemann
  • Haida Gwaii, a group of islands off the northwest coast of what is now called British Columbia, is home to a rich and vibrant culture whose origins date back thousands of years. This book features 10 ancient supernatural figures and presents them as visually engaging, empowering and meaningful examples of how to live in balance with nature. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781772032963
  • Publisher
    Heritage House Publishing
  • Year
    2019
  • The Magic Boat
  • by Kit Pearson, Katherine Farris and Gabrielle Grimard
  • While visiting the beach, Ellie makes friends with Piper, and they have some amazing imaginative adventures in a blue rowboat abandoned in the sand.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-5
  • ISBN
    9781459814325
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019
  • Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India
  • by Chitra Soundar and Uma Krishnaswamy
  • In these eight stories inspired by traditional Indian folktales, Prince Veera and his best friend Suku outwit the kingdom's greediest, wiliest subjects.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781536200676
  • Publisher
    Candlewick Press
  • Year
    2018
  • Meet Your Family = Gikenim Giniigi'igoog
  • by David Bouchard and Kristy Cameron
  • Presented in English and Objiwe, this rhythmic poem will enlighten readers on how to view Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon.  

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781989122662
  • Publisher
    Medicine Wheel Education
  • Year
    2021
  • Meg and Greg: The Bake Sale
  • by Elspeth Rae, Rowena Rae and Elisa Gutiérrez
  • Meg and Greg are off on a series of summer adventures around their neighbourhood, along with some four-legged companions. This book contains four stories with a focus on phonics, designed for shared reading between a child learning to read or struggling to read and an experienced reader.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-8
  • ISBN
    9781459824966
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2021
  • Meranda and the Legend of the Lake
  • by Meagan Mahoney
  • Meranda, who uses crutches to walk, is excited to visit Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where her parents grew up. Upon arrival, Meranda begins to uncover family secrets and soon finds herself in danger. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781771474344
  • Publisher
    Owlkids
  • Year
    2021
  • Moon Pops
  • by Heena Baek
  • This picture book is based on a traditional Korean folktale and translated by Jieun Kiaer. On a sweltering summer night, it is so hot that the moon begins to melt!

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781771474290
  • Publisher
    Owlkids
  • Year
    2021
  • Myths and Legends of the World
  • by Alli Brydon and Julia Iredale
  • Twenty-one extraordinary myths and legends will transport you to every corner of the globe and link you to the people who preserved these tales through oral tradition. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781788683081
  • Publisher
    Lonely Planet Kids
  • Year
    2019
  • The Okay Witch
  • by Emma Steinkellner
  • Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she is about to discover that witches are not just the stuff of movies, books and spooky stories. A half-witch finds out the truth about herself in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781534431454
  • Publisher
    Aladdin
  • Year
    2019
  • Once Upon a Dragon's Fire
  • by Beatrice Blue
  • In a magical kingdom where a fearsome dragon stalks the land, two brave children set out to stop him. But he was not what they expected.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-7
  • ISBN
    9780358272427
  • Publisher
    Clarion Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Once Upon an Hour
  • by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi and Soyeon Kim
  • A child is told a bedtime tale about how the 12 animals of the Korean zodiac came together to save a young character on a quest for a plant known to have healing properties.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781459821279
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2020
  • On the Trapline
  • by David A. Robertson and Julie Flett
  • A boy and his Moshom (grandpa) take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780735266681
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2021
  • The Origin of Day and Night
  • by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt and Lenny Lishchenko
  • The actions of a hare and a fox change the Arctic forever by creating day and night. Passed orally from storyteller to storyteller for hundreds of years, this beautifully illustrated story weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional animal tale, giving young readers a window into Inuit mythology.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-8
  • ISBN
    9781772271805 
  • Publisher
    Inhabit Media
  • Year
    2018
  • The Orphan & the Giant
  • by Neil Christopher and Jim Nelson
  • Follow a little orphan as he travels across the land in search of a place to call home. In this journey, he meets a friendly giant who teaches him many new things. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-9
  • ISBN
    9781774500705
  • Publisher
    Inhabit Education Books
  • Year
    2020
  • Oshun's Book of Mirrors
  • by Asia Rainey and Cherie Mays
  • In a forest devoid of light, where all the beauty of life has seemingly faded away, a young girl named Oshun sets out on a journey to discover herself. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-9
  • ISBN
    9781634059794
  • Publisher
     Broken Levee Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Out Into the Big Wide Lake
  • by Paul Harbridge and Josée Bisaillon
  • Kate, a young girl with Down syndrome, is visiting her grandparents at their lakeside home on her own for the first time. She is nervous but excited about the adventure ahead.

  • Ages
  • ISBN
    9780735265592
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2021
  • The Paper Boat: A Refugee Story
  • by Thao Lam
  • Collage art tells the wordless story of one family’s escape from Vietnam—a journey intertwined with an ant colony’s parallel narrative.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-9
  • ISBN
    9781771473637
  • Publisher
    Owlkids
  • Year
    2020
  • ParaNorthern and the Chaos Bunny A-hop-calypse
  • by Stephanie Cooke and Mari Costa
  • A witch named Abby and her three friends—a wolf-girl, a ghost and a pumpkinhead—band together to try and save their supernatural town from an invasion of rabid (but adorable!) chaos bunnies in this graphic novel.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9780358168997
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Year
    2021
  • Pierre & Paul: Dragon!
  • by Caroline Adderson and Alice Carter
  • In this bilingual adventure, French-speaking Pierre and English-speaking Paul set out to find hidden treasure.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781771473286
  • Publisher
    Owlkids
  • Year
    2021
  • Playing Wicked
  • by Alex R. Kahler and Ben Whitehouse
  • When Dante plays make-believe with his friends, he is the wizened wizard or regal ruler, but when he is by himself he would rather be the wicked queen.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780807587393
  • Publisher
    Albert Whitman & Company
  • Year
    2020
  • Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King
  • by Daniel Haack and Stevie Lewis
  • When a dark and mysterious Shadow King causes a fog of darkness to spread across their kingdom, the prince and the knight, now happily married, set out to find and stop him.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781499811216
  • Publisher
    Little Bee Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Princesses Versus Dinosaurs
  • by Linda Bailey and Joy Ang
  • An argument ensues about what kind of book this is: a princess book or a dinosaur book. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9780735264298
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2020
  • Read to Your Toddler Every Day: 20 Folktales to Read Aloud
  • by Lucy Brownridge and Chloe Giordano
  • Soothe your toddler with these short retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales and fables from around the world, paired with images of hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth. 

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9780711247413
  • Publisher
    Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Year
    2020
  • Redlocks and the Three Bears
  • by Claudia Rueda
  • When the Three Bears answer the door, it's not Goldilocks they meet, but a stranger from a different story: Little Red Riding Hood, and the Big Bad Wolf is close behind her!

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781452170312
  • Publisher
    Chronicle Books
  • Year
    2021
  • A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying
  • by Kelley Armstrong and Xavière Daumarie
  • Twelve-year-old Rowan is destined to be Queen; her twin brother, Rhydd, to be Royal Monster Hunter. Rowan would give anything to switch places, but the rule is, the oldest child is next in line for the throne. When a tragic event changes everything, Rowan finds herself hunting the most dangerous monster of all: a gryphon.

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9780735265356
  • Publisher
    Puffin
  • Year
    2019
  • Rumaysa: A Fairytale
  • by Radiya Hafiza and Rhaida El Touny
  • For as long as she can remember, Rumaysa has been locked away in a tall tower, forced to spin straw into gold for the evil witch and unable to leave. One day, after dropping a hijab out of her small tower-window, Rumaysa realizes how she might be able to escape.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781529038309
  • Publisher
    Macmillan Children's Books
  • Year
    2021
  • The School for Good and Evil
  • by Soman Chainani and Iacopo Bruno
  • This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9780062104908
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2015
  • The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales
  • by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Simini Blocker
  • For young readers who enjoy comics, here are four original and charming fairy tales: A genie wants to grant a wish to the frog who accidentally let him out of his lamp, but the frog wants to be left alone. A witch is tormented by the cheerful (and awful) singing of a persistent bard, but when she finally snaps and turns him into a rock, he just keeps on singing. A wizard wants a pet. An ogre wants to make beautiful art. 

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781596437500 
  • Publisher
    First Second
  • Year
    2019
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox
  • by Danielle Daniel
  • In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-7
  • ISBN
    9781773061177
  • Publisher
    Groundwood Books
  • Year
    2015
  • Sonata for Fish and Boy
  • by Milan Pavlovic
  • This wordless picture book celebrates the joy to be found in music, friendship, dreams and adventure as it follows a fish that hears the sounds of a violin and is drawn out of the water.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781773061610
  • Publisher
    Groundwood
  • Year
    2021
  • Tales from Beyond the Brain
  • by Jeff Szpirglas and Steven P. Hughes
  • These 13 spooky stories are as outrageous as they are terrifying. The collection is a throwback to the weird tales of yesteryear but with contemporary characters and settings.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459820791
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019
  • Ten Little Dumplings
  • by Larissa Fan and Cindy Wume
  • As a little girl grows up in the shadow of her 10 brothers, her determination and persistence help her to create her own path in the world.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9780735266193
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2021
  • This Is the Path the Wolf Took
  • by Laura Farina and Elina Ellis
  • Gabe doesn’t like the scary parts of stories. He leaves those parts out when he reads books to his little sister, but she objects.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781525301537
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2020
  • Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book
  • by Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle
  • When Ben's mum gets distracted halfway through his bedtime story, he decides to finish the tale himself. There's only one problem: he can't quite read yet. Some unexpected guests arrive to help in this playful rhyming story.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781529003659
  • Publisher
    Macmillan Children's Books
  • Year
    2021
  • Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost his Breath: A Fairy Tale to Help You Feel Better
  • by Susan Verde and Jay Fleck
  • In this twist on the classic fairy tale, a wolf who lost his huff and puff consults with three yogis to help him find his breath.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781419741036
  • Publisher
    Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Year
    2020
  • The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea : A Fairy Tale to Help You Fall Asleep
  • by Susan Verde and Jay Fleck
  • After a pea accidentally gets between her mattresses, a busy princess has trouble falling asleep. With help, she is able to calm her mind, relax her body and finally get some rest. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781419745874
  • Publisher
    Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Year
    2021
  • Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World
  • by Donna Jo Napoli and Christina Balit
  • A flower-spouting princess, gobbling prince, emerald-winged fairy, foolish giants, fearsome ogres, and talking frog and fish are just a few of the captivating characters found in this anthology of beloved stories from 29 places around the world.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781426372483
  • Publisher
    National Geographic Kids
  • Year
    2021
  • Unicorns 101
  • by Cale Atkinson
  • This picture book has everything you ever wanted to know about the "science" behind unicorns: biology, history, diet, habitat and more. Join renowned unicorn scientists to learn the facts about this elusive species. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9780735265431
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2019
  • Upside-Down Magic: Night Owl
  • by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins
  • Tonight is the big sleepover at Dunwiddle Magic School, when all of the fifth graders stay overnight at school and participate in a special scavenger hunt.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781338662160
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2021
  • We Learn from the Sun
  • by David Bouchard and Kristy Cameron
  • An Indigenous rhythmic poem with Woodland-style paintings about the spiritual lessons that can be learned from the sun and the Seven Sacred Teachings. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781989122396
  • Publisher
    Medicine Wheel Education
  • Year
    2020
  • Whatever After: Good as Gold
  • by Sarah Mlynowski
  • A magic mirror sends Abby, Jonah and Prince into the mixed-up tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781338628135
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2021
  • When Stars Are Scattered
  • by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
  • Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp in Kenya. When an opportunity comes along for Omar to get an education, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his non-verbal brother.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9780525553908
  • Publisher
    Dial Books
  • Year
    2020
  • When You Trap a Tiger
  • by Tae Keller
  • When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni’s Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781524715700
  • Publisher
    Random House
  • Year
    2020
  • White Raven
  • by Teoni Spathelfer and Natassia Davies
  • Little Wolf moves from the big city to the island of her ancestors. She wants to share the beauty and mysteries of nature with her children, and she wants them to learn as much about their culture as possible. One day, Little Wolf’s mother, White Raven, visits and begins to tell her grandchildren stories from her own childhood, which include attending a residential school. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781772033779
  • Publisher
    Heritage House Publishing
  • Year
    2021
  • Wildflower
  • by Briana Corr Scott
  • An old woman’s wish for a child is granted in the form of a thumb-sized girl born inside a flower. Though the child brings the woman much joy, Wildflower cannot be planted in one place; she must go where the wild wind blows. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781771089371
  • Publisher
    Nimbus
  • Year
    2021
  • Window
  • by Marion Arbona
  • In this wordless picture book, a child is making her way home from school, imagining what is behind the windows of the houses and other buildings that she passes.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781771089371
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2021
  • Wings of Olympus
  • by Kallie George and Fiona Hsieh
  • Once every hundred years, the gods and goddesses descend to the mortal realm to choose jockeys for their winged horse race. Pippa, a poor orphan who has spent her life working in stables, is one of the lucky children chosen to ride. But does she have any chance to win with undersized, impetuous winged steed Zephyr?

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9780062741523
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2019
  • You Might Be Special!
  • by Kerri Kokias and Marcus Cutler
  • In this playful interactive quiz, readers are asked a series of seemingly straightforward questions about themselves, only to have the questions become hilarious and absurd, for an upbeat message of self-acceptance.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781525303333
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2021

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