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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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  • Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians
  • by Lindsay Ruck and James Bentley
  • This inspiring book shares the true stories and accomplishments of more than fifty Black Canadians from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781771089173
  • Publisher
    Nimbus
  • Year
    2021
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  • Bad Guys in the Dawn of the Underlord
  • by Aaron Blabey
  • The Bad Guys have saved the world and now it's time to celebrate! But when one member of the team makes a shocking discovery, the party might be over sooner than everyone thinks.

  • Ages
    Ages 7-12
  • ISBN
    9781338329483
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Birdsong
  • by Julie Flett
  • When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781771644730 
  • Publisher
    Greystone Books
  • Year
    2019
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  • Bobby Orr and the Hand Me Down Skates
  • by Kara Kootstra and Jennifer Phelan
  • A true childhood story of the Canadian hockey legend, Bobby Orr. After asking for new skates for an upcoming birthday, he's surprised when he receives old, previously worn "hand-me-down" skates as his gift. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780525555094
  • Publisher
    Tundra Books
  • Year
    2020
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  • Boxitects
  • by Kim Smith
  • At Maker School, Meg is the first and only Boxitect… that is, until Simone shows up. At the annual Maker Match, will their competitiveness spin out of control?

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781328477200
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box : The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer
  • by Marcie Wessels and Beatriz Castro
  • Ralph Baer was a great inventor who transformed the television into a vehicle for gaming with his invention called the Odyssey. With great illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone with a curiosity of how things work.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-10
  • ISBN
    9781454932598
  • Publisher
    Sterling
  • Year
    2020
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  • Breaking the Ice: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League
  • by Angie Bullaro
  • The amazing true story of how Manon Rhéaume's persistence, courage and passion for hockey made her the first and only woman to play a game in the National Hockey League.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-9
  • ISBN
    9781534425576
  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
  • Year
    2020
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  • Breaking through: Heroes in Canadian Women's Sport
  • by Sue Irwin
  • Showcases the achievements of Canadian women sport stars, including Christine Sinclair, Hayley Wickenheiser, and Indigenous Cross-country skiers Sharon Anne and Shirley Firth.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781459413726
  • Publisher
    Lorimer
  • Year
    2018
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  • The Button Book
  • by Sally Nicholls and Bethan Woollvin
  • This fun picture book is a great introduction to shapes and colours. Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9780735267152
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Camp Average
  • by Craig Battle
  • A group of campers decide to revolt by losing spectacularly at every game they play. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781771473057
  • Publisher
    OwlKids
  • Year
    2019
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  • The Canadian Kids' Guide to Outdoor Fun
  • by Helaine Becker and Claudia Dávila
  • Full of outdoor things to do—with a friend, a crowd, or all on your own. You'll never be bored again!

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781443148450
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2019
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  • Canadian Sabotage
  • by Jeff Szpirglas
  • A choose-your-own-adventure story with 30 paths and 30 minutes to escape. Choose your escape path as you try to dodge obstacles like deadly quicksand, giant sea monsters, double-crossing villains, and hungry great white sharks. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781443182379
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Casey's Ball
  • by Kit Yan and Holly McGillis
  • Now that everyone knows Casey's a boy, he's joined the boys' soccer team and together they face challenges and share their love of the game.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-10
  • ISBN
    9781775084075
  • Publisher
    Flamingo Rampant
  • Year
    2019
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  • Clarence's Big Secret
  • by Christine MacGregor Cation, Roy MacGregor, and Mathilde Cinq-Mars
  • Clarence Brazier has a secret that he kept for almost one hundred years! But Clarence proves that with determination, it's never too late to share your secret and learn something new. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-9
  • ISBN
    9781771473316
  • Publisher
    OwlKids
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Crossover
  • by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile
  • A dynamic graphic novel featuring thirteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan. The boys wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781328575494
  • Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Year
    2019
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  • David Jumps In
  • by Alan Woo and Katty Maurey
  • David starts attending a new school. While watching kids at recess on his first day, David thinks of the string of knotted rubber bands in his pocket. Does anyone want to play elastic skip?

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781771388450
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team
  • by Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowery
  • In a hilarious role reversal, a son has to teach his dad the basics of soccer, especially how to be a team player. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781771386548
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2018
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  • Dog Man: Fetch 22
  • by Dav Pilkey and Jose Garbaldi
  • Petey the Cat is out of jail and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781338323214
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2019
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  • Do Not Eat the Game!
  • by Matthew McElligott
  • Unplug and enjoy this fun and inventive picture book that teaches you how to play fairly with others. 

  • Ages
    Ages 5-9
  • ISBN
    9781524767235
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Don't Stand So Close to Me
  • by Eric Walters
  • Eric Walters writes a very timely story that readers can relate to: the characters struggle with the life-changing pandemic caused by COVID-19 and the uncertain times it has created. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459827875
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2020
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  • Double Foul (Camp Average)
  • by Craig Battle
  • In the sequel to Camp Average, camp counselor Winston is up to some new schemes and Mack launches a risky plan to save the day.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781771473095
  • Publisher
    OwlKids
  • Year
    2020
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  • Eight Times Up
  • by John Corr
  • Riley's dad signs him up for aikido to help him deal with his anxiety.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459818613
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019
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  • Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them
  • by Galadriel Watson and Cornelia Li
  • Discover the incredible things that humans are capable of and how these achievements are scientifically possible.

  • Ages
    Ages 10-12
  • ISBN
    9781773212500
  • Publisher
    Annick Press
  • Year
    2019
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  • Farm Crimes
  • by Sandra Dumais
  • Self-proclaimed #1 goat detective, Billiam Van Hoof is here to find Hen’s stolen egg. As he bumbles through his investigation, the answer becomes clear to everyone except him!

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9781771474153
  • Publisher
    OwlKids
  • Year
    2020
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  • Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon
  • by Simran Jeet Singh and Baljinder Kaur
  • At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind and heart stronger, Fauja decided to run his first marathon. He went on to break records and became the first person over 100 to complete the grueling long-distance race.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-10
  • ISBN
    9780525555094
  • Publisher
    Kokila
  • Year
    2020
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  • Follow Your Breath: A First Book of Mindfulness
  • by Scot Ritchie
  • When Pedro struggles with the reality of moving, his mom teaches him and his friends about mindfulness. The children learn about focusing on their bodies, senses, feelings and eventually acceptance.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-7
  • ISBN
    9781525303364
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2020
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  • A Girl's Guide to the Wild: Be an Adventure-seeking Outdoor Explorer!
  • by Ruby McConnell and Teresa Grasseschi
  • Head outdoors and grab your guide packed with basic outdoor skills, camping recipes, outdoor projects, exciting activity suggestions and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781632171719
  • Publisher
    Little Bigfoot
  • Year
    2019
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  • A Good Team (An Acorn Book, Unicorn and Yeti #2)
  • by Heather Ayris Burnell and Hazel Quintanilla
  • What Yeti finds easy, Unicorn finds difficult and vice versa. The two friends learn to work together to make sure they can both have fun! 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781338329056
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2019
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  • Gurple and Preen: A Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure
  • by Linda Sue Park and Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  • In this wildly creative story, Gurple and Preen’s ship crashes on a planet and they must break crayons in order to fix it. 

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781534431416
  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
  • Year
    2020
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  • Hide-and-Seek
  • by R.D. Ornot and Sakshi Mangal
  • In this fun, interactive game of hide-and-seek, young children learn about positional prepositions.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781771387941
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2019
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  • Hockey Night in Kenya
  • by Eric Walters, Danson Mutinda, and Claudia Dávila
  • Kenyan orphans, Kitoo and Nigosi, are introduced to ice hockey through a book that a librarian gives Kitoo. The book leads him to dream of playing hockey. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9781459823617
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2020
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  • How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and falls) of a Rock-climbing Champion
  • by Ashima Shiraishi and Yao Xiao
  • The true story of Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world’s best rock climbers. Lean how Ashima sees a boulder as a “problem” she can solve by climbing to the top.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-9
  • ISBN
    9781524773274
  • Publisher
    Alfred A. Knopf
  • Year
    2020
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  • Inuit Games
  • by Thomas Anguti Johnston and Sigmunder Thorgeirsson
  • Learn all about Inuit games and why they are important for staying healthy and strong for life in the Arctic.

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9780228702870
  • Publisher
    Inhabit Media
  • Year
    2019
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  • I Promise
  • by Lebron James and Nina Mata
  • This uplifting book emphasizes accountability and persistence through the pledge taken by the students of I Promise School, which is supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-9
  • ISBN
    9780062971067
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2020
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  • It's a Mitig
  • by Bridget George
  • Author and illustrator, Bridget George, introduces readers to Ojibwe words for nature as she guides them through the forest.

  • Ages
    Ages 0-6
  • ISBN
    9781771622738
  • Publisher
    Groundwood Books
  • Year
    2020
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  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea… Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs
  • by Ted Staunton and Will Staunton
  • From a giant luge run on a main street to the theft of 9,000 barrels of maple syrup, celebrate Canada’s quirky history, wildlife, science, culture, food, art…and giant roadside attractions! 

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781443113120
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • I Will Dance
  • by Nancy Bo Flood and Juliana Swaney
  • This picture book follows Eva, a young girl born with cerebral palsy, as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer. Eva learns of a place that has created a class for dancers of all abilities and her dreams begin to come true.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-10
  • ISBN
    9781534430617
  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
  • Year
    2020
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  • Jack at Bat: A Jack Book
  • by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli
  • The third book in the Jack series finds Jack at a baseball game where he is not allowed to swing. When a tie-breaker is needed, what can Jack do to help his team? 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780593113820
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Jon le Bon: Virtual Adventure - Volume 1 - Season 2
  • by Alex A.
  • To keep boredom at bay, the members of the Agency play with a new virtual console. But while they're in the middle of a game, an enemy takes control of the machine! 

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781772850420
  • Publisher
    Holiday House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Kamik Takes the Lead
  • by Daryl Baker and Ali Hinch
  • Jake and Kamik are finally ready for their first dog sled race! The Kamik series shares traditional dog-rearing practices and dog-training techniques from the community members of the Arviat, Nunavut.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-8
  • ISBN
    9781772272666
  • Publisher
    Inhabit Media
  • Year
    2019
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  • Karate Kakapo
  • by Loredana Cunti and Stacy Curtis
  • Kakapo has mastered all the karate kicks. Well…except for the most challenging one: the flying kick. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781771388030
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2019
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  • Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist
  • by Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani, Michelle Schusterman, and Yaoyao Ma Van As
  • A fast-paced mystery set at the Tokyo Olympic Games. After setting out to solve the mystery of the masked medalist's identity, siblings Mika and Andy quickly realize there's another mystery they need to attend to

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9780593113738
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Let's Go to Taekwondo: A Story about Persistence, Bravery, and Breaking Boards
  • by Aram Kim
  • Yoomi loves studying taekwondo and wants to earn a yellow belt, but she is afraid to break a board until Grandma comes to the rescue. Facts about taekwondo and some Korean vocabulary are included. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780823443604
  • Publisher
    Holiday House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Let's Play a Hockey Game!
  • by Kari-Lynn Winters and Helen Flook
  • Learn important hockey terms and lingo in this interactive, rhyming read-along. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781443148184
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2016
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  • Level 13: A Slacker Novel
  • by Gordon Korman
  • A hilarious and goofy adventure that follows Cameron Boxer as he finds fame and fortune by playing video games online for an audience. But can Cameron conquer the game's infamous Level 13? 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781338286205
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2019
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  • Little Fox
  • by Britta Teckentrup
  • When the sun starts to set, it's time for Little Fox to wake up and be with his mama. But mama doesn't want to play. Can Little Fox find someone to play with before it's time to go back to bed?

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781459826939
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2021
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  • Lucy Tries Basketball
  • by Lisa Bowes and James Hearne
  • Lucy and friends are out on the playground when they spot Ava playing basketball with her cousin Jermaine, a professional player. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781459816978
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019
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  • The Lunch Club: It Came from the Basement
  • by Dom Pelletier
  • Tia and Leo notice that the school janitor is acting weird. He’s been picking through the trash and hoarding banana peels in the creepy school basement. Things go from weird to worse when the kids discover what’s actually in the basement

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781443182713
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Magic of Basketball
  • by Kayla Alexander and Kesia Alexander
  • When Kayla is first introduced to the game of basketball, she quickly learns that there is more to the sport than learning how to play. Kayla discovers that basketball is magical, and gives many gifts along the way.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781999209506
  • Publisher
    Kayla Alexander
  • Year
    2019
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  • Malaika’s Costume
  • by Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher
  • When Malaika's mother, who works in Canada, is unable to send her money for a costume for Carnival, Malaika gets help from her grandmother and neighbour to create a beautiful patchwork costume, which she proudly wears to dance in the parade.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781554987542
  • Publisher
    Groundwood Books
  • Year
    2016
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  • Meet Terry Fox
  • by Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas
  • Terry Fox's remarkable journey has inspired people in Canada and worldwide. The latest installment in this acclaimed biography series comes to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9781443182065
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Meet Tom Longboat
  • by Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas
  • In 1907, Tom won the Boston Marathon. He faced criticism for his unusual training techniques, but Tom always did what he felt was right. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-10
  • ISBN
    9781443163910
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2019
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  • Meet Willie O'Ree
  • by Elizabeth MacLeod and Mike Deas
  • Willie O'Ree was the first Black hockey player to play in the NHL. His relentless positivity, perseverance and love for the sport helped him overcome adversity and change the game.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-10
  • ISBN
    9781443175616
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Megabat Is a Fraidybat
  • by Ann Humphrey and Kass Reich
  • Megabat has a dilemma: he is afraid of going into the scary woods at the sleepaway camp he is attending with best friend, Daniel. Can Megabat overcome his fears when his friend is in trouble? 

  • Ages
    Ages 7-10
  • ISBN
    9780735266025
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2021
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  • My Best Friend and Other Illusions
  • by Suri Rosen
  • Charlotte "Charlie" Dickson's imaginary friend from childhood, Rudy, suddenly reappears in her life as an actual living person. The problem with imaginary friends: they know all of your secrets. And what Rudy knows about Charlie may cause chaos in her life.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781443146821
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Nibi is Water / Nibi Aawon Nbiish
  • by Joanne Robertson
  • Nibi means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). In this dual language book for young children, we learn the importance of water and that we all have a role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. 

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781772601329
  • Publisher
    Second Story Press
  • Year
    2020
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  • Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability
  • by Shane Burcaw and Matt Carr
  • Shane Burcaw has spinal muscular atrophy which hinders his muscles’ growth. Shane is still able to enjoy life with the people he loves as they help him with his daily routines. 

  • Ages
    Ages 6-9
  • ISBN
    9781626727717
  • Publisher
    Roaring Book Press (Macmillan)
  • Year
    2017
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  • Peanut Goes for the Gold
  • by Jonathan Van Ness and Jillian Reid
  • Peanut has their own unique way of doing things. When Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, authentically Peanut.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9780062941008
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins
  • Year
    2020
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  • P.K. Subban: Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Colour
  • by Catherine Rondina
  • A hero on and off the ice, P.K. Subban has set records, received awards and earned respect in the NHL, all the while confronting racism with action to support others.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459415096
  • Publisher
    Lorimer
  • Year
    2020
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  • Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game
  • by J. Torres and Tim Levins
  • Isaac is the best in his hockey video game but will his skills translate when he is beamed away to play a real, high stakes alien hockey game?

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781443128896
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • A Potato on a Bike
  • by Elise Gravel
  • This playful board book asks readers the quesstion, “Have you ever seen…?” and then displays the silliest images and text. Get ready to giggle!

  • Ages
    Ages 0-5
  • ISBN
    9781459823204
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019
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  • A Princess of Great Daring
  • by Tobi Hill-Meyer and Elenore Toczynski
  • Jamie finds the courage to reveal her true self to her friends and become a princess of great daring.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-10
  • ISBN
    9780987976352
  • Publisher
    Flamingo Rampant
  • Year
    2015
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  • Proud to Play
  • by Erin Silver
  • Proud to Play is an overview of the history of LGBTQ+ athletes in Canada. This book will make all young sports enthusiasts and competitors proud to play.

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459415126
  • Publisher
    Lorimer
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Puck Drops Here (Hockey Super Six)
  • by Kevin Sylvester
  • In the first book of a new high-action series, The Puck Drops Here, has the forces of evil battling some unlikely opponents – ordinary kids with super hockey skills!

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781443163484
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Rad!
  • by Anne Bustard and Daniel Wiseman
  • Lester is worried about learning how to skateboard, but his siblings are having so much fun. After a wipeout on his first try, will he give up or try again?

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781419741012 
  • Publisher
    Abrams
  • Year
    2020
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  • Recycle & Remake
  • by DK
  • Creating a party piñata, bee hotel, and cardboard castle are just a few crafts you can make while learning the importance of recycling and reusing materials.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-10
  • ISBN
    9781465489845
  • Publisher
    DK (Penguin)
  • Year
    2020
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  • Siha Tooskin Knows The Love of the Dance
  • by Charlene Bearhead, Wilson Bearhead, and Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
  • Paul Wahasaypa (Siha Tooskin) has invited his friend, Jeff, to his first ever powwow. Siha Tooskin and his Uncle Lenard teach him about Nakota forms of traditional and non-traditional dance. 

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781553798521
  • Publisher
    Highwater Press
  • Year
    2020
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  • Soaked!
  • by Abi Cushman
  • Rain isn’t going to stop a hula-hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella and a rabbit in a cashmere sweater from showing their grumpy friend how to have fun.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781984836625
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past
  • by Cindy Blackstock and Spotted Fawn Productions
  • Spirit Bear and his family learn why people disagree and how we can learn from the good and bad parts of history to make better decisions now and for future generations of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit kids

  • Ages
    Ages 6-12
  • ISBN
    9781777009137
  • Publisher
    First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Stone Thrower
  • by Jael Ealey Richardson and Matt James
  • This book tells the story of African-American football player Chuck Ealey as a child.

  • Ages
    Ages 5-9
  • ISBN
    9781554987528
  • Publisher
    Groundwood Books
  • Year
    2016
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  • Team Steve
  • by Kelly Collier
  • In the annual relay race, Steve is paired with the much slower Duck, Turtle, and Snail. Steve discovers that there is more than one way to be a winner. 

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9781771389327
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2018
  • 3feda0894d62b1c827f7c503561f2878
  • Teamwork
  • by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko
  • Matthew’s mom signs him up for baseball to learn teamwork. Will Matthew find a way to play on the team, when all the team wants to do is draw?

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781443182683
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • Terry Fox and Me
  • by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Milan Pavlović
  • To mark the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, read the story of his remarkable friendship with Doug, who was with him every step of the way.

  • Ages
    Ages 4-8
  • ISBN
    9780735267688
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Thea Stilton and the Race for Gold
  • by Thea Stilton
  • Join the Thea sisters on an adventure packed with mystery, as they help their friend Beatrice prepare for the Summer Olympics.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781338587494
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2020
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  • The Thing Lou Couldn't Do
  • by Ashley Spires
  • Lou faces a new and difficult challenge. With determination and the support of her friends, Lou faces her fear. 

  • Ages
    Ages 3-7
  • ISBN
    9781771387279
  • Publisher
    Kids Can Press
  • Year
    2017
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  • This Beach is Loud!
  • by Samantha Cotterill
  • A sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach, but his dad has a technique to help his son face these obstacles. This book gently offers practical advice for coping with new experiences to sensitive children on and off the autism spectrum.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9780525553458
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2019
  • Faeda3ea504026c9fdd835e76f9505cb
  • Volleyball Vibe
  • by Karen Spafford-Fitz
  • Ria, a teenager living in Edmonton, Alberta, is passionate about fashion and beauty. When her mother insists that she either get a job or join a team sport, Ria joins a volleyball team. She quickly discovers her own capabilities and the rewards and challenges that come with team sport. 

  • Ages
    Ages 9-12
  • ISBN
    9781459415508
  • Publisher
    Lorimer
  • Year
    2020
  • 101f7f41001dd32078ba6cd5cfdb8707
  • We Are Water Protectors
  • by Carole Lindstrom and MIchaela Goade
  • A lyrical picture book that explores the importance of protecting water from harm and corruption. It celebrates Indigenous-led movements to protect our planet's water and serves as an inspiring call to action.  

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781250203557
  • Publisher
    Roaring Book Press (Macmillan)
  • Year
    2020
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  • What Are the Paralympic Games?
  • by Gail Herman
  • The Paralympic Games are one of the most viewed sporting events in the world. This book highlights the achievements of Paralympic athletes by showcasing some of the ways they train for their sport.

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781524792626
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • What Blows Up (The Almost Epic Squad)
  • by Ted Staunton
  • In the 2nd book of the Almost Epic Squad series, readers follow 13-year-old Gary as he attempts to master his not-so-super powers to become a basketball star. 

  • Ages
    Ages 8-12
  • ISBN
    9781443113120
  • Publisher
    Scholastic
  • Year
    2019
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  • When We Are Kind
  • by Monique Gray Smith and Nicole Neidhardt
  • Simple acts of kindness are important. This book helps the reader explore that warm feeling we get when we give and receive kindness.

  • Ages
    Ages 0-8
  • ISBN
    9781459825222
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2020
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  • Yoga Animals in the Forest
  • by Christiane Kerr and Julia Green
  • As bear goes through his day, he seeks a way to energize, think clearly, stay calm, be positive, and finally relax before bedtime. He meets a variety of forest animals that show him how to achieve these states of mind through simple yoga poses.

  • Ages
    Ages 3-8
  • ISBN
    9781684640874
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
  • Year
    2020
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  • Yoga Baby
  • by Amy Hovey
  • This rhyming book celebrates the simple joy of yoga and the natural shapes that babies can make with their bodies. 

  • Ages
    Ages 0-3
  • ISBN
    9781459818286
  • Publisher
    Orca Book Publishers
  • Year
    2019

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