I Read Canadian Day: All Lit Up Children's Book Selections

I Read Canadian Day: All Lit Up Children's Book Selections
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I Read Canadian Day celebrates great Canadian books and underscores the importance of reading from an early age. We're joining in on this special day by highlighting a fab list reads for young people that are sure to fill shelves and growing imaginations alike.


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Hockey with Dad

By Willie Sellars
Illustrated by Kevin Easthope

She shoots, she scores! Big Sister's hockey team has worked hard toward the most important game of the season. When the team goalie gets injured, Little Brother excitedly steps onto the ice to play in the Championship game. He always wanted to be part of the lineup, where Big ... Read more

Ghost's Journey

By Robin Stevenson
Illustrated by Rainer Oktovianus

When Indonesia becomes a dangerous place for the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost and her family are forced to leave their home and escape to freedom in Canada. Ghost's Journey: A Reugee Story is inspired by the true story of two gay refugees, Rainer and Eka, and written from the perspective ... Read more

Nootka Sound In Harmony

By Spencer Sheehan-Kalina
Illustrated by Kim Nixon

Metis author, Spencer Sheehan-Kalina, uses poetry to highlight the beauty of the Nootka Sound and the animals who live there. Each verse of this beautifully illustrated book has an adjoining page of Indigenousl connections to the poem's content. We are grateful for the support ... Read more

Nanny's Kitchen Party

By Rebecca North
Illustrated by Laurel Keating

***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER***
"Where in this racket can Nanny be?

When you get invited to a kitchen party at your grandmother’s house, there may be certain things you don’t expect to find: like moose and foxes and bears! In this exciting, playful romp through a Newfoundland ... Read more

Flying Ace

By Sheilah Lukins
Illustrated by Laurel Keating

***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER******BRUNEAU FAMILY AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE LONGLIST***

Errol the adventurous little mouse takes to the sky when he meets a young girl, Natasha, playing with a toy airplane. Later, when Errol is left alone, he decides to fly Natasha’s ... Read more

The Queen of Paradise's Garden

By Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji

Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many Newfoundland tales, is worried about his parents. They aren't getting any younger; in fact, they're really quite old. So Jack and his brothers Bill and Tom decide to set out and find a magic fruit that will make ... Read more

ABC MTL

By Jeanne Painchaud
Photographs by Bruno Ricca
Translated by Katia Grubisic

Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun.

Dear Twin

By Addie Tsai

Poppy wants to go to college like everyone else, but her father has other ideas. Ever since her twin sister, Lola, mysteriously vanished, Poppy's father has been depressed and forces her to stick around. She hopes she can convince Lola to come home, and perhaps also procure ... Read more

Dakwakada Warriors

By Cole Pauls

Indigenous protectors use language revitalization to save the Earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches Artist Cole Pauls wanted to reclaim the Southern Tutchone language he had learned as a youth while performing in the traditional song and dance group the Dakhka Khwaan ... Read more

My Totem Came Calling

By Blessing Musariri & Thorsten Nesch

Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suffers from unexplained memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing her totem animal, a zebra, in all sorts of places. But nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized ... Read more