In their busiest season of the year, the staff at Ella Minnow (Toronto), Kaleidoscope Books (Ottawa), Woozles (Halifax), and Babar Books (Montreal) and McNally Robinson (Winnipeg and Saskatoon) nonetheless pulled together a selection of excellent Canadian tween and teen fiction – complete with the reasons they love them and in addition to the list of books for littler kids we featured earlier this week. It's with much appreciation that we present this fantastic list ... please check out all the books here.
Middle Grade: This can be such a tricky age to buy for, as reading level and also maturity can be so variable among tweens. Here are some books that just might be the right fit for the tween in your life:
Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen (McNally Robinson): "The title makes you pick this book up but the story makes it all worthwhile as Violet tries to help her mom cope after a devastating divorce."
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detectives Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath (McNally Robinson): "A hilarious over-the-top mystery from the author of Everything On a Waffle, translated from Rabbit."
That Boy Red by Rachna Gilmore (Ella Minnow): "This depression era novel set in PEI features a handy, clever, but not bookish Red. It is a smartly told a …