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New Picture Books

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 5
Lose yourself in the magic of story with a selection of new picture books, perfect for sharing at home or in your virtual classroom or library.

Picture Books

  • Age: 0 to 9
  • Grade: p to 4
My favourite picture books

Canadian Science Fiction

Great Canadian science fiction reads.

New Middle Grade & YA Fiction

  • Age: 8 to 100
  • Grade: 3 to 17
Picture this: The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. Your classroom is blissfully quiet. Everyone is wrapped up in a book.  Finding the right book for the right student is an art form. When it’s done well—magic happens. See our recommendations for new middle grade and YA books your students won’t be able to stop reading.

Buzzing About Bees

  • Age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
Bees are about to wake up for the season and start their incredibly important work: pollinating plants and helping keep our planet's ecosystem strong and healthy. Here are a few books to help you explore the fascinating world of bees with your classroom or library!

The Kids: Are They Alright?

  • Age: 4 to 100
  • Grade: k to 17
(A recommended reading list by Philippa Dowding, whose latest novel for is FIREFLY.) ** What is it like for a child who lives with a parent or who knows an adult struggling with a crisis of mental health, addiction, or homelessness? Canadian children’s authors have written many moving, thoughtful books about kids coping with parents or adults in crisis. While writing my latest book Firefly, I read a lot of them (mostly pretty choked up). I couldn’t include them all, but here is a list of some of my favourite titles from recent years.

Celebrate Spring

  • Age: 1 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
It’s almost spring! Celebrate with 10 recently released books all about nature, animals, the environment, and the joy of getting outside.

Black History & Black Lives

  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
Celebrate and honour Black History and Black Lives with this list of books, selected for use in K–12 classrooms.

Short Stories for Middle Grades

  • Age: 8 to 100
  • Grade: 3 to 9
tagged: short stories
Collection of books of short stories suitable for grades 6-8