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Canadian Campfire + Ghost Stories!

One of the best things about sitting around an open fire is telling stories under the stars. Check out these great books that feature eery tales, spooky myths, and haunted locations!

For the Birders!

  • Age: 3 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
Birding has become wildly popular in recent years. Greystone Books and Heritage House Publishing have a strong selection of local guides that are sure to satisfy local birders in BC, AB, SK, MB, and ON!

BC Pioneer Stories

  • Age: 10 to 16
  • Grade: 5 to 11
British Columbia's pioneer history runs deep and touches on all communities throughout the province. Check out this list of books that looks at the lives of adventurers, loggers, miners, ranchers, scoundrels, scallywags, tycoons, and everything in between!

The Great Canadian Staycation - Saskatchewan!

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
Check out this great little list of books for those intrepid travellers looking to experience the renowned landscapes and natural beauty of Saskatchewan!

The Great Canadian Staycation - Mainland BC!

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
With coastal beauty, majestic mountains, and inviting lakes British Columbia's mainland is full of travel opportunities for tourists and locals year round! These guidebooks provide outstanding access to a wide variety of activities that this exciting province has to offer.

The Great Canadian Staycation - Vancouver Island!

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
Off the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island sits surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. With stunning views of sea and mountains, Vancouver Island is an outdoor paradise and popular tourist destination for travellers from across Canada and around the world. Please check out this extensive list of guidebooks for hiking, walking, cycling, and birding, along with bestselling books on local food and titles for young tourists.

The Great Canadian Staycation - Alberta Edition!

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
Alberta has some of the most spectacular landscapes and outdoor adventure opportunities in Canada. Guidebooks for hiking, climbing, scrambling, walking, skiing, and snowshoeing, along with how-to guides for gardening and activity books for kids, are always popular during the spring and summer months with locals and tourists alike!

Beer + Wine

TouchWood Editions (Victoria, BC) publishes some of Western Canada's bestselling food books. If you're interested in beer and wine from British Columbia and Alberta, these books are certain to satisfy!

Indigenous Kids Books by Neepin Auger

  • Age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
We're thrilled to have new format softcover editions of Neepin Auger's bestselling board books coming for Fall 2020! These beautiful, bright, and colourful titles have sold very well in their original board book format and we're certain that these new softcover editions will open up a whole new market for parents, grandparents, educators, and librarians who are looking for charming and easily accessible resources for teaching young kids words in English, French, and Cree. In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, along with pronunciation support, making these some of the most dynamic and useful picture books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library, playroom, and as gifts. If you're looking for a lovely example of how these books sound in Cree, please check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojesAJNp9GI

2020 Sheila Barry Award Shortlist

  • Age: 3 to 9
  • Grade: p to 5
The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable is pleased to announce the names of the finalists for the first annual Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year award. The $2500 cash award is specifically for a picturebook that “hinges on the interdependence of pictures and words, on the simultaneous display of two facing pages, and on the drama of the turning of the page” (Barbara Bader, 1976). The winning book and three honour books will be announced on September 7, 2020. A virtual award ceremony is planned for late fall. Tickets available online starting mid August, 2021 - See more at: https://bookcentre.ca/news/first-annual-sheila-barry-best-canadian-picturebook-year-award-2020-shortlist-announced