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Pam Withers' favorite YA novels

  • Age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
These are my favorite recent YA novels, the best-written in my opinion, and I read dozens per month. Pam Withers (award-winning YA author at

Canadian Books of the Year

  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
We asked educators and librarians to share their favourite Canadian books of 2020. Here are their choices!


Written by Karee Walker – Paperback Picture Book A baby turtle is born on a beach alone. He grows and gains the strength to face his fears to find the power of believing in himself. The story Heights, gives parents the opportunity to share the message of building confidence and resilience in their child. This uplifting literary work the importance of identity, to be proud of who you are and confident in where you are going. ISBN: 978-0-9947538-2-3

A Likkle Cute'n in that Hat

Written by Karee Walker – Paperback Picture Book A cute baby boy discovers a basket of hats in his home. With his curiosity he begins to explore the many hats he can wear. From different sizes, shapes, styles and cultures. Wow! To the delight of his family they laugh and enjoy the blessing of his cute charisma and imagination. The illustrations of Karee Walker are beautiful, magnificent vibrant. With simple, lyrical words the charm and humour of this adventure will have you remembering the precious moments of childhood. ISBN: 978-0-9947538-4-7

Mommy and Daddy Said

Written by Karee Walker – Paperback Picture Book The elements of Mommy and Daddy Said provide an example of the key ingredients that empower a family to grow. It enables the family to accomplish their purpose through achieving unity, communication, unconditional love and honesty. For children to be connected to their family, culture helps them to share their greatness and build on the experiences they have learned through love. ISBN: 978-0-9947538-3-0

Picture Books We Loved in 2020

  • Age: 3 to 10
  • Grade: p to 17
Standout picture books that will make excellent holiday gifts.

Middle Grade Marvels

  • Age: 7 to 100
  • Grade: 2 to 17
Great picks for young readers ages 8-12ish—and the people who love them!

Diversity & Inclusivity

  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 12
Diversity & Inclusion books featured in the fall 2020 Top Grade collection.

First Nations Métis Inuit

  • Age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit books featured in the fall 2020 Top Grade collection.