Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books


Rise Up: Strong Female Voices

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: girls & women, diversity, diversity and inclusion
From picture books to YA novels, there’s no shortage of Canadian books featuring empowering stories about girls and women.

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What's My Superpower?

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tim Mack
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues, imagination & play

Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But the …


When the Rain Comes

by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Kim La Fave
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: asia, farm & ranch life, self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women

Malini, a young girl in a small Sri Lankan community, is anxious about the responsibility of helping with the monsoon-season rice planting for the first time. When a flash flood leaves her stranded alone with the ox cart full of rice seedlings, she summons unexpected courage to calm the ox and save her town’s rice crop.

It is time to plant the ric …


Shannen and the Dream for a School

by Janet Wilson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: native canadian, politics & government, social activists

The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a native Cree community in Northern Ontario, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shanne …