Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books


Forest of Reading 2020

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: ola, kids books, award nominees
Congratulations to all the nominees for this program, administered by the Ontario Library Association.

Showing 49-52 of 52 books


Be Prepared!

The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything

by Frankie MacDonald & Sarah Sawler
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: weather, special needs

Ever wonder where clouds come from? Or how meteorologists predict the weather? This brand new book, starring Nova Scotia’s favourite weather reporter, Frankie MacDonald, and written by author Sarah Sawler, shares stories from Frankie’s early years, along with facts about all things sunny, rainy, snowy, and stormy. Filled with pictures, graphics …


Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: science & technology

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the filmHidden Figures.
You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?
As a child, Katherine Johnson loved …


The Mushroom Fan Club

by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover

Join Elise Gravel as she explores the science of some of nature's weirdest and wildest characters - mushrooms!

Elise Gravel is back with a whimsical look at one of her family's most beloved pastimes: mushroom hunting! Combining her love of exploring nature with her talent for anthropomorphizing everything, she takes us on a magical tour of the fores …



by Philippa Dowding
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: science fiction, dystopian

"I'm Mann, just Mann."

The world is slowly recovering after environmental collapse, and the children of the automated, domed city of Oculum have begun to awaken. Miranda, William and the 998 other children wake to tend the fruit trees and gardens behind the thick, opaque walls of their world. Some speak quietly of Outside, which is forbidden. Until …