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Summer Reading 2021

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: summer reading
Get your hammocks ready, folks! This is your ultimate summer reading guide for grades K–12.

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Willy's New Pup: A Story from Labrador

English Edition

by Sherry Blake, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, winter sports, dogs

When Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test. Based on true ev …

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Facing the Sun

by Janice Lynn Mather
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: coming of age, class differences, friendship

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Education of Margot Sanchez in this Caribbean-set “heartwarming and sincere” (Kirkus Reviews) story about four friends who experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community’s beloved beach.

Change is coming to Pinder Street…
Eve is …

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My Year as a Space Cadet

by Hope Dalvay
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance

Page Stuart's perfectly organized life is flipped upside down...again.

Page is in unfamiliar territory as the new kid at school. To make matters worse, Shale Pit Academy of Creativity and Excellence (or "SPACE" as it is more commonly known) is no ordinary school. Students there have the dubious distinction of being nicknamed "SPACE cadets." No, not …

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Skyward

by Susan White
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: dystopian

Emery is a Less Than, raised behind a wall and under a roof that rarely opens, in a system that grooms some to be lowly and some to be Elite. When she is offered an assignment to take care of the Old Ones, she glimpses a world beyond the restricted one she has known.

She plans to escape with Augustus, who longs to see the farm he used to live on, a …

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Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Morgan Goble
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, business, careers, occupations, humorous stories

In the first entertaining installment in a new early chapter book series, one unfortunate kale incident isn't enough to stop the unbeatable Wednesday Wilson from pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams --- or is it?

The most important thing to know about Wednesday Wilson is that she's an entrepreneur. She hasn't started any businesses yet, but she's pre …

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Wingmaker

by Dave Cameron, illustrated by David Huyck
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, insects, spiders, etc.

A mix of humor and fact keep the interest high in this creative take on the ever-popular subject of metamorphosis, in which a curious --- and inventive --- old caterpillar has an unusual technique for transforming into a moth.

Gramma Tinker is an old, old caterpillar who lives at the end of a cherry tree branch. Leaf and Lou, ant friends who live an …

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My Summer of Love and Misfortune

by Lindsay Wong
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: contemporary, self-esteem & self-reliance, asia

Confessions of a Shopaholic meets Crazy Rich Asians” (Kirkus Reviews) in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.

Iris Wang is having a bit of a rough start to her summer: Her boyfriend cheated on her, she didn’ …

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Lost on the Prairie

by MaryLou Driedger
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), survival stories, 19th century

Set between Kansas and Saskatchewan in 1907, this middle-grade novel follows a young boy who gets separated from his family en route to Canada and must find his way alone across the immense prairie landscape.

Following the sudden death of his eldest brother, twelve-year-old Peter is chosen by his father to travel by train from Kansas to Saskatchewan …