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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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The Traitor's Blade

by Kevin Sands
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe

Christopher’s homecoming takes a sinister turn when a murderous conspiracy is uncovered in this fifth novel of the award-winning Blackthorn Key series.

Christopher, Tom, and Sally are back in London at last. Everyone is relieved at their return—the plague has ended, and the king, pleased with their service, offers a surprising reward. But troub …

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Mission Mumbai

A Novel of Sacred Cows, Snakes, and Stolen Toilets

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, humorous stories

 

Two friends, one deep alliance, the trip of a lifetime!

 

 

Travel to the colourful and chaotic streets of India from the comfort of your home in this hilarious and heartfelt story about friendship and family.

When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend, Rohit Lal, on a family vacation to India, he jumps at the chance to …

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On the Trapline

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, country life

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.

A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and …

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Travels in Cuba

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, by David Homel
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: caribbean & latin america, travel, politics & government

Even for an experienced traveler like Charlie, Cuba is a place unlike any he has visited before — an island full of surprises, secrets and puzzling contradictions.

When Charlie’s artist mother is invited to visit a school in Cuba, the whole family goes along on the trip. But the island they discover is a far cry from the all-inclusive resorts th …

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Road Allowance Era

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 8
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, coming of age, prejudice & racism, action & adventure, canada, girls & women, orphans & foster homes

In Road Allowance Era, Echo’s story picks up again when she travels back in time to 1885.

The government has not fulfilled its promise of land for the Métis, and many flee to the Northwest. As part of the fallout from the Northwest Resistance, their advocate and champion Louis Riel is executed. As new legislation corrodes Métis land rights, and …

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We Dream Medicine Dreams

by (artist) Lisa Boivin
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: native canadian, birds, death & dying, deer, moose & caribou, bears, bedtime & dreams, values & virtues, wolves & coyotes

From Dene artist and bioethicist Lisa Boivin comes this healing story of hope, dreams, and the special bond between grandfather and granddaughter.

When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us liv …

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The Dog’s Gardener

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Nathalie Dion
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: friendship, dogs, pets

A dog delights in a summer day spent in the garden with his owner, an avid gardener.

When a dog named Dutch hears the gardener going down the stairs each morning, he anticipates her every move. But most of all, he waits for the beautiful words, “Okay, Dutch. Let’s go outside.”

It’s a bright summer day. Dutch stands back from the dark, dusty t …

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Hare B&B

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Bill Pechet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: humorous stories, rabbits, siblings

After her parents are duped by a coyote who is a master of disguise, Harriet ("Harry" for short) and her seven younger siblings are left to fend for themselves. Their only resource is their parents' now-empty bedroom, so Harry and her brothers and sisters open a "hare bed and breakfast." It is a great success. Then, the coyote comes calling again, …