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Summer Reading 2022

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
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For students and teachers alike: get excited about reading this summer with a selection of K-12 books that will entertain and inspire!

Showing 9-16 of 40 books

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White Lies

by Sara de Waard
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: death & dying, parents, sexual abuse)

Missy’s sweet sixteenth is just around the corner, but her last three birthdays haven’t exactly been cause for celebration. Her beloved little brother died when she turned thirteen and now birthdays are just painful reminders of the void in their lives. If only she had walked him to school that morning, like she was supposed to ...

To add fuel t …

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ValHamster

by Angela Misri
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, dystopian, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., non-classifiable

Being the greatest zombie fighter of all time is a lot for one animal, but Emmy’s the perfect hamster for the job. Fire, rage, and fury are her weapons of choice and woe to the undead human who crosses her path. That is, until the mammals she lives with invite a weasel, of all creatures, to join their camp. This unthinkable betrayal reminds Emmy …

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The Limitless Sky

by Christina Kilbourne
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: dystopian, survival stories, recycling & green living

Rook and Gage live worlds apart — but somehow they must find a way to help one another survive.

Trapped in a life she didn’t choose, Rook struggles to find meaning in her appointed role as an apprentice Keeper of ArHK. Even though her mam soothes her with legends of the Outside and her da assures her there are many interesting facts to discover …

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Spirit of Summerwood

by Vivien Gorham
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: horses, equestrian

A stand-alone follow-up to award-winning middle grade novel Touch of Gold, set at a horse camp with a mysterious past, featuring themes of allyship, friendship, and activism.

It's finally summer, and for twelve-year-old Aislinn, that means two sweet, uninterrupted weeks at her favourite place in the world — Summerwood Farm. At Summerwood's all-gi …

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

by Shyam Selvadurai
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: lgbt, new experience, asia

Amrith comes to terms with his sexuality in this sweeping coming-of-age story set against the stormy backdrop of monsoon season in 1980s Sri Lanka. For fans of Call Me By Your Name.

Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In his first young adult novel, now with a new cover, he …

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Our Green City

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Colleen Larmour
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: recycling & green living, environmental science & ecosystems

A charming, child-friendly tour around an ideal sustainable city --- with a uniquely positive environmental message from award-winning author Tanya Lloyd Kyi.

In this green city, neighbors take care of all living things: people, plants and animals, too! Many people choose a bicycle, scooter or their own two feet to get where they need to go. A famil …

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Linty: A Pocketful of Adventure

illustrated by Mike Shiell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: friendship, new experience

Making his author-illustrator debut, Mike Shiell elevates the everyday to hilarious drama in this offbeat graphic novel for early readers.

In the front pocket of a faded pair of hand-me-down jeans, a tiny ball of lint lives alone. The days are pretty much the same for Linty: Some cardio. Sightseeing (“So blue!”). Solo Marco Polo. Until one day, …

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The Queen of Junk Island

by Alexandra Mae Jones
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance, ghost stories

From debut author Alexandra Mae Jones comes a compelling, nuanced exploration of bi identity and body image with a ghostly backdrop—perfect for fans of Nina Lacour. 

Still reeling from a recent trauma, sixteen-year-old Dell is relieved when her mom suggests a stay at the family cabin. But the much-needed escape quickly turns into a disaster. The l …