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Stuck on what to read?
If you haven't already checked out your public library, have a look at their website or pop in. There are numerous lists compiled by the librarians in your local public library or
online just for you! For an example, see the homepage of Brockville Public Library's catalog. The page lists new arrivals from junior to adult fiction and recommendations
from BPL employees.
Still need a recommendation?
Below you will find a toolkit for summer reading and book lists containing recommended reads.
Summer Reading Toolkit 2017 (OLA)
The Ontario Library Association has created a toolkit to help in the discovery of engaging summer reading programs. The toolkit provides a list of the best reading programs available across Ontario and alternative reading suggestions and tips for reluctant readers. Click on the image on the left, or here, to have a look.
Some Reading Lists for JK to Adult
I Read Canadian Book Challenge
JK to Adult
Read 150 Forest of Reading books by December 31st, 2017 and you can win 10 books. The Forest of Reading books range from JK to Adult and there are 1,270 to choose from!
Writers’ Trust 2017 Summer Reading List
Teen to Adult
The Writers’ Trust of Canada reached out to 32 writers who published books in the first half of 2017 to recommend titles they are eager to dive into this summer. From new fiction with imagination and edge to page-turning entertainment– these writers have provided more than 100 book suggestions.
Forest Kid Committee Reading List 2017
Grades 5 to 8
The Ontario Library Association's first-ever 2017 Kid Committee Summer Reading List in the Forest of Reading program! These are the books that you should be reading over the summer - as recommended by fifteen avid readers!
Common Sense Media Summer Reading List
Junior to Teen
Common Sense Media has compiled a list of books that are frequently featured on teachers' summer reading lists. Kids, tweens, and teens can use this list to get a jump start on the year ahead. Parents can use it to learn more about the books assigned to their kids over the summer and throughout the school year.
Across Canada Summer Picks 2017
Junior to 12+
Readers from across Canada (including those as young as nine years old!) called in to CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup show and gave their picks for the summer.
TD Summer Reading Club
Pre-JK to Teen
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is offered at 2,000 public libraries across Canada.
Publishers and Book Retailers - Summer Reading
Publishers, like the Penguin Random House Company, and others provide articles about summer reading, including top reads for each month for all ages and stages. Book retailers, like Barnes and Nobles and Chapters/Indigo, will also have lists up.