During the summer her grandfather is dying of leukemia and death seems all around, 15-year-old Vicky finds comfort with the pod of dolphins with which she has been doing research.
BC Summer Reading Club 2017
These collections of summer reading club titles are an excellent source of reading material for young readers.
- Author:L'Engle, MadeleineSummary:
- Author:Singer, MarilynSummary:
Presents a tribute to timeless childhood summer activities, from playing hide-and-seek and hopscotch to making mud soup and imagining that a stick is a magic wand.
- Author:Viva, FrankSummary:
A boy and a mouse take a bumpy sea journey to the majestic expanses of the Antarctic, where they see the sights and meet new friends.
- Author:Morpurgo, MichaelSummary:
In Dresden, 1945, Elizabeth and Karli’s mother works at the zoo, where her favourite animal is a young elephant named Marlene. Then the zoo director tells her that the dangerous animals - including the elephants - must be shot...
- Author:De Vries, MaggieSummary:
When Sophie and Matthew plant pumpkins, their grandfather explains to them why they need bees to make their pumpkins grow, but how will the bees find their garden?
- Author:MacKay, EllySummary:
A young girl discovers a vacant park next door to her new house that is intended for butterflies, but when she has trouble getting butterflies to stay there, her new neighbors help her plant flowers to attract them.
- Author:Oppel, KennethSummary:
Dusk, the world's first bat, must lead his colony to safety in a time of changing species.
- Author:Pearce, JacquelineSummary:
Tom loves running through cow fields with his best friend, Peggy, and his dog, Amos—especially when he's pretending to be his favorite radio hero, the Lone Ranger. But when Tom learns the nearby Fraser River is about to flood, he may...
- Author:Scott O'DellSummary:
Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.
Here, in the...
- Author:Seuss, Dr.Summary:
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” . . . So begins this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish...
- Author:Nyeu, Tao.Summary:
Four separate stories celebrate the many-legged friendship between Squid and Octopus as they disagree over how to stay warm, encourage each other, and fret over the contents of a fortune cookie.
- Author:Loyie, Oskiniko LarrySummary:
Based on memories from his childhood, Aboriginal author Larry Loyie tells of the adventures of Lawrence, an Aboriginal boy who learns many lessons during the winter season. Lawrence learns respect for sled dogs and how to build a...
- Author:Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, Qitsualik-Tinsley, SeanSummary:
In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while loon spent her days...
- Author:Carle, EricSummary:
A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.
- Author:Base, GraemeSummary:
Graeme Base takes young readers on an exhilarating journey of discovery from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia. The animals come together to drink...