TD Summer Reading Club 2017

  • Author:
    Cassidy, Sara
    Summary:

    Evelyn is both aghast and fascinated when a new boy comes to grade five and tells everyone his name is Queen. Queen wears shiny gym shorts and wants to organize a chess/environment club. His father plays weird loud music and has tattoos...

  • Author:
    Ruurs, Margriet, Gibson, Katherine
    Summary:

    A Brush Full of Colour is the story of a boy whose passion for learning would save him from a life in the coalmines. The books by the American writer Jack London and Canadian poet Robert Service fired his imagination with scenes of the...

  • Author:
    MacLeod, Elizabeth
    Summary:

    A unique look at Canadian history, this book captures these milestones and many more in ten chapters outlined with sidebars, biographies, quotes, trivia and illustrations. It is the story of the people, places and events that have...

  • Author:
    Smith, David J.
    Summary:

    Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But what if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch? Instantly, we'd see our world in a...

  • Author:
    Rolli
    Summary:

    Ten-year-old Beverly is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary best friend. Her name is Kabungo, and she lives in a cave on Main Street. No one knows where she comes from or who she really is, but life is never dull when Kabungo is...

  • Author:
    Scrimger, Richard
    Summary:

    Bullied by his brother and living in the shadow of his cute, athletic best friend, Jonah is crippled by self-loathing and insecurity. Then a mysterious stranger hands him a disposable camera with the power to transport him into someone...

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    Summary:

    Mingan, My Village is a beautiful collection of poetry created by Innu children of the Teueikan school in Mingan, Quebec. The compilation includes 15 poems and 15 portraits that reveal a glimpse into the lives of the poets. Their poetry...

  • Author:
    Stevenson, Robin
    Summary:

    For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But...

  • Author:
    Dance, Jennifer
    Summary:

    Life is changing for Canada’s Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory.

    In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber...

  • Author:
    Viva, Frank
    Summary:

    Follows a young boy who is reluctantly sent to spend the summer in a remote part of Nova Scotia. As the summer wears on, the hero forges solid friendships with other kids in the small fishing community and is changed forever by the...

  • Author:
    Sherrard, Valerie
    Summary:

    Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest.

    Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B...

  • Author:
    Ellis, Deborah
    Summary:

    A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him?...

  • Author:
    Hadfield, Chris, Fillion, Kate
    Summary:

    Young Chris loves pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploiring the universe. Only one problem--at night, he's afraid of the dark. Only when he watches the moon landing on TV does he realize how exciting the unknown can be. Inspired by...

  • Author:
    Curtis, Christopher Paul
    Summary:

    Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and...

  • Author:
    Richardson, Jael Ealey
    Summary:

    The African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in a segregated neighborhood of Portsmouth, Ohio. Against all odds, he became an incredible quarterback. But despite his unbeaten record in high school and university, he would...

  • Author:
    Gay, Marie-Louise, Homel, David
    Summary:

    Charlie and his family are about to embark on another trip, to another out-of-the-way place off the beaten path. This time they are heading to an island in Croatia -- an incredibly beautiful country that lives in the shadow of war and...

  • Author:
    Van Camp, Richard
    Summary:

    In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child,...

  • Author:
    Andrews, Jan
    Summary:

    A USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book and a nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for...

  • Author:
    Jordan-Fenton, Christy
    Summary:

    Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by stunning illustrations, When I Was Eight makes the bestselling Fatty Legs accessible to younger readers. Now they, too, can meet this remarkable girl who reminds us...

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