Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Books

EASY

Dream Dog By Lou Berger

Harry wants a dog more than anything. But dogs make his dad sneeze – ya-choo! So Harry takes matters into his own hands. He places his X-35 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet on his head, and soon something – with paws! a tail! a wet nose! – pops into the world …

Best Friend Trouble By Frances Itani

Hanna’s had it with her best friend, Lizzy. She is always trying to outdo Hanna in everything. When Lizzy tells Hanna she can throw her ball farther and succeeds, it’s the last straw. Hanna is tired of feeling second best, but what she doesn’t realize is that sometimes she makes Lizzy feel that way too.

FUN FACTS

Great Things to do Outside: 365 Awesome Outdoor Activities By Jamie Ambrose

If you are looking for new activities and projects for your outdoor amusement, you will never run out of ideas again! See if you can fry an egg using sun power or make a nature ice bowl. Exploring the great outdoors is so much fun, during our short Canadian summers. Enjoy!

Ann and Nan are Anagrams By Mark Shulman

Anagrams are words that can have their letters juggled around to create a new word with a totally different meaning. There are more than one hundred anagrams hidden on the pages of this book. Check it out and have fun finding them all.

JUNIOR

Lost In Bermooda By Mike Litwin

Bermooda is a tropical island that is populated by walking, talking cows with human intelligence. Bermooda has no "outsiders," and most prefer to keep it that way. That is, until Chuck discovers a young human boy who has been washed up unconscious on the sandbar! The young boy's name is Dakota and doesn't seem as scary as Chuck thought humans would be. Dakota and Chuck become fast friends, but trouble is brewing and Dakota's true identity is at risk of being discovered.

The Cabinet of Curiosities By Stefan Bachmann

The curators of a magical museum that houses the often-dangerous souvenirs and stories they bring back from their Indiana Jones-like adventures have 36 creepy and mischievous stories to tell. Among the many delicious tales are "Johnny Knockers," when a ship’s crew discovers a small boy inside a whale, or "The Circus," the story of a travelling circus's horrifyingly bad luck. Stories to enchant, inspire, frighten, and creep you out!

YOUNG ADULT

Love and Other Foreign Words By Erin McCahan

Josie is sixteen and lives her life in translation. She speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups. But she is hopeless at the language of Love. When her sister gets engaged to an insufferable guy, Josie must become fluent in True Love as the only way to avert the catastrophe of their union. This funny coming-of-age story will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell.

Sanctum (Asylum #2) By Madeleine Roux

Dan, Abby and Jordan continue to be traumatized by their time at Brookline asylum. Someone is keeping their fear alive by sending creepy photographs of a carnival with no note and no name. When they return to New Hampshire College they discover that the carnival from the photos is not only real but is back on campus after many years. A perfect thriller for readers who like the Miss Peregrine’s Children series.

ADULT

The First of July By Elizabeth Speller

Canada’s birthday coincides with a very dark day in Newfoundland history – the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1916 during the First World War. Almost 700 men from the Newfoundland Regiment died on July 1 at Beaumont-Hamel. In this gripping novel we follow the lives of four soldiers before the battle, leading into the fateful day.

Flying Time By Suzanne North

For Canada Day, an intriguing novel by a Saskatoon writer about a British-educated Japanese man in Calgary. In 1939, Kay, a young woman goes to work for Mr. Miyashita, the only Japanese businessman in town. As war looms, travel is impossible for Mr. Miyashita, so Kay travels to China on an expedition.