Great Canadian Reads

Reviews here are divided only by recommended reading level and have been placed in the lowest level that would appreciate the material. According to the Ontario curriculum, there are 4 groups: primary (kindergarten to grade 3; ages 3 – 9), junior (grades 4 to 6; ages 9-12), intermediate (grades 7 to 10; ages 12-15), senior (grades 11 and 12; ages 16-18).  I’m including an adult category because the themes and subject matter in the book would be best left to a venue outside of a school library although many of them are wonderful in this category.


  1. Augustine by Melanie Watt
  2. You’re Finally Here! by Melanie Watt
  3. The Farm Team by Linda Bailey
  4. Jeffrey and Sloth by Kari-Lynn Winters and Ben Hodson
  5. Chickadee Magazine


  1. The Adventures of Medical Man by Dr. Michael Evans and David Wichman


  1. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
  2. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
  3. From Then to Now: A Short History of the World by Christopher Moore
  4. Nice Recovery by Susan Juby
  5. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
  6. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  7. The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
  8. Pyongyang: A journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
  9. Darkest Light by Hiromi Goto
  10. Under My Skin by Charles de Lint
  11. The Taming by Eric Walters and Teresa Toten
  12. DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
  13. Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
  14. The Bear by Claire Cameron
  15. The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews
  16. A Spy in the House (The Agency #1) by Y.S. Lee
  17. The Art of Getting Stared At by Laura Langston
  18. Delusion Road by Don Aker
  19. Trillium by Jeff Lemire


  1. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
  2. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  3. Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson


  1. Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf

Professional Development

  1. The Third Teacher by OWP/P Architect
  2. Grown Up Digital: How the net generation is changing your world by Don Tapscott
  3. Social LEADia by Jennifer Casa-Todd
  4. Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros