Hi Owlkids Family,
There is nothing better than family reading in fort, a tent, or under a tree at a park. If you are looking for some great books to read to kickstart this sunny season, check out some of the titles below!
Happy reading! – Jackie
For kids 3-6:
Journey of the Midnight Sun by Shazia Afzal (Orca) – Based on a true story, this picture book follows the exciting and harrowing 4,000 km journey of a group delivering a mosque to a town in the Canadian Arctic.
Biindigen! Amik Says Welcome: by Nancy Cooper (Owlkids) – This adorable picture book incorporates Anishinaabe words in the text, has a search and find element, and teaches readers how beavers help their surrounding ecosystems.
A Park Connects Us by Sarah Nelson (Owlkids) – A great book to encourage kids to get outside. It’s all about the people, plants, and animals you can find in public parks.
For kids 6-9 yrs:
Traveling Butterfies by Susumu Shingu (Owlkids) – Blends facts and storytelling to explain the intricate life cycle and migration patterns of monarch butterflies.
When You’re Scared by Andree Poulin and Veronique Joffre (Owlkids) – A young boy finds his courage and compassion while on a camping trip.
Giju’s Gift by Brandon Mitchell (Portage and Main Press) – Inspired by traditional stories, this graphic novel follows a young Mi’kmaw girl as she meets a new friend, is chased by an ancient giant to discovers many interesting things along the way.
For kids 9-12 yrs:
Camp Average by Craig Battle (Owlkids) -A funny and relatable book series that focuses on the ups and downs of summer camp, sports, and friendship.
Meranda and the Legend of the Lake by Meagan Mahoney (Owlkids)- Introduces one kid’s experience with identity and disability with mystery and thrills thrown in along the way.
Swim Team: Small Waves, Big Changes by Johnnie Christmas (Harper Collins) – Unlike most kids in her town, middle-schooler, Bree, does not love swimming. But with the help of family, neighbours, and her own determination, she levels up her swim game and takes her school’s swim team to the championship.