Canadian Children’s Book News: Summer Reading

It’s time for summer reading! Published quarterly, our magazine Canadian Children’s Book News reviews books, interviews authors and illustrators, includes annotated reading lists, informs and updates readers about issues affecting children’s education and reading, and provides information and news about the world of children’s books in Canada.

This summer, we’re featuring bonus reviews online. Like what you see? Receive the magazines by becoming a member or subscribing.

Use the discount code SUMMER-CCBN to receive 15% off of membership, a magazine subscription or magazine purchases.

Picture Books

Bee Love
written by Kristin Hallett
illustrated by Mandy Stobo
Page Two Books, 2021
for all ages

I Am a Peaceful Goldfish
written by Shoshana Chaim
illustrated by Lori Joy Smith
Greystone Kids, 2021



The Old Man and the Penguin 
written by Julie Abery
illustrated by Pierre Pratt
Kids Can Press, 2020

Time for Bed’s Story
written and illustrated by Monica Arnaldo
Kids Can Press, 2020



Junior & Intermediate Fiction


Cuckoo’s Flight 
written by Wendy Orr
Pajama Press, 2021



The Great Cookie War 
written by Caroline Stellings
Second Story Press, 2021



Screech! Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland
written by Charis Cotter
Nimbus Publishing, 2020



Young Adult Fiction


written by Deanna Cameron
Wattpad Books, 2021




Growing up Elizabeth May: The Making of an Activist
written by Sylvia Olsen and Cate May Burton
Orca Book Publishers, 2021




Journey Around the Sun: The Story of Halley’s Comet
written by James Gladstone
illustrated by Yaara Eshet
Owlkids Book, 2021