Road Trip Reading: Ontario!

After our Toronto stop,  the #RoadTripReadingClub is spending a little more time getting to know the rest of Ontario. Ontario is the second largest province and is larger than Spain and France combined. Wow! It’s home to Niagara Falls, Canada’s capital, and, of course, the Book Centre!


This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books, 2014) Ages 13 and up

Rose and Windy are summer friends whose families have visited Awago Beach for as long as they can remember. But this year is different, and they soon find themselves tangled in teen love and family crisis. From the creators of Skim comes an investigation into the mysterious world of adults.

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From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle (Central Avenue Publishing, 2017) Ages 11-14

It’s the summer before grade six, and Calvin Sinclair occupies his time tormenting his six-year-old brother, Sammy. When Calvin meets Aleta, who shares his love for Goosebumps books and adventure, Sammy is pushed aside. Cal feels guilty but not enough to change. Then a diagnosis changes everything, and Cal learns that the only thing worse than dying is living without hope.

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The Landing: 10th Anniversary Edition by John Ibbitson (Kids Can Press, 2018 ©2008 )
Ages 12 and up
Will Ben ever escape the Landing? The hardscrabble farm on the shores of Lake Muskoka can’t generate a living, so Ben’s Uncle Henry sells goods and gas to cottagers from the dock known as Cooks Landing. Ben’s thinking a lot these days, and it’s making him miserable. He’s thinking about how unfair it is that his uncle only cares about work. He’s thinking about what he really wants to do: play the violin.  A new job fixing up the grand old cottage on nearby Pine Island seems at first to be just one more thing to keep Ben away from his violin. After he meets the island’s owner, Ben changes his mind. Ruth Chapman is a cultured and wealthy woman from New York who introduces Ben to an unfamiliar, liberating world.

Proceeds from this 10th Anniversary edition support the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

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Find out more about Road Trip Reading Club at our website. Want to read along with us? Let us know how you’re doing or what your own Road Trip Reading looks like using the hashtag #RoadTripReadingClub. Also, be sure to enter our summer photography contest!

Stay tuned for our next stop, Manitoba!