Summer is here and the kids are out of school! If you are looking for some fun book-themed activities for the young people in your life we’ve gathered together some fun things, from colouring books to middle grade fiction. Check them out below.
Granville Island ABC: A Family Adventure
By Alison Kelly
Illustrated by Linda Sharp
A whimsical exploration of Vancouver’s favourite family landmark, filled with gorgeous illustrations and fascinating facts.
Be sure to also check out the free Activity Sheets: Granville-Island-ABC_Activity-Sheet_PRINT
Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii Colouring and Activity Book
By Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Sara Florence Davidson, Paula Varnell
Illustrated by: Alyssa Koski, Judy Hilgemann
Featuring beautiful images of ten Haida Supernatural Beings, this colouring and activity book introduces children to ancient narratives that promote living in harmony with the natural world.
Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii
By Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Sara Florence Davidson
Based on ancient Haida narratives, this vibrantly illustrated children’s book empowers young people and teaches them to live in harmony with nature.
High Tide, Low Tide: A Shoreline Activity Book
By Gloria Snively
Illustrated by Karen Gillmore
A children’s colouring and activity book that teaches basic marine ecology concepts—including tidal cycles, predator-and-prey relationships, food chains, habitat, and conservation—through detailed illustrations and informative text.
Read more about the coast with Gloria Snively’s series Explore with Sam and Crystal
Barbara Smith’s Campfire Stories
These three books are a delightfully frightful collection of spooky stories and folklore set across Canada. Appropriate for all ages, they are sure to become a family favourite. Ideal for camping trips, slumber parties, or quiet nights when you just want to scare yourself silly.
Middle Grade Fiction
Journal of a Travelling Girl
By Nadine Neema
Illustrated by Archie Beaverho
E-Book Price: $8.99 CAD
This fictional coming-of-age story traces a young girl’s reluctant journey by canoe through the ancestral lands of the Tłı̨chǫ People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government.
Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children
By Wendy Proverbs
E-Book Price: $7.99 CAD
Based on the true story of the author’s biological mother and aunt, this middle-grade novel traces the long and frightening journey of two Kaska Dena sisters as they are taken from their home to attend residential school.
Lost on the Prairie
By MaryLou Driedger
E-Book Price: $7.99 CAD
Set between Kansas and Saskatchewan in 1907, this middle-grade novel follows a young boy who gets separated from his family en route to Canada and must find his way alone across the immense prairie landscape.
Take a peek at the back of Lost on the Prairie for a fascinating study! Also available to download on our website here.