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Your Recommendations for Young Readers

Recommended Reading: Today, with your help, we built a list of favourite children's books. Our guests were Kathleen Martin, an author and vice-president of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, Mary Ann Gallagher, the owner of Benjamin Books in Rothesay, New Brunswick, and Barb Kissick, a Youth Services Librarian with the public library in Charlottetown. Enjoy!
Picture books:
Willow's Whispers by Lana Button
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Proud as A Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay
Also :
The Bells on Finland Street by Lyn Cook
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service
Prisoner in a Promised Land by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, part of the Dear Canada series
Uphome by Shauntay Grant
The Bread Winner by Deborah Ellis
This Side of the Sky by Marie-Francine Hébert
Clever Lazy by Joan Bodgers
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Hydrofoil Mystery by Eric Walters
The Silent Observer by Christy MacKinnon
A Northern Nativity by William Kurelek
The Adventures of Jack Lime by James Leck
Lost in the Barrens/Two Against the North by Farley Mowat
Rattled by Lisa Harrington
You Can Pick Me up at Peggy's Cove by Brian Doyle
The Booky series by Beatrice Thurman Hunter
Viola Desmond Won't be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner & Richard Rudnicki
The Lemonade Parade by Benjamin Brooks
Beautiful Joe by Margaret Marshall Saunders
The Judy Blume series
Our Canadian Girl series
Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maude Montgomery
This Side of the Sky by Marie-Francine Hebert
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Pluto's Ghost by Sheree Fitch

Especially for boys:
And Then It Happened by Michael and Laura Wade
Blood and Iron by Lee Heen-Gwong, part of the I Am Canada series
I, Bruno by Caroline Adderson
The Sports Illustrated Book of Hockey
Submarine Outlaw by Philip Roy

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