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Recommended Reading for Kids

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

CM is an online publication that features reviews of books and other materials that are authored, illustrated, and/or published by Canadians and that are produced for/of interest to children and adolescents.

First Nation Communities Read

FNCR celebrates the very best of Indigenous literature across North America and is Ontario-based. The website includes Children’s’ and Young Adult titles.


To support readers of all ages, FOLD Kids highlights a fantastic array of children’s book authors and illustrators year-round and at our annual FOLD Kids Book Fest in November.

Goodreads Children’s Booklists

Various booklists for children created by Goodreads users.

International Children’s Digital Library

A library for the World’s children. The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world.


More than 450 works in French encouraging children to get out of preconceived ideas and stereotyped roles, promoting reflection, the emergence of critical thinking, openness and tolerance.

PBS Kids Booklists

Specially curated collections of books for any topic your family wants to explore: science, math, humor, holidays and more.

Project Gutenberg – Children’s Bookshelf

This site offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. The link provided here is specifically for Children’s books but there are many other categories to choose from.

Red Cedar Awards

BC’s Young Readers’ Choice Awards for primary kids.


*Please note that these collections are hosted on Third Party websites with their own sets of privacy policies.