MARIA RECOMMENDS - FALL 2020 CHILDREN'S

Here is a list of my favourite new books for this fall. The best of the best! Picture books, easy novels, Jr fiction, intermediate fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction.

Please note, this list is sorted by category (picture books, fiction, graphic novels etc. ) If you need further help finding titles or themes, feel free to email me or call anytime. Happy reading!

[email protected] 416 665 5663/800 461 9397

View ListView PDF

MARIA RECOMMENDS - FALL 2020 HIGH SCHOOL

There are so many amazing books published each fall season, and this is my list of best new fiction and graphic novels for high school.  There are so many great themes and a wide variety of diverse titles, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, check out our search feature. You can find lots of other categories, themes and lists on our website. This list is organized first by new fiction and then by new graphic novels. I’m always happy to talk about great books, so please email me [email protected] or call me anytime!

View ListView PDF

Black Lives Matter 2021 K - 12

Kids want to know the know the truth about the world. How can we expect children to feel empathy, if they never hear about inequality and social justice? I hope these books will facilitate important discussions with all ages. 

Please note, this list is organized and sorted by category (picture book, fiction, young adult etc). Let us know if you can't find what you're looking for, and we will be happy to make other suggestions!

View ListView PDF

Maria Recommends - Spring 2020 Children's

Here is a list of my favourite picture books, fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction titles for spring and summer. If you can’t find what you need, please feel free to email me [email protected] anytime. I’m happy to help you with selection. We have thousands of books on any theme you need. Browse our website for lots of great core titles, and let us know if you need any help.

View ListView PDF

Maria Recommends - Spring 2020 High School

This list contains my favourite new graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction for High School. The first part of this list includes some younger graphic novels suitable for gr 7-10. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, check out categories, themes and other lists on our website. Or feel free to email me [email protected]. I’m always happy to help you with collection development! 

View ListView PDF

Indigenous 2021

Check out our new list of titles that support Indigenous Heritage and diversity. There are more titles available, so if you don’t see what your looking for, just ask us!

View ListView PDF

Picture Books for Older Students

Picture books play an important role in promoting literacy, and reading for pleasure. Older students from middle grade to high school can also enjoy picture books that deal with more complex ideas or themes. Here is a list of titles that will lead your students into discussions about equity, perseverance, diversity and other big ideas.

View ListView PDF

Math

Here are 35 recently published books that deal with Mathematics. For hundreds of other choices, you can simply go to our Advanced Search and look under the theme: Math.

View ListView PDF

Maria Recommends - Fall 2019 Children's

Here are some of my favourite new picture books, fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction titles from this fall/winter season. You will find many themes and genres on this list, but most importantly these are the books I feel are the best for engaging our students and getting them excited about reading!

View ListView PDF

Mental Health & Wellness

These are some new titles that address mental health and well being. From picture books to Young adult fiction, I hope these books will provide some awareness about the struggles faced by many kids and teens every day. A good book can provide insight and positive ways to help kids cope with their feelings. Here are some new favourites.

View ListView PDF