TD Summer Reading Club: August 2019 Reads

Soak up that last bit of summer sunshine and summer reading. You've been ticking off your book lists and activities like never before—2019 marks the highest number of TD Summer Reading Club registrations we've ever seen at Halifax Public Libraries... and August isn't even halfway through!

To keep up with our voracious young readers' appetites, we've created another list of recommended reading, inspired by TD Summer Reading Club's 2019 theme, "The Natural World." Enjoy!

And remember, you can sign up for the Club until August 31. Learn more

August 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Picks

List created by HfxPL_Kids

A perfect read for reluctant campers and those skeptical of what the great outdoors can offer us. Follow along on a family’s outdoor adventure as they take a break from city life to reconnect with the world around them. From exploring nature’s own playgrounds, water fountains, and sculptures to hiking, biking and fishing, this book will inspire readers to take an outdoor adventure of their own.

Join Trudy as she learns how something as seemingly simple as a rock can be a powerful tool to help us when our hearts are heavy with sadness or anger. This is a delightful Gitxsan Nation story about recognizing and respecting the wonderful gifts that Mother Nature has to share with us. The next time you take a walk outside, keep your eyes open for a special rock that catches your eye (you’ll know it when you see it).

Nature and art are closely tied in this sweet picture book. You will discover that the forest is many things, if you look closely. It is soft, rough, prickly and smooth. It is wide, narrow, heavy and light. It is big, small, dense and sparse. It is yellow, grey, red and green. It is an artists’ muse and a crafters inspiration. So, grab your shoes, coloured pencils, paper and glue and head out to explore the forests and parks in your neighbourhood.

The seaside is a treasure trove of delights. There are lots of interesting things to find among the sand and stones, as many items are washed ashore during storms. You never know what you will find when you take a walk along the shore. Be sure to check out this book before your next beach adventure as it is filled with great questions to reflect on when examining your own seaside treasures.

Have you ever stopped to admire the trees in your neighbourhood, or found yourself staring up at the great wonders as you wandered through the forest, weaving in and out among the trees? This book will introduce you to the different kinds of trees that grow throughout Canada and the United States. Get to know the foliage in your neighbourhood and learn about their vital role in the lives of people and animals.

Aching for an outdoor Canadian adventure without having to leave the comfort of your own home on rainy days? This choose-your-own-ending book may be exactly what you’re looking for. Stranded in the Canadian Rockies with an injured guide, do you have what it takes to navigate rapids, trek through dark forests, and escape bears and mutant beavers? You will not get tired of the majestic mountain setting while you revisit this book time and time again to find the right combination of choices to survive. This adventure is not for the faint of heart.

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