Calling Lake Library welcomes kids to come on down and choose one of our books from the TD Summer reading club. The titles are all Mythical and Legendary.
Stilton, Geronimo, author
The Harmony Stone has been stolen from the Crystal Castle, and without it the Kingdom of Fantasy is vulnerable to an ancient enemy, The Invisible Army; Geronimo, together with Queen Blossom's daughter, Winglet, embarks on a mission to find the ancient crown which will defeat the Invisible Army and restore harmony to the empire--but they must make it back to the Crystal Castle before it is overwhelmed by the enemy.
Becker, Helaine, author
This comprehensive compendium of fun activities and games will help kids stay active and enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer. It is full of handy how-tos for fun things to make and do for every kind of kid. Whether at the local park or on a camping trip, around the town or in the country, or even inside on a rainy day, kids won't need a lot of special materials or too much planning to be able to enjoy these engaging activities.
Simon, Seymour, author
Join science writer Seymour Simon as he separates fact from fiction in a brilliant exploration of some of the most fascinating creatures to ever roam the planet: dinosaurs!
Afzal, Shazia, author
"A beautiful picture book based on the true story of the Midnight Sun Mosque that traveled 4,000 kilometers across Canada to become one of the most northern mosques in the Arctic Circle"-- Provided by publisher.
Kim, Graci, author
After thirteen-year-old Hattie Oh casts a dangerous spell so her adopted sister, Riley, will get a share of her inherited magic, Riley must undertake a near-impossible quest to save Hattie from death.
Young, Jessica (Jessica E.), author
Ruby, Iris, and Pip first met on their first day of fairy school, and they immediately became best friends, testing their wings, and enjoying their magical adventures--but sometimes it takes a little time for a fairy to find her true magic spark.
Mlynowski, Sarah, author
Tonight is the Big Night sleepover at Dunwiddle Magic School, when all the fifth graders stay overnight at school and participate in the scavenger hunt, except Nory's friend Elliott is attending a concert at rival Sage Academy where he plans to attend after the winter break--but if Nory can convince her fellow upside-down magic friends to take the hunt seriously, cooperate, and win, than maybe she can convince Elliott to stay at Dunwiddle.
Robertson, David, 1977-, author
A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, "Is this your trapline?" Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago -- a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child's wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family.
Lindstrom, Carole, 1964- author
Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.
Spathelfer, Teoni, 1963- author.
"Little Wolf, grown up with children of her own, moves to the country where her mother, White Raven, shares a sad story from her childhood. All grown up with a family of her own, Little Wolf moves from the big city to the island of her ancestors. She wants to share the beauty and mysteries of nature with her children, and she wants them to learn as much about their culture as possible. One day, Little Wolf's mother, White Raven, visits and begins to tell her grandchildren stories from her own childhood. But the stories are not happy ones. As a child, White Raven left her family to attend St. Michael's Residential School in Alert Bay, BC. While there, she experienced hunger, loneliness, shame, and isolation from her language and her culture. Even years later, as a grown woman and Elder, she has nightmares about her time at the school. But by sharing her story with Little Wolf and her grandchildren, White Raven begins to heal and brings the family closer together. Through simple, heartfelt text and vivid illustrations that combine contemporary and traditional Indigenous motifs, White Raven is an engaging teaching tool as well as a relatable narrative about the impact of intergenerational trauma on families. Based on the author's own life and her mother's residential school experience, the central message of this book is one of healing and family unity."-- Provided by publisher.
Kerr, Christiane, author.
Yoga Animals introduces children to yoga and mindfulness through an engaging story and illustrated step-by-step yoga poses. Filled with adorable artwork and simple, step-by-step guides, Yoga Animals is a charming introduction to yoga and mindfulness for children aged three and above. Guided by a narrative and written by a children's yoga expert, this book is an ideal first yoga book for young children. In the story, a sluggish bear wakes up from a deep sleep and needs a good stretch to get his energy back after a long nap. Readers then follow Bear as he goes about his day and learns some fun yoga poses along the way! Children are shown how to stretch, balance, reach and leap with Bear as he meets some forest friends who teach him how to boost his energy, stay calm and positive, and relax, using yoga.
Kokias, Kerri, author.
In this playful and interactive "quiz," readers are asked a series of seemingly straightforward questions about themselves, only to have the questions turned around into something hilarious and absurd. All sorts of fantastical possibilities are suggested -- could you be a unicorn? A mermaid?