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Books about road trips, swimming, canoe paddling, long lazy days, and even a little bit of summer intrigue. These are the books that means summer starts NOW. 

Book Cover Sidewalk Flowers

Picture books featuring traits from character-based education. 

Book Cover Hunting Houses

Smart, gripping, utterly absorbing fiction that is guaranteed to make a perfect summer's day, well, even more perfect.

The Chat With Michael Harris

On the heels of Michael Harris’s Governor General's Award-winning The End of Absence comes Solitude, an exploration of what it means to be alone in a world constantly demanding our attention.

Quick Hits: Stunning Fiction and Poetry PLUS a Brilliant Cookbook

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will include books published this year, last year, or …

Book Cover The Summer Book

"The table is set; time to come up from the lake." An excerpt from The Summer Book. 

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