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The 2018 Summer Books List

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Summer Constellations

Summer Constellations

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Julia Ducharme is ready for a fresh start. Her little brother has finally recovered from a serious illness, and now she just wants to enjoy peak season at the campground her family owns. Maybe this will be the year her annual summer fling with Dan Schaeffer becomes something more?

But her summer dreams are quickly shattered. First, Dan arrives for vacation with a new girlfriend in tow, and then Julia discovers this may be her last summer in the only home she's ever known.

Crushing medical bills ha …

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The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

A Novel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
tagged : literary

From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that will shape their lives for decades to come

A group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets and camp songs by the fire. Bursting with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. …

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Summer Cannibals

Summer Cannibals

edition:Paperback

A bold and gripping literary debut about three very different sisters who return to their family home to face imminent tragedy and their tumultuous pasts.

Summoned to their magnificent family home on the shores of Lake Ontario--a paradisiacal mansion perched on an escarpment above the city--three adult sisters, George, Jax, and Pippa, come together in what seems like an act of family solidarity. Pregnant and unwell, the youngest, Pippa, has left her husband and four young children in New Zealand …

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Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

edition:Paperback
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From the mysterious depths of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, to tropical floodplain lakes, inland seas, hydro-reservoirs and the variety of waterbodies in our local environment, lakes encompass a huge diversity of shapes, sizes, depths, colours, and even salinities. Often very large and very deep, they sustain important and unique ecosystems which can be hotspots of biodiversity, and are used by humans as sources of drinking water and food, in particular, fish. What is the origin of differences among …

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Swimming With Seals

Swimming With Seals

by Maggie De Vries
illustrated by Janice Kun
edition:Hardcover

Ally isn't able to live with her mother. Instead she lives far, far away, on the other side of the country, with her gram and great-aunt. But one summer Ally goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in the "big city by the ocean" and gets to spend time with her mom. While exploring the shore, watching whales from the boat dipping into the salty water, Ally finds out something important: her mother loves to swim as much as she does.

This is a very personal story. Ally is based on the author’s nie …

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Becca at Sea

Becca at Sea

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

Shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award

Becca has often gone with her parents to visit Gran at her rustic cabin by the sea. But this year Becca’s mother is expecting a baby, and Becca visits her grandmother on her own. The prospect of spending time at Gran’s — with her peculiar plumbing and ridiculous Scrabble rules — is hardly appealing.

Then, on her very first night, Becca finds an oyster full of pearls. One pearl for every adventure to come …

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Dirty Gourmet

Dirty Gourmet

Food for Your Outdoor Adventures
edition:Paperback
tagged : camping

Healthy and creative recipes that offer real camp food for all levels of adventure!

? More than 120 deliciously modern recipes for day trips, car camping, and backcountry adventures ? Offers a fun and easy approach to planning and prepping camp food ? The Dirty Gourmet authors were recently featured in Sunset magazine and other national media

?Dirty Gourmet? is really a lifestyle, one that celebrates delicious food, warm company, and outdoor fun. It emerged as a website and blog when friends Aimee …

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Timo Goes Camping

Timo Goes Camping

edition:Hardcover

Timo the rabbit has always been able to count on his friends for support when he's feeling anxious. But what happens when the anxiety is caused by one of his friends? Award-winning author Victoria Allenby and award-winning illustrator Dean Griffiths, creators of Timo's Garden and Timo's Party, return to Toadstool Corners to find out in a new, beautifully illustrated early chapter book replete with rich, musical language and multiple text features, including a map.

When Suki invites her friends on …

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