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Library 2 Go

Access thousands of ebooks, digital audiobooks, and emagazines for free with your library card. Get these same materials on your iOS or Android device with the Libby app!


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NNELS has materials in various formats for library cardholders with perceptual disabilities as defined in the Canadian Copyright Act (PDF, 1,214 KB). For more information about using this service, visit the NNELS Help & Tutorials page.


NoveList.

NoveList

A robust database of books and authors, recommended reading lists, book discussion ideas, and book reviews for all ages to find your next great read!

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NoveList K-8.

NoveList K-8

NoveList designed specifically for young readers from kindergarten to Grade 8. Find the perfect books to inspire a love of reading in your child!

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A curated database of children’s ebooks. Over 1,100 titles for grades K-6, and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, graphic novels, math stories, as well as books in Spanish and French.


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Open Access Websites & Local Resources

Kids


Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) – Awards Shelf

This collection of nearly 2,000 books, recordings, apps, and websites for children spans 100 years, reflecting the evolution of ALSC’s awards history and delivering the latest, greatest materials for contemporary readers, listeners, learners, and gamers.


The Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Best Books

Highlighting the best Canadian books, magazines, audio, and video. This database is brought to you by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) and is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage.


CBC Books – Kids

Well-known reviews, prizes, and lists for books, by Canadians for Canadians.


Kirkus Reviews.

Kirkus – Kids

Renowned book review magazine and site.


Publisher’s Weekly – Kids

The international news website of book publishing and bookselling includes business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries, and more.


Quill & Quire – Kids

Well-known, authoritative review magazine for the Canadian book trade.


Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers.

Reading Rockets

A national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.


Red Cedar Book Awards

Encouraging kids, families, and educators from across British Columbia to read the Red Cedar Book Awards nominated non-fiction and fiction books, talk about, and vote for their favourites.


The Horn Book Inc.

The online platform from the producers of The Horn Book Magazine. Authoritative reviews and lists on all the latest in children’s and youth materials.

 

Teens


Kirkus Reviews.

Kirkus – Teens

Renowned book review magazine and site.


Quill & Quire – Teens

Well-known, authoritative review magazine for the Canadian book trade.


TIME – 100 Best YA Books of All Time

With a panel of celebrated authors, TIME presents the most compelling, enlightening and influential young-adult books, in chronological order beginning in the 1800s.


Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Brings key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, research, out of school time, youth development, and more together to develop and deliver resources to libraries that expand their capacity to support teen learning and enrichment and to foster healthy communities.


Young Adulting

Book reviews for youth living in Canada.

 

Adults


CBC Books

Well-known reviews, prizes, and lists for books, by Canadians for Canadians.


Kirkus Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews

Renowned book review magazine and site.


Lambda Literary Awards

Awarded yearly by the US-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBTQ-plus themes.


Publisher’s Weekly

The international news website of book publishing and bookselling includes business news, reviews, bestseller lists, commentaries, and more.


Quill & Quire

Well-known, authoritative review magazine for the Canadian book trade.


Stonewall Book Awards

The first and most enduring award for LGBTQ-plus books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table.