Reading Lists
Be YOU!

Books to remind you to be your self, after all everyone else is already taken! 



Favourite Action Books

Book’s that jump, bounce, hop and wiggle!



Feeling Fancy!

Ooh la la! Summer is here and these books will keep you looking and feeling fine.



#OWNVOICES

Enjoy these books by Indigenous authors as a family, and learn more about Canada's history and present!



#OWNVOICES

Enjoy these books by Indigenous authors as a family, and learn more about Canada's history and present!



Adventurous, Amazing Girls! Early Chapter Books.

Check out these early chapter book series with smart, fun, active female protagonists. Love them? We’ve listed just one of the series, so feel free to dive into more!



All About ABCs

Check out these awesome titles to have fun with letters from Architects to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz.



All About ABCs

Check out these awesome titles to have fun with letters from Architects to Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz.



All About Unicorns

Let your imagination soar with these books about Magical Unicorns.



All About Unicorns

Let your imagination soar with these books about Magical Unicorns.



Amazing Women

Be inspired by these women who dared to be different.



Amazing Women

Check out these early chapter book series with smart, fun, active female protagonists. Love them? We’ve listed just one of the series, so feel free to dive into more!



Armchair Travel

So we may be hunkering down at home for the next while, but that doesn’t stop us from travelling the world via the page to exotic locales or exploring more deeply pe ...
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Armchair Travel

So we may be hunkering down at home for the next while, but that doesn’t stop us from travelling the world via the page to exotic locales or exploring more deeply pe ...
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Autumn

The arrival of fall always puts us in the mood to read more. But what’s the best book to crack open when the calendar officially marks the start of autumn? Here are some suggestions.



Award Winners

Congratulations to these award-winning authors!



Be YOU!

Books to remind you to be your self, after all everyone else is already taken! 



Breaking Barriers: Women who made a difference.

Engaging books about the incredible and often unrecognized contributions by women in the 20th century.



Breaking Barriers: Women who made a difference.

Engaging books about the incredible and often unrecognized contributions by women in the 21st century, from music to the differently-abled and beyond.



Celebrity Biographies

From their humble beginnings, to the sex, drugs, ups, downs and more these celebrity biographies will have you reading late into the night, sopping up all the salaci ...
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Celebrity Biographies

From their humble beginnings, to the sex, drugs, ups, downs and more these celebrity biographies will have you reading late into the night, sopping up all the salaci ...
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Check Out the Latest in Historical Fiction

Like 2019, there are many books set in Europe, particularly Paris. If that’s not your thing we also have recent historical novels that span all of time.



Check Out the Latest in Historical Fiction

Like 2019, there are many books set in Europe, particularly Paris. If that’s not your thing we also have recent historical novels that span all of time.



Cold-hearted: Killer Thrillers

Warning: Reading these chilling thrillers late at night may cause too much excitement for you to fall asleep!



Contemporary Thrillers

Pick up the latest thrillers with ripped-from-the-headlines plots. Dive into the non-stop world of spies, assassins, and journalists who will stop at nothing to complete their mission.



Crafty Fiction

Sewing, crafting and knitting is helping fill the time we have to spend apart. Pick up one of these books and channel your inner fashion designer or just find inspir ...
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Curl Up With a Book

Find your comfiest chair and grab a cup of something warm and curl up with a book that will enthrall.



Dazzling Debuts

A debut novel is often the start of a brilliant career - sample one of these and decide if you're hungry for more!



Diverse Picture Books for Kids JK - Gr. 3

Looking for ways to discuss race and diversity with your kids? Some of these books portray diversity in the characters, while others more directly address racism in ...
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Diverse Picture Books for kids JK - Gr. 3

Looking for ways to discuss race and diversity with your kids? Some of these books portray diversity in the characters, while others more directly address racism in ...
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Fall in Love

I dare you to not fall in love with these wonderful romance reads!



Favourite Action Books

Book’s that jump, bounce, hop and wiggle!



Feeling Fancy!

Ooh la la! Fall is here and these books will keep you looking and feeling fine.



Forest of Reading® Evergreen Titles 2021

Here are the 2021 nominees for the Evergreen Award



Get Ready for Rhyme Time

Elbow to elbow, knee to knee. I’ll read to you and you’ll read to me!



Get Ready for Rhyme Time

Elbow to elbow, knee to knee. I’ll read to you and you’ll read to me!



Great Reads for Sports Lovers

Tired of watching sports events from several years ago on television? Pick up one of these recent titles about your sports heroes, or a new take on your favourite sp ...
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Historical Nonfiction That Reads Like a Novel

I love digging into great non-fiction books, especially ones that are page-turners that read like novels. They take me to another place and time and connect the past ...
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Historical Nonfiction that Reads Like a Novel

I love digging into great non-fiction books, especially ones that are page-turners that read like novels. They take me to another place and time and connect the past ...
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Indigenous Fiction

Enjoy the latest Indigenous fiction writers from (mostly) Canada and beyond.



LOL!

Books that will make you laugh and get you into character with silly voices and sound effects! Fun, interactive and whimsically spirited tales.



LOL!

Books that will make you laugh and get you into character with silly voices and sound effects! Fun, interactive and whimsically spirited tales.



Man Cave Reads

All the action anyone can handle in this list of thrillers, action adventures and bro-friendly reads. No beard wax needed.



New Beginnings

Stories about young refugee's struggle for freedom, hope and a new life.



New Beginnings

Stories about young refugee's struggle for freedom, hope and a new life.



New General Fiction

The newest fiction titles. Sink into your comfiest chair and be swept away by the best of the most recent fiction releases.



OH Canada!

Feeling particularly patriotic? Check out this list of books all about Canada! Learn more about our home and native land through this small collection of Canada themed reads.



OH Canada!

Feeling particularly patriotic? Check out this list of books all about Canada! Learn more about our home and native land through this small collection of Canada themed reads.



Our Diverse World

Books about the beautiful colours of diversity in the world.



Our Diverse World

Books about the beautiful colours of diversity in the world.



Phil's Nonfiction Reading List

Here’s a list of recent non-fiction titles to keep you deep in a book all winter long. I’ve made a list  with a special focus on non-fiction titles that are ver ...
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Phil's Summer Reading List

For those patrons who have gotten to know me over the number of years I’ve been on the fiction desk at Idea Exchange, you know my fiction tastes are fairly varied. H ...
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Phil's Winter Reading List

For those patrons who have gotten to know me over the number of years I’ve been on the fiction desk at Idea Exchange, you know my fiction tastes are fairly varied. H ...
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Preschool Favourites

Check out some books that Natasha loves reading in programs at Idea Exchange!



Preschool Favourites

Check out some books that Natasha loves reading in programs at Idea Exchange!



Previous OBOC Selections

Did you miss one of the One Book, One Community selections? Here are the chosen titles from the past ten years.



R2 Recommended Reads

This summer, let’s cheer each other on as we achieve our personal best. We can play on a team, knowing we’re better together, or play on our own to see how far we ca ...
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Recommended Reads

Here are some of our staff favourites.



Science Fiction & Fantasy

Enjoy one of these recent titles from our Science Fiction and Fantasy collection.



Summer Romance

This eclectic mix of romantic page-turners will get you reading this summer, whether you like contemporary reads, diverse romance, historical love stories or something to tickle your funny bone.



Teen Must-Reads - Fall 2020

Read and review any title from this list to earn a ballot into our gift card drawings! Review any ten titles to earn all possible ballots for our grand prize draw at the end of January!



The Passion of Science

Great science writing goes beyond facts, figures and rote information. Seeing things more completely, gaining a fuller understanding, or shining a light into a littl ...
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Thrillers

Don’t miss all the thrills and chills these nail-biting books have to offer.



To Remember is to Read

With Remembrance Day coming, this book list focuses on the trauma war has on civilians, from individuals to families.



When I Grow Up

      Maybe it’s a doctor, a baseball player or a forest ranger?  What do you want to be when you grow up? Here are some books to help you shoot for the stars! 



When I Grow Up

      Maybe it’s a doctor, a baseball player or a forest ranger?  What do you want to be when you grow up? Here are some books to help you shoot for the stars! 



Winter Romance

Hot romance picks for cold winter nights!



Wintry YA Reads for Adults

Cozy up with some wintry young adult fiction this season. Follow the stories of WWII refugees, a dog adopter, conflicted young lovers, fantastical Russian Imperial Enchanter hopefuls, and more!



YA for Adults

A selection of popular young adult books that includes something for everyone. From Ransom Riggs' latest instalment in the Miss Peregrine series to Monica Hesse's ne ...
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Deborah's Recent Favourites

These are some of Deborah's favourite reads from the past six months.





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