Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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Book Buzz

Book Buzz

We Suggest

The librarians at the library love to read and hope you do too! Find a great book by looking at our reading lists and suggestions. You can also come to the library and ask us at the Children's Information Desk for help in finding something to read.

Suggested Reading Lists

Great Books for Girls

Please note that suggested ages are flexible, depending on the reading level of the child.  In the case of a series, only one title (usually the first book) has been listed.

Great Books for Boys

Please note that suggested ages are flexible, depending on the reading level of the child.  In the case of a series, only one title (usually the first book) has been listed.

Special Interests

Aboriginal/First Nations

Books about or by our Aboriginal peoples.

Horror and Suspense

OLA Forest of Reading® Winners and Nominees

Blue Spruce

The Blue Spruce Award brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children in kindergarten through to grade two.

Silver Birch Express

The Silver Birch Express Award is a combination of fiction and non-fiction, aimed at the Grade 3 - 4 reading level.

Silver Birch

The Silver Birch Awards (Fiction and Nonfiction) bring recently published Canadian children's books to Ontario children in grades 3 to 6.

Red Maple

The Red Maple Award reading program is offered for the enjoyment of students in grades 7 and 8.

Stories Online

We have some great services you can use for reading or listening to Stories Online.

Books on Sensitive Topics

Adoption and Foster Care

Bullying

Death and Grieving

Divorce and Separation

Health and Medicine

This list contains books about illness in children and family members, as well as books about going to the doctor or dentist.

Inappropriate Touching

This list includes book about appropriate use of our own hands, such as "Hands Are Not for Hitting", and also books about inappropriate touching from others, how to recognize it, and how to talk about it.

People with Disabilities

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our suggested reading lists are currently being transferred over to our new catalogue. Check back soon for more!