Reading Lists
All about the Missions

If you had fun with the Missions, these titles will help you take it to the next level.  Have fun exploring!



Celebrity Cookbooks

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Desserts and Treats

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Everyday Cooking

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Gut Friendly Cookbooks

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Multicultural Eats

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Numeracy

1,2,3 COUNT WITH ME! Lets practice our numbers together while we read and explore our love of books!



Picture Books

There is a book out there for everyone..maybe you will find it on this list!



Play

Together you can play through the practices of our PLAY themed books!



Read

Who doesn't enjoy reading a story together! This collection of books will give you many hours of reading!



Risky Play

It may not be something we are ready for...but by reading about others risky adventures we will slowly become more comfortable with taking a leap of faith!



Silver Birch Express Nominated titles

Here are the Silver Birch Express nominated titles.



Sing

Who knew there were so many musical books! My favorite on this list is..I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! I hope you enjoy singing together!



Slow Cooker Cookbooks

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The Baking Bookworm's Selections

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Vegetarian Cookbooks

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Write

Share the letters of the alphabet together and explore the world of stories and the creatures that write them!



Birth to 12 Months

Start early and raise a book lover by reading to newborns. These hand-selected books are designed for babies birth to 12 months including durable board books and colorful pictures.



Blue Spruce Nominated titles

Here are the 2021 Blue Spruce nominated titles.



One Book, One Community

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these One Book, One Community titles!



Racial Justice

Books About Racial Justice



Read

Make reading fun. Use voices and gestures to bring stories to life. Let your child choose books in addition to your choices. This gives them a sense of ownershi ...
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Recommended Graphic Novels

Looking for some fun graphic novels to explore this summer?  Here you go!



12 to 24 Months

Help young children develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.  Read these fun books about animals and rhymes to your young one and watch their imagination grow.



Animal Rights

Books about Animal Rights



Fact is Stranger than Fiction

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these Fact is Stranger Than Fiction inspired ti ...
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Great Junior Fiction titles

You can't go wrong trying one of these novels!



Write

Writing requires strength in the fingers and hands. Squeeze objects,practice finger plays, and color with crayons, chalk, sticks in the sand – anything&nbs ...
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2 to 3 Year Olds

Encourage your toddler to read with exciting books that span from simple picture books to more elaborate stories. Watch your child grow into a lifetime book lover.



Beginner series titles

Are you starting to read chapter books on your own?  Here are some great series we think you will like.  Enjoy!



Climate Change

Books about Climate Change



Silver Birch nominated titles

Here are the 2021 Silver Birch nominated titles.



Sing

Singing breaks down words into their syllables, making it easier to hear all the sounds. Rhymes teach us the cadence of the language. Songs help children learn group ...
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Way Back Play Back

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these Way Back Play Back inspired titles a ...
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4 to 5 Year Olds

Prepare your child for school by exposing them to reading at a young age. This book list is designed for 4 to 5 year olds as they prepare to enter kindergarten.



Black Lives Matter

Books about Black Lives Matter



Great titles to read together

Looking for a great book to read aloud as a family.  Here are some of our favourite books to read together.



Shipwrecked

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these Shipwrecked inspired titles and tell us what you would add! 



Talk

Talk to your child as often as possible, using as many words as possible. Don't be afraid to use "big words" ; just use those moments to teach new vocabulary. Use as ...
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Talk

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Yellow Cedar Nominated titles

Here are the 2021 Yellow Cedar nominated titles.



LGBTQ+ Rights

Books about LGBTQ+ Rights



Not Quite Human

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these Not Quite Human inspired titles and tell us what you would add! 



Play

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers 



Red Maple nominated titles

Here are the 2021 Red Maple nominated titles.



Centered Stage

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these Centred Stage inspired titles and tell us what you would add! 



Indigenous Peoples Rights

Books about Indigenous Peoples Rights



Numeracy

Numeracy refers to your child's knowledge of numbers and beginner math concepts. Just like with literacy, it's easy to talk, read, sing, play, and write with your ch ...
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Mr. Robot-O

Our Get Outside the Box reading lists may seem mixed up but they all connect to the theme of each mission. Enjoy these Mr. Roboto inspired titles and tell us what you would add! 



Risky Play

Risky Play doesn't mean throwing your child into the deep end and hoping they manage to swim. It's about teaching your child crucial risk assessment skills, and ...
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Water Crisis Issues

Books about Water Crisis Issues



Mental Health

Book about Mental Health



New Picture Books

Check out just a few of WPL'S new Picture Books! Find lots more at: https://books.kpl.org/screens/newitems.html



Homelessness and Poverty

Books About Homelessness and Poverty



Women's Rights

Books About Women's Rights





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