Check out the titles for this summer’s Battle of the Books!


Battle of the Books will be back again this summer, starting Monday, July 3rd!

In celebration of Canada's 150th, here are the 8 Canadian YA books that will be battling it out for top spot.

Which book do you think is going to win?

   The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow






    Dan vs. Nature by Don Calame






  Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff






   Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn







  Good Girls by Shalta Dicaire Fardin and Sarah Sahagian






  Exit, Pursued by A Bear by E.K. Johnston






   The Valiant by Lesley Livingston






  Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki





I would highly recommend the book, The Twisted Climb, by J.C. Kavanagh.
J.C. is an author from Ontario and her publisher is from Calgary, Alberta.
The book is about three sleep climbers (Jayden, Connor and Max) who meet in a strange, moonlit dreamland where the only way to 'fall' asleep is to climb. The climbing is not so simple, though. The mountain is full of night-time animals and things that could only exist in a dream world. Jayden, a brash, assertive girl, battles her own demons while joining forces with Connor, a calm, intuitive young man, and Max, a young teenager trying to be a man in a boy's body. Together, they climb their way up the mountain but their many adventures are interrupted by Richard Hatemore, an evil, sickly-looking boy who will stop at nothing to prevent them from reaching their goal. As the sleep climbers move closer to the top, they begin to work as a team and ultimately, face their greatest challenge together.

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately these books were selected months ago and the Battle of the Books format can't be altered.