Summer is officially here! It’s time for long hot days on the beach or on the deck, and SaskBooks is here to help keep you entertained. Check out some of our suggestions of great Saskatchewan-published books to keep you entertained this summer.
The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List: Revised and Updated Edition
by Robin and Arlene Karpan, ISBN 9780995087521, $24.95, Published by Parkland Publishing
Our bestselling title is back and better than ever, and just in time for summer road trips! The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List will take you all over the province on adventures, accompanied by clear instructions and beautiful colour photographs, this book deserves to be in every home in Saskatchewan!
by Brenda Redman, illustrated by Wendi Nordell, ISBN 9781988783666, $14.95, Published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing
Just because class is out doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. How’s Peanut? is an accessible way to talk to young ones about how babies develop. A great gift for children with new siblings on the way or for anybody who is curious about biology.
Tunnels of Time: A Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure
by Mary Harelkin Bishop, ISBN 9781927570579, $15.95, Published by DriverWorks Ink
Juvenile readers can keep busy on long car rides with Tunnels of Time, learning some incredible Saskatchewan history in the form of an exciting time travel story. Can Andrea outsmart the bootlegging gangsters in 1920s Moose Jaw and return safely to the present day?
Backyard Bird Feeding: A Saskatchewan Guide
by Trevor Herriot and Myrna Pearman, ISBN 9780921104353, $19.95, Published by Nature Saskatchewan
The only thing that could make sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee watching the birds is knowing just what birds you’re watching. Up your bird feeding game and know who you’re inviting and how with this definitive guide.
Kitotam: He Speaks To It
by John McDonald, ISBN 9781989274507, $20.00, Published by Radiant Press
The best part of summer is that it affords us the time to slow down and reflect, which makes it the perfect time to dive into some poetry. Pick up multi-talented poet John McDonald’s Kitotam and immerse yourself in a rich poetic experience.
by E.C. Blake, ISBN 9781989398197, $24.95, Published by Shadowpaw Press
If you crave an exciting adventure this summer, but don’t want to leave the yard, let E.C. Blake take you away to the land of Nevyana, where the mysterious power known as Blue Fire, a gift from the gods, will change everything. Blue Fire is a thrilling fantasy story for young readers that adults will enjoy as well.
I Can’t Clean My Room!
Written and Illustrated by Jessica Williams, ISBN 9781777739300, $11.99, Published by All Write Here Publishing
Summer might mean chores, but if your little ones are creative like Josephine in I Can’t Clean My Room!, maybe not. This is a fun children’s book to read together – maybe as a reward for a clean room?
The Way of the Gardener: Lost In the Weeds Along the Camino De Santiago
by Lyndon Penner, ISBN 9780889778061, $24.95, Published by University of Regina Press
Lyndon Penner’s The Way of the Gardener is an incredible value – almost two books in one! – and just the thing for those who love plants, those who love to travel, or ideally, for those who love both. Join Penner on Spain’s Camino De Santiago and appreciate it through the eyes of a passionate gardener.
by Doreen Bleich, ISBN 9780973116755, $20.00
If you prefer to celebrate the season with a sweet summer romance with some local flair, reach for [email protected]. Anna and Nathan make a connection online and sparks fly after a date in Saskatoon, but can they weather everything life throws at them?
If It Wasn’t For the Money: A Sam Anderson Mystery
by J.A. Martine, ISBN 9781989078341, $19.99, Published by Wood Dragon Books
Mysteries are quintessential beach reading, and J.A. Martine brings you a fresh new voice in crime-solving. Sam Anderson is a journalist and a photographer, but in If It Wasn’t For the Money, , a mystery on an Alaska-bound cruise ship will put her intellect to the test. Look for more Sam Anderson mysteries to come!
The Day I Discovered a Dinosaur Bone!?: Adventures of the Barnyard Boys
by M Larson, illustrated by D Ghosh, ISBN 9781999268305, $13.99, Published by M Larson Books
What kid hasn’t dreamed of discovering a dinosaur bone while digging in the dirt? That’s just what happens to Owen, Finn, and Dez, the Barnyard Boys, one summer afternoon. What kind of dinosaur bone is it, and what will happen? Read The Day I Discovered a Dinosaur Bone!? to find out!
Love or Baseball: A Novel
by Jesse A. Murray, ISBN 9781775194613, $21.99, Published by Off The Field Publishing
Ozzie Shaw’s first love is baseball, and he’s good at it too. When he falls in love for real though, he has to choose between two different futures. Read Love and Baseball to find out how Ozzie’s decision turns out in this novel of love, loss, regrets, and triumphs. With romance, sports, and laughs, this is a book with something for every reader.