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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Recommended Reads


Need help finding your next great read? Ask our library staff for help or call the Reference and Information Desk at 705-759-5236 for assistance. 

You can also try using any one of the following library resources. Please note that a library card is required to access these resources.


NoveList is an online searchable tool to help you find new authors, read-a-likes, award winners, and books in your favourite series. Use NoveList K-8 to help you to select the best books for young readers.





Reading Lists

Below are lists our staff have created for books of similar genres, themes, topics, and more! Check back regularly for new lists.

Books to Keep You Busy C is for Construction (Kids) Coast to Coast Canadian Booklist
Cozy Mysteries Crafting & Hobbies for Kids Don't Worry, Be Happy
Eating Environmentally Exciting Reads for Adventurous Youth Forensic Crime
Great Books for Grades 3-6 Happy Teen Books Hoopla Comics for Kids
If You Like Owl Diaries Inspired by Jane Austen Laugh Out Loud Audiobooks for Kids
Paranormal Cozy Mysteries Paranormal Romance Pulitzer Prize Fiction
Scary Stories to Tellin the Dark Spring has Sprung Stories for Kids by Indigenous Authors
The F-Word: Feminist Fiction E-Book Classics for Teens All & Sundry
Vegetable Gardening 101 New Children's Books (Video) Book Club Recommendations
Book Folding Indigenous Reads Contest  

Family Book Chats

With all the reading you or your kids are doing, having a family book chat will help keep your kids occupied and interested in reading. If you haven't done a book chat before, or if you want some tips on how to improve your book chat with your kids, check out the video below to learn some helpful tips from Ceri, one of our staff members.

How To Start a Family Book Chat

Recently Added to the Library
Below are a few lists of materials that we have recently added to our shelves. Check back regularly for updated lists.

New Fiction

New Non-Fiction

New YA Fiction

New DVDs

Globe & Mail Bestsellers


Best Sellers & Award Winners
Below are some notable lists of best sellers and award winners.

Canada Reads
CBC's annual Canada Reads competition is a "battle of the books" in which 5 books are selected and then championed by celebrities to be the book the whole country should read each year. The competition started in 2002 and has resulted in numerous Canadian books becoming national best sellers. Click here to find titles currently in our catalogue.

Scotiabank Giller Prize Past Winners 
The Scotiabank Giller Prize was founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, Doris Giller. In 2005,  The Giller Prize teamed up with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize to become Canada's richest literary award for fiction. The prize recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction in either long format or short stories. Click here to find the titles currently in our catalogue.

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2020 Longlist

Governor General's Awards Winners
The Governor General's Literary Awards have been awarded for over 80 years to celebrate and promote Canadian literature. The awards have expanded to include 7 categories in both French and English and it is considered one of Canada's most prestigious awards. Click here to find the titles currently in our catalogue.