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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 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. Please note that a library card is required to access NoveList. 

CBC Corner - Recommended Reads

Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more. This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows, educational kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!










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 DVDs

New Non-Fiction

New Fiction

Globe & Mail Bestsellers


Indigenous Recommended Reads

Indigenous Materials for Children
This list is a compilation of titles for children and young adults and contains both fiction and non-fiction. Titles written by Indigenous authors and titles containing Indigenous languages are identified; please reference the key at the bottom of each page to locate these titles.

Indigenous Authors of Turtle Island
This list is a compilation of titles written by Indigenous authors about Indigenous experience, culture, history, and tradition.


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.

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.