Toronto Public Library Selects Summer’s Top 10 Reads for Teens

June 16, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto-based list is part of annual TPL Teens Summer Edition program

With summer just around the corner, youth librarians at Toronto Public Library have picked their 2016 Top 10 Reads for Teens. The list features well-known and emerging local authors and illustrators and is the highlight of the larger Recommended Reads list for teens. These titles are a key component of the TPL Teens Summer Edition, Toronto Public Library’s summer-specific programming for youth, connecting teens to local book culture and arts communities.

The Top 10 Reads for Teens are:

All the Rage coverAll the Rage by Courtney Summers





Awkward cover Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova





Emperor of Any Place coverThe Emperor Of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones





MoonshotMoonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, created by Hope Nicholson & Andy Stanleigh





Saving Montomery Sole coverSaving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki





Scorpion Rules coverScorpion Rules by Erin Bow





Strange Light Afar coverStrange Light Afar: Tales Of The Supernatural From Old Japan by Rui Umezawa





Thrilling Adventures of L&B coverThe Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace And Babbage by Sidney Padua




Squirrel Girl coverThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North





Under the Dusty Moon coverUnder The Dusty Moon by Suzanne Sutherland





All titles are featured on the TPL Teens Summer Edition site at, along with the full recommended reading list.

“The Top 10 Reads for Teens cover a wide range of interests and topics and are a great way to keep youth engaged with reading over the summer months,” said Child and Youth Advocate Lisa Heggum. “The goal of the list – and TPL Teens in general – is to provide an opportunity for youth to engage with reading, with their local library and, most important, with one another.”

TPL Teens Summer Edition offers a number of free programs for youth throughout the summer months, including robot dance competitions, DJ workshops, a movie makeup workshop, playwriting workshops and more. Teens are also encouraged to post reviews of books online and will have the opportunity to engage with the Top 10 authors throughout the summer. Full event listings can be found at

TPL Teens Summer Edition is generously sponsored by TD Bank Group.

For information about the Top Recommended Reads or about TPL Teens Summer Edition, contact: [email protected] or 416-393-7181.