Good Reads Collection

Trent Hills Public Library has a special collection: Good Reads Books – short, easy to read books for adults and seniors. These books are written by bestselling Canadian authors that have a special talent to tell a great story, using clear language.

The Good Reads Collection is primarily made up of Hi-lo books – titles that are interesting to an adult at a comparatively low reading level with simple vocabulary and syntax, short chapters, a slim page count, and gripping storylines. Hi-lo books can be used to help struggling and/or reluctant readers to strengthen decoding and comprehension skills, build confidence, and spark a love of reading.


Good Reads Collection Titles

The following Good Reads Collection titles can be checked out at all Trent Hills Public Library branches.

All Night by Alan Cumyn

Bed and Breakfast by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Break-In by Tish Cohen

Change Order by Tana Rieff

Chicken by Charlie by Tana Reiff

The Clear-Out by Deborah Ellis

Coyote’s Song by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Day the Rebels Came to Town by Robert Hough

Easy Money by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

The Hard Fall by Brenda Chapman

Home Invasion by Joy Fielding

In From the Cold by Deborah Ellis

Listen! by Frances Itani

Love You to Death by Elizabeth Ruth

Missing by Frances Itani

Missing Her by Brenda Chapman

My Sister’s Keeper by Brenda Chapman

New Year’s Eve by Marina Endicott

The Pet Sitter by Tana Rieff

The Picture of Nobody by Rabindranath Maharaj

Picture This by Anthony Hyde

The Saw That Talked by Tana Rieff

Shipwreck by Maureen Jennings

The Stalker by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Time to Talk by Tana Rieff

To Keep A Secret by Brenda Chapman

Tribb’s Troubles by Trevor Cole

You Call, We Haul by Tana Rieff