SLAV Online Book Club – October 13th, 2022 – Climate and Environment

Our thanks to those of you able to join us for our October 13th, 2022, online book club meeting to discuss fiction and non-fiction titles that address the topic Climate and Environment. We asked – either in fact or explored in fiction, the environment and climate are issues of significance. What texts are of interest to your young readers as they grapple with these issues? As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated.

This was our seventh book club meeting for 2022, and we look forward to chatting with you again at our next meeting on Thursday November 17th, 2022, to discuss the topic of Sports. Read more and register for SLAV Online Book Club HERE

 Disclaimer: The lists generated as a result of Book Club discussions are not, by any means, an exhaustive list of all titles or authors for each genre/category discussed. Nor will all titles be suitable for all libraries. We advise staff discretion when referencing these lists, to properly confirm individual title suitability for individual libraries, school and student’s needs. These are suggested titles only, shared by our members and inclusion on, or exclusion from, a list does not suggest SLAV endorsement or rejection of a title.

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Titles Discussed

Bindi by Kirli Saunders

If Not Us by Mark Smith

How to Spell Catastrophe by Fiona Wood

The Dry by Neal Shusterman

Green Valentine by Lili Wilkinson

Future Girl by Asphyxia

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

How to Bee by Bren MacDibble

The Road to Winter by Mark Smith

After the Lights Go Out by Lilli Wilkinson

The Raven’s Song by Zana Fraillon & Bren MacDibble

Zero O’clock by Christopher Fairly

Bailey Finch Takes a Stand by Ingrid Laguna

Ghost Species by James Bradley

Mammoth by Chris Flynn

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Saving Seal by Diane Jackson Hill

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

The River and the Book by Alison Croggon

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson

Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar


What We Are Reading

Devotion by Hannah Kent

The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennet

Glory by No Violet Bulawayo

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

We Need New Names by No Violet Bulawayo

The Third Witch by Jackie French

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn (YA)




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