In this issue
- New Series in our collection!
- Authors on the big screen
- Kids and Teens: Classic Adventure Stories
- Summer Reading Clubs
- Find new CELA titles
- Service Tip: Compatible Devices
- Stay connected!
New series in our collection
We have recently added a number of new titles from popular series.
Fans of cozy mysteries and Downtown Abbey can dig into Jessica Fellowes Mitford Murders series. Book one is based on the true story of the death of Florence Nightingale’s niece and the famous Mitford family. Book two follows the heroine as she investigates another death.
For more crime stories with a supernatural twist we’ve added new John Connolly’s Charli e Parker novels. His fantasy series Chronicles of the Invaders is co-written with Jennifer Ridyard and is perfect for Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings fans.
C.J. Box, best-selling crime writer has some titles recently added to our collection including his popular Highway Quartet series which is perfect for fans of police dramas and gripping mysteries.
Patrons looking for romance titles might enjoy Kristen Proby’s Love Under the Big Sky series. We’ve also added a number of titles by favourite author by Barbara Taylor Bradford including her Cavendon series which traces the lives of two families living at the stately home in the north of England before and during the world wars.
Authors on the big screen
While it’s not uncommon for movies to be based on books, it’s less common for authors to be the subject of films. Two documentaries about famous authors The Pieces of Me, a documentary about the life and work of Pulitizer Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison is currently running in select theatres. The documentary, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, is an honest and compelling look at Toni Morrison’s life from her childhood in a working class steel town to her prominence as a revered novelist and powerhouse in the literary world.
Read more about The Pieces I Am.
Read Toni Morrison’s work in accessible formats.
Ursula Le Guin, famous science fiction and fantasy author is also the subject of a documentary called the Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin participated in the development of the film which follows the author’s career and the challenges she faced as a feminist fantasy author. The documentary is being shown on PBS in August.
Read more about Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.
Read works by Ursula Le Guin in accessible formats.
Kids and Teens
Summer is a great time to dig into some classic adventure stories. Enjoy some of the CELA favourites.
A Wrinkle in Time
Let siblings Meg, and Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin take you on an amazing journey through time and space to save their father from the evil forces holding him prisoner.
Read the Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L'Engle
Chronicles of Narnia
CS Lewis classic children’s series has something for everyone. Magical creatures, adventure, epic battles, friendships and sibling rivalries. A great read aloud.
Read the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
Summer seems to be the perfect time for a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas with pirates, crocodiles, Wendy and a band lost of boys.
Read Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and the sequel Peter Pan in Scarlett written by Geraldine McCaughrean.
Summer Reading clubs at your public library
Public libraries across the country are kicking off their summer reading clubs. Many libraries participate in the TD Summer Reading Club. CELA works with the TD Summer Reading Club to put together an accessible notebook, available for free at public libraries for any kids with a print disabilities. We also have a selection of books related to this year’s theme, celebrating the natural world.
While we are working to add printbraille to our website, libraries, educators and patrons can access these titles using our printbraille order form. Simply indicate the title you are interested in and if one of our copies is available in our collection, we will mail it to you.
Request titles in printbraille using the order form
TD Summer Reading Club
New Brunswick Summer Reading Club
BC Summer reading
Find New CELA titles
We have just recently added hundreds of new titles to our collection – perfect for adding new favourites to your reading list.
We’ve made them easy to find on our website.
Our New Titles page allows you to browse titles added in the last three or six months. You can see titles sorted by format, by audience including kids, teens and adults, and by categories and popular genres. The link to the new titles page can be found on our home page just below the featured titles
You can also find new titles using the Date added and year published filters which recently have been added to our search options. Simply click on the date range you wish to see to automatically limit your search results.
You can use both Date Added and Date Published to find recently published and recently added books, or check for old favourites that may be newly added to our collection.
To return to the full set of search results, you need to deselect the date ranges. These options will not clear when you click clear filters. You must unclick these options individually.
Whether you want to read your books or magazines on a DAISY player, computer, smartphone, braille display, or another device, CELA offers a format that will work for you.
Visit our Compatible Devices page for information, tutorials and links to various suppliers of reading technologies.
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