The CBC Holidays Series explores stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way… with a good book!
On National Camera Day (6/29), we celebrate capturing the special and the mundane moments in life with photography and video,. Whether fiction or real life, we can record events and memories with cameras for ourselves or to show off to others. Since their invention in 1816, cameras have evolved beyond a static impression, today we’re able to customize photos with filters and edit videos on the go to make them as personal as we need. Let’s grab a book and camera this week to celebrate what we can capture with a camera in hand!
Bots: The Lost Camera, by Russ Bolts; illus. Jay Cooper (Simon & Schuster / Little Simon) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Action / Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Series, ages 4-6.
The Camera Book: Loads of Things You Can Do With a Camera, by John Davis (Quarto Group / Frances Lincoln) — Nonfiction, Prose, How-to / Activity, Action / Adventure, Animals, ages 7-12.
Camera: Eureka! The Biography of an Idea, by Laura Driscoll; illus. Hector Borlasca (Astra Publishing / Kane Press) — Fiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, Biography / Memoir, ages 4-6.
Dad’s Camera, by Ross Watkins; illus. Liz Anelli (Candlewick) — Fiction, Picture Book, Mental/Physical Health, Health, ages 4-6.
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #16: Lights, Camera, Stilton!, by Geronimo Stilton; Translated by Nanette Cooper-McGuinness (Macmillan / Papercutz) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Mystery / Thriller, Animals, Series, ages 7-12.
Girl with a Camera: Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer, by Carolyn Meyer (Astra Publishing / Calkins Creek) — Fiction, Prose, Biography / Memoir, Music / Art, Teen.
Jacob Riis’s Camera: Bringing Light to Tenement Children, by Alexis O’Neill; illus. Gary Kelley (Astra Publishing / Calkins Creek) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, History, ages 7-12.
Lights, Camera, Carmen!, by Anika Denise; illus. Lorena Alvarez Gomez (ABRAMS) — Fiction, Picture Book, Background / Culture, ages 4-6.
Lights, Camera, Cassidy: Drama, by Linda Gerber (Penguin Random House / Puffin Books) — Fiction, Prose, Action / Adventure, Series, ages 7-12.
Lights, Camera, Middle School!, by Jennifer L. Holm; illus. Matthew Holm (Penguin Random House / Yearling) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, Music / Art, ages 7-12.
Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker, by Mara Rockliff; illus. Simona Ciraolo (Chronicle Books) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, Music / Art, ages 4-6.
Nancy Drew, Girl Detective #5: Lights, Camera…, by Carolyn Keene (Simon & Schuster / Aladdin) — Fiction, Prose, Mystery / Thriller, Action / Adventure, Series, ages 7-12.
Next Best Junior Chef: Lights, Camera, Cook!, by Charise Mericle Harper; illus. Aurélie Blard-Quintard (HarperCollins / Clarion Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Series, ages 7-12.
Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion, by Natalie Riess (Oni Press) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action / Adventure, Series, Teen.
Young Man With Camera, by Emil Sher; Photographs by David Wyman (Scholastic / Arthur A. Levine Books) — Fiction, Prose, Mental/Physical Health, Music / Art, Teen.
Join National Camera Day by reading a book!
List compiled by CBC’s resident holiday expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other CBC Holiday book lists on our blog.