Transatlantic is happy to see 5-MINUTE BASKETBALL STORIES, HAYLEY’S JOURNEY, AND WHAT’S IN A NUMBER, all illustrated by Nick Craine, and THE DAY DAD JOINED MY SOCCER TEAM by Maureen Fergus selected for the TD Summer Reading Book Club!

About the Summer Reading Club

“TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is offered at more than 2,200 public libraries across Canada, and it’s easy to include in any summer plans. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.”

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5-MINUTE BASKETBALL STORIES is an action-packed collection of twelve tales about today’s superstars, NBA legends, and the best basketball games of all time. From incredible game-winning dunks, to jaw-dropping world records, to edge-of-your-seat comebacks—each story is perfect for reading aloud in five minutes.

About I CAN READ HOCKEY STORIES: Hayley’s Journey (HarperCollins Canada)

“We can do this!” Hayley Wickenheiser calls to her team as they skate out onto the ice. It’s been a long journey to the Olympics, but Hayley has worked hard to get here. From early-morning practices to playing with boys hockey teams during her childhood, from being the youngest player on Team Canada to winning two Olympic gold medals, Hayley knows she can make history again.

About I CAN READ HOCKEY STORIES: What’s In a Number? (Kids Can Press)

Why did Wayne Gretzky wear the number 99? Why did Jonathan Toews choose the number 19? What does Sidney Crosby’s 87 mean? What’s in a Number? reveals the fascinating stories behind the most famous jersey numbers in hockey.


A soccer dad misunderstands when he hears that his son’s team needs his help. Instead of taking care of halftime snacks, the dad grabs a jersey and runs onto the field to play! And what an embarrassment he is: he hogs the ball, complains about his teammates and throws a hairy fit when the referee doesn’t call a play his way! Can the boy find a way to teach his dad how to be a good sport before he drives the whole team crazy?

About Nick Craine

Born in Toronto in 1971, Nick Craine is a visual artist from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His illustrations have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic and many more. In 2008 he was chosen as 1 of 6 Canadians included in the TASCHEN international anthology, Illustration Now, a sampling of 150 of the world’s best illustrators.

Nick is represented by Samantha Haywood.

About Maureen Fergus

Maureen Fergus is the author of the beloved best-selling series BUDDY AND EARL. She has also published seven picture books which have won many awards including THE REPTILE CLUB, which was the Canadian Book Centre’s Best Book for Children and Teens 2019.  She lives in Winnipeg with her family.

Maureen is represented by Fiona Kenshole.