Throughout the year, ULS compiles a variety of selection lists to showcase materials that our qualified and experienced staff have already sourced for you based on their knowledge of your student or patron needs. Whether you require books for an adult Book Club, or titles on critical topics for today’s teachers or students, we’re here to help.

Accelerated Reader

Continually updated online titles matched to Accelerated Reader quizzes at all levels. Order by title, author, quiz number, book level or interest level.

Adult Large Print

Available monthly. Adult and Young Adult titles from large print publishers like Thorndike, Center Point and Ulverscroft. These materials are a good fit with a stand-alone ARP or incorporated into an ARP profile with other print titles. Contact your local sales representative for more information.

Alberta Education Authorized Novels and Non-Fiction Grades 4-12 (2005)


Alberta Social Studies

Selected by teachers and teacher-librarians from the Calgary Board of Education and recommended by Alberta Education to support the new social studies curricula.

Best New Books for Children

An annotated list of current bestselling and important new releases for kids. Updated daily.

Book Club Picks

Updated each publishing season, an online catalogue of titles we know will be popular with your Book Clubs in hardcover, trade paper and mass market bindings. Titles range from fiction to Canadiana to non-fiction to Christian to the classics. Includes yet-to-be published titles and web links to reading guides and discussion questions.

First Nations Métis Inuit

Titles are selected for their relevance to the history and contemporary cultures of North America’s First Nations. Includes subject headings and reading levels.

French Titles for Adults

Spring and Fall. Fiction and non-fiction titles with a strong focus on French-Canadian-published titles. Includes award-winning literature and reference titles as well as those translated from English. Of interest to public libraries wishing to build and maintain French language collections.
Please contact your local sales representative for information about our French Standing Orders.

French Collection - Children's

Current Fiction and Non-fiction French-language materials, including award-winning French-Canadian fiction, essential reference titles and popular children’s fiction translated into French. Grade levels are assigned based on level of interest, rather than language ability. ‘Hands-on’ selection is recommended to ensure suitability for your school program or library.

Hotlist: First & Second Choice

Three per year, pre-publication, adult fiction & non-fiction titles, hardcover and selected trade paperbacks, plus audio and large print editions selected from publishers’ advance sales information, all potential must-have bestsellers and high interest titles for public libraries. Fully annotated. Archived.

Levelled Books for Guided Reading

Over 4,500 titles organized by reading level. Based on Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Updated continuously.

Novel Sets

A comprehensive collection of novels for grades 3-12. Specific editions available for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba!

Adrienne's Top Picks

Titles selected by Adrienne Gear to reinforce techniques in her acclaimed resource books Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read and Non-Fiction Reading Power: Teaching Students How to Think While They Read All Kinds of Information.

Reading Power Non-Fiction

Titles selected by Adrienne Gear to reinforce techniques in her acclaimed resource book Non-Fiction Reading Power: Teaching Students How to Think While They Read All Kinds of Information.

Seasonal Lists

Need something seasonal like a Halloween, Ramadan or Christmas list? Titles for Easter? No problem, we’re here to help you build a selection list that immediately meets your requirements and budget.

Specialized/Themed Lists

Based on your guidelines and budget, virtually any list can be built on an as-and-when-requested basis. Need a theme-based selection list on current, important topics for your library or classroom? Contact your local sales representative who will be happy to help you.

Super Forthcoming Catalogues

Showcases thousands of hardcover, paperback and mass market titles to be published in the next 90 days. Highlights fiction and non-fiction print and non-print titles, including large print and graphic novels, arranged in Dewey order for your Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile selection. Annotated. Archived.

Top 10 Adult Paperback Bestsellers

A monthly list of ten must-have Mass Market Adult Paperback bestseller fiction titles by popular authors having a proven track record in hardcover. Can be incorporated into a Mass Market Paperback ARP or Standing Order. Contact your local sales representative for more information.

Top New Titles - Children's

No time to hunt through websites and reviews? ULS has lots of inventory of these K-6 bestsellers!
  • Lists released 3 times a year
  • Best titles of the season
  • Pre-orders available for prepublication titles
  • Free Shipping

Top New Titles - Young Adult

No time to hunt through websites and reviews? ULS has lots of inventory of these Gr. 7-12 bestsellers!
  • Lists released 3 times a year
  • Best titles of the season
  • Pre-orders available for prepublication titles
  • Free Shipping

Young Reader’s Choice Awards

Fully supported, including inventory of young reader’s choice nominees for the Rocky Mountain Book Award (AB), Red Cedar and Stellar Awards (BC), Willow Awards (SK), Manitoba YRCA (MB) and PNLA (Pacific Northwest Library Association).