Canada 150: Ten Powerful Historical Novels

April 26, 2017 | Kate S.

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Historical fiction not only engages the reader, but it teaches them about the world of the past. These titles, for the most part set in Canada, show Canada’s history as a diverse nation and displays how much the country has changed and grown. Although the stories take place years ago,...

National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW)

April 21, 2017 | RayL

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National Immunization Awareness Week April 22, 2017- April 29, 2017 In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW), I've asked staff from Toronto Public Health to share their knowledge of immunization and provide some children's book suggestions. Don't forget to check out the Your Health Matters programs at the library!...

Canada 150: Wonderful Picture Books that are Perfect for Reading Aloud

April 17, 2017 | Daniel

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It is my turn to share ten of my favourite picture books written by Canadian authors. Of the chosen titles, you will recognize a few notable classics. These have stood the test of time, and I am young enough to remember my parents, teachers, and librarians reading them to me...

Leonardo da Vinci Day

April 15, 2017 | RayL

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Image. Leonardo da Vinci by Raphael Morgen, 1817. Public Domain. LACMA Written by Teresa I. On April 15, we celebrate the life and work of a true Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. Although most of us know him as the painter of the Mona Lisa, da Vinci was a master...

Canada 150: Ten Amazing Children's Books

April 12, 2017 | RayL

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This week library staffer Liz S. shares her selection of ten great Canadian children's books! A mix of titles old and new, there's something for everyone ! Next week, Daniel shares his selection of best books. Written by Liz S. A grab bag of great books this week for a...

Don’t Forget the Exclamation Point! – “Don’t Books" for Kids

April 10, 2017 | Katherine McG

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Not too long ago, we highlighted some "advice" books for kids; while I was doing research for that post, I found that the most frequent advice that we give to kids tends to begin with the word "don't" and end with an exclamation point. Here are a few examples of...

Canada 150: Stepping Outside a Young Reader's World

April 3, 2017 | Jennifer

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Through nature, imaginary places, historical times and life in other places, these Canadian titles enrich a child’s perspective and open up the world beyond their daily experiences. They are targeted at readers in kindergarten to Grade 3. The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson A young boy takes notice...

Canada 150: Ten Books to Empower Younger Readers

April 3, 2017 | RayL

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This week, Chantel P. shares her ten selections for Canada 150: The Best 150 Canadian Books for Children! Join us next week when Jennifer B. shares her best Canadian children's books! Written by Chantel P. This week I will be sharing ten Canadian books that are empowering for young readers....

Picture Book Preview: New and Noteworthy

April 3, 2017 | shannon k.

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Posted on behalf of Scott, Children's Selection Team We bring the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon. Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman, 2017 Ages 2-5 Bold vibrant artwork and plenty of...

Canada 150: Ten Delightful Books for Younger Readers

March 27, 2017 | RayL

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This week I'll be highlighting some delightful Canadian children's books. These fun and heartwarming stories are great for children of all ages. Written and/or illustrated by Canadians, these are some of my favourite titles. This is the first of a fifteen part weekly series. Next week, one of my colleagues...