Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Kids

May 11, 2018 | RayL

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Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) isn't just for teens and adults. It's also for kids!

Do the Hokey Pokey – Celebrating International Dance Day

April 28, 2018 | Katherine McG

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International Dance Day is celebrated every year on April 29. One of its goals is "to share the joy of dance with others" and I can't think of a better way to do that than to put my "write" hand in and turn out a post about every child's favourite...

Join in on the Fun at One of the Library's Awesome After-School Programs

April 20, 2018 | Eila

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Here at the Toronto Public Library we’ve built a reputation on our fabulous Ready for Reading programs and recently our Youth Hubs have received a lot of positive coverage in the press for all the wonderful work they do, but what about our fantastic middle childhood programs for children between...

Author Aaron Blabey and the Bad Guys are Taking Over Toronto Reference Library!

April 19, 2018 | Patty

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This Sunday, April 22nd, from 2-3 pm, children ages 6-12 with their parents/caregivers are invited to meet bestselling Australian author Aaron Blabey at a special event taking place at Toronto Reference Library. Presented in partnership with Scholastic and Page & Panel, Blabey, the award-winning author of the popular The Bad...

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

April 12, 2018 | RayL

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Your child begins the day watching and repeating everything he hears on TV.

Poetry and Kids: Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 9, 2018 | RayL

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Photo Courtesy of Toronto Star Archives National Poetry Month Every April, we celebrate National Poetry Month. Since 1999, The League of Canadian Poets have marked the month with a series of events. In past years, the annual celebration has had a special theme, however there is no theme this year;...

Celebrate Earth Month at the Library

April 9, 2018 | Teresa

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Since April is Earth Month, this is the perfect time to teach your little ones about protecting the environment. As we all know, you are never too young to learn how to take care of Mother Earth. So, if you are looking for some fun, easy ways to do so,...

New and Noteworthy in Picture Books – April 2018

April 5, 2018 | P@

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon. I walk with Vanessa I Walk with Vanessa: A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët, 2018. Ages...

I Just Finished Reading...Top Picks for March

March 29, 2018 | Chantel

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Battle Bunny By Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, illustrated by Matthew Myers Ages 6-9 This book contains two stories for the price of one! Alexander's Gran Gran gets him a sweet book, "Birthday Bunny", for his birthday. But Alexander is not a fan and changes the story up with his...

Marlon Bundo: A Picture Book Face-Off

March 23, 2018 | Daniel

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On the March 18 episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver announced that staff writer Jill Twiss has written a picture book called A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. The story follows Marlon, the Bunny of the United States (BOTUS), as he falls in love with...