New and Noteworthy Books: September 2020

September 18, 2020 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Most of these books we are recommending this month are available as ebooks. Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin Manny always wears superhero capes at home that give him amazing powers...

Science Literacy Week 2020 - B is for Biodiversity

September 18, 2020 | Jennifer

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The theme of this year’s Science Literacy Week (September 21 - 27) is "B is for Biodiversity." We're celebrating Canada, a country rich in biodiversity. Opportunities to learn about science and conservation are readily available to budding scientists. Photo by Clement127 on a CC license. If we were holding a...

International Day of Peace: September 21, 2020

September 17, 2020 | Katherine McG

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September 21 is International Day of Peace, as declared by the United Nations. "Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations...

Children’s Books with Positive Disability Representation

September 14, 2020 | Eleni

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Reading about people who are different from you lets you imagine, reflect on, and learn about their lives. And sometimes it is good to read about someone who is like you, too! Celebrate and learn about diverse abilities through great stories. The Disability: Read Up On It! booklist is a...

You Oughta Be in Picture Books: Celebrity Authors

September 10, 2020 | Katherine McG

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Actor, TV personality, children's book author... some celebrities really can do it all! Here is a list of some of the recent picture books in our collection that were written by the stars. Family Fables Becoming a parent has inspired some celebrities to write books for their own children. The...

The TD Summer Reading Club 2020 Battle of the Books: Dog Man Comes Out on Top

September 8, 2020 | Daniel

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It was an exciting summer for the TD Summer Reading Club online. In our first-ever Battle of the Books, kids voted weekly in the 8-book tournament to determine their favourite summer read. Here's the full tournament bracket: Click or tap for a larger image. The Battle served as a great...

Encourage Young Learners with STEM at Home

August 31, 2020 | Ana

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Our Summer Wonder online programs may be wrapping up, but learning and discovery takes place all year round! Kids and families can explore STEM concepts at home through hands-on activities. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. It has become an important and popular topic among educators. These are...

New and Noteworthy Books: August 2020

August 17, 2020 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. All of these books we are recommending this month are available as ebooks. Posted on behalf of the Children's Selection Team. Hello World. Written and illustrated by Ethan Long. Ages 3-6 Imagine Richard Scarry and P.D...

TD Summer Reading Club 2020 Recommended Reads

August 17, 2020 | Daniel

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The 2020 edition of the TD Summer Reading Club moved fully online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to provide kids with wide access to the books on our recommended reading list, we worked closely with publishers, who generously provided access to ebooks. Kids and parents can access the...

Summer 2020 en français!

August 10, 2020 | Lynn

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Our Summer Wonder programs and activities are all online this year! Children and families can take part from home and explore and discover new interests together. Check out our Science et Technologie programs with Explorum, Dans le Jardin with Monsiur Philippe or L’heure des Contes with Njacko Backo on the...