Find Some New Picture Books to Love This Valentine's Day

February 12, 2019 | Eila

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On February 14th Valentine’s Day will be upon us! It’s time to cuddle up with a loved one and read a book that celebrates love in one of many forms. Your local branch may be fresh out of Valentine’s Day seasonal titles this time of year, but this book list...

A Pizza Post - National Pizza Day

February 9, 2019 | Katherine McG

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Pizza Day by Melissa Iwai (Ages 2-6). It's time for another delicious "holiday" – February 9th is National Pizza Day. So many items pop-up when you search for “pizza” in the Toronto Public Library’s catalogue that you might think we celebrate Pizza Day every day (and who wouldn’t want to...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books, February 2019

February 2, 2019 | P@

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new picture books we are really excited about. The Cars and Trucks Book by Todd Parr. Ages 3-6. Todd Parr departs from his usual books about people and their relationships, and turns his...

I Just Finished Reading...Top Picks for January 2019

January 31, 2019 | Chantel

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Delivery Bear by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Paco Sordo. Ages 3 to 5. Zogby always dreamed of being a Fluffy Tails Cookies delivery animal and he's about to get his big break. During his interview the Fluffy Tails Cookies manager said that Zogby did not have the right look...

Canadian Children’s Books for Black History Month, February 2019

January 30, 2019 | Daniel

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February is Black History Month and, in order to mark the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of books that will inform readers about the achievements and trials of Black people in Canada and elsewhere. The selected titles — a variety of picture books, fiction, and non-fiction — are either written...

Celebrate Family Literacy Month 2019 All Year Long

January 28, 2019 | Teresa

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As Family Literacy Month 2019 is coming to a close many parents and caregivers are asking me how to keep their children interested in reading all year long. The obvious answer is that you should be visiting the library every single day (wink, wink!), but if this is not possible...

Book Bundles for Kids

January 22, 2019 | Jennifer

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Book bundles are groupings of titles on a particular topic or theme. Keep an eye out for these fun packs of staff recommendations on display at your local branch. We're creating bundles for a range of ages and interests.

New Toronto Public Library Website for Kids!

January 21, 2019 | RayL

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Introducing TPL Kids! We have just released an new version of our children's website. TPL Kids offers kids 6-12 with a space to discover new books, ask questions, share jokes and more. The website is accessible and mobile-friendly. Browse Books by Categories! Has your child ever had difficulty finding funny...

March to your Local Library on January 20th for Penguin Awareness Day!

January 18, 2019 | Eila

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Sunday January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day! What will you do to celebrate everyone’s favourite flightless birds? Did you know? Emperor Penguins, the largest penguins on Earth, can reach as tall as 4 feet in height! Gentoo Penguins, the world’s fastest penguins, can swim as fast at 35 kilometers per...

Literacy Tips and Activities for Family Literacy Month

January 14, 2019 | Eleni

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Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak, listen and use numeracy and technology. As literacy skills are developed through a lifelong learning process, it becomes easier for a person to express and understand ideas and opinions, to make decisions and solve problems, to achieve their goals, and to participate...