New and Noteworthy Picture Books: September 2021

September 27, 2021 | Pat

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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. Most are also available as eBooks. Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by David Roberts (ages 3-5) It's...

World Letter Writing Day: September 1, 2021

August 30, 2021 | Katherine McG

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According to its official website, World Letter Writing Day was created in 2014 by Richard Simpkin. On September 1 each year, everyone is encouraged to pick up a pen or pencil and some paper and write someone a letter. Dear Dragon by Josh Funk (ages 4-7) With so many ways...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books: August 2021

August 25, 2021 | Pat

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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 have just hit our shelves. Additionally, all are available as ebooks. Best Day Ever! by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Leah Nixon (ages 4-7) Have you...

Picture Puzzle Books to Entertain Your Brain!

August 23, 2021 | Yvonne

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Summer is the season of hot weather, cool snacks and spending time with the kids. You're always searching for activities to entertain the whole family. Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to pass the time. But have you tried picture puzzle books? Picture puzzle books can be educational but won't...

The Best TD Summer Reading Club 2021 Website Submissions

August 16, 2021 | Daniel

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Kids from across Canada have been submitting content to the TD Summer Reading Club website this summer. Here are some of our favourite submissions so far. Jokes Question: What did the apple say to the cat? Answer: Nothing, apples can’t talk. -submitted by seewaves500 Question: My friend Mark stole my...

Raising Kids Who Care: Books That Build Empathy

August 9, 2021 | Heather

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We all want our children to be empathetic and understand the feelings of others. We want them to invite the new kid to join the soccer game, and check on a friend who's hurt. But sometimes we end up with the kid that tramples over the new kid on the...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books: July 2021

July 15, 2021 | Pat

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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 have just hit our shelves. Additionally, most are available as eBooks. Poem in my Pocket by Chris Tougas. Illustrated by Josee Bisaillon. Ages 6-9. A...

Take the Mars Challenge!

July 12, 2021 | Andrea

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Mars holds a special fascination for space fans of all ages. There's no shortage of Red Planet-inspired stories. Earthlings have imagined all sorts of things about our neighbour, creating plenty of books, radio dramas, movies, TV shows and video games to fill Wikipedia subcategories. When NASA's Perseverance rover landed on...

Club de lecture d’été TD 2021

July 2, 2021 | Lynn

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Relevez notre Défi Lecture! L’été bat son plein, y compris pour les enfants qui lisent en français. Cette année, la Bibliothèque publique de Toronto offre une version française en ligne de tous ses programmes Summer Wonder. Vous pouvez écouter de la musique, fabriquer des objets grâce à Explorum et entendre...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books June 2021

June 15, 2021 | Pat

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This collection of the latest and greatest picture books are perfect for celebrating Pride Month with your children. Most are also available as eBooks. Llama Glamarama by Simon James Green, illustrated by Gary Parsons (ages 3-5) While the other barn animals are fast asleep, Larry the llama breaks out his...