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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: In Living Colour

by Julie Booker

Colour is one element in the visual arts curriculum. These texts for primary grades not only address art objectives, but also provide an opportunity to …

Point of View

by Julie Booker

Picture books to inspire writing from different perspectives for Grades 1 to 3.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Sequencing and Coding

by Julie Booker

Sequencing is the step-by-step order in which instructions are given, also referred to as an algorithm. This basic coding concept can be taught using …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books on Water

by Julie Booker

Quench your curiosity about water with these books! 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Wordless Picture Books

by Julie Booker

Wordless Picture Books are great for pre-readers and for making inferences in the primary grades. They’re also helpful for ESL readers to access stories, …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: In Conversation with Nature

by Julie Booker

In reading, we talk about making connections. We talk about big ideas or themes. Conversations with the natural world are the thread that binds this book …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: An April (Foolish) Book List

by Julie Booker

An eclectic list of books about pranks, hoaxes, and tricksters.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Valentine’s Day Picture Books

by Julie Booker

Special picks for Kindergarten and Grade One.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: On Activism

by Julie Booker

Children, like everyone, are all too aware of bad news and the state of the world right now. These books might give kids a sense of agency in the face …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Islamic Culture

by Julie Booker

From Ramadan to Eid, to prayer, to the hijab—myriad aspects of Muslim life are depicted in these picture books, nonfiction texts, poetry and short stories. …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: The Mooncake Festival

by Julie Booker

East and Southeast Asian families come together in mid-Autumn to celebrate the Mooncake Festival and give thanks for the harvest.

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