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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Friendship Books for February

Friendship and frost go hand in hand in these warm and cold tales for February.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books from the North

Our children's librarian columnist, Julie Booker, brings us a new view from the stacks every month.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Dystopian YA

Strong female characters dominate these dystopian tales for teens, with common themes of environmental decay, orphanhood, and the question of knowing …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Halloween Books

Picture books, a first chapter book, a junior novel, and a collection of Canadian ghost stories all make for spooky reads this Halloween.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Great KidLit by Authors of Adult Fiction

A selection of kids' books from some of Canada's most acclaimed authors for grown-ups. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Adventure and the Reluctant Reader

What better way to draw kids in to literature than through exciting plot-driven graphic novels?

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Graphic Novels for Summer

Each of these picks delivers its own take on the graphic form, and makes for easy reading during the summer months.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Summer Reads Most Feral

Ever wonder how a baboon thinks about his fellow baboons? Or how a cat views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or how a seeing-eye dog-in-training tunes …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books for Mother's Day

Mothers come in many forms in these books that put moms in the spotlight. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Poetry Books

Because Canadian children's poetry doesn't begin and end with Alligator Pie, Julie Booker offers up some excellent titles for National Poetry Month.

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