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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Fostering World-Mindfulness

Any of these books would inspire a young reader to look outside themselves, mindful of a world where children’s lives are very different from their …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: PEI Books

There's more to PEI's children's literature than just Anne Shirley. 

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Newfoundland Books

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

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Art Books

Six books to appeal to the young artist.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books About Disguises

October is the superb month for books about disguise, because of Halloween, of course, and because of how the whole outdoors is dressing up in glorious …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Creative Thinking and Collaboration

September is about change, new routines, working things out and learning to work together with friends and schoolmates. These books about creative thinking …

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Wild Summer Fun

Sky and earth, large scale to small, these books cover the gamut of wild summer fun.

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

Bliss is a hammock in summer and a stack of graphic novels.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Aboriginal Stories

Each month, Julie Booker, our resident Children's Librarian, brings us a new view from the stacks. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Mystery Novels for Young Readers

Our resident children's librarian, Julie Booker, with five great mystery picks. 

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