Notes from a Children's Librarian: Musical Biographies
A powerful message runs through all these texts: find the thing you’re passionate about and spend your life doing it.
Notes from a Children's Librarian: Canadian Creatures
How do animals grow and change? Books that dovetail nicely with the Grade 2 Science “Life Systems” unit, as well as the Grade 1 “Needs and Characteristics …
Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books for Mental Health Week
Mental health is a top priority in education these days. Beautiful picture books might help start some brave conversations.
Notes From a Children’s Librarian: Keep Earth Day Going
This smorgasbord of books provoke thoughtful conversations about the Earth.
Notes from a Children's Librarian: Picture Books About Music
Music comes to life on the page in these rich and absorbing books for primary students.
Notes from a Children's Librarian: In Living Colour
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
Picture books to inspire writing from different perspectives for Grades 1 to 3.
Notes from a Children's Librarian: Sequencing and Coding
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
Quench your curiosity about water with these books!
Notes from a Children's Librarian: Wordless Picture Books
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
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 …
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