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Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Indigenous Junior Fiction

by Julie Booker

Great fiction picks for June. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Sakura

by Julie Booker

Perfect picks for the season of blossoms!

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Junior Fiction for the Sports Minded

by Julie Booker

Middle grade books for young sports fans.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: No Name Calling

by Julie Booker

January is host to No Name Calling Week for many school boards. Here are a few titles to get you started. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Indigenous Peoples and this Land

by Julie Booker

A list of great kids' books for Indigenous Education Month.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Reading History

by Julie Booker

Books for young history buffs.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Musical Biographies

by Julie Booker

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

by Julie Booker

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

by Julie Booker

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

by Julie Booker

This smorgasbord of books provoke thoughtful conversations about the Earth.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Picture Books About Music

by Julie Booker

Music comes to life on the page in these rich and absorbing books for primary students.

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