Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Interviews, Recommendations, and More

Notes from a Children's Librarian

Carefully selected books according to curriculum and theme.

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.

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 …

Page 1 of 11

Our Departments

  • The Chat

    By Trevor Corkum

    Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them.

  • Shelf Talkers

    Rob Wiersema

    Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.

  • Quick Hits

    Kiley Turner

    The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.

  • Notes From a Children's Librarian

    Julie Booker

    Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.

  • On Our Radar

    Kerry Clare

    We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond.