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10 Canadian Books for Black History Month

by Spencer Miller

I highly recommend teachers read children’s and young adult books on the topics of Black history and anti-racism. These books give us the language to …

6 Books For Young Readers Worried About Climate Change

by Spencer Miller

Canadian authors and illustrators are writing and telling stories with special care for young readers dealing with ecological worries. To support the …

15 Brand New Asian-Canadian Books for Your Classroom

by Spencer Miller

This year there has been an encouraging amount of new books from Asian-Canadian creators with positive representation and empowering messages for young …

6 New Refugee Stories for Young Readers

by Spencer Miller

Almost half the world’s refugees are children. Every year, tens of thousands of child refugees arrive in Canada, many of them unaccompanied by an adult. …

New Books for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

by Spencer Miller

In September, we recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As we approach September 30th, let’s reflect on our teaching toward reconciliation. …

10 new Canadian books for a reading road trip!

by Spencer Miller

Take a reading road trip to visit places and meet people across Canada through books. As you do, I hope you’ll see how the places we live inspire our …

Celebrate Freedom To Read Week & LGBTQ+ Books

by Spencer Miller

How can we use books and reading to create a more LGBTQ+ inclusive classroom? Here are some tips and advice for teachers based on my own experiences.

New Science Books for Kids to Spark Curiosity and Exploration

by Spencer Miller

Some of the most creative and imaginative writing for children is happening in science books. These books can show kids everything from the wonders of …

5 New Graphic Novels Young Readers Will Devour!

by Spencer Miller

Kids love reading graphic novels! And I love teaching with them. From expanding visual literacy and vocabulary to building empathy and confidence in readers, …

8 Books That Celebrate Inspiring Women

by Spencer

A selection of brand-new titles that highlight the contributions of women in STEM, art, history, business, journalism and other fields.

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