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June is Seniors' Month. (Now your initial thoughts might be that this post has been added to the wrong Toronto Public Library blog, but please be assured that it has not.) Seniors play very important roles in the lives of all children. Inter-generational interactions should be encouraged and are beneficial... Continue reading
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International Dance Day is celebrated every year on April 29. One of its goals is "to share the joy of dance with others" and I can't think of a better way to do that than to put my "write" hand in and turn out a post about every child's favourite... Continue reading
Love everything about this post...and the show!
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2018 on Kim's Convenience in the Stacks at New to Canada
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Every March 20th, we celebrate the International Day of Happiness...now and forever. And unlike some of the year's sillier days of celebration ("Napping Day" anyone?), this day has been sanctioned by no less than the United Nations (UN Resolution 66/281: International Day of Happiness) which declared that: “The International Day... Continue reading
Great post! I loved reading not only about these two beloved authors but how their books have played such a wonderful role in your family's literary life.
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Who has one long tail, one small nose, and wants to celebrate Valentine's Day with you? This guy... And so do some of his friends... Valentine Mice! By Bethany Roberts Ages 2 - 5 The little mouse family are in a big hurry because they have so many Valentines to... Continue reading
Thank you Jennifer K. I hope that you enjoy them and have a great Story Time!
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Everybody could use a hug now and then... ...so in celebration of National Hugging Day, which took place on January 21, here are some books about hugs that you can borrow for free at your local Toronto Public Library. I Hug by David McPhail (Ages 3-5) I'm Going to Give... Continue reading
Thank you for your kind words Muriel. I'm sure that your Christmas cake is made even sweeter by the memories it brings with it each time you make it.
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'Tis the season for some people to celebrate winter holidays such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and, if they're like me, Christmas. These special times, like all celebrations, are full of wonderful traditions -- those things that we do year after year as a way of connecting the past to the present... Continue reading
What a great post! And don't forget about all of the stories that are similar to "The Gingerbread Man" but have other foods that run away like "The Runaway Tortilla" by Eric A. Kimmel, "The Matzo Ball Boy" by Rosanne Litzinger, and "The Runaway Rice Cake" by Ying Chang Compestine.
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"The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws..." Continue reading
I'm glad that I "spotted" this post! :)
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I was so looking forward to this exhibit (and still am!) and now I am excited to hear about all of the events that are happening in association with it. #IAmCanada...and you are too! :D
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Great post that makes it more of a "sunny day..." ;)
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Bridlewood will be doing a "Movember" themed storytime as part of our Pyjama Time program on Tuesday, November 7 from 7:30-8 pm. (Just our little way of supporting this great cause.)
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There's going to be a sequel!!! I am beyond excited! Thank you for letting us know Nalini. And yes, so many celebrities are writing Children's books these days including Jimmy Fallon's new picture book "Everything is Mama".
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2017 on Celebrities Who Write at The Buzz...About Books
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Great post! You've made me very hungry! :D
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Apologies to Kari-Lynn Winters for accidentally writing her name as "Williams" in the original publication of this post.
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A good walk can help you explore new places or experience the familiar in a different way. A good book can do that too when you venture just beyond its pages. Not sure what I mean? Let me walk you through it (pun intended). On My Walk is a delightful... Continue reading
Thank you Jennifer. Would you like to share what happened in Canada in the year you were born?
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"Hi! How are you?" That’s usually the first thing we say when we greet someone but have you ever wanted to change it up and ask them “Who are you?” instead? We all wonder sometimes about who someone really is, whether they’re a stranger that we’re meeting for the first... Continue reading