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Kids from across Canada have been submitting content to the TD Summer Reading Club website this summer. Here are some of our favourite submissions so far. Jokes Question: What did the apple say to the cat? Answer: Nothing, apples can’t talk. -submitted by seewaves500 Question: My friend Mark stole my... Continue reading
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The TD Summer Reading Club launches on June 14, 2021 in Toronto! Families can visit a Toronto Public Library branch to pick up their free reading kit, including a notebook and stickers, which will help motivate kids to read all summer long. The Club website launches the following day and... Continue reading
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It was an exciting summer for the TD Summer Reading Club online. In our first-ever Battle of the Books, kids voted weekly in the 8-book tournament to determine their favourite summer read. Here's the full tournament bracket: Click or tap for a larger image. The Battle served as a great... Continue reading
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The 2020 edition of the TD Summer Reading Club moved fully online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to provide kids with wide access to the books on our recommended reading list, we worked closely with publishers, who generously provided access to ebooks. Kids and parents can access the... Continue reading
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The TD Summer Reading Club is back! For the summer of 2020, the Club has shifted to an online format only. While there won’t be any printed notebooks or stickers for kids to collect this year, we’re excited by the enhancements we’ve made to our Club website to allow kids... Continue reading
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Stars — they’re just like us! They read books when they were kids! After a bit of digging online, I’ve compiled a list of famous people along with their favourite childhood book or series: Ariana Grande Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (Ages 8+) Fans of the pop singer won’t be... Continue reading
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Dog Man, the hilarious hero who is part dog and part man, returns to the page in his eighth caper, Dog Man: Fetch-22. Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's re-evaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find... Continue reading
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Kids from across Canada have been submitting content to the TD Summer Reading Club website this summer. We get the pleasure to review all of the submissions and here are some of our favourites: Jokes Question: What do birds do on their phones? Answer: TWEET! Question: What’s a squirrel’s favourite... Continue reading
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The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest reading Club for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. In Toronto, the Club officially starts on Saturday June 22, 2019. Starting on this day and throughout the summer, kids can go into any one of our branches and pick up their... Continue reading
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The TD Summer Reading Club will officially kick off on June 22, 2019 in Toronto. In 2018, over 346,000 kids participated in the Club in 2,200 public libraries across Canada. All of the branches of the Toronto Public Library participate in the Club. The TD Summer Reading Club is designed... Continue reading
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February is Black History Month and, in order to mark the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of books that will inform readers about the achievements and trials of Black people in Canada and elsewhere. The selected titles — a variety of picture books, fiction, and non-fiction — are either written... Continue reading
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Born on November 25, 1946, Marc Brown is one of the most prolific names in children’s literature. He is best-known for his bestselling Arthur books and the animated series by the same name. Marc was at home one night when his son, Tolon, asked for a bedtime story. “Tell me... Continue reading
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Kids from across Canada have been submitting great content to the TD Summer Reading Club website all summer long. We’ve had the pleasure to review all of the submissions and here are some of our favourites so far: Jokes Q: Why did the math book look so sad? A: Because... Continue reading
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The TD Summer Reading Club has kicked off for another year across Canada. Over 2,000 libraries are participating nationally, with all of the Toronto Public Library branches ready to register kids for the Club. Visit your local library to find out about all the programs they have lined up! In... Continue reading
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On the March 18 episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver announced that staff writer Jill Twiss has written a picture book called A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. The story follows Marlon, the Bunny of the United States (BOTUS), as he falls in love with... Continue reading
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Bill Martin Jr. wrote books for children for almost 60 years. He is credited as an author for over 300 books. Among his bestsellers are Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Bill was born on March 20, 1916. He worked as an elementary-school... Continue reading
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Mastering the art of potty training is an important developmental milestone. Toronto Public Library has a great selection of books geared for parents and caregivers to help guide you through the process. In addition to books geared to adults, we also have some wonderful storybooks for kids, and this is... Continue reading
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The Toronto Public Library is pleased to offer access to Brainfuse, a database that provides online homework help for students in grades K-12. Between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily (excluding holidays when the library is closed), students can connect with professional tutors online. Students communicate with tutors using an... Continue reading
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Best Friend Day falls on June 8, 2017. Though the day is still unofficial and not extensively celebrated everywhere, it serves as a suitable opportunity for us to share our favourite stories about having a best friend. We can make a best friend early on in life and sometimes, quite... Continue reading
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You may have seen or at least heard about Donald Trump's now infamous tweet. If you haven't, here it is, in all its glory: Inspired by the U.S. President’s use of a nonsense word, I’d like to share my favourite children’s books that employ the same strategy. In these books,... Continue reading
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It is my turn to share ten of my favourite picture books written by Canadian authors. Of the chosen titles, you will recognize a few notable classics. These have stood the test of time, and I am young enough to remember my parents, teachers, and librarians reading them to me... Continue reading
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The wide theatrical release of The BFG movie is set for July 1, 2016. Based on the popular children’s book written by Roald Dahl, The BFG tells the story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall,... Continue reading
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All children can benefit from an increased understanding of concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, commonly referred to as STEM. Schools are preparing children for an increasingly STEM-driven workforce. Additionally, STEM is everywhere; its core concepts run through all of our everyday lives. As a parent or educator of... Continue reading
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Andrew Luck, the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, has launched an online book club. Among his teammates and the media, Andrew is recognized for his passion for reading. He is often referred to as the “NFL’s unofficial librarian”. The mission of the new book club is simple: to share... Continue reading
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It’s important to show young readers that reading can be a lot of fun. Children will show more interest in reading when they see that books are fun. When interest in reading grows, reading skills will improve through increased exposure and practice. Is there anything sillier and more fun to... Continue reading