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It is my honour to be able to share ten of the greatest Canadian picture books ever published, in my humble opinion. Some are classics that have been loved for decades, while others are hot off the presses and proving to be instant classics! These picture books are intended for... Continue reading
Thanks Katherine McG! It is such a wonderful book. You're right, it's great for all ages!
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We bring the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new books that we are really excited about which will be hitting shelves soon, or have just arrived. A Horse Named Steve by Kelly Collier, 3 to 6 years Steve is a fine horse but he... Continue reading
You have Scott to thank! Thanks Katherine McG!
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Posted on behalf of Scott, Children's Selection Team We bring the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon. Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman, 2017 Ages 2-5 Bold vibrant artwork and plenty of... Continue reading
Of course! We are very excited about it.
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We'll be posting our favourites every month. Good luck with that book in storytime!
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Posted on behalf of Jesse, Children's Selection Team We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon. Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari, 2017. Ages 4-8. Hello, Moose! Zara’s... Continue reading
Thanks Katherine McG! I think you are really going to like Bob, Not Bob!
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Posted on behalf of Margaret, Children's Selection Team We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books we are really excited about that will be hitting shelves soon. Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon, 2017. Ages 3-5. Celebrate cold... Continue reading
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The day after Labour Day is a big day for most kids here in Toronto. It is the first day back to school! Many kids will be returning to their old school a grade higher, some will be starting at a new school, and some will be starting their very... Continue reading
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Although we are only a few weeks away from back-to-school, the temperature hasn’t gotten the memo and still thinks we are in the throes of July! The extended heat wave is a great excuse to explore our many beaches here in Toronto or out of town. Wherever you are for... Continue reading
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Birds are beautiful creatures and many artists have devoted their craft to them. A while back my colleague Nicole highlighted the exquisite John J. Audubon exhibit that was held at the TD Gallery in the Toronto Reference Library. This month I thought I’d give a nod to our friends of... Continue reading
Thanks Jo-Ann. It's a nice story isn't it?!
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It’s almost June and so it is almost time to celebrate a very special guy in your life -- dads, stepdads, granddads, maybe an older brother who played a big role in raising you. Let’s raise a glass to dads! A lot of new picture books all about dads are... Continue reading
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There is just something about ballerinas. Their elegance, athleticism, costumes and music enchant thousands of people daily around the world. This enchantment often begins at a very young age. These three new picture books give young readers a glimpse into what it might be like to be an honest to... Continue reading
Great post Jennifer! I am just wrapping up a 4 week Yoga and Poetry program for our After School Club at Bloor/Gladstone today, focusing on positive thinking and mindfulness/meditation. It was a ton of fun and the kids really enjoyed it! We're also doing a 4 week session in the summer. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT17507&R=EVT17507
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Thanks for the suggestion Georgina. The Heart and the Bottle is a beautiful book. And you're right, tissues needed!
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Thanks for your question AM. Here are some suggestions for books about death for older children: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM224946&R=224946 Charlotte's Web by E.B. White http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM139352&R=139352 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM291125&R=291125 Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM143415&R=143415 Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM649720&R=649720 There are also some great book lists out there that deal with this topic for older children. http://www.slj.com/2015/08/reviews/spotlight/good-grief-slj-spotlight/ http://barrharris.org/for-your-child/books-about-death-for-children/#late-elementary-and-middle-school-children I hope this helps!
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Death is not an easy subject to broach with little ones. Sometimes stories about death and dying can be a gentle way to introduce the topic of death to children. Three new books have taken different approaches to the subject in a gentle and reassuring way. The Dead Bird by... Continue reading
Thanks Nancy! Wordless books are such a great way to get creative. They also encourage multiple readings as something new can happen with each re-telling!
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Great advice, thanks Katherine McG!
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Recently Daniel wrote a post about the importance of using wordless picture books with your young children. Wordless books are some of my favourite books to recommend and use and so I am always very excited to see new ones come to our shelves. Daniel gave us some great suggestions... Continue reading