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OMGoodness..."One Little Paper Bag: An Amazing Journey" is such a lovely story. It brought a sweet tear to my eye. Thank you for sharing this book (and the others).
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National Hat Day is celebrated each year on January 15. And I for one am happy that we have a whole day dedicated to hats because nothing tops a hat! (See what I did there?) Balloon heads compare hats at Kidsummer at Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1994.... Continue reading
BRAVO!!! So well done!!
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B is also for BRILLIANT BRAINY BLOG posts! Well done Jennifer!! Great job making science concepts, both big and small, more accessible to kids (and those of us who never grew up!). (And how cute are those little BUILDING BLOCK BOTANISTS & BIOLOGISTS?!!!)
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September 21 is International Day of Peace, as declared by the United Nations. "Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations... Continue reading
Just after this post was sent for review/publication a new celebrity-penned Picture Book was added to our collection: actress/singer Vanessa William's "Bubble Kissess"- https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3920230&R=3920230
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Thank you Suzanne! Happy to hear about the Canadian Content (one of the reasons why I included the Property Brothers!).
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Brilliant as ever Bill! CHEERS!!
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Did you know that Babe Ruth hit his first professional homerun at Hanlan's Point Stadium in 1914? It truly is a part of baseball history!
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Debbie Ridpath Ohi's sister, and fellow Picture Book creator, Ruth Ohi also has a YouTube Channel and she recently posted a video where she reads the first book in her popular "Chicken, Pig, Cow" series and gives some "behind-the-book" insight on its creation.
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I wonder what author/actor's B.J. Novak's favourite childhood book was? Great post! (And now we need a companion one about celebrity's who write Children's books.)
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Fantastic post! Lots of great ideas and wonderful memories from TPL staff! Happy Family Day everyone!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on Family Day 2020 Fun! at New to Canada
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I love that idea! Thank you. And don't forget the appropriate snacks! ;)
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Peanut butter recipe easy to follow. Picture, 1982. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day! Now I know that not everyone is going to want to celebrate January 24's "food holiday" because many people have an allergy to peanuts and some just don't like the taste... Continue reading
Thank you for your kind words Jessica.
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Tiny facade: Row house door leads to Paul King's diminutive domicile. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. Halloween Trick or Treating might not be the only reason that you’ll want to knock on someone’s door on Octorber 31. It’s also National Knock Knock Joke Day! Knock Knock Who’s there? Banana. Banana who?... Continue reading
I think that we're lucky to have you blogging for tpl Bill V. :D
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What a great post (and title!). And kudos to Kellie for doing such amazing work!
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Thank you for identifying "The Elephant House" (where you can get a delicious millionaire's shortbread by the way) as the place where Ms. Rowling only wrote part of the series. Despite their claims that it is "the birth place of Harry Potter", according to the "Potter Trail Tour" and other sources, the first two books were actually written in Nicholson's (now Spoon) which was owned by J.K. Rowling's brother-in-law. https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2-15039/edinburgh-cafe-s-claim-to-be-true-birthplace-of-harry-potter-1-4487109
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"Cousins Day" may have come and gone (for this year) but any day is a good day to "Create with Maisy" - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2893482&R=2893482 - another great Lucy Cousins's book that I found after this post was published.
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You're welcome! I'm happy to hear that you found another (potentially) great read.
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July 24 is "Cousin's Day", a day where we are encouraged to celebrate the special bond that we have with our cousins... ...but I wrote about that last year. So for this year's celebrations instead of writing more about family members, I'm going to honour a different type of "Cousins"... Continue reading
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Toronto Zoo - September 2018 I LOVE FLAMINGOS!! And if you love flamingos like I do, you probably like to celebrate them in little ways every day: by wearing flamingo clothing, jewelry, or accessories. drinking out of a flamingo glass or mug. using flamingo patterns to decorate your bedroom or... Continue reading
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Spring has officially sprung (at least according to the calendar). So now's the time of year that we start to think about "spring things" such as flowers, rain showers and babies. Not all babies are born in the spring of course, but there's something about this season of "new beginnings"... Continue reading