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Thanks, Katherine :)
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Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude By Josh Funk and illustrated by Stevie Lewis Ages 4 - 8 New York Public Library's iconic marble lions, Patience and Fortitude, are there to greet the public every morning. That is until Fortitude wakes up one dawn to find... Continue reading
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Yes, you read that correctly - the Toronto Public Library offers bookmobile service throughout the city (28 neighbourhoods to be exact) to areas that are not close to library branches. The goal of a mobile library service is to provide greater access to library services and promote equity. Mobile libraries... Continue reading
Great post, Daniel! :D
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Agreed! The Toilet Paper Tigers was another favourite of mine - I remember signing it out on at least five separate occasions one year :)
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If you and your child go through spells where your moods change and you desperately need a change of literary scenery, why not switch it up from sweet, to serious, to silly. There’s something here for all our young readers – from little ones to children in Grade 6. We... Continue reading
The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr also provides a gentle introduction to the topic: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=goodbye&N=4294831499
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I hope you have a chance to look through the book, Suzanne - it's quite interesting. Gelett Burgess seemed to have been really into "goops" (the word's origin has been attributed to him). The library has a few more titles by him and I'd love to take a look at "More goops and how not to be them : a manual of manners for impolite infants depicting the characteristics of many naughty and thoughtless children, with instructive illustrations." (http://bit.ly/2do0lJS)
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September is coming to an end and that means that National Children's Good Manners Month is almost over as well. But as most of us know (and hope) good manners aren't reserved for a specific month, but are instead a year-round practice. Imagine a world with no manners for 11... Continue reading
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