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Pat
Lillian Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library
P@ as in "Pat" is the clever online handle of Pat(rick) Gracey,
Interests: Early Literacy, Storytelling, Folklore, Computers
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It's time again for our annual feature of 2020 wordless books! There are lots of good reasons to consider looking at wordless books to promote literacy development, which I have previously posted about. Check out our 2019 roundup of wordless books and my article on using wordless books to promote... Continue reading
Thanks V. A skeleton pirate is definitely a winning combo.
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Thanks for both comments, Andrea, Sulwe is also a magnificent book.
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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. Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan. Illustrated by Charnelle Pinkey... Continue reading
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It's becoming a habit of mine to introduce any discussion of wordless books with some documentation on the importance of talking with your children. In my post of September 2018, I linked to a CBC article. This years I'm recommending an October piece from the BBC. As someone who considers... Continue reading
Thanks for letting us know. We hope you like the others just as much.
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Posted on Behalf of Margaret, Children's Materials Selection Team. It’s time for the Children's Materials Selection Committee's year-end best of roundup. Every year Toronto Public Library’s Children’s Materials Selection Committee previews hundreds of new children’s picture books. Here are just a few of the favourites we saw in 2019! The... Continue reading
I just recently finished Plato at the Googleplex, by Rebecca Goldstein (2014). In addition to making a case why technological progress does not supersede the need for philosophy, it's also pretty funny. https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3073769&R=3073769
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This looks like fun and some of those results are striking. It's like Rene Descartes collaborating with Gustav Klimt.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2019 on Draw Your Data at The Innovation Hubs
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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. Posted on Behalf of Laurel, Childrens Materials Selection Team. November is National Alzheimer's Disease Month. Here are some of our... Continue reading
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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. Posted on behalf of Kim, Children's Materials Selection Team Pigeon Math by Asia Citro ; illustrated by Richard Watson Age... Continue reading
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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 are recently arrived or will be hitting shelves soon. How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder, author/illustrator. A wide range of young dancers show off... Continue reading
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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. A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith. Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan. 2019.... Continue reading
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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. How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.... Continue reading
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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. Posted on behalf of Scott Robins High Five by Adam Rubin, illus. Daniel Salmieri (Ages 5-8). Young readers are coached... Continue reading
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Posted on behalf of Laurel, 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. Informative Picture Books are springing up all over the place. Seeds Move... Continue reading
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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new picture books we are really excited about. Posted on behalf of Marnie, Children’s Selection Team. When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan. (Ages 3-7). A grandchild’s disappointment when... Continue reading
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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some new picture books we are really excited about. The Cars and Trucks Book by Todd Parr. Ages 3-6. Todd Parr departs from his usual books about people and their relationships, and turns his... Continue reading
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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. My Mommy Medicine, by Edwidge Danticat. Illustrated by Shannon Wright 2019 Ages... Continue reading
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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some of our favourite picture books from the year. Posted on Behalf of Margaret Godden. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed. Illustrated by Stasia Burrington. 2018. Ages 4-8. Based on the true story... Continue reading
aWhat a fun pair of postings. Thanks Brent!
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Recently, the CBC posted an article about the importance of talking with your children as a means of boosting their early literacy skills and brain development. The article emphasizes the distinction between simply hearing words and conversing. Wordless books sprang to my mind immediately. It’s impossible to open a wordless... Continue reading
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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 or have just arrived. Eraser, by Anna Kang. ill. Christopher Weyant. 2018.... Continue reading
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Posted on behalf of Laurel, 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 or have just arrived. Dress Like Mommy by Lisa Stickley. Poppy and... Continue reading
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Posted on behalf of Marnie, 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. All of Us by Carin Berger All of Us by Carin Berger,... Continue reading