Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

This book seems especially timely as many of us are not able to spend Christmas with our loved ones. The detailed illustrations of Mia’s journey on the Reindeer Express–including cut-outs and flaps–will captivate children. The story will uplift and comfort.

December 13, 2020

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The Night Before Christmas

Do your students know the famous poem by Clement C. Moore? This version illustrated by Charles Santore is my preferred version for children.

December 6, 2020

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Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever

This book is sure to become a favourite on the shelf. It tells of an endearing young reindeer named Dasher who lives in a traveling circus, but longs to live in the North Pole. This story will remind all—young and old—of the magic of the Christmas season.

November 29, 2020

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An Ordinary Day

This gorgeous book sensitively looks at the circle of life through two events in the neighbourhood on the same day: the birth of a baby and the death of a family pet. This is a wonderful conversation starter or opportunity for a written reader response.

November 22, 2020

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Gurple and Preen: A Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure

Children will enjoy this new release about creativity and cooperation. Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s illustrations may even inspire your students to create their own masterpieces!

November 15, 2020

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Ron’s Big Mission

This story, based on events from astronaut Ron McNair’s childhood, is an important book for our shelves. A story that discusses race, segregation, and peaceful resistance. An engaging read for young students; an important conversation starter for our older students!

November 8, 2020

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Pages & Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories

This is the 3rd in the series of bookwandering fun! If you haven’t met Tilly before, you may want to begin with the first in the series entitled Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers. These novels celebrate a love of books and adventure and famous fictional characters.

November 1, 2020

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The Scarecrow

A beautiful book to add to your fall collection. Children will enjoy both the illustrations and the unexpected story about friendship. It is also an opportunity to explore elements such as word choice, rhythm, and rhyme.

October 25, 2020

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How to Make Friends with a Ghost

A unique and engaging how-to book! A perfect October read for our students and perhaps an inspiration for a how-to book of their own. Bring back Scaredy Squirrel to make some comparisons about author’s craft.

October 18, 2020

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Ella Minnow Pea

Which young child hasn’t said ella minnow pea as they first recite L through P of the alphabet? If the name hasn’t captured your attention, what about the premise of the book? This fascinating work of art is about Ella Minnow Pea who lives on the island of Nollop named after the author of the famous sentence – “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” – which uses all letters of the alphabet. As letters fall off the statue of Nevin Nollop, the letters are no longer used in the novel. If you haven’t encountered this book for your upper elementary students, now’s the time!

October 13, 2020

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