books

I Read Canadian Day

It’s I Read Canadian Day! It’s a day to celebrate Canadian books for young people. If you haven’t found a Canadian book to read for 15 minutes today, get suggestions from CanLit for LittleCanadians and The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens.

Get ready for I Read Canadian Day!

One week from today is the launch of I Read Canadian Day. February 19th is now a national day to celebrate Canadian books for young people. Canadians are challenged to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes and share their experience. Young people are encouraged to read a Canadian book of their choice (or have one read… Read more

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Here’s a summer activity that’s worth repeating! Do you want a fun activity that will remind children of favourite books or introduce them to new books? Why not create a book scavenger hunt? In A Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt, Madelyn Rosenberg outlines the steps for creating an individualized book scavenger hunt that makes the most… Read more

Choices Reading Lists

Looking for reading suggestions for children and teens? Each year, thousands of children, young adults, and educators around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the Choices reading lists. The lists are published online each May. These lists can be used to help readers of all ages find books they will enjoy…. Read more

BC Books and Authors

Today is BC Book Day! It’s a day to celebrate BC books and authors. Reading a book by a BC author is a great way to celebrate the day. Did you know that several of the short novels in the Good Reads series from Grass Roots Press and Rapid Reads series from Orca Books were… Read more

Matching Texts to Readers

How do you match texts with readers? Do levelled texts help? Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts by Jennifer Serravallo is a new book that looks at levelling books as a tool for teachers, but only one tool in helping connect readers to text. To give you a taste of what… Read more

Wet Book Rescue

Have you ever left a book out in the rain? Dropped a book in a puddle? Found out your book bag wasn’t waterproof? While it’s best to avoid mixing books and liquids, sometimes these things happen. Here’s how to rescue a book that has been water damaged.

Back to School Picture Books

School is starting soon and some children are a bit hesitant about starting or going back to school. Picture books can help smooth the transition to school for younger children.  Read Librarians Recommend 10 Back-to-School Picture Books for the personal recommendations of five librarians from across Canada. While several of the 10 titles address the… Read more

Colouring Books for Adults

Have you noticed that some of the most popular books this year have been colouring books for adults? What explains this trend? For two personal takes on why colouring books are popular with adults, read How I Learned to Love Coloring Books and The Zen of Adult Coloring Books. Are colouring books therapeutic? For a… Read more