BC Summer Reading Club

Registration for the 2020 BC Summer Reading Club is now open! BC Summer Reading Club 2020 Animation from Shayne Letain on Vimeo. The BC Summer Reading Club is a free, accessible and fully inclusive library reading program for children, ages 5 to 14. What do you need to do to participate? Read! Read! Read!  You… Read more

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.

The Knowledge Gap

Recently released, The Knowledge Gap:The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System – and How to Fix It makes the case for the importance of content knowledge for reading comprehension. Here’s an excerpt from this readable book: In another study, researchers read preschoolers from mixed socio-economic backgrounds a book about birds, a subject they had… Read more

What happens inside you when you read a story

Stories are just stories, right? Not really. They are also incredibly powerful – and can both reduce prejudice, and help persuade. Here’s what actually happens inside us when we read.

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

The ABC’s of Reading to Your Child

Have you ever seen story time in a laundromat? Here’s your chance! How to Help Your Child Love Reading is an article that introduces The ABC’s of Reading to Your Child video. Is there a right or wrong way to read to your child? Should you spend 20 minutes a day with a book in… Read more

Reading Challenges for 2019

Want to boost your reading in 2019? A reading challenge may be just the thing to expand your reading life. There are several reading challenges online. Here are a few: Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2019 Reading Challenge has ten categories of books, for a total of 12 books to read next year. There are plenty of… Read more

Rising to the Reading Challenges of Adult Learners

Rising to the Reading Challenges of Adult Learners: Practitioners Toolkit was developed by CanLearn Society to help practitioners work effectively with adults with reading difficulties. The toolkit provides strategies based on findings from both reading and learning disabilities research – strategies that work with all adult learners, including those with learning disabilities. It also builds… Read more