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8 Books That Celebrate Inspiring Women

by Spencer

A selection of brand-new titles that highlight the contributions of women in STEM, art, history, business, journalism and other fields.

Celebrate I Read Canadian Day!

by Spencer Miller

Make I Read Canadian Day a launch pad for reading Canadian literature in your classroom all year round. It’s important we support the authors, illustrators, …

Books for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

by Spencer Miller

This year, I want to invite you and your students to become readers of Indigenous literature.

8 New Picture Books for Storytime

by Spencer Miller

With a new school year approaching, you may be preparing to select some new picture books for your classroom storytime. With so many to choose from, it …

Five Ways to Keep Kids Reading this Summer

by Spencer Miller

Summertime is here! Instead of resting and relaxing, you’re worried about replying to that email in your inbox from a parent looking for advice on how …

Six New Kids' Books with LGBTQ+ Characters & Themes

by Spencer Miller

Studying LGBTQ+ characters and themes should begin in the earliest grades and continue through high school. Teach from books that combat stereotypes, …

Books that Inspire Students to Overcome Adversity

by Spencer Miller

For students who are quietly fighting battles at school each day, it can be powerful and validating to read about a character going through a similar …

Six New Graphic Novels That Teach Historical Events

by Spencer Miller

Writers and illustrators of historical stories are particularly skilled at introducing challenging topics with thoughtfulness and understanding. Where …

All About STEM Books + Classroom Ideas

by Spencer Miller

Books give important context to the concepts students are learning about in STEM classes. By promoting reading, not only are they helping their students …

New Picture Books + Classroom Ideas

by Spencer Miller

You are never too old for picture books. I found a renewed interest in picture books while taking a course in children’s literature at university. As …

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