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Notes from a Children’s Librarian: Satisfying Endings

by Julie Booker

How do you create a sense of satisfaction in a story’s finale? The following books pull it off!

Writing with Four Hands

by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel

"That’s what the Travels series is all about: sending a resourceful, observant, unafraid (well, sometimes a little afraid, when a pack of stray dogs …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books on Jewish Heritage

by Julie Booker

Compelling stories showcasing Jewish Heritage to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Stories for Asian Heritage Month

by Julie Booker

Great picture books celebrating Asian heritage.

What the Kite Saw: Stories of Children and Crisis

by Anne Laurel Carter

"Children have their own unique ways of facing a crisis. Yes, they need protecting, but they are also resilient. They have inner resources, spunk and …

New Picture Books for Spring

by Kerry Clare

A selection of gorgeous new picture books celebrating new life, hope, nature, and mindfulness.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Celebrating STEM

by Julie Booker

This list includes all kinds of STEM’ers—science enthusiasts, builders, inventors, real life engineers—in both fiction and non-fiction texts.

Seeds of a Story: 2020 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

by Kerry Clare

Kazakh eagle hunters, Muslim love stories, Grade 7 science class and more! Canada's most celebrated children's writers tell all about how their acclaimed …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: The "I Am Canada" Series

by Julie Booker

"These first-person narratives are so compelling that a reader doesn’t even notice that they’re actually learning history."

Launchpad: THE BARREN GROUNDS, by David A. Robertson

by Kerry Clare

"David A. Robertson has written such a fine, beautiful novel. He manages to combine hard truths about our history with a Narnia-like fantasy, sweeping …

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