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Notes from a Children's Librarian: Adventure and the Reluctant Reader

What better way to draw kids in to literature than through exciting plot-driven graphic novels?

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Graphic Novels for Summer

Each of these picks delivers its own take on the graphic form, and makes for easy reading during the summer months.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Summer Reads Most Feral

Ever wonder how a baboon thinks about his fellow baboons? Or how a cat views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or how a seeing-eye dog-in-training tunes …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books for Mother's Day

Mothers come in many forms in these books that put moms in the spotlight. 

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Poetry Books

Because Canadian children's poetry doesn't begin and end with Alligator Pie, Julie Booker offers up some excellent titles for National Poetry Month.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Fostering World-Mindfulness

Any of these books would inspire a young reader to look outside themselves, mindful of a world where children’s lives are very different from their …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: PEI Books

There's more to PEI's children's literature than just Anne Shirley. 

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Newfoundland Books

Our Children's Librarian columnist, Julie Booker, brings us a new view from the stacks every month.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Art Books

Six books to appeal to the young artist.

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books About Disguises

October is the superb month for books about disguise, because of Halloween, of course, and because of how the whole outdoors is dressing up in glorious …

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