What to Read Aloud?
Using the premise the best-selling books over the past 100 years equal high appeal for children and adults alike, Nancy A. Anderson, in What Should I Read Aloud?, provides a detailed list of picture books for children of all ages. Any guesses as to which author(s), according to Publisher’s Weekly, have sold the most books to date? Stan and Jan Berenstain, of course! Followed by Mercer Meyer (Little Critter) and then good old Dr. Seuss. The three most popular books of all time are… (drumroll...
Book a Library Tour!
Combine language arts, science and social studies in a lesson about our First Nations people. Join us between Tuesday, May 27th to Tuesday, June 10th to learn about colour in an aboriginal talking circle! Using the “Aboriginal Ways of Knowing: Colour Talking Circle” crate from Science Alberta, children will be encouraged to share their experiences on the significance of colour in our world. They will get a chance to design their own Métis sash and make a rainbow! Target audience: Grade one (...
Games and Gaming
We’ve just added two new magazine subscriptions to our juvenile/young adult collection. Sports Illustrated Kids is for kids who love sports. The magazine includes action photos, easy-to-read stories about star athletes, helpful instructional tips from the pros, and humor, comics, and activities. It has received high honours from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parents’ Choice Awards. GamePro magazine features reviews, previews, strategies and tips for all of the newest game...
Featured Book - Twice Born
The Twice Born By Pauline Gedge Gedge’s presentation of all things Egyptian, her story-telling power, plus all the elements that make her an international best-selling author, are to be found in The Twice Born. This is a curious story of a peasant born boy who leaves his beginnings far behind. In the beginning of the novel, Huy is five years old. His Uncle Ker sponsors Huy and his schooling begins. Far from familiar surroundings Huy manages his lessons and befriends a young noble. His ...
Top 2007 Books
Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite reads of 2007 (including those who submitted their comments online)! We’ve wrapped up our poll, so here are the results (reasons, if they were given, are noted in parenthesis): Juvenile Fiction: Star Wars Books The Long Patrol by Brian Jacques Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke Mossflower by Brian Jacques (it’s exciting!!) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (I like Wilbur) ...
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