DC Canada’s second One Story a Day Writing Contest (2021-2022) was a raging success. With 350 stories by first to sixth graders from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, our team was thrilled to see so many aspiring authors send us the fruits of their labours. Now, we have the pleasure of sharing our favourite stories with the world!
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Beijing International Book Fair
Nov. 24 to 27, 2022
Knock, knock, knock! Someone is at your door. Odds are, it’s a package delivery. But for the bunny in this story, every knock means a storybook character is here for a visit! Mr. Thatcher’s House is the tale of a perfectionist carpenter rabbit whose house grows and grows as he searches for meaning – but […]Read More
Ever heard the expression “marching to the beat of your own drum”? For Ladie B. Marie, ladybug rockstar in the making, nothing could be closer to the truth. But the insects in the forest aren’t quite on board with all her singing, dancing, and guitar-playing—in fact, even her dad wishes she would just be quiet […]Read More
Around Christmas 2010, my mother was diagnosed with Celiac disease. She couldn’t eat gluten – breads, pastas, cakes, cookies, and grains of all sorts were suddenly off limits. In fact, her intestines had suffered so much that for a year, she couldn’t eat dairy either! Going to a restaurant? Forget it! Who even knew what […]Read More
With so much of our lives spent on a screen, we are faced with a constant influx of information – Twitter wars, celebrities’ lunches, natural disasters, real wars, and most of all, people’s opinions on… everything. (Yes, we’re aware that this blog post is also an opinion!) Everyone has something to say, especially when it […]Read More
A mom, a dad, and two youngsters – that was the model family in children’s literature for many, many years. But more and more, picture books are beginning to reflect the multitude of blended families out there! After all, whether it’s a single parent, two dads, a remarried couple, or any other combination of parents […]Read More
We had a blast at the 2022 Ottawa Book Expo and made lots of new friends! If you missed us, don’t worry – we have a physical bookstore in Ottawa where you can visit us any time. Swing by 28 Concourse Gate, unit 105, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7T7 to see everything we have to offer! […]Read More
We often hear parents remark “I could write a book” about all the hilarious things their kids say. But what if the kids were the ones writing? This is what we had in mind for our first ever One Story a Day Writing Contest (2018-2019) for Canadian kids from grades one to eight – and […]Read More
Have you ever told a lie that got out of hand? Has it cost you a friendship with someone important? Is it difficult for you to tell the difference between lying and exaggerating? In Roo Parkin’s July 2022 picture book Sid’s Big Fib, two friends compete to outdo each other with news of their weekend […]Read More
Instead of learning A…B…C…, phonics teach you to sound out C-A-T and garner immediate results! Our two-part phonics series by Cathy Jackson was conceived through the love, patience, and experience of this amazing teacher. Read on to find out how Best Reading! Phonics came to be. What got you into teaching as a career? I […]Read More
More and more children’s books these days show different types of families: gay parents, multicultural, biracial, single parent, adoptive, divorced… but, like author Joni Halabi realized, far fewer are about single mothers by choice who conceive using a donor. What did she do to fill this void? She wrote and published Sweet Little You (2022), […]Read More
This book is truly a work of art. It features a bunch of wonderful poems about kids having recess and life in the Arctic. From making igloos to the Northern lights to sled dogs it depicts many of the unique elements that make the North so very special. Also look at these illustrations 😍 I really enjoyed this and highly recommend!
The books increase in difficulty at a steady pace so students are not overwhelmed with words and catch themselves reading (to their absolute delight). For the last four years, I have been using this reading program for all my beginning readers. It’s been the one program that has consistently helped the majority of my students.
As a librarian, I haven’t often come across books that teach financial literacy to kids, so when I read Three Little Piggy Banks, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Financial literacy can seem intimidating, even for adults who have been paying bills and other expenses for years and years. It seems almost impossible to unpack such a mature subject for the youngest of children, but author Pamela George deftly simplifies the subject for young children. The book provides a very basic understanding of money: saving it, sharing it, and spending it.
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