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Money Matters! Are Your Children Ready for Their Financial Future?
By Kara Cybanski | November 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

INFLATION! Rising costs. Stagnant wages. Are you feeling the pressure? Now, more than ever, budgeting and other financial skills are key. Do your young children have them? Are they ready for their financial future? Research shows that kids who learn about financial literary at a young age are more likely to grow up with the […]

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Review: Adam and His Tuba by Žiga X Gombač
By Kara Cybanski | October 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been to the circus? Seen people breathe fire, swallow swords, and get shot out of canons? These amazing acts are part of little Adam’s daily life as the youngest member of a famous circus family. And while his family tries to get him interested in their craft, it takes a while before […]

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Review: Avocado Magic by Taltal Levi
By Kara Cybanski | September 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of avocado toast, you’ll surely be entranced by Avocado Magic, a touching story about growth by Israeli author-illustrator Taltal Levi. The story follows a young girl who, a bit impatient to grow up, learns to slow down and enjoy life as she waits for her avocado pit to turn […]

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Review: The Forest Keeper by Rina Singh
By Kara Cybanski | August 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

In an era of globalization, climate change, and natural disasters, it’s easy to feel small and insignificant in the face of much larger world events. But the truth is that one person can make an enormous difference! The Forest Keeper by Rina Singh is the true story of Jadav Molai Payeng from Majuli, India, who […]

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Counting Sheep: A (Not So) Very Effective Way to Fall Asleep
By Kara Cybanski | August 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have trouble sleeping, this one is (not) for you! Our latest bilingual book follows an exhausted shepherd as he counts each member of his herd of silly sheep. Through fields and over mountains, he counts his colourful, mischievous, hilarious sheep one by one until he gets to 176… and finds a whole bunch […]

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Review: That Flag by Tameka Fryer Brown
By Kara Cybanski | June 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

I am not American. I am not Black. I am not the target age for a children’s picture book. But none of this lessened the impact That Flag by Tameka Fryer Brown—an outstanding writer, by the way—had on me as a reader. The story follows two best friends, one Caucasian (Bianca) and one African American […]

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Improving Reading Skills through One Story A Day Intervention Program at Hinigdaan Elementary School
By Kara Cybanski | June 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Charmie Love M. de Felix At Hinigdaan Elementary School, many pupils struggle with reading, leading to a lower level of literacy skills. To address this issue, the school administration, together with the reading teachers, implemented the One Story A Day (OSAD) program. The program aims to improve the reading skills of struggling readers through […]

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Review: The Jack Squad by Marcus Eaddy
By Kara Cybanski | June 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Are your kids hooked on their tablets? Do they whine that they’re bored when you shoo them outside? Do they like superheroes? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, we have the graphic novel for you! The Jack Squad by indie author Marcus Eaddy and illustrator Stacy Hummel follows a young […]

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Children’s Books for CHEO Fundraiser 2023
By Kara Cybanski | May 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has been a cornerstone of our community since its foundation in 1974. In 2023, we decided it was time for us to support the hospital’s hard work with our own fundraiser, Children’s Books for CHEO! In support of the incredible work CHEO does for kids, from June to […]

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Review: Tumble by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom
By Kara Cybanski | May 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you were a tumbleweed rolling across a Texan desert, where would you go? The expression “a picture is worth a thousand words” takes on a new meaning in Tumble by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom. With only two to four words per page, the focus is on the author/illustrator’s beautiful images done in soft strokes and […]

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One Story A Day: Roadmap to reading success

The three series of One Story A Day provide children ages 5 to 12 with motivational content and a wide variety of topics every day. The stories, written by a group of Canadian authors, are inspired by life lessons, fables from around the world, nature, science, and history.

REVIEWS

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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