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Read on Canada

Read on Canada: Helping Kids Keep Up During Covid

As we enter our second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, after another school year filled with disruptions and challenges, it’s clear that far too many children are struggling with reading. Some may be behind by up to a year. Access to books, resources, and literacy guidance for families can help.

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

When Strum meets The Wild Turkeys, he discovers that friends can feel like family. Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice through a sense of belonging and the transformational power of music. This heart-warming story was developed by the Canadian team of author Noa Daniel and Illustrator

Activity Books for your next road trip

The Best Activity Books for Kids: Road Trip & Pandemic Lifesavers

When my kids were quite young I found a really great book on clearance called the Amazing Activity Handbook. It has four sections: Indoor games, Things to make and do, Outdoor Games and Fun on the Move. The suggestions are simple but there are games and activities that will bring

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

A fun story for Maple season to get your child in the mood for spring and of course syrup and pancakes! If you give a pig a pancake, she”ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she”ll probably get all

Audible Free Stories for Kids & Teens

Right now, during school closures, online learning, and rotating shutdowns, Audible is offering stories from their collection for free! Kids and families everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue learning, dreaming, and just being kids during school

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day storytime. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family… and that’s LOVE. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in

MS Read-a-Thon

A Million Epic Adventures for an Incredible Cause

MS Read-a-Thon launches bold, modern new look for 2021 campaign to support people living with multiple sclerosis For more than 40 years, the MS Society of Canada’s MS Read-a-Thon has been helping kids discover the joy of reading — while also supporting a good cause. A generation that grew up participating in the

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens & Tweens

Being a teen comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, while the doors open to new freedoms, so too come new doubts, anxiety and even struggles with self-identity. Parenting Teens and Tweens can be an equal challenge and while parents may have the best intentions when giving out inspirational advice –

The Three Brothers, by Marie-Louis Gay

The Three Brothers

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.  This gentle adventure story about the effects of climate change ends on a hopeful note.  Finn and his younger brothers, Leo and Ooley, love reading stories

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot.” Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch Ari grow up before our very eyes as they navigate

The Invisible String

The Invisible String

With over half a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers–children and adults alike–and has been updated with new illustrations and an afterword from the author. Now available in paperback for the first time! Parents,

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn valuable calming techniques to use in the classroom. Teaching kids how to deal with new and often overwhelming emotions is something parents often struggle with.

Coronavirus Childrens Book free download

COVID-19 Illustrated Children’s Information Book

A free information book was released by Nosy Crow this month explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures

Harry Potter at Home

New! Harry Potter at Home

J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners have launched Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers confined at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. WizardingWorld.com is hosting Harry Potter At Home, a hub of information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter,

Good Night with Dolly

New Storytime Series: Goodnight with Dolly

The Book Lady has a new weekly storytime series called “Goodnight with Dolly” Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is excited to present Dolly Parton’s new weekly read-aloud video series called “Goodnight with Dolly”. The Book Lady sits down to read books from the Imagination Library to children and families. “Goodnight with

Father's Day Books for Kids

10 Fun Kids Books for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for some 1-on-1 time with the kids, and what better way to do that than storytime? Either get kids into the spirit for an awesome DAD celebration ahead of time or curl up for storytime on Father’s Day.

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

Strum and the Wild Turkeys

When Strum meets The Wild Turkeys, he discovers that friends can feel like family. Strum and The Wild Turkeys is a book about finding your voice through

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

A fun story for Maple season to get your child in the mood for spring and of course syrup and pancakes! If you give a

Audible Free Stories for Kids & Teens

Right now, during school closures, online learning, and rotating shutdowns, Audible is offering stories from their collection for free! Kids and families everywhere can instantly

Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Perfect for a Valentine’s Day storytime. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family… and that’s LOVE. Love

The Three Brothers, by Marie-Louis Gay

The Three Brothers

From world-renowned author and illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, a story about three brothers who set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate.  This

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine

The Invisible String

The Invisible String

With over half a million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn

Harry Potter at Home

New! Harry Potter at Home

J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners have launched Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers confined at home during the

Good Night with Dolly

New Storytime Series: Goodnight with Dolly

The Book Lady has a new weekly storytime series called “Goodnight with Dolly” Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is excited to present Dolly Parton’s new weekly

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