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Joined August 2016

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A great way to revisit the classic kids book, The Snowy Day. This book introduces us to the author Ezra Jack Keats: his family life, interests and artistic influences. Writing about a little African-American boy was really something in 1962. Beautiful illustrations accompany the poetic narrative. Biographical notes included at the back of the book, too. Good for elementary grades.

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Just one of the featured titles in Tammy and Paula's Most Wonderful, Best-Ever, Miracle at the Doucette Holiday Book List applewithmanyseedsdoucette.blogspot.ca catch the list there 2 lists already posted. Two to come on Wednesday and Thursday this week! Happy Shopping

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Anna and the Swallow Man | Gavriel Savit
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I liked the story although there were a few questions about timelines and place and character. Who is the intended audience? I'm recommending middle school and up even bough Anna is seven at the beginning of the story.

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Although this book looks at Jazz Jennings as she negotiates her teen years, it would seem that her parents are her best allies. They advocate for her right to assume the gender identity she is most comfortable with yet I think this is not the case with most transgender teens. I need to read more.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm just adding this book to my TBR list, but I just finished Beyond Magenta which was very good too. 3y
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Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan
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I really liked this book. A great telling of three stories with a common thread. We find out more about how the stories are linked once each story is partially told. For the interested middle school reader, this book would be a great investment.👍

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When a Monster Is Born | Sean Taylor, Nick Sharratt
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Discuss how stories are written by reading this story of possibilities. Use it around Halloween for a twist on the very scary picture books. It is a fun story for K-3 classroom to have some fun with. #AllHallowsRead Find this book at the Doucette.

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Bruce Hale channels Raymond Chandler for this hard-boiled mystery series. Solve the crime of the missing first grader, "he had day-glo stripes and a bad attitude. He liked to light matches off his scales and put them out in his nostrils. Pretty tough for a first grader." Introduce a genre and some cool characters into your classroom. #AllHallowsRead This book is available at the Doucette.

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The Hallo-Wiener | Dav Pilkey
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Hilarious, relatable story of your mom picking out your Halloween costume. Argh! This dachshund ends up being ... you guessed it - a Hallo-Weiner but his costume may save the day! #AllHallowsRead

TerriGreen One of my kids, who are now teenagers, favorite childhood books. 3y
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Short stories told in graphic novel format, playing with our expectations about fairy tales but without any happy endings. Yes, there are young people in jeopardy, big bad wolves, twisted humans and ghosties, too. Illustrations are bold, graphic and sometimes very bloody. Perfect for horror fans, grades 9 & up. #AllHallowsRead

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Substitute Creacher | Chris Gall
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A cautionary tale for those students who may take advantage of a substitute teacher! Scary but fun! #AllHallowsRead Find is book at the Doucette. Fun for grades up to 6.

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Imagine a Night | Sarah L. Thomson
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Add some atmosphere into you classroom using these amazing illustrations. #AllHallowsRead K-6 classroom as a prompt for art and writing. Find this book at the Doucette.

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The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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The Nest by Kenneth Oppel is perfect for middle grades. The menacing, wasp queen who offers to 'fix' Steve's baby brother is sooooo creepy. Very atmospheric with a satisfying ending. #AllHallowsRead

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Haunted House | Jan Pienkowski
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Not too spooky but fun for the K-3 set. A pop-up of scary monsters to visit! #AllHallowsRead Find this book at the Doucette.

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I adore Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. The perfect revenge story of terrifying taproots getting back at a greedy, carrot-crunching bunny. The DVD is very well read - a perfect combination of wryness, humour and CREEPINESS. #AllHallowsRead

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Looking for Alaska | John Green
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Looking for Alaska by John Green is popular with the middle and high school set but also made the top ten frequently challenged book list from the OIF. The reasons cited are offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for the age group. Another case of knowing your readers and the content to make an educated decision.

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This book made the OIF Top ten frequently challenged books list for violence and graphic images but this graphic autobiography is very well written and raw in its portrayal of coming out and finding out that your dad is gay. For a high school audience this book is a very authentic read.

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I Am Jazz | Jazz Jennings, Jessica Herthel
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Number 3 on the naughty list and why? "Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, AND unsuited for age group." Really. How can it be inaccurate if the person experiencing a transgender life is explaining the situation? And is this not going to help children questioning their gender? Choose your audience. Available at the Doucette Library.

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Another book that made the American Library Association's 2015 top 10 most frequently challenged books. Reasons: anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political & religious viewpoints, unsuited for age group. Suggested grade level is for grades 7 & up. Know your audience. Available in the Doucette Library.

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From Top Ten frequently challenged books lists of the 21st Century. Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan is on the list for it's religious viewpoint, being unsuited to the age group, and it's portrayal of violence. Given the correct context, however, this resource would be a powerful story for many school students.

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Habibi | Craig Thompson
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Number 8 on the ALA's list of top 10 frequently challenged books for 2015. A dense graphic novel that is most appropriate for adults or mature teens. Objections are about nudity, sexual explicitness, and unsuited for age group. Not sure about this last one. Loved the art work but the story lost me on occasion. Available in the Doucette Library.

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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Also on the American Library Association's top 10 frequently challenged booklist is Two Boys Kissing. Reasons: homosexuality and "condones public displays of affection". Suggested for grades 8 and up. In the Doucette Library.

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This made the American Library Association's top 10 list for frequently challenged books in 2015. Reasons: offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group. Its an intriguing story about teen with Autism. I think mature readers in high school would have few problems with content. This is when knowing your audience is really, really important. In the Doucette Library.

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The bible of making in a K-12 school. Buy it and read it!

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Take Away the A | Michael Escoffier
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A sophisticated alphabet book that plays with language with a creative edge. Great for students to model their own work. Create a narrative by removing a letter from a word say farm becomes far and then illustrate a devious wolf picking up a pair of stranded farm animals- WITHOUT THE M THE FARM IS TOO FAR. Love the idea and love the illustrations. Good for elementary grades especially higher level with the writing activity in mind.

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Exclamation Mark | Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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A new school year is just around the corner and I bet you‘re looking for titles that will set the tone in your class. When I think about those first days I think about how I would want the class to gel as a community. That-we‘re all in this together;we all have something to contribute;we must be respectful, kind and helpful;being different is ok. You get the idea. It‘s all about being full to the brim with positivity and potential.

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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: I love his retro-style illustrations and the concepts behind Along a Long Road and A Long Way Away. Lots of playful language and interplay between words and images. Whereas Young Frank, Architect plays with the idea of differences in perspective. This one is a good one for units about building things in elementary science and STEM classrooms.

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A Man Called Raven | Richard Van Camp, George Littlechild
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: I love this author for his storytelling ability, hands-down. Combine the art work of George Littlechild and you've two picture books perfect for older readers. Van Camp is very much into incorporating traditional Native perspectives and values into his stories. He's is a Tłı̨chǫ writer from NWT.

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Chester | Melanie Watt
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: An author-illustrator, she is well known for a series of books featuring the most anxious, paranoid, safety-obsessed rodent you'd ever hoped to meet -- Scaredy Squirrel. I'm a wee bit more partial to Chester, a cat with authorial aspirations who will do anything to hijack Melanie's latest book. It's fun and cheeky besides having some classroom potential, as well.

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Chester | Melanie Watt
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: An author-illustrator, she is well known for a series of books featuring the most anxious, paranoid, safety-obsessed rodent you'd ever hoped to meet -- Scaredy Squirrel. I'm a wee bit more partial to Chester, a cat with authorial aspirations who will do anything to hijack Melanie's latest book. It's fun and cheeky besides having some classroom potential, as well.

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Cloudwalker | Roy Henry Vickers, Robert Budd
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: This Northwest Coast artist illustrates traditional stories. The artwork is simply stunning with vibrant colourwork incorporating Northwest Coast iconography.

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O Canada | Ted Harrison
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: W ORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: Ted Harrison's art is very well known and easily identifiable. This illustrated version of the national anthem captures evocative and iconic images of each province and territory; open spaces in the prairie provinces, the mountains in Alberta, the vast depths of ocean waters for the coastal provinces are just a few examples.

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O Canada | Ted Harrison
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: W ORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: Ted Harrison's art is very well known and easily identifiable. This illustrated version of the national anthem captures evocative and iconic images of each province and territory; open spaces in the prairie provinces, the mountains in Alberta, the vast depths of ocean waters for the coastal provinces are just a few examples.

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Big Red Lollipop | Rukhsana Khan
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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: I first read The Roses in My Carpets back in the late 90s. Her story of refugees living in a camp and yearning for a better life resonants even more strongly for me now than it did back then. Others of her books that I promote in workshops with students are books that feature everyday concerns for children such as learning tolerance and sharing with a younger sibling and overcoming fears.

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Blog: Apples with Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: I love the trilogy he wrote about a Cree family living in Northern Manitoba. Each book lets the reader look into a very different way of life that engenders a love of the land and family. The focus on a First Nations family 'shows' us how they lived without having to 'tell' us. These are bilingual books written in Cree and English.

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Imagine a Night | Sarah L. Thomson
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Blog: Apples. With Many Seeds: WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: Part of a series that plays with our visual perspective of common and uncommon scenes. My favorite is his first book, Imagine a Night. The cover gives you a sense of what this might look like. The pictures can be surprising, amusing and eerie. Others in the series include Imagine a Day, Imagine a Place and most recently, Imagine a World.

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Any Questions? | Marie-Louise Gay
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From blog: Apples with Many Seeds: THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: I've been a long time fan of this author-illustrator and am particularly partial to her series about Stella and her brother Sam. Stella is an older sister who is more than willing to answer and reassure Sam about the things he wonders and worries about. I love the whimsical illustrations and the affectionate relationship that comes across between these two characters.

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Any Questions? | Marie-Louise Gay
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From blog: Apples with Many Seeds: THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA: I've been a long time fan of this author-illustrator and am particularly partial to her series about Stella and her brother Sam. Stella is an older sister who is more than willing to answer and reassure Sam about the things he wonders and worries about. I love the whimsical illustrations and the affectionate relationship that comes across between these two characters.

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And What Do You Fo With a Problem? Interesting juxtaposition of two great concepts - things you need to wonder about. An idea looks like an egg with a crown. A problem looks like a big, swirly, dark cloud. Is an idea good? Does a problem present an opportunity? Create an atmosphere of wonder and curiosity in your classroom. Grades K-4.

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Ideas Are All Around | Philip C. Stead
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How do you begin to write something? Taking a walk with your dog gives you many experiences. Are they worth writing about? What do you notice? Stop War - now that is a great idea! Great book for beginning writers of all ages. Use especially in the grade 2,3,4 classroom. Grades K-4.

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City Shapes | Diana Murray
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Notice all that is around you and tie it to some of your knowledge. Recognize shapes in your environment as a beginning understanding of your world. This book would be a great provocation for a grade 1 photography project. A way for students to study their community through the lens of a camera or an iPad. Grade 1 Social Studies - Community. Grades K-3.

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S.A.M. (Get it?) has a unique view of the world. Discover a unique perspective on shoe shopping by one imaginative boy! Grades K- 4.

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Use Your Imagination | Nicola O'Byrne
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A typical fairy tale re-telling becomes a whole new story with a little imagination. Compare and contrast😳! Discuss about how stories can change. Grades K-4.

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Use Your Imagination | Nicola O'Byrne
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A typical fairy tale re-telling becomes a whole new story with a little imagination. Compare and contrast😳! Discuss about how stories can change. Grades K-4.

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Maybe Something Beautiful | F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell
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True to life, people in a grey neighbourhood re-imagine it with colourful murals and paintings. The entire neighbourhood joins in and life is forever changed. Art changes people. One person can change a neighbourhood or their school or city or country or the world. Set the bar high in your classroom this year. Grades K-6.

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The Knowing Book | Rebecca Kai Dotlich
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"Know this: there is magic around but it hides." Open the school year with a discussion of using your powers of observation. K-5 classroom

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Nerdy Birdy | Aaron Reynolds
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Use this book to create a beautiful,inclusive school community from the very first day! A must have! K-4