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Teachers, send us your feedback and win!

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If you're an elementary or high school teacher, we would love to get your feedback on our History Book Bank! Fill out this short survey by Friday, March 6, and you will be entered in a draw for a set of Canadian children’s history books for your classroom.

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Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis selected for the Amelia Bloomer Project

Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis (Pajama Press, 2014) has been selected as one of the titles to be honoured on the Amelia Bloomer Young Adult Fiction list in 2015.

Part of the American Library Association Social Responsibilities Round Table’s Feminist Task Force, the Amelia Bloomer Project recommends a list of the best feminist books for young readers each year. The full 2015 list is available here.

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Pink Shirt Day 2015

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February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day. Based on the initiative of two Nova Scotia students, Pink Shirt Day encourages all of us to stand up to bullies. By collectively refusing to tolerate bullying and developing the skills to prevent it, children and adults can help to make the world a better place for themselves and others. To learn more about Pink Shirt Day visit pinkshirtday.ca.

Celebrate Pink Shirt Day in your classroom of library with Canadian kids' books.

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Valentine's Day 2015

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February 14 is Valentine's Day. Celebrate this day with the ones you love with a Canadian kids' book. We suggest A Wizard in Love by Mireille Levert and Marie Lafrance (Tundra Books, 2009).

Hector, a retired wizard, lives with his cat, Poison, in a dilapidated house at the edge of the forest. Their days are peaceful and quiet until a dreadful noise pours
out of an old abandoned house nearby. It seems they have a new neighbour, and things will never be the same again. This title is also available in French as Sorcier amoureux.

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Kung Hei Fat Choy! Chinese New Year 2015

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February 19, 2015 marks the beginning on the Chinese New Year celebrations. This year is the year of the Goat or Sheep. Celebrate the Chinese New Year in your classroom or library with Paul Yee's Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook, illustrated by Shaoli Wang with recipes by Judy Chan (Tradewind Books, 2014).

In this enchanting collection of fairy tales including original stories and interpretations of Chinese folklore by master storyteller Paul Yee, a glorious procession of characters — peasants, ghosts, merchants, demons, villagers and kings — make their appearance. Each tale is followed by a simple recipe for a traditional Chinese dish to delight both readers and cooks!