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Created for parents and teachers who are looking for reading resources, this page connects you to book lists for children, activities to promote reading, practical reading tips and advice, lesson plans, teacher discussion guides and more.

The Reading Resources page gives you quick access to relevant content online, from TD-supported organizations. Dropdown menus conveniently located in the sub-navigation bar make it easy to narrow your search and find what you’re looking for. You can filter your search results for content items based on age or type and link directly to the relevant web source.


100 best Canadian kids’ books

Check out the 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time! See which one of these is number one.

Download from the Today's Parent site.


100 Young Adult Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian

Canada has a wealth of writers telling today’s tales, revisiting our past and imagining our future. Literary or mystery, comic or graphic, historical or out of this world, here are 100 young adult books that will make you proud to be Canadian.


Activities for any kind of non-fiction book

This list of activities is perfect for parents and teachers who are looking to supplement the reading kids are doing at home or in the classroom. These activities are designed for any kind of non-fiction book.

Download from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre site.


Atlantic Canada’s Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award

 

The Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award is a reading program designed to advance literacy and foster a joy of reading among Atlantic Canadian children in Grades 4, 5 and 6.

Hackmatack selection committees made up of teachers, librarians and young readers carefully review over 200 new children's books written and published in Canada. The selection is narrowed down to 40 titles: ten English fiction, ten English non-fiction, ten French fiction and ten French non-fiction.

In the fall of each year, schools, public libraries and individuals form Hackmatack groups and register them in the program for a nominal fee. Children in registered groups read from the list of nominated books and vote for their favourite by the April 1st deadline.

Nominated authors tour schools and libraries during the Spring Awards Week, and the winning author is named at gala Awards Ceremony which is held in a different Atlantic Canadian city each year. The ceremony is attended by hundreds of children, and is viewed by many others via livestream.


Black History Month: Book List

Celebrate Black History Month with this list of Canadian books for kids & teens.

Download from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre site.

Check out the TD Then and Now Series during the month of February, featuring performances and activities that celebrate black musicians, filmmakers, photographers, fashion designers, dancers, painters, and more.


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Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions

You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. The good news is that there are so many fantastic options when it comes to children’s books, from old classics to new hits. That’s why we’re here.

Alongside TD, we’ve put together a whole month of daily book recommendations; every day, we’ll suggest a different Canadian book, from new hits to old classics. Each week will focus on a different age group, moving from early readers to teens throughout the month.

Click here to read the original article on HuffPost Living.


Children’s Books for Spring and Easter Season

Click here to see what's in store for your children this spring season.



Critically Acclaimed: The Award-Winningest Books Of 2014 (So Far)

If your kids are voracious readers, you know you have to provide a steady flow of new books to satisfy their appetites. Thousands of books arrive on the shelf every year, but how do you decide what to buy? Is that book any good? Will it be the hot publication for the year? It would give your kids bragging rights when the movie comes out and they can say, “Oh, I read that. The book was better.”

So what are the new, buzzy books? We looked around and found some great publications for kids of all ages. Be ahead of the game, and get your kids the best of the best by checking our guide and seeing what all the hype is about.

Click here to read the original article on HuffPost Living.


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Empowering girls and women: New Book from Plan Canada

This International Women’s Day, Plan Canada recognized the undeniable connection between education and women’s and girls’ empowerment and launched the children’s book Every Day is Malala Day to honour the spirit and commitment of education activist Malala Yousafzai who survived a Taliban attack in 2012.  

Written by Rosemary McCarney, with Plan International, and dedicated to those 65 million girls, Every Day is Malala Day’s powerful story and imagery capture how Malala Yousafzai’s campaign for education serves as a daily inspiration to girls around the globe who experience adversity and barriers but also hope and triumph.

Learn more about Everyday Day is Malala Day and Plan Canada

 


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100 best Canadian kids’ books

Check out the 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time! See which one of these is number one.

Download from the Today's Parent site.


100 Young Adult Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian

Canada has a wealth of writers telling today’s tales, revisiting our past and imagining our future. Literary or mystery, comic or graphic, historical or out of this world, here are 100 young adult books that will make you proud to be Canadian.


Activities for any kind of non-fiction book

This list of activities is perfect for parents and teachers who are looking to supplement the reading kids are doing at home or in the classroom. These activities are designed for any kind of non-fiction book.

Download from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre site.


Atlantic Canada’s Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award

 

The Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award is a reading program designed to advance literacy and foster a joy of reading among Atlantic Canadian children in Grades 4, 5 and 6.

Hackmatack selection committees made up of teachers, librarians and young readers carefully review over 200 new children's books written and published in Canada. The selection is narrowed down to 40 titles: ten English fiction, ten English non-fiction, ten French fiction and ten French non-fiction.

In the fall of each year, schools, public libraries and individuals form Hackmatack groups and register them in the program for a nominal fee. Children in registered groups read from the list of nominated books and vote for their favourite by the April 1st deadline.

Nominated authors tour schools and libraries during the Spring Awards Week, and the winning author is named at gala Awards Ceremony which is held in a different Atlantic Canadian city each year. The ceremony is attended by hundreds of children, and is viewed by many others via livestream.


Black History Month: Book List

Celebrate Black History Month with this list of Canadian books for kids & teens.

Download from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre site.

Check out the TD Then and Now Series during the month of February, featuring performances and activities that celebrate black musicians, filmmakers, photographers, fashion designers, dancers, painters, and more.


Family kids reading

Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions

You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. The good news is that there are so many fantastic options when it comes to children’s books, from old classics to new hits. That’s why we’re here.

Alongside TD, we’ve put together a whole month of daily book recommendations; every day, we’ll suggest a different Canadian book, from new hits to old classics. Each week will focus on a different age group, moving from early readers to teens throughout the month.

Click here to read the original article on HuffPost Living.



Children’s Books for Spring and Easter Season

Click here to see what's in store for your children this spring season.



Cinnamon Baby: Activity Sheet

Make story time more creative by including props to encourage group participation, emphasize important scenes and get into character. Get started with this activity sheet.

Download from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre site.


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