Black Lives Matter K - 12

Kids want to know the truth. They deserve to know the truth and read real stories about injustice. How can we expect to feel for each other, if we don’t know each other’s story? And if we don't understand hardship and injustice?

I hope these books will facilitate important discussions with all ages. 

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Maria Recommends - Spring 2020 Children's

Here is a list of my favourite picture books, fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction titles for spring and summer. If you can’t find what you need, please feel free to email me [email protected] anytime. I’m happy to help you with selection. We have thousands of books on any theme you need. Browse our website for lots of great core titles, and let us know if you need any help.

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Maria Recommends - Spring 2020 High School

This list contains my favourite new graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction for High School. The first part of this list includes some younger graphic novels suitable for gr 7-10. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, check out categories, themes and other lists on our website. Or feel free to email me [email protected]. I’m always happy to help you with collection development! 

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Indigenous

Check out our new list of titles that support Indigenous Heritage and diversity. There are more titles available, so if you don’t see what your looking for, just ask us!

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Picture Books for Older Students

Picture books play an important role in promoting literacy, and reading for pleasure. Older students from middle grade to high school can also enjoy picture books that deal with more complex ideas or themes. Here is a list of titles that will lead your students into discussions about equity, perseverance, diversity and other big ideas.

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Mental Health & Wellness

These are some new titles that address mental health and well being. From picture books to Young adult fiction, I hope these books will provide some awareness about the struggles faced by many kids and teens every day. A good book can provide insight and positive ways to help kids cope with their feelings. Here are some new favourites.

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Math

Here are 35 recently published books that deal with Mathematics. For hundreds of other choices, you can simply go to our Advanced Search and look under the theme: Math.

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Maria Recommends - Fall 2019 Children's

Here are some of my favourite new picture books, fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction titles from this fall/winter season. You will find many themes and genres on this list, but most importantly these are the books I feel are the best for engaging our students and getting them excited about reading!

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