The latest UBC Education Library Collection Spotlight highlights both Halloween picture books that can be found at our branch as well as reintroducing the popular Mythical Creatures Digital Colouring book from the “Colour Our Collections” section of the UBC Library website.

From the colouring book:

“Strong in early zoology texts, the collection includes Polish naturalist and physician Jan Jonston’s richly illustrated seventeenth-century texts on animals.”

This particular colouring book was originally released in February 2019 but it pairs well with this year’s Halloween online display.

Please click on the title or book cover to take you to the record in the UBC Library catalogue.

Halloween Picture Books:


The Scarecrow / written by Beth Ferry; illustrated by the Fan Brothers
(2019)
“All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing. He saves the tiny baby crow. Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?”

 


That one spooky night / written by Dan Bar-el; illustrated by David
Huyck. (2012)
“Three strange tales filled with shivery fun occur on a dark, spooky night and include the stories of a broom that goes in search of a witch, mermaids who swim in a bathtub and a house party that turns unexpectedly batty.”

 


Yo ho ho, Halloween! / by Pam Muñoz Ryan; illustrated by Edwin
Fotheringham. (2016)
“Halloween is coming! This year, Tony Baloney wants to stand out in the crowd at the school Halloween parade. But can he keep his costume intact until the day of the parade?”

 


Leah’s mustache party / by Nadia Mike; illustrated by Charlene Chua.
(2016)
“At Leah’s moustache party, everyone gets in on the dress-up fun, even Grandma!”

 


This is the house that monsters built / by Steve Metzger; illustrated by
Jared Lee. (2016)
“Using the building verse of the original nursery rhyme, a mummy, a skeleton, a zombie, and other monsters create a house.”

 


Black and bittern was night / [text by] Robert Heidbreder ; [illustrations
by] John Martz. (2013)
“When skeletons take over a small town, the grown-ups call off trick-or-treating, but the kids in town vow to save the day.”


Duck, duck, dinosaur: perfect pumpkin / written by Kallie George ;
illustrated by Oriol Vidal. (2017)
“Duck-and-dino siblings Feather, Flap, and Spike visit the pumpkin patch together to find the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween.”

 


Trick-or-treat, smell my feet! / Lisa Desimini. (2005)
“When twin witches Delia and Ophelia cook up a mischievous spell for Halloween, a mysterious ingredient causes the potion to backfire.”

 


The walking bathroom / words by Shauntay Grant; art by Erin Bennett
Banks (2017)
“It’s Halloween and Amayah doesn’t have a costume to wear to school. She dressed as a ghost for the last three years in a row, witches are overdone, and fairies are not her style. She wants to be something different, something creative, something no one else in the world has ever been in the history of Halloween.”

 


The ghosts go spooking / Chrissy Bozik; illustrated by Patricia
Storms. (2015)
“Little ghosts go trick-or-treating by ones, twos, and up to ten in this spooky and fun-filled take on “The Ants Go Marching.”

 


Jazlyn J & a screen of a Halloween / written by Renná Bruce ;
illustrations by Janet Shultis; illustration colouring and page design by
Kevin Strang & Whitney Strang. (2014)
“Jazlyn J and her friends through their Halloween was ruined. They had no idea it would turn out to be one they would never forget!”

 


Me and my dragon: scared of Halloween / David Biedrzycki. (2013)
“A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together.”

 


The graveyard hounds / by Vi Hughes; illustrations by Christina Leist.
(2008)
“When the dogs in town lose their barks, Mike and Annie set out to solve the mystery.”

 


Boo! / by Robert Munsch; illustrated by Michael Martchenko. (2004)
“It’s Halloween, and Lance decides to paint his face to make it the scariest ever. He makes his face so scary that when the adults answer the door they fall over in fright!”

 


One terrible Halloween / Mary Labatt. (2002)
“Sam: Dog Detective is bored. There are no ghosts in her house, no monsters, no mysteries! Luckily, Halloween is only a week away; soon Woodford will be crawling with vampires, goblins, mutants and witches.”

The current Collection Spotlight highlights books about Thanksgiving and themes referencing gratitude. Please click on the title or book cover to take you to the record in the UBC Library catalogue.  Our Seasons and Celebrations booklist can be accessed for a list of selected teacher resources, picture books, and non-fiction related to different community celebrations throughout the year.


If you’re thankful and you know it / Chrissy Bozik; illustrated by Patricia Storms.
This Thanksgiving celebration is versioned on “If you’re happy and you know it.” Here, families, neighbours and friends gather to give thanks for everything the season has to offer: from changing leaves to turkey and pies; from a hockey game to a cozy sweater. And most of all, for the warm memories of time spent together with loved ones. A perfect reminder any time of the year of the things that are important, and to stop and be grateful.


Step forward with gratitude / Shannon Welbourn.
This helpful book provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how you can make expressing gratitude a regular habit. Discover how showing your appreciation and returning kindness to others is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life


There, there / written by Tim Beiser; illustrated by Bill Slavin.
It’s raining, and Rabbit whines, he complains, he moans, he grumps … until Bear has had enough! He decides it’s time for Rabbit to learn to appreciate what he has. Using nothing but the lowly common earthworm as an example, he teaches Rabbit a lesson about taking things for granted.


Lighting our world: a year of celebrations / written by Catherine Rondina; illustrated by Jacqui Oakley.
Throughout the year and around the globe, people use light — candles, bonfires, lanterns and fireworks — to celebrate special occasions. This richly illustrated book is an illuminating tour of the world’s brightest and warmest festivities.


Willa and the bear / by Philomena O’Neill.
A touching tale about a girl, her lost doll, and a bear who brings them back together.


The Thank You Book / by Mo Willems
In The Thank You Book, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.


Hello, harvest moon / by Ralph Fletcher; illustrated by Kate Kiesler.
Poetic prose describes a full autumn moon and the magical effect it has on the earth, plants, animals, and people around it.


The autumn equinox: celebrating the harvest / Ellen Jackson; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis.
Discusses the significance of some of the harvest festivals around the world and describes how they are celebrated.


We are all dots: a big plan for a better world / Giancarlo Macri, Carolina Zanotti.
When a set of prosperous dots on one page and another set of impoverished dots on the other meet, readers are taken through their struggle to bridge their differences.


The wish tree / words by Kyo Maclear; pictures by Chris Turnham.
In winter Charles and his trusty toboggan set out to find the wish tree, and along the way, he helps to make the wishes of his friends Squirrel, Fox, and Beaver come true.


Harvest days: celebrating fall with rhymes, songs, projects, games, and snacks /written and compiled by Durby Peterson; illustrated by Marion Hopping Ekberg.


Grateful / story by Marion Mutala; illustrations by E.R.
A little girl and her mother share a conversation over many years, as the child complains about the injustices of her young life, and the mother reminds her not to lament what she doesn’t have, but to cherish what she does.


The secret of saying thanks / Douglas Wood; illustrated by Greg Shed
While learning the secret to a good life, a child says thank you for the natural world and for being loved, because a grateful heart is always happy.

Featured new children’s books for the month of October.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Follow the moon home: a tale of one idea, twenty kids, and a hundred sea turtles / by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So
QL666.C536 C68 2016

Out of the ice: how climate change is revealing the past / written by Claire Eamer; illustrated by Drew Shannon
CC77.I2 E26 2018

Plantcookeat!: a children’s cookbook / Joe Archer and Caroline Craig
TX801 .A73 2018

Featured new resources for the month of October.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

A revolutionary subject : pedagogy of women of color and indigeneity / Lilia D. Monzó.
LC3715 .M66 2019

The digital citizenship handbook for school leaders : fostering positive interactions online / Mike Ribble and Marty Park.
LC1091 .R63 2019

Culturally and linguistically responsive education : designing networks that transform schools / edited by Martin Scanlan, Cristina Hunter, Elizabeth R. Howard.
LC1099.3 .C8434 2019


Orange Shirt Day is September 30. Below you will find resources that may be requested from UBC Education Library. X̱wi7x̱wa Library’s “Indian Residential School System in Canada” research guide also includes materials that address the reality of the Indian Residential Schools. Many contain additional resources for teaching or encouraging discussion at home.

Fiction


The orange shirt story / author, Phyllis
Webstad; illustrations, Brock Nicol.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9294317

 


I am not a number / written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy
Kacer; illustrated by Gillian Newland.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8536611

 


Stolen words / written by Melanie
Florence; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9161137

 


When we were alone / David Alexander
Robertson; Julie Flett.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8774028

 


Shi-
shietko / Nicola I. Campbell; pictures by Kim La Fave.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3559311

 


Shin-chi’s canoe
, written by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3935868

 


Fatty
legs: a true story / Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton; artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4297323

 


You hold me up / Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8926213

FULL TEXT ONLINE:  http://tinyurl.com/yys2eaqn

 

Non-Fiction


Speaking our
truth: a journey of reconciliation / Monique Gray Smith.
FULL TEXT ONLINE:  http://tinyurl.com/yy3a7d7v

Biodiversity Teacher Resources at UBC Education Library

Please visit the UBC Science Literacy Week 2020 LibGuide for even more books

E-Book Resources at Education Library

Teacher Resources


The school garden
curriculum: an integrated K-8 guide for discovering science, ecology, and whole-systems thinking / Kaci Rae Christopher.  http://tinyurl.com/ycmt6so7

 


Teaching
green: the high school years: hands-on learning in grades 9-12 / edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn. http://tinyurl.com/y7nzlky6

 


Climate Change in Practice: Topics with Group Exercises /
Robert Wilby  http://tinyurl.com/y7dkrqcn

 


Learning for sustainability in times of accelerating change
 / edited by Arjen E.J. Wals and Peter Blaze Corcoran. http://tinyurl.com/y966377q

 


Connecting with nature: a naturalist’s perspective / Robert C. Stebbins
. http://tinyurl.com/ycxvwy7d

http://tinyurl.com/ycxvwy7d


Emerging biology in the early years: how young children learn about the living world / Sue Dale
Tunnicliffe. http://tinyurl.com/yabc8sqy

 


Nature sparks: connecting children to the natural world / Cross Aerial
http://tinyurl.com/y8ujhfhm

 


Greening school grounds: creating habitats for learning / Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn  http://tinyurl.com/y7nftoka

 


Nature-based learning for young children: anytime, anywhere, on any budget / Julie Powers and Sheila Williams Ridge
http://tinyurl.com/y778w9mb

 


Perfect pairs: using fiction & nonfiction picture books to teach life science, 3-5 /
Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley http://tinyurl.com/y8b3vzwp

 

Non-fiction


You are the earth know your world so you can make it better
/ David Suzuki and Kathy Vanderlinden; art by Wallace Edwards; diagrams by Talent Pun http://tinyurl.com/ya9ehbfk

 


Get
 into citizen science / Vic Kovacs http://tinyurl.com/y98ace47

 


Rewilding: giving nature a second chance
/ Jane Drake and Ann Love http://tinyurl.com/y8zedc8n

 


Sable Island: The Wandering Sandbar /
Wendy Kitts http://tinyurl.com/ycfqy7t6

 


Salmon Forest
/ David Suzuki http://tinyurl.com/ybhj2acp

 

Picture books


Arctic Sky
/ Krykorka Vladyana http://tinyurl.com/y9q5rl26

 


Over and under the snow / Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal 
http://tinyurl.com/yb77b84g

 


Over and under the pond / Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal 
http://tinyurl.com/y8ykpmos

 


Flowers are calling / Rita Gray and
Kenard Pak http://tinyurl.com/ydxxpfud

 


Two truths and a lie: it’s
alive! / Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson http://tinyurl.com/yd3el8hk

 


The girl who drew butterflies: how Maria
Merian’s art changed science / Joyce Sidman http://tinyurl.com/yaefyssx

 


The Underground habitats, by Molly
Aloian http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3856538

 


Wolf Island / Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8927548

 

Teacher Resources


A little bit of dirt: 55+ science and art activities to reconnect children with nature, by Asia
Citro http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8948083

 


Environmental science activities
kit: ready-to-use lessons, labs, and worksheets for grades 7-12 / Michael L. Roa. http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3901507

 

Non-Fiction


Tree of life: the incredible biodiversity of life on earth by Strauss, Rochelle; Thompson, Margot  http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3132433

 


Nowhere else
on Earth: standing tall for the Great Bear Rainforest / Caitlyn Vernon.  http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5854037

 


Biodiversity [6 pack] / Sandy Szeto
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9294442

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Beginning September 8, 2020, UBC Library will provide bookable study space for students, faculty and staff in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Monday through Saturday. This space will include access to desktop computers, printing and scanning and be organized to ensure safe physical distancing at all times. Study space must be reserved online. Masks are encouraged.

Welcome to UBC Education Library!

Normally, our Collection Spotlight displays are located on a giant feature wall on the main level of our branch– but things are a little different this year!  We hope to be back to normal soon and are looking forward to seeing you and helping you in person.

In the meantime, please enjoy browsing this online book display of both eBooks you can read online, and physical books you can request using the UBC Library Materials Pick-Up Service.

This month’s Collection Spotlight is “Books for New Teachers.”


Zen teacher: creating focus, simplicity and tranquility in the classroom / Dan Tricarico.
LB2840 .T75 2015


A practical guide to teacher wellbeing / Elizabeth Holmes.
LB2840.2 .H645 2019


See me after class: advice for teachers by teachers / Roxanna Elden. (Great Reads)
LB2844.1.N4 E43 2013


The beginning teacher’s field guide: embarking on your first years / Tina H. Boogren.
LB2844.1.N4 B658 2018


You can do this: hope and help for new teachers / Robyn R. Jackson.
LB1025.3 .J334 2014


The new teacher book: finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom / edited by Terry Burant [and others].


LB2844.1.N4 N476 2010
The first-year teacher’s survival guide: ready-to-use strategies, tools & activities for meeting the challenges of each school day / Julia G. Thompson
ONLINE


Your first year: how to survive and thrive as a new teacher/ Todd Whitaker
ONLINE


101 answers for new teachers and their mentors: effective teaching tips for daily classroom use / Annette Breoux
ONLINE


The first-year English teacher’s guidebook: strategies for success/ Sean Ruday
ONLINE


Progress plain and simple: what every teacher needs to know about improving pupil progress / Michael Harpham.
ONLINE

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