Hello new patrons! Welcome to UBC Education Library!

Visit our Collection Spotlight located in the main breezeway area of our branch.  This spotlight changes twice a month, and sometimes more!  Here you’ll find an assortment of books that will highlight a theme, a holiday, or a subject in our collection, displayed in a way that makes it easy for you to view and browse.

Feel free to borrow any book you see on these shelves as we “restock” this area daily!

Click on the book cover to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

New kid / Jerry Craft; with colour by Jim Callahan.
PZ7.7.C733 Nw 2019 at EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks



Anne Frank’s diary: the graphic adaptation / Anne Frank; adapted by Ari Folman; illustrations by David Polonsky.
DS135.N6 F731865 2018
at KOERNER LIBRARY Great Reads (Floor 3)

Shigeru Mizuki’s Kitaro. The Great Tanuki War / Shigeru Mizuki; translated by Zack Davisson.
PN6790.J33 M59913416 2017 at OKANAGAN LIBRARY stacks

Simone: the best monster ever! / written and illustrated by Remy Simard; translated by Karen Li.
PZ7.7.S552 Sm 2017  at EDUCATION LIBRARY Canadian Children’s Book Centre


Click on the book cover to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

A class by themselves? : the origins of special education in Toronto and beyond / Jason Ellis.
LC3965 .E45 2019 at EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks


Nature-based learning for young children: anytime, anywhere, on any budget / Julie Powers, Sheila Williams Ridge.
LB1139.5.S35 P68 2019 at EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks


The orchid and the dandelion : why some children struggle and how all can thrive / W. Thomas Boyce, MD.
HQ755.8 .B694 2019 at EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks

Preparing teachers for deeper learning / Linda Darling-Hammond, Jeannie Oakes.
LB1715 .D344 2019 at EDUCATION LIBRARY stacks


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The squirrels’ busy year / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Richard Jones.

Call Number: QB637.4 .J46 2018


Mary wears what she wants / Keith Negley.

Call Number: PZ7.1 .N393 Mr 2019



New kid / Jerry Craft ; with color by Jim Callahan.

Call Number: PZ7.7 .C733 Nw 2019



Caterpillar and Bean / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Hannah Tolson.

Call Number: QL544.2 J46 2019


Fox explores the night / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Richard Smythe.

Call Number: QC372 .J45 2018


Una Huna?: what is this? / by Susan Aglukark ; illustrated by Amanda Sandland and Danny            Christopher.

Call Number: PZ7.1 .A326 Un 2018


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Teaching fairy tales / edited by Nancy L. Canepa.

Call Number: GR550 .T43 2019


Five pillars of the mind: redesigning education to suit the brain / Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa.

Call Number: LB1062 .T685 2019

Critical race theory in teacher education: informing classroom culture and practice / edited by Keonghee Tao Han, Judson Laughter ; foreword by Tyrone C. Howard.

Call Number: LB1715 .C733 2019





Parkland speaks: survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories / edited by MSD teacher Sarah Lerner.

Call Number: LB3013.33 .F6 P37 2019





Teaching life skills in the school library: career, finance, and civic engagement in a changing world / Blanche Woolls and Connie Hamner Williams.

Call Number: Z675 .S3 W875 2019





The school garden curriculum: and integrated K-8 guide for discovering science, ecology and whole-systems thinking / Kaci Tae Christopher.

Call Number: GE77 .C57 2019





The New Summer book display is up!

“Summer: A Time to Rest & Reflect on Practice” 

You can do this: hope and help for new teachers              LB1025.3 .J334 2014
The beginning teacher’s field guide: embarking on your first years            LB2844.1.N4 B658 2018
The field guide to teaching: a handbook for new teachers             LB2844.1.N4 M27 2007
The ones we remember: scholars reflect on teachers who made a difference      LB1775 .O54 2008
Pedagogy of the oppressed         LB880.F73 P4313 2018
Social justice in physical education: critical reflections and pedagogies for change    GV342.27 .S63 2016
A teacher’s reflection book: exercises, stories, invitations             LB1025.3 .P466 2011
Reflections on literacy    LC154 .M24 2006
Brave new teachers: doing social justice work in neo-liberal times             LC213.3.C2 B73 2011
The challenges of student diversity in Canadian schools: essays on building a better future for exceptional children                LC1099.5.C3 C53 2009
Teaching for diversity in Canadian schools             LC1099.5.C3 E39 2009
It won’t be easy: an exceedingly honest (and slightly unprofessional) love letter to teaching LA2317.R25 A3 2017
Teaching is a privilege: twelve essential understandings for beginning teachers  LB2157.A3 M34 2009
Pedagogy of hope: reliving Pedagogy of the oppressed  LB880.F732 P4313 2014
Experience inquiry: 5 powerful strategies, 50 practical experiences          LB1027.23 .M57 2019
Targeted teaching: strategies for secondary teaching      LB1737.G7 B35 2017
The power of teacher leaders: their roles, influence, and impact                LB1025.3 .P685 2015
From master teacher to master learner                  LB1028.3 .R542 2015
What is a “good” teacher?           LB1025.3 .B6548 2017 CCBC
We got this. : equity, access, and the quest to be who our students need us to be LB1025.3 .M576 2019
Inclusive primary teaching: a critical approach to equality and special educational needs and disability                                                                                                                                                                     LC1203.G7 G64 2015
Raising race questions: whiteness and inquiry in education      LC212.2 .M53 2014

The latest collection spotlight is up!  “Yay, You! Moving Up and Moving On.” features books with a graduation, last day of school, life’s journey, or other related theme.

Yay, you! : moving out, moving up, moving on / written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton      PZ8.3.B7 Yy 2001  (image for this month’s display is based on this book!)

Journey / Aaron Becker          PZ4.9.B396 Jr 2013

What do you do with a chance? / written by Kobi Yamada ; illustrated by Mae Besom.     PZ7.Y18 Wg 2017

Sometimes you fly / by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate  PZ7.A644 Sm 2018

If you hold a seed / by Elly MacKay.          PZ7.M19124 If 2013  (stacks & CCBC)

Dream : a tale of wonder, wisdom & wishes / Susan V. Bosak       PZ4.9.B6789 Dr 2004

The three questions / written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth.        PZ4.9.M97 Th 2002

Reach for the stars : and other advice for life’s journey / by Serge Bloch. PZ4.9.B5664 Rc 2010

Once upon a memory / written by Nina Laden     PZ4.9.L115 On 2013

Teacup / Rebecca Young, Matt Ottley.    PZ7.1.Y76 Tc 2016

Happy dreamer / by Peter H. Reynolds   PZ7.R337645 Hp 2017 CCBC

Hope you’re happy / story by Mary Clendenning Genge  PZ4.9.C5464 Hp 2002

Oh, the places you’ll go! / Seuss      PZ4.9.S487 Oh 1990

Going places  / written by Peter H. Reynolds & Paul A. Reynolds PZ7.R337645 Gn 2014

Come with me : poems for a journey / by Naomi Shihab Nye        PS3564.Y44 C66 2000

How to catch a star / Oliver Jeffers           PZ4.9.J4 Hw 2004

Move it, Miss Macintosh! / by Peggy Robbins Janousky   PZ4.9.J3588 Mv 2016  CCBC

Because you are my teacher / by Sherry North    PZ8.3.N8135 Bc 2012

Because of Mr. Terupt / Rob Buyea      PZ7.B98316 Bc 2010

Teacher Appreciation Day / by Lynne Plourde      PZ4.9.P626174 Tc 2003

Last day blues / Julie Danneberg               PZ4.9.D35517 Ls 2006

What do you do with an idea?    PZ7.Y18 Wh 2013

Miss Bindergarten celebrates the last day of kindergarten     PZ4.9.S585 Mc 2005

The day you begin           PZ7.W8642 Dy 2018

We are all dots : a big plan for a better world       PZ7.1.M25874 We 2018

The wish tree     PZ4.9.M222943 Ws 2016 CCBC

It’s okay to make mistakes           PZ4.9.P2267 Is 2014

Junie B. Jones is a graduation girl               PZ7.P2192 Jn 2001

For every one    PZ8.3.R3327 Fr 2018

Click on the book cover to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Inquiry-based early learning environments : creating, supporting, and collaborating / Susan Stacey.

Call Number:LB1139.23 .S727 2019 

Teach like yourself : how authentic teaching transforms our students and ourselves / Gravity Goldberg.

Call Number:LB1025.3 .G647 2019 

Lab class : professional learning through collaborative inquiry and student observation / Lisa Cranston.

Call Number:LB1731 .C675 2019 

Worth a thousand words : using graphic novels to teach visual and verbal literacy / Meryl J. Jaffe and Talia Hurwich.

Call Number:LB1044.9.C59 J35 2019 


Dear Faculty and Instructors,

UBC Library is pleased to offer a Syllabus Service in conjunction with Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR). The Syllabus Service allows you to submit your syllabus directly to UBC Library so we can add your readings and other learning resources[1] to LOCR, which is integrated with Canvas.

Faculty and instructors who prefer the self-serve model may continue to manually input course reserves requests into LOCR. However, the new Syllabus Service provides a complementary full-service option that relieves users of the need to enter bibliographic data into the system. Both services ensure that readings and other learning resources are made available to students while respecting Canadian copyright law and existing UBC licensing agreements and policies.

How to submit a syllabus?

Simply email a copy of your syllabus to syllabus.service@ubc.ca as a Word or PDF document.

We expect a basic syllabus to include the following:

  • The course name and course code
  • Your name and contact information
  • Full citations for works, including page numbers where applicable
  • Loan period for physical items you want to put in course reserves collection (2hr, 1 day, or 3 days)
  • Request for new purchases for the Library collections (only if applicable)

Library staff will add items to LOCR, obtain reading materials, secure licences where necessary, and upload the content on your behalf.

Important Dates

While most readings can be cleared in a matter of days, acquiring permissions from publishers can sometimes be a lengthy process. To ensure that the course material is available on the first day of class, it is recommended that instructors submit their syllabi by the following dates:

Fall 2019: July 15th, 2019

Winter 2020: November 15th, 2019

Instructors may continue to submit reading lists at any time. Materials will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Material is Ready

Your course material will be available in LOCR as a single list (articles, eBooks, chapter/excerpts, web pages, and media resources).

You and your students can access course material either through the standalone LOCR site, https://courses.library.ubc.ca/, or via the Library Online Course Reserves link in the Canvas course shell.

LOCR will also generate a direct link to your course material in “Instructor Mode.” You may share this link with your students any way you like (email, blog, LMS), as it will work only for enrolled students for that particular course.

Physical items will be put in the course reserves collection of your preferred library branch for the duration of the course.

If you have any questions, or need more information about the service, please contact us at permissions.office@ubc.ca

[1] Course reserves is designed for published works. If you would like to share your lecture slides, notes or handouts with students, you should post these types of files directly within your course site in the learning management system

Here are a few photos from the event, Celebrating Indigenous Storytelling: Teaching Through Telling, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 during Congress 2019.


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