The UBC Education Library Collection Spotlight features resources supporting the Core Competencies in BC Education, both professional and picture books.

In October 2019, the Core Competencies were updated. What changed? A few of the updates included: Collaboration was added as a second sub-competency to the Communication Core Competency, the second Thinking sub-competency was changed to Critical and Reflective Thinking (not just Critical Thinking) and the third Personal and Social sub-competency became Social Awareness and Responsibility (not just Social Responsibility).

Please visit our Core Competencies Booklists to browse our curated lists of resources from home.

Here are just a few resource highlights:

Teacher Resources

· Creative thinking and arts-based learning: preschool through fourth grade / Joan Packer Isenberg, George Mason University, Emerita; Mary Renck Jalongo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Emerita.

LB1139 .A37 I86 2018

With an emphasis on thinking creatively and being resourceful as keys to surviving and thriving in today’s society, this evidence-based book provides practical ways for teachers to promote creativity, play, art, music/movement/dance, and drama for all children. It contains many authentic activities and examples to support children’s learning in the arts and content areas. The book examines the teacher’s role from a philosophical, pedagogical, and curricular stance by addressing key components, including the classroom environment, materials and resources, child guidance, assessment, technology applications, and culturally responsive teaching. Practical, readable, and illustrative features and discussions include Snapshots of Classrooms, Teachers’ Reflections, Frequently Asked Questions, Meeting Standards guidelines, Differentiating Instruction and Making Adaptations for Diverse Learners, and Integrating the Curriculum. Also included in 7th edition are samples of children’s work, how to how to use cooking as a creative activity, and using nature as a critical learning tool.

https://tinyurl.com/y575fusa

· Teaching creative and thinking in schools / Russell Grigg and Helen Lewis.

LB1062 .G75 2019

How do we encourage children to think deeply about the world in which they live? Research-based and highly practical, this book provides guidance on how to develop creative and critical thinking through your classroom teaching.

Key coverage includes:

· Classroom-ready ideas to stimulate high-order thinking
· How to think critically and creatively across all areas of the curriculum
· Case studies from primary, secondary and special schools
· Philosophical approaches that give pupils the space to think and enquire

This is essential reading for anyone on university-led and schools-based primary and secondary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes and also anyone training to work in early years settings.

https://tinyurl.com/y4r473h6

· Protocols in the classroom: tools to help students read, write, think, & collaborate / David Allen, Tina Blythe, Alan Dichter, Terra Lynch; foreword by Joseph P. McDonald.

LB3051 .A45 2018

For nearly 2 decades, Looking Together at Student Work and The Power of Protocols have sustained educators in their professional learning.

Protocols in the Classroom expands the scope of those books from teachers’ professional learning to include students’ learning, providing teachers with the tools they need to use discussion protocols to support students in developing crucial skills and habits as readers, writers, critical thinkers, and active participants within the classroom community.

https://tinyurl.com/yxbe4e4l

· Group work that works: student collaboration for 21st-century success / Paul J. Vermette and Cynthia L. Kline.

LB1032 .V38 2017 and FULL TEXT ONLINE

iPromote cooperative learning more effectively by transforming your classroom into a learning community. Experienced K–12 educators Paul J. Vermette and Cynthia L. Kline offer their Dual Objective Model as a tool for improving your students’ academic achievement and problem-solving skills, while encouraging their social and emotional development. You’ll discover how to: assign meaningful tasks that require students to rely on one another; build efficient teams, purposefully monitor group dynamics, and assess group projects effectively; engage students in schoolwork while developing crucial career and life skills; motivate students to see the importance of personal and group responsibility; maximize the benefits of student diversity in your classroom. Emphasizing teamwork, persistence, communication, self-regulation, and empathy in a complex, diverse, and technological setting, these strategies can be easily incorporated into any curriculum. The book is filled with vignettes and sample exercises to help you apply the ideas to your own classroom. Each chapter includes a list of “Big Ideas,” which invites you to consider how these strategies can evolve over time.

https://tinyurl.com/yy94h8l8

· All learning is social and emotional: helping students develop essential skills for the classroom and beyond / Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith.

LB1072 .F74 2019

If you teach kids rather than standards, and if you want all kids to get what they need to thrive, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith offer a solution: a comprehensive, five-part model of SEL that’s easy to integrate into everyday content instruction, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. You’ll learn the hows and whys of * Building students’ sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn, overcome challenge, and influence the world around them. * Helping students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses. * Promoting the cognitive regulation skills critical to decision making and problem-solving. * Fostering students’ social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and their ability to establish and repair relationships. * Equipping students to becoming informed and involved citizens.

https://tinyurl.com/y2qm6v49

· Simple stuff to get kids self-regulating in school: awesome and in control lesson plans, worksheets and strategies for learning / Lauren Brukner and Lauren Liebstein Singer.

LB1060.2 .B78 2018

Packed with photocopiable lesson plans and tried and tested strategies, this illustrated guide is the ideal companion for teachers and therapists wishing to help kindergarten and elementary school children to self-regulate. It contains everything you need to integrate the successful, research-based ‘Awesome and In Control’ program, which focuses on empowering children to regulate their own emotions and senses and helping them to develop excellent coping strategies. Explaining how the popular, universal ‘Awesome and In Control’ program works, the guide enables you to help children to keep calm and in control during everyday tasks including reading, writing and paying attention to others.

https://tinyurl.com/y4sroml6

 

Picture Books

· Quiet please, Owen McPhee! / Trudy Ludwig; illustrated by Patrice Barton.

PZ7.L9763 Qt 2018

Owen McPhee doesn’t just like to talk, he LOVES to talk. He spends every waking minute chattering away at his teachers, his classmates, his parents, his dog, and even himself.

But all that talking can get in the way of listening.

And when Owen wakes up with a bad case of laryngitis, it gives him a much-needed opportunity to hear what others have to say.

http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9357841

· We are all dots: a big plan for a better world / Giancarlo Macri, Carolina Zanotti.

PZ7.1.M25874 We 2018

The perfect book for any child curious about differences and diversity, this visually driven story bears a decidedly modern and inspiring message about compassion, cooperation, and a sense of shared humanity—all qualities that appear increasingly rare in recent months. With simple black-and-white drawings—little more than black and white dots and the images (of a hamburger, of a skyscraper, of a Ferris wheel, etc.) they make when arranged just so—this fantastic tale of neighbors tells a story of a world, much like our own, of haves and have-nots.

Beginning with a set of prosperous dots on one page and another set of impoverished dots on the other, the book takes us through their struggle to bridge their differences. Just when it looks look like the dots will be forever doomed, they work together to find a solution that will help them all. Great things happen when we learn to share and work together.

http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9392285

· I walk with Vanessa: a story about a simple act of kindness / by Kerascoët.

PZ7.1.K5093 Iw 2018

This simple yet powerful picture book–from a New York Times bestselling husband-and-wife team–tells the story of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. Inspired by real events,  I Walk with Vanessa explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help.

By choosing only pictures to tell their story, the creators underscore the idea that someone can be an ally without having to say a word. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old.

http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9393276

· Sometimes you fly / by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate; illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt.

PZ7.A644 Sm 2018

This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation.

A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail . . . sometimes you fly.””

http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9392596

· Everybody’s different on everybody street / words by Sheree Fitch; art by Emma FitzGerald.

PZ8.3.F587 Ev 2018

If ever you go travelling
On EveryBody Street
You’ll see EveryBody’s Different
Than EveryOne you meet

Sheree Fitch’s playful words lead you into this beautiful children’s book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Fitch displays her wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald’s lively illustrations. EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street was originally produced in 2001 as a fundraiser to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees in support of the Nova Scotia Hospital and to raise awareness for mental illness and addiction.

http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9317423

 

Juvenile Literature

My winter city
James Gladstone; pictures by Gary Clement
PZ7.1.G5844 My 2019

A young boy wakes up in the early light of a winter morning, pulls on his boots and mittens, and steps out into the snowy city with his dad. They trudge through the snow, their dog bounding along beside them, then a slushy, steamy bus ride takes them to the tobogganing hill for some winter fun. The boy describes all the sights and sounds of the day, from the frost in Dad’s beard and the snow “pillows” in the park, to the noisy clunking snow plows and the singing buskers they pass on their way home. That night, the boy lies awake under cozy covers, reflecting on the day, as snow blankets the world outside his window.  This is winter in the city.

Wolf in the snow
Matthew Cordell
PZ7.C815343 Wl 2017
Winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal

A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?
Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.

Duck, duck, dinosaur: snowy surprise
Kallie George; illustrated by Oriol Vidal
PZ7.G4643 Dd 2017

What could be more fun than a snow day? But Feather and Flap are too cold to play outside with Spike. To keep them outside, Spike surprises them with gifts—skates, a sled, and a snowman. When these aren’t enough to keep his siblings from shivering, Spike comes up with the best gift of all: warm scarves and hats! Playing in the snow with your family can be cool, but thoughtfulness toward others makes playtime a blast for everyone.  Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Snowy Surprise is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child.

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The snow knows
Jennifer McGrath; art by Josée Bisaillon
PZ7.M478527 Sn 2016

In this deceptively simple children’s picture book, a pair of award-winning storytellers share the joys of winter. A lyrical prose poem, The Snow Knows introduces readers of all ages to animals both domestic (a tabby cat by the wood stove) and wild (a slinking lynx; a choir of coyotes), celebrating wilderness and outdoor play. With whimsical hide-and-seek illustrations, readers will love following footprints and catching a glimpse of an owl’s wing or pheasant’s feathers, suggesting what appears on the following page. A beautiful book, destined to be a perennial winter favourite, and read aloud by a crackling fire.

So much snow!
Robert Munsch; illustrated by Michael Martchenko
PZ7.M946 Sc 2016

There’s a big blizzard blowing in, but that’s not going to stop Jasmine from going to school – it’s just a little snow, and it’s pizza day, after all! But as soon as she sets out the snow starts to come down faster and faster until she finds herself frozen stiff, with just her hat poking out of a snowdrift.  Rescue comes in the form of the school custodian, who stomps out on snowshoes, yanks her out, pulls her inside and figures out how to get her thawed. But on the way to her class they notice that the school is empty – the principal has declared a snow day! Which is always great news . . . but how is Jasmine going to get her pizza?

Waiting for snow
Marsha Diane Arnold; drawings by Renata Liwska
PZ4.9.A766 Wt 2016

Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger’s friends have a few tricks up their sleeves to try and get the snow’s attention and distract their pal in the meantime. Though in the end Badger sees there’s no trick–only waiting–until at last, it’s time.

Turtle pond
James Gladstone; pictures by Karen Reczuch
QL666.C5 G55 2018

In Turtle Pond, a child and his parents visit their local public garden throughout the year, observing the turtles as they play, dive, feed, bask, climb, hide and doze. James Gladstone’s lively prose poem reveals the pleasure and curiosity that come from spending time with the turtles. Karen Reczuch’s stunningly beautiful illustrations accurately portray these extraordinary creatures, both in and out of the water, surrounded by lush plants and the changing seasons beyond the greenhouse windows.

When the trees crackle with cold: a Cree calendar = Pīsimwasinahikan
Bernice Johnson-Laxdal & Miriam Körner
E98.C14 J64 2016

The bear sleeping safely in her den, kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold–we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree. Its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s North to life. When the Trees Crackle with Cold is written in English and the northern Plains Cree Y dialect, inviting Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar.

Winter in Saik’uz
Cecilia John
E99.T17 J64 2018

Come north to Saik’uz (sigh-kuz) located within the Dakelh (dah-kay-lth) Territory and see what happens on cold winter days! A triple-language resource written in Carrier, English and French.

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French

Lucy fait du patinage de vitesse
Lisa Bowes
PZ24.3.B69 Lh 2016 CCBC

Après avoir essayé la glisse sur luge, Lucy commence une nouvelle aventure de vitesse–Cette fois-ci, elle lace ses patins et essaie le patinage de vitesse sur courte piste. C’est plus difficile que ça en a l’air. Lorsqu’on patine en tournant très vite, on risque de tomber! Mais avec ses amies, Lucy avance sur la glace dans une course palpitante vers la ligne d’arrivée.

Mon amie la neige
Etta Kaner, Marie Lafrance, Ann Lamontagne
QC926.37 .K36 2006, EDUCATION LIBRARY French collection

Pourquoi la neige est-elle blanche? Pourquoi un flocon adopte-t-il différentes formes? Les enfants aimeront apprendre tout sur la neige et pourquoi les gens l’aiment tellement.

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Lili Tire-bouchon et ses cochons de neige
Phoebe Gilman; texte français de Christiane Duchesne
PZ23.G55 Jl 2002

Il a neigé. Lili a perdu son chapeau. Qu’à cela ne tienne, elle déniche un casque de martien dans son coffre à jouets. Il fera l’affaire. Avec ses amis, inspirée par son nouveau couvre-chef, elle fera des monstres de neige, des collines et des cochons. Elle en perdra son foulard, ses mitaines et son casque mignon. Anecdote joyeuse et familière des jeux de l’hiver.

Il neige
Uri Shulevitz
PZ23.S522 Ng 2000

Un enfant émerveillé par la chute des premiers flocons demande à son entourage si la neige va tenir. En dépit des réponses négatives et du froid qui sévit, l’enfant fasciné par ce qu’il voit continue d’espérer et finit par voir la ville recouverte de son beau manteau blanc.

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Teacher Resources

Nature’s day: out and about: spotting, making, and collecting activities
Kay Mcguire ; [illustrations by] Danielle Kroll
QH48 .M338 2016

Delve deeper into the world of wonder on your doorstep with this activity book for all four seasons. Sow seeds in spring, go pond dipping in summer, collect leaves in fall, and make an ice sculpture when it’s cold in winter.

With lots of spotting collecting, making, and colouring activities, this book is the perfect way for little adventurers to connect with nature, whatever the season.

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Learn every day about seasons: 100 best ideas from teachers
edited by Kathy Charner; illustrated by Deb Johnson
QB637.4 .L43 2011

Now teachers can bring the magic of each season to their classrooms! With these activities, educators introduce children to the wonder of the seasons with a year full of fun! Children will explore seasonal changes with all their senses as they celebrate the joy and excitement of the world outside all year long! Each activity includes: Learning objectives, Related vocabulary, Related children’s books, Materials needed, Directions for preparation, Instructions for the activity, An assessment component.

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Janice VanCleave’s science around the year
Q164 .V442 2000

How do polar bears avoid slipping on the ice? How are snowflakes made? Figure out the answers to these and many other scientific mysteries with this awesome assortment of experiments, projects, and facts for every season of the year. With an amazing experiment for each week, Janice VanCleave’s ScienceAround the Year introduces you to dozens of wondrous topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. Discover why leaves turn colours and fall off trees in autumn, why September is a good time to look for monarch butterflies, how salt melts ice, what pinecones can tell you about the weather, and much, much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave’s books, each activity is fun and includes simple step-by-step instructions, as well as clear explanations of the concepts you’re seeing in action. JaniceVanCleave’s Science Around the Year promises hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun-at home or in the classroom.

This latest Collection Spotlight highlights just a few of our English and French graphic novels as well as some books for those interested in creating their own or teaching using graphic novels as a resource.

 

English Graphic Novels

Seeking Refuge: a graphic novel
Irene N. Watts; illustrations by Kathryn E. Shoemaker.
PZ7.7.W377 Sk 2016

Eleven-year-old Marianne is fortunate. She is one of the first two hundred Jewish children on the heroic rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which arrived in London, England in December, 1938. With the outbreak of World War II in 1939 Marianne finds herself being evacuated to Wales. She is shuffled from one unsuitable home to another, but there is a surprise in store and Marianne’s courage and resilience is finally rewarded.

Earth girl made easy
Cecil Castellucci, writer.
PN6727.C389 E27 2017

Loma Shade may be from another planet, but she’s still like every other twentysomething who feels that their life is going nowhere fast. Bored out of her mind, her solution is to drop out of school, dump her boyfriend and leave her homeworld of Meta behind–courtesy of the infamous “madness coat” of renegade poet Rac Shade, which is not so much a garment as it is a multidimensional gateway. After stealing the coat and astrally projecting herself across space, Loma ends up in the body of Megan Boyer, an Earth girl who seems to have it all: youth, beauty and a conveniently damaged brain. Following her “miraculous” recovery, however, Loma finds there’s just one problem with being Megan: Everyone hates her. She was a bully who terrorized her enemies and her friends alike, and now Loma’s stuck with the consequences. To make matters worse, back on Meta there are dark forces that want Rac’s dangerously valuable coat for their own nefarious purposes, and they’re closing in on Loma’s vulnerable physical body. At the same time, the primal madness that the coat channels is slowly, irresistibly eroding Loma’s equally vulnerable soul. With two new lives to live, can this Changing Girl survive either one without losing her mind?” 

New kid
Jerry Craft; with colour by Jim Callahan.
PZ7.7.C733 Nw 2019

Seventh-grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of colour in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds–and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighbourhood friends and staying true to himself?

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Tomboy: a graphic memoir
Liz Prince.
HQ1075 .P75 2014

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys’ baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age in this anecdotal graphic novel memoir.
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Boundless
Jillian Tamaki.
PN6733.T35 B68 2017

A collection of short comics about various women.
“Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange “mirror Facebook,” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society-or is it a cult? Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki”–Amazon.com.

The unwanted: stories of the Syrian refugees
Written and illustrated by Don Brown.
DS98.6 .B76 2018

Syria, 2011: Teenage boys graffiti “Down with the regime” on a wall. This small act is just one of the many sparks that ignite a revolution to overthrow the tyrannical rule of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. But Assad and his supporters are ruthless: imprisonment, torture, and devastating massacres tear the country apart. Refugees begin to flee Syria in staggering numbers. The unexpected flood of victims overwhelms neighbouring countries. Desperate refugees escape to Europe. Chaos reigns. Resentment heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grow. By 2017, the war rages on and many nations want to close their borders and turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Don Brown, the award-winning creator of The Great American Dust Bowl and Drowned City, depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, The Unwanted is both a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action, serving as a timely reminder that this is not just a Syrian crisis, but a human crisis. — From dust jacket.

Guts
Raina Telgemeier; with colour by Braden Lamb.
BF723.S75 T45 2019

“Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she’s dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina’s tummy trouble isn’t going away… and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on?”–Provided by publisher.
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Cheshire Crossing
Andy Weir; illustrated by Sarah Andersen.
PN6727.W4167 C44 2019

“What happens to Alice when she comes back from Wonderland? Wendy from Neverland? Dorothy from Oz? The three meet here, at Cheshire Crossing — a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. But the trio — now teenagers, who’ve had their fill of meddling authority figures — aren’t content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they’re dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake — and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers… and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse.”–Provided by publisher.

Hostage
Guy Delisle; translated by Helge Dascher.
PN6733.D44 S4613 2017

“In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle … recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation.”

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French

Mechant Minou chez le véterinaire
Nick Bruel; texte français d’Hélène Pilotto.
PZ23.B78 Mc 2016

Quand Méchant minou est en forme, tout va bien. Il saute partout, il mange tout ce qui lui tombe sous la patte, et a assez d’énergie pour éloigner les chiots malcommodes. Par contre, lorsqu’il est malade, il reste cloué au lit. Serait-il temps d’aller rendre visite au vétérinaire?

When Méchant minou is happy and healthy, everything is perfect. He jumps around, eats everything in sight, and has the energy to keep slobbering puppies in their place. But when he’s sick, all he can do is lie in bed. Looks like it’s time for this sick kitty to visit her least favourite person. the vet.

Original title: Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet

Souris!
Raina Telgemeier ; coloration de Stephanie Yue ; texte français de France Gladu.
PZ23.T36 Sr 2011

Raina est une fille de 6e année qui fait de son mieux pour être comme les autres – elle est rongée par l’inquiétude sachant qu’elle devra bientôt porter un appareil d’orthodontie. C’était son état d’esprit avant de se briser les dents en tombant tête première sur le pavé… Cet accident marque le début d’une longue période de frustrations pour Raina. Chirurgie, appareils d’orthodontie et fausses dents font désormais partie de sa vie. Et comme un malheur n’arrive jamais seul… La ville est secouée par un tremblement de Terre. La jeune fille ne cesse de commettre des maladresses avec les garçons. Et que dire des moqueries de ses amis? Souris Raina, la vie est belle!

Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have had a bit of their own dental drama.

Original title: Smile

Louis parmi les spectres
Fanny Britt; [illustrations] Isabelle Arsenault.
PZ23.7.B76 Ls 2016

“Louis parmi les spectres est le nouveau livre du duo Fanny Britt et Isabelle Arsenault à La Pastèque ! Louis a onze ans, une mère qui a peur de tout, un père qui pleure quand il boit et un petit frère obsédé par la soul américaine. Il rêve de déclarer son amour à Billie, une compagne de classe indépendante et solitaire. Mais dans la réalité, rien à faire : dès qu’il s’approche d’elle, Louis est tétanisé comme un clou rouillé. Aidé par sa famille, son fidèle ami Boris et les spectres du passé qui peuplent son monde intérieur, Louis découvrira la vraie définition du courage. Après le succès phénoménal de Jane, le renard et moi, Fanny Britt et Isabelle Arsenault collaborent de nouveau pour nous offrir une bande dessinée aussi sensible, touchante et époustouflante que la première.”–From Renaud-Bray.com.

Instructional Books

Share your smile: Raina’s guide to telling your own story
Raina Telgemeier.
PN159 .T45 2019

Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answers are yes, this fun, colourful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories. For additional inspiration, behind-the-scenes info from Raina’s own comics-making adventures is featured inside.

The 101 best graphic novels
Stephen Weiner.
PN6710 .W45 2005

An ultimate guide to the best of what’s out there and available now. It includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman, and is edited by Keith DeCandido.

This concise guide to the best that’s out there and available now is updated considerably with half of the listings all new and a significant representation of the best in manga.
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Wham: teaching with graphic novels across the curriculum
William G. Brozo, Gary Moorman, Carla K. Meyer; foreword by Stergios Botzakis.
LB1044.9.C59 B76 2014

Graphic novels are an excellent medium to motivate today’s youth to become independent learners and thinkers. This practical guide shows secondary school teachers how to incorporate graphic novels into content area instruction as a tool for meeting the needs of diverse learners and achieving the goals of the Common Core State Standards. The authors provide instructional guidelines with classroom examples that demonstrate how graphic novels can be used to expand content knowledge and literacy in science, social studies, math, and English/language arts. Teachers will appreciate the book’s specific suggestions for selecting graphic novels and for employing responsive practices that will build students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening, and media competencies.

The latest Education Library Collection Spotlight takes a closer look at the topic of Inquiry-based learning.

Inquiry-based learning describes an educational approach in which, “learning is driven by a process of enquiry owned by the student. Starting with a ‘scenario’ and with the guidance of a facilitator, students identify their own issues and questions. They then examine the resources they need to research the topic, thereby acquiring the requisite knowledge” (Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning, the University of Manchester).

UBC Education Library’s Inquiry-Based Learning booklists are separated by grade level:

All Grades

Elementary Grades (K- Grade 6)

Middle Years and Secondary Grades (Grades 7-12)

Picture Books for Inquiry-Based Learning

 

The following list contains professional resources for teachers, picture books, and ebook highlights from our collection:

 

Resources for teachers

Concept-based inquiry in action: strategies to promote transferable understanding / Carla Marschall and Rachel French; foreword by H. Lynn Erickson and Lois A. Lanning; illustrations by Andrea Mosteller.

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“All students deserve the opportunity to think conceptually. But seeing conceptual relationships does not come naturally to every student. How can teachers construct thinking classrooms where students can move from the factual to the conceptual level of thinking? Concept-Based Inquiry in Action has the answers.

In this book, Carla Marschall and Rachel French marry theory with practice to create a new framework for inquiry that promotes deep understanding: Concept-Based Inquiry. The key is helping students inquire into concepts and the relationships between them using guiding questions developed by the teacher, by the students themselves, or by the teacher and students together.

Step by step, the authors lead both new and experienced educators to implement teaching strategies that support the realization of inquiry-based learning for understanding in any K-12 classroom.”

Genius hour: passion projects that ignite innovation and student inquiry / by Andi McNair.

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Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement genius hour, or passion projects, in the classroom.

Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilize the six P’s-passion, pitch, plan, project, product, and presentation-as a map for students to follow as they create, design, and carry out projects.

Students will experience personalized learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection.

The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the genius hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators, as well as a discussion of genius hour’s importance and impact on gifted students as they take ownership of their own learning.

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Think like Socrates: using questions to invite wonder and empathy into the classroom, grades 4-12 / Shanna Peeples.

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Socrates believed in the power of questions rather than lecturing his students.

But how did we get so far away from his method of inquiry? Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will show you how teachers can create an engaging atmosphere that encourages student questions and honors their experiences.

This resource provides

  • Questions paired with sample texts
  • Step-by-step lessons for generating and using students’ questions
  • Lesson extensions for English language learners, special education students, and gifted and talented students
  • Writing suggestions, in-class debate questions, and scoring rubrics
  • Multimedia texts
  • Protocols for using inquiry with adults as a base for professional development

Experience inquiry: 5 powerful strategies, 50 practical experiences / Kimberly L. Mitchell; foreword by Kath Murdoch.

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“A book that offers fifty inquiry experiences so that teachers can teach in an inquiry-based way”–
Plenty of resources speak to the benefits of inquiry, the research behind it, and even subject-specific processes to follow. But that’s not enough. Implementing inquiry is the tricky part, and involves changing beliefs about the teacher and student roles in the classroom.

The strategies and experiences in this book improve your relationships with students and colleagues, reduce your workload by asking more of students, and breathe joyful curiosity back into your classroom.

One part practical guide, one part interactive journal, this book provides the opportunity to do inquiry as you read about it.

You’ll learn what inquiry-based instruction looks like in practice through five key strategies, all of which can be immediately implemented in any learning environment.”

Guided inquiry design in action: elementary school / Leslie K. Maniotes; preface by Carol C. Kuhlthau.

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“One of three needed for district-wide implementation of GID at all levels, K-12, this book provides an introduction to an educational method that embeds information literacy into content areas and encourages students to acquire a more intimate knowledge of subjects through asking questions and conducting more thorough research.

Intended to be used alongside Guided Inquiry Design(R), lessons are laid out using the GID session plan templates from Guided Inquiry Design(R).

Readers can implement these lessons as they are or use them as models in designing their own, similar units customized for their own local or school population and to meet relevant standards and content.

Included in these lesson plans are lessons created by educators for increased student interaction that enhance the elementary educator’s ability to instruct younger students using the GID process.”

THINQ Kindergarten: inquiry-based learning in the kindergarten classroom / authors Joan Reimer and Deb Watters.

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“THINQ Kindergarten, Inquiry-based learning in the kindergarten classroom, offers a readable and accessible overview of the big ideas of inquiry and applies them to the unique characteristics and needs of kindergarten learners, teachers and classrooms.

Chapters:

1) Inquiry-based learning in kindergarten,
2) Wondering and questioning,
3) Creating an inquiry environment,
4) Negotiating the curriculum,
5) Documentation,
6) Inquiry assessment in kindergarten,
7) Final thoughts”

Inquiry illuminated: researcher’s workshop across the curriculum / Anne Goudvis, Stephanie Harvey, Brad Buhrow with Karen Halverson; Photography by Ehren Joseph.

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To immerse students in the richness and intrigue of the content areas, let the kids lead the way!

In Inquiry Illuminated, Anne Goudvis, Stephanie Harvey, and classroom teacher Brad Buhrow shine a light on researcher’s workshop-an approach whose true north emerges from kids’ curiosity. Adapting structures you already know from reader’s and writer’s workshop, they share a predictable, proven, and-most importantly-authentic approach that:

  • creates irresistible investigations in science, history and social studies, or language arts
  • increases students’ independence and agency by gradually releasing responsibility for inquiry
  • effectively integrates literacy and content through strategies for comprehension and critical thinking.

With copious full-color photographs and classroom video, Inquiry Illuminated shows how to create a culture where thoughtfulness, creativity, and collaboration can turn wonder into powerful inquiry. Then, with researcher’s workshop, you’ll uncover a process that transforms curiosity into opportunities to ask questions and follow a path to new understandings. Throughout you’ll discover how to bring in what you already do in reader’s and writer’s workshop to support students’ investigations as they read, write, create, and take action.

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

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“What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to find out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their questions is what this book is all about.

Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments takes an in-depth look at children’s inquiry. What does inquiry look like in early childhood settings? How does the environment affect children’s inquiries and teachers’ thought processes? Inquiry-Based Early Learning Environments examines inquiry in all its facets, including environments that support relationships, that create a culture of risk-taking in our thinking, that support teachers as well as children, that include families, that use documentation as a way of thinking about our work, and of course, the physical environment and all the objects and spaces within it. Throughout, stories about environments and approaches to inquiry from around the world are included as examples.”

Inquiry mindset: nurturing the dreams, wonders, & curiosities of our youngest learners / Trevor MacKenzie with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt.

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From their youngest years, our children are innately curious. They explore the world around them through play, imagination, and discovery. They build meaning, they create understanding, and they unabashedly share their learning. It’s in this process that they find joy in life and relevance in the world around them.

Why, then, do some of our students become disconnected from their learning in school? Where does this natural curiosity go? And how, as educators, can we ensure all of our students experience a meaningful and wonder-filled journey through their education?

It’s these questions that Trevor MacKenzie, author of the critically acclaimed book Dive into Inquiry, answers in Inquiry Mindset. Co-written with kindergarten teacher Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt, Inquiry Mindset offers a highly accessible journey through inquiry in the younger years. You’ll learn how to . . .

  • Empower your learners, increase engagement, and accelerate achievement.
  • Harness the wonderings and curiosities of your students and leverage them into powerful learning opportunities.
  • Cultivate an inquiry mindset both as a teacher and in your students
  • Adopt an inquiry approach that results in the most authentic and inspiring learning you’ve ever experienced

 

Picture books which can be used to introduce students to Inquiry-Based Learning

Ada Twist, scientist / by Andrea Beaty; illustrated by David Roberts.

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“Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power of perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”

Ada Twist’s head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie–stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer–Ada has always been endlessly curious.

Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don’t go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious.”

 

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What do you do with an idea? / written by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Mae Besom; designed by Sarah Forster; edited by M.H. Clark & Amelia Riedler; creative direction by Julie Flahiff.

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What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that’s different, or daring, or a little wild?

This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world.

It’s a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed too big, too odd, too difficult.

It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it space to grow, and to see what happens next.

What Do You Do With an Idea? has won several awards, including the Independent Publisher’s Book Gold Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.

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Imagine a place / words by Sarah L. Thomson; paintings by Rob Gonsalves.

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If you can imagine a place, you can go there.

“Imagine a place that makes you feel as free as a bird. Imagine a place where getting there is worth whatever it takes.

Imagine a place that makes you feel like it’s always been your destination. Imagine a place made out of pure imagination.

Imagine a Place is a gorgeous companion to the critically acclaimed Imagine a Night and Imagine a Day, and reminds us that imagination is powerful enough to take us anywhere we want to go.

And Rob Gonsalves’s exquisitely conceived paintings leave you in awe…of his imagination.”

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Step forward with curiosity / Shannon Welbourn.

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“Without curiosity, we may never have known the world’s greatest inventions or discovered its most amazing places.

This empowering title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how being curious about the world around you can help you reach your goals.

Inspirational stories of individuals show how their curiosity led them to regularly ask questions and seek answers leading them to uncover new and exciting things.

Learn how to make curiosity a habit that will help you step forward.”

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Anything is possible / Giulia Belloni, Marco Trevisan.

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“The sheep in this story is a dreamer, while her friend the wolf has a more practical disposition.

One day the sheep runs to the wolf with an idea. She wants to build a flying machine!

But the wolf tells her it’s impossible.

Eventually, however, the sheep’s dream gets the better of the wolf’s doubts, and they begin to work on the project together.

Through perseverance and the process of trial and error, the sheep and wolf manage to create a winning design, brought to life by architecturally and mathematically inspired paper collage art.

At the end of this whimsical tale, even the wolf has to admit that anything is possible!”

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ONLINE Inquiry books

The genius hour guidebook: fostering passion, wonder, and inquiry in the classroom by Denise Krebs, Gallit Zvi.

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“Promote your students’ creativity and get them excited about learning! In the second edition of this popular, practical book, authors Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi show you how to implement Genius Hour, a time when students can develop their own inquiry-based projects around their passions and take ownership of their work. Brought to you by MiddleWeb and Routledge Eye On Education, the book takes you step-by-step through planning and teaching Genius Hour. You’ll learn how to guide your students as they: inspire learning and brainstorm wonders; develop inquiry questions based on their interests; conduct research and experiments about their topic of choice; create presentations to teach their fellow students in creative ways; and present their finished product for a final assessment. This edition includes new chapters on managing your classroom projects and recommended books. Throughout the book you will find voices from the Genius Hour community sharing real life stories and inspiration. Appendices contain handy FAQs and ready-made lessons and resources. In addition, a companion website, www.geniushourguide.org, offers bonus materials and regular updates to support you as you implement Genius Hour in your own classroom”

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A practical guide to enquiry-based primary teaching: a reflective journey / Hellen Hill.

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“A Practical Guide to Enquiry-Based Primary Teaching is a practical guide for developing an enquiry approach in primary schools.

It is intended for use by the primary practitioner as a thinking diary to nurture the skills required to be a successful, confident teacher and to support the school’s development.

The book provides space for the practitioner to record highs and lows in the classroom and experiences in meetings and training, ensuring it serves as a personal record of what works well but also a pertinent reminder of what can improve and what to learn from mistakes. This book is a bespoke journal which will be a valuable daily aid for primary teachers”

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Nature Education with young children: integrating Inquiry and Practice / edited by Daniel R. Meier and Stephanie Sisk-Hilton.

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“Now in a fully updated second edition, Nature Education and Young Children remains a thoughtful, sophisticated teacher resource that blends theory and practice on nature education, children’s inquiry-based learning, and reflective teaching. Reorganized to enhance its intuitive flow, this edition features a Foreword by David Sobel and three wholly new chapters examining nature and literacy in kindergarten, outdoor play and children’s agency in a forest school, and the power of nature inquiry for dual language learners. Revised to reflect the latest research and guidelines, this book offers a seamless integration of science concepts into the daily intellectual and social investigations that occur in early childhood. With a fresh framing of nature exploration in the context of our current educational landscape, this text is a comprehensive guide for educators and students looking to introduce and deepen connections between nature education and teacher inquiry and reflection”

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Ask, explore, write: an inquiry-driven approach to science and literacy learning / Troy Hicks, Jeremy Hyler, Wiline Pangle.

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“Learn how to effectively incorporate literacy instruction into your middle or high school science classroom.

This practical book presents ten innovative strategies you can use to improve students’ abilities to read and write various types of scientific nonfiction, including argument essays, informational pieces, infographics, and more.

The strategies are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for ease of implementation. In addition, each chapter includes a variety of tools and examples of student work to help you along the way”

Remembrance Day books and other books about war for reading and sharing with students:

1. Remembrance Day: “Lest we forget” / Jill Foran

“Canadian Celebrations provides an exciting look at the events that people take part in during Canada’s major holidays. Each title provides information about the history, symbols, and traditions of these special days.”

2. In Flanders Fields: the story of the poem by John McCrae / Linda Granfield; [illustrated
by] Janet Wilson; with an introduction by Dr. Tim Cook.

“In this award-winning book, the lines of the celebrated poem are interwoven with fascinating information about the First World War (1914-1918) and details of daily life in the trenches in Europe. Also included are accounts of McCrae’s experience in his field hospital and the circumstances that led to the writing of “In Flanders Fields.”

3. On Remembrance Day By Eleanor Creasey

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An exploration of Canadian Remembrance Day history, customs, and traditions. Who are the people who offered their lives in war? Why do we remember them? How do we honour their memory?

For children learning about remembrance and the human toll of war, there can be hard questions to answer. This book is meant to answer the questions kids ask about Remembrance Day and to explain how and why we honour the men and women who have served our country. Canada has developed unique ways of honouring and demonstrating respect for its war dead and veterans.

Through every generation there are Canadian families who have lost loved ones to international conflict and war. On Remembrance Day presents the origins, traditions, and customs of Canada’s Remembrance Day in a fashion that is engaging and easy to read.

 

4. Remembrance Day / Molly Aloian

“Each year on November 11th, millions of people in Canada and other countries in the Commonwealth take time to remember the men and women who served their countries during times of war. This book describes how people around the world hold similar services featuring poppies, poems, and special prayers.”

5. Un coquelicot pour se souvenir / Heather Patterson ; [illustrations] Ron Lightburn ; text français de Claudine Azoulay

Un po’me sur l’espoir qu’inspire le coquelicot, qui s’?panouit l? o? la guerre a d’cim? tant d’humains. Ce po’me est le point de d’part d’une vaste campagne qui vise ? aider les victimes de la guerre, tout en rappelant aux autres combien il a fallu de courage pour survivre ? cette p’riode troubl’e.

Moving text coupled with stunning illustrations by Governor General’s Award-winning artist Ron Lightburn explain the symbolism behind the poppy.
A bonus for teachers is the five-page spread all about the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” Canada’s wartime and peacekeeping endeavours, and the adoption of the poppy as our Remembrance Day emblem.

6. A poppy is to remember / Heather Patterson ; [illustrations] Ron Lightburn.

“With soothing words and illustrations aimed specifically at younger readers, children will learn how the bright red poppy became the symbol for honouring those who fought for freedom.

The text is simple and is combined with stunning paintings by award-winning illustrator Ron Lightburn. The familiar poem, “In Flanders Fields,” is included, along with information about the symbolism and history of the poppy and Remembrance Day – all geared towards helping parents and teachers explain the significance of past and present wars and Canada’s peacekeeping missions.”

7. Remembrance Day / Liz Gogerly

Looking back at the First and Second World Wars, this book investigates the origins of Remembrance Day, and how its significance has grown to incorporate conflicts up to the present day. Explaining why we wear poppies, the book goes on to explore what Remembrance Day means for people today and describes the work of the British Legion.

8. Proud as a peacock, brave as a lion / Jane Barclay; illustrated by Renné Benoit

“Much has been written about war and remembrance, but very little of it has been for young children. As questions come from a young grandchild, his grandpa talks about how, as a very young man, he was as proud as a peacock in uniform, busy as a beaver on his Atlantic crossing, and brave as a lion charging into battle”.

9. Hana’s suitcase anniversary album / by Karen Levine

“A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana’s suitcase was sent to her.”

10. Hana’s suitcase / Karen Levine
“In the spring of 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a Holocaust education center in Tokyo, received an empty suitcase from the Auschwitz museum. From the moment she saw it, Fumiko was captivated by the writing on the outside of the suitcase, which identified its owner: “Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Waisenkind” (the German word for orphan). Children visiting the center were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? Where did she come from? What happened to her? Fueled by their curiosity, Fumiko began a year of detective work, scouring the world for clues.

Writer Karen Levine follows Fumiko in her search, from present-day Japan, Europe and North America back to 1938 Czechoslovakia and the young Hana Brady, a fun-loving child with a passion for ice-skating. Together with Fumiko, we learn of Hana’s loving parents and older brother, George, and discover how the family’s happy life in a small town was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis. Full of mystery, Hana’s story comes to life through the eyes of Fumiko and later her brother George, who now lives in Canada. Photographs and original wartime documents enhance a journey that bridges cultures, generations and time. The introduction is by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.”

11. The last train: a Holocaust story / by Rona Arato

“The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.

Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos feel insulated from the war — even as it rages all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizens from invasion, but in 1944 Hitler breaks his promise to keep the Nazis out of Hungary.

The Nazi occupation forces the family into situations of growing panic and fear: first into a ghetto in their hometown; then a labor camp in Austria; and, finally, to the deadly Bergen Belsen camp deep in the heart of Germany. Separated from their father, 6-year-old Paul and 11-year-old Oscar must care for their increasingly sick mother, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy amid the horrors of the camp.

In the spring of 1945, the boys see British planes flying over the camp, and a spark of hope that the war will soon end ignites. And then, they are forced onto a dark, stinking boxcar by the Nazi guards. After four days on the train, the boys are convinced they will be killed, but through a twist of fate, the train is discovered and liberated by a battalion of American soldiers marching through Germany.

The book concludes when Paul, now a grown man living in Canada, stumbles upon photographs on the internet of his train being liberated. After writing to the man who posted the pictures, Paul is presented with an opportunity to meet his rescuers at a reunion in New York — but first he must decide if he is prepared to reopen the wounds of his past.
“The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.”

12. To hope and back: the journey of the St. Louis / Kathy Kacer

“Lisa and Sol board the luxury ship St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 1939. Lisa and her family are in first class; Sol and his parents are below in tourist class. The children have mixed feelings–they’re excited to be beginning this voyage to a better life and sad to be leaving their old lives behind. They are Jewish, as are almost all of the 937 passengers on board, and although war has not been officially declared in Europe, the Nazis have been persecuting Jews for years. As they set sail for Cuba, the atmosphere on the ship is optimistic, led by the German captain Gustave Shröder, who is determined to see his passengers to safety. But as they learn that Hitler’s propaganda has turned the country against them, the mood changes to despair. They are turned away–first from Cuba, then the United States, and then Canada.

The story of Lisa and Sol is set against the tragic true history of the St. Louis. Denied entry from port after port, the captain was forced to return his Jewish passengers to Europe, where many died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of Sol and Lisa, we see the injustice and heartbreak that were caused by the prejudice and hatred of so many.”

13. No pretty pictures: a child of war / Anita Lobel

‘The beloved Caldecott Honor artist now recounts a tale of vastly different kind — her own achingly potent memoir of a childhood of flight, imprisonment, and uncommon bravery in Nazi-occupied Poland. Anita Lobel was barely five when the war began and sixteen by the time she came to America from Sweden, where she had been sent to recover at the end of the war. This haunting book, illustrated with the author’s archival photographs, is the remarkable account of her life during those years. Poised, forthright, and always ready to embrace life, Anita Lobel is the main character in the most personal story she will ever tell.The beloved Caldecott Honor artist now recounts a tale of vastly different kind — her own achingly potent memoir of a childhood of flight, imprisonment, and uncommon bravery in Nazi-occupied Poland. Anita Lobel was barely five when the war began and sixteen by the time she came to America from Sweden, where she had been sent to recover at the end of the war. This haunting book, illustrated with the author’s archival photographs, is the remarkable account of her life during those years. Poised, forthright, and always ready to embrace life, Anita Lobel is the main character in the most personal story she will ever tell.”

 

14. Faces of courage: young heroes of World War II / by Sally M. Rogow

“Depicts the struggle for survival by brave young people who risked their lives to defy the Nazis. There is Kirsten, a young Danish girl who helped save a group of Jewish children from the clutches of the Nazis. Yojo, a Gypsy teenager, guided downed British pilots over the Pyrenees Mountains to freedom in Spain. Jacques, a blind French teenager, organised a student resistance group called Volunteers of Liberty. The Eidelweiss Pirates were German teenagers who opposed the Hitler Youth and aided homeless Jewish children and runways. And Jacob, a young Pole, concealed his Jewish identity and went to work in a German armament factory. Three of the stories relate the heroics of real people; the others are about fictional characters but are based on documented events..”

15. Rescuing the children: the story of the Kindertransport / by Deborah Hodge

“This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain.

The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.”

16. Passage to freedom: the Sugihara story / written by Ken Mochizuki; illustrated by Dom  Lee; afterword by Hiroki Sugihara

“The true story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Schindler, who, with his family’s encouragement, saved thousands of Jews in Lithuania during World War II.

As a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania in the 1940s, Chiune Sugihara had a chance to help thousands of Jews escape the Holocaust through Japan, but it was against his government’s orders. When his five-year-old son Hiroki asked, If we don’t help them, won’t they die? Sugihara decided to assist the refugees.

Based on Hiroki Sugihara’s own words, Passage to Freedom is the first fully illustrated children’s book to tell Sugihara’s heroic story, highlighting his courageous humanity, and the importance of a child’s opinion in his father’s decision.”

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.


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

Due to the quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will remain closed until further notice. The library continues to provide access to electronic resources and librarian support for research, teaching and learning.

Research help is available from UBC Education Library via email or remote consultation.

Looking for a book or article? Want to book a Zoom research session? Have a question about citations?

Please reach out to ed.lib@ubc.ca for assistance.

For continued library service updates, please visit: services.library.ubc.ca/covid-19-response

X̱wi7x̱wa Library and Education Library are pleased to present a virtual display of over 50 electronic picture books, graphic novels, fiction, non-fiction and biographies featuring Indigenous themes and authorship.

These Indigenous children’s literature titles were carefully compiled by the employees of X̱wi7x̱wa Library and are all available online at UBC Library.

Please click on the book cover or the title and then “Full Text Online” to access these eBooks.

 


7 Générations: Pierre (Volume 1, French Edition) by David A. Robertson (2013)
Graphic novel

 


7 Générations: Cicatrices (Volume 2, French Edition) by David A. Robertson (2013)
Graphic novel

 


A blanket of butterflies by Richard Van Camp  (2015)
Graphic novel

 


Catching spring by Sylvia Olsen (2004)
Juvenile fiction

 


Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers  (2014)
Picture book

 


Comment la rivière Petitcodiac devint boueuse / Ta’n Tel-kisi-siskuapua’qsepp Petikodiac Sipu / How the Petitcodiac River became Muddy (French, Mi’kmaq and English) by Marguerite Maillet (2011)
Illustrated folklore

 


Death by dinosaur: A Sam Stellar mystery by Jacqueline Guest (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


A different game by Sylvia Olsen (2010)
Juvenile fiction

 


Ends/begins by David A. Robertson (2010)
Graphic novel

 


The evolution of Alice by David A. Robertson (2014)
Juvenile fiction

 


Fatty legs: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2010)
Juvenile non-fiction

 


Ghost river by Tony Birch (2015)
Juvenile fiction

 


Ghosts by David A. Robertson (2019)
Juvenile fiction

 


The grizzly mother by Brett D. Huson (2019)
Picture book

 


Halfbreed by Maria Campbell (1982)
Biography

 


He who dreams by Melanie Florence (2017)
Juvenile fiction

 


Him standing by Richard Wagamese (2013)
Juvenile fiction

 


How things came to be: Inuit stories of creation by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (2015)
Illustrated folklore

 


Kiss by kiss: Ocêtôwina: a counting book for families (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Le roi de glace: Mkumiey eleke’wit = The ice king (French, Mi’kmaq and English) by Corine Gallant (2012)
Illustrated folklore

 


Little you: Kitapisîsisin (Bush Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Little you: Anetséleh (South Slavey and English) by Richard Van Camp (2013)
Picture book

 


Little you: Nën Nechíle (Chipewyan and English) by Richard Van Camp (2013)
Picture book

 


Little you: Kîya-K’apisîsisîyân (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


May we have enough to share by Richard Van Camp (2019)
Picture book

 


Middle row by Sylvia Olsen, Sylvia (2008)
Juvenile fiction

 


Molly’s promise by Sylvia Olsen (2013)
Juvenile fiction

 


Monsters by David A. Robertson (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


Murphy and Mousetrap by Sylvia Olsen (2005)
Juvenile fiction

 


My heart fills with happiness by Monique Gray Smith (2016)
Picture book

 


My heart fills with happiness / ni Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih (Plains Cree Edition) by Monique Gray Smith (2018)
Picture book

 


Native American games and stories by James Bruchac (2000)
Juvenile non-fiction

 


The next sure thing by Richard Wagamese (2011)
Fiction

 


Nimoshom and his bus by Penny Thomas (2017)
Picture book

 


Not my girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2014)
Picture book

 


Pemmican wars (Vol 1: A girl called Echo) by Katherena Vermette (2017)
Graphic novel

 


The poet: Pauline Johnson by David A. Robertson (2014)
Graphic novel

 

Powwow counting in Cree by Penny Thomas (2013) **Coming Soon**
Picture book

 


The raven and the loon by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (2014)
Picture book

 


The raven and the loon: Inuktitut language version (by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (2013)
Picture book

 


Raven brings the light: A Northwest Coast legend by Roy Henry Vickers (2013)
Picture book

 


The rebel: Gabriel Dumont by David A. Robertson (2014)
Graphic novel

 


Scars by David A. Robertson (2010)
Graphic novel

 


Soapstone porcupine by Jeff Pinkney (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


Sous la lune de corbeau (French) by David Bouchard (2016)
Picture book

 


Speaking our truth: a journey of reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith (2017)
Non-fiction

 


A stranger at home: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2011)
Biography

 


Strangers by David A. Robertson, David (2017)
Juvenile fiction

 


Sugar Falls: a Residential School Story by Robertson, David Alexander (2012)
Graphic novel

 


The pact by David A. Robertson (2011)
Graphic novel

 


Three feathers by Richard Van Camp (2015)
Graphic novel

 


The way of thorn and thunder: the Kynship chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice (2011)
Fiction

 


We sang you home by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


We sang you home: Ka kîweh nikâmôstamâtinân (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Welcome song for baby: a lullaby for newborns by Richard Van Camp, Richard (2007)
Picture book

 


Welcome song for baby / ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’ (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


What the Elders Have Taught Us: Alaska Native Ways – Photography by Roy Corral. (2013)
Non-fiction

 


Yellow line by Sylvia Olsen (2005)
Juvenile fiction

 


You hold me up by Monique Gray Smith (2017)
Picture book

 


You hold me up /Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna (Plains Cree and English) by Monique Gray Smith (2018)
Picture book

 

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