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We’re so proud of Adam! After taking TLE’s How to Podcast workshop with his mother Enza, TLE’s Community Manager, he made his own podcast…complete with cover art using Canva. Wow!

In his first podcast, Adam reads DJ Corchin’s I Feel Lonely from the I Feel series. Have a listen and watch for more episodes to come:


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Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. Meeting authors, illustrators and storytellers can be a turning point in a child’s life, inspiring a lifelong love of reading. The readings and workshops that take place during Book Week can open a child’s eyes to the world of literature. These readings and interactions with authors, illustrators and storytellers can excite a child about literacy. Whether a child is interested in writing, drawing or telling stories aloud, Book Week inspires young imaginations, teaches children how wonderful a good book can be and encourages them to tell their own stories.

Nicola Winstanley

Nicola Winstanley’s works include Cinnamon Baby, (shortlisted for the 2012 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and honor-prize winner of the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Award), and How to Give Your Cat a Bath, (shortlisted for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award.) Her most recent picture book is Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act. She is also a fiction writer, poet and comics creator who has been published in various Canadian literary magazines including Geist, The Dalhousie Review and Grain. Nicola is a full-time professor at Humber College, where she was awarded the Humber Teaching Excellence Award for 2018.  She has appeared at The Telling Tales Festival, Word on the Street, IOFA, and Wordstock. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Auckland and an MFA from UBC. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Q & A with Nicola Winstanley

Book list

Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer (Annick Press, 2019)

How to Give Your Cat a Bath in Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by John Martz (Tundra Books, 2019)

A Bedtime Yarn by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller (Tundra Books, 2017)

The Pirate’s Bed by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Matt James (Tundra Books, 2015)

Cinnamon Baby by Nicola Winstanley, illustrated by Janice Nadeau (Kids Can Press, 2011)


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Canadian Children’s Book Week connects Canadian authors and illustrators with children and teens across Canada. Tour participants speak to their audiences about the pleasures of reading and the delights of Canadian children’s books through their presentations and workshops. Meeting authors, illustrators and storytellers can be a turning point in a child’s life, inspiring a lifelong love of reading.

The readings and workshops that take place during Book Week can open a child’s eyes to the world of literature. These readings and interactions with authors, illustrators and storytellers can excite a child about literacy. Whether a child is interested in writing, drawing or telling stories aloud, Book Week inspires young imaginations, teaches children how wonderful a good book can be and encourages them to tell their own stories.

Shane Peacock

As an author, playwright, journalist, and screenwriter, Shane Peacock has always been interested in larger-than-life characters, seeking the truth about human beings, and exploring the invisible things that matter to us all. His first book, The Great Farini, was the true account of an extraordinary 19th century man whose first of many feats was walking over Niagara Falls on a high wire. His Dylan Maples Adventures for young adults followed the exploits of an unusual teenage character; his journalism for the likes of Reader’s Digest and Sports Illustrated, documentaries for History Television and Canada’s CTV national network, and plays for the acclaimed 4th Line Theatre have featured spies, ghosts, street preachers and sumo wrestlers.

Q & A with Shane Peacock

Book list

Books by Shane Peacock

Demon
 [The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim, Book 3] (Tundra Books, 2019)

Phantom of Fire [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, 2019)

Monster [The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim, Book 2] (Tundra Books, 2018)

The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

The Secret of the Silver Mines [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

Bone Beds of the Badlands [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

Monster in the Mountains [A Dylan Maples Adventure] (Nimbus Publishing, reprint 2018)

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim (Tundra Books, 2016)

The Artist and Me by Shane Peacock, illustrated by Sophie Casson (Owlkids Books, 2016)

Separated [Seven, The Prequels] (Orca Book Publishers, 2016)

Double You [Seven, The Sequels] (Orca Book Publishers, 2014)

Becoming Holmes [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Final Case] (Tundra Books, 2012)

Last Message [Seven, The Series] (Orca Book Publishers, 2012)

The Dragon Turn [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Fifth Case] (Tundra Books, 2011)

The Secret Fiend [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Fourth Case] (Tundra Books, 2010)

Vanishing Girl [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Third Case] (Tundra Books, 2009)

Death in the Air [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His Second Case] (Tundra Books, 2008)

Eye of the Crow [The Boy Sherlock Holmes: His First Case] (Tundra Books, 2007)

Unusual Heroes: Canada’s Prime Ministers and Fathers of Confederation (Puffin Canada, 2002)


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Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April, we can open ourselves to others despite distance, and we can travel thanks to imagination. From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO will share quotes, poems and messages to symbolize the power of books and encourage reading as much as possible. By creating a sense of community through the shared readings and the shared knowledge, readers around the world can connect and mutually help curb loneliness. 

~ UNESCO

April 23rd is the day for celebrating Canadian literature and reading. Dedicate April 23rd to reading and encourage friends and family to do so, too. Celebrate by picking a new book to read or by reading a book to a child. It is also a good occasion to find a new book series to immerse yourself in or to learn more about Canadian authors.

FREE Saturday Stories on Zoom with Enza

Join us for Saturday Stories and crafts with Enza. TLE is honouring World Book Day by giving away free books during the week! Your child may be eligible to receive a free storytime activity knapsack with FREE books and craft activity supplies!

Canada Book Day

Canada Book Day is celebrated on the same day as World Book and Copyright Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

Help encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. What was your favourite story as a kid? World Book Day encourages you to get it out and read it through again, maybe to your children or grandchildren. Celebrate the day with a great book!

Great Links about Books and Stories


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How Reading Helps Children by tleliteracy


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Resources for Parents

by Centre for Family Literacy

Early interactions with your children, like sharing books, talking, singing, or playing, help lay the foundation for early language and literacy – essential skills for success.

Parents will find specially tailored and curated activities ranging from reading, recipes, rhymes and games specifically designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills in their child, and have FUN doing it!

Flit, A Family Literacy App

 

Android and iOS: Flit, A Family Literacy App


 


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Join the Contest: #LoveTLEbooks

Win a Scholastic Book Bag of 50 books for the family! Your family can enter* our free draw to win! 


  1. Take a fun picture about reading: For example, a drawing of a story or the family reading, a bookmark, a picture of a favourite story, etc.
  2. Post the pic to your Face Book or Twitter before midnight Dec. 31, 2020 and include the hashtag: #LoveTLEbooks
  3. Next, tag TLE in the post (Don’t forget to use the @ sign!!)  : 
    • FaceBook: @TheLearningExchange1
    • Twitter: @TLEliteracy
  4. CONTEST CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT 2020
  5. The winner* will be picked randomly and announced New Year’s Day! The winner will be contacted via social media.

Contest details

* Enter as often as you like!!! The contest is open to all residents of Laval, QC (18 years old +) as well as ALL Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers, families and employees. The winner can select from the following book levels and have the box delivered to the home: 

PreK-K | Grade 1/2 | Grade 3/4 | Grade 5+


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Join CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange for a great children’s literacy online event: Bedtime with Bears!! Wear your pyjamas and bring your bears to listen to stories read in both English and French.

 Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 PM

This activity is geared for children 0-7 years old + their favourite adults, siblings and all other family members! 🙂


Register today!

If you are a CDC Vimont student or member of The Learning Exchange with children or grandchildren 0-7 years old, register for a fun night of stories read by staff and a chance to win great prizes!

We will be drawing a basket of books and goodies worth 150$ among the CDC Vimont students participating!

We hope to see you there!!



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Grab the children and gather the family. Join Little Miss B as she reads and shares some of her favourite stories for the holidays!

The Elf on the Shelf | A Christmas Tradition

How does Santa really know who is naughty or nice? Listen to find out…

The Best Snowman Ever!

Molly Mouse is determined to build the biggest snowman in the world. 


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TLE is happy to share this French resource for reading with children:

Share the many pleasures of reading with your children and friends, at home or anywhere you happen to be!

Reading is a great way to have fun and share memorable moments as a family. Reading is also handy for writing someone, enjoying word games and board games, and even some video games.

You can find ways of having fun with reading along with suggestions of books for children of all ages here: www.lirecasevit.com/jouer