Recommended Reading for Kids
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Watch & Listen to Picture Books Online
Storybooks Canada is a website for teachers, parents, and community members that aims to promote bilingualism and multilingualism in Canada. It makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available in the major immigrant and refugee languages of Canada, in addition to the official languages of English and French. A story that is read in English or French at school can be read in the mother tongue by parents and children at home. In this way, Storybooks Canada helps children to maintain the mother tongue in both oral and print form, while learning one of Canada’s official languages. Similarly, the audio versions of the stories can help beginning readers and language learners make the important connection between speech and text.
TumbleBooks is an online animated, talking picture books collection which teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Try it out!
Kirkus Recommended Children and Teen Books of 2017:
The Horn Book – Recommended Books
Canadian Children’s Book Centre – a wealth of information including comprehensive lists of recommended book titles for kids.