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Ready To Read Early Literacy Backpack Kits

Ready to Read Early Literacy Backpack Kits are available for loan for three different age groups.
Look for the following colour codes to determine the appropriate age group for your child:

BLUE - Early Talkers, birth to 2 years old
RED - Talkers, 2 & 3 year olds

GREEN - Pre-readers, 4 & 5 year olds

Backpacks are packed with books that will stimulate an interest in reading, literacy-based toys and manipulatives. Sponsored by SOUTHLAKE CINEMANIA. Please Ask at the Children’s Information Desk for more information.

Tumblebook Library logoTumbleBook Library provides children with dozens of interactive picture eBooks, chapter eBooks, and more. Stories unfold in animated form, page by page, with a narrator reading aloud. View Tumblebooks.

With chapter books, graphic novels and videos, for elementary and middle school children.
View TumbleBookCloud Junior

Biblioenfants Tumblebooks in French

Livres pour enfants et Romans Jeunesse. Videos. Authors du Monde.

Great Reads recommenede by NPL Staff

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The Prince of Neither Here Nor There by Seán Cullen
Young Adult Fiction

Brendan is in high school when he learns that he is not human but a lost Faerie, a race that has co-existed on Earth with humans who are no longer aware of their existence. A sorceress wants to enlist Brendan in her battle with humans, but he escapes her clutches with help from some friends and discovers that to master his new-found powers he must find a magical pendant left with him as a baby. The book’s best moments expose the friendships and rivalries among key characters, and there is a real sense that magic takes concentration, not just memorization. Set in a Toronto with its own magical underworld, the book is often humorous, but it is the adventure and fast pace that will win over its audience. Recommended by Todd

 Grumpy Bird
by Jeremy Tankard

2-6 years

Everyone feels grumpy from time to time. It is no different for Bird. He is so grumpy he doesn’t even want to fly so he takes a walk.  It takes a bit of time but he gradually finds that the company of good friends is the best cure-all for feeling out of sorts. Jeremy Tankard complements his delightful cumulative story with a combination of bold and detailed artwork done in ink and digital media. Recommended by Susan
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Nowhere Else On Earth: Standing Tall For The Great Bear Rainforest

by Caitlyn Vernon
8+ years

When we think of rainforests we usually think of the tropical rainforests of the southern hemisphere, but Canada is home to a magical place known as the Great Bear Rainforest. It is a coastal temperate rainforest found on the central and north coast of British Columbia. It is home to some of the oldest and largest trees on the planet and some of the most amazing animal species such as the Kermode or “Spirit” bear. The author takes young readers on a fascinating journey with  a plethora of interesting facts, philosophical musings and compelling personal stories to raise awareness and encourage us to stand up for our wild places. Recommended by Susan

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The Circle Game
by Joni Mitchell & Brian Deines

4-8 years

The iconic and beautiful lyrics by Canadian musician Joni Mitchell come alive through the warm palette of Brian Deines’ dream-like artwork. In this story a young boy experiences the simple joys of life. Even though his hopes and dreams change over time, his sense of wonder and imagination always remain the same.Recommended by Susan

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