Category Archives: Recommended Books

See the resemblance?

              As many students and staff know, every Halloween I dress up as a book character. So far, I’ve been Olivia, Baby Mouse, Fancy Nancy, Pete the Cat, Chester, and the Queen of Hearts. … Continue reading

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Mo Willems visits Vancouver!

On Friday, June 10th , Mo Willems came to Vancouver, the only Canadian city he was visiting on his North American tour. Kidsbooks hosted the event and it was sold out within 24 hours so  it was a real privilege to get … Continue reading

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May is Thank-O-Rama Month!

All good things … and book series must come to an end! This is going to be a hard lesson for some of our young readers at Seaforth when I share some sad news from the literary world. With the publication … Continue reading

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Seaforth Stampede Sports Day

Howdy pardners, this year’s Sports Day theme is Western and we have aptly named it the Seaforth Stampede. During the week leading up to Sports Day, I will be reading a humourous story by Jan Brett titled Armadillo Rodeo to the lower primary … Continue reading

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Chris Grabenstein , Children’s Author in Vancouver

Last Wednesday evening, Ms.Higgins went to see the author of one of the YRCA 2016 titles, Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library , Chris Grabenstein which was hosted by Vancouver Kidsbooks. It was a delightful and informative presentation in which Mr. Grabenstein had children … Continue reading

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Willy’s Stories by Anthony Browne

This morning, I read the first part of Willy’s Stories, a picturebook by Anthony Browne, a gifted author and illustrator from England, to Division 9 . It is about Willy who goes to the library, and on each page of the picturebook, he … Continue reading

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February is Black History month

              This month, part of the focus of the library program for primary students and some lower intermediate was using picturebooks to find out more about Black History in Canada and the United States. Ms. … Continue reading

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Freedom to Read week – Feb. 21 to 27

This week is Freedom to Read week, a time to stop and reflect about our rights as readers. Intermediate classes were shown some of the banned and challenged books that are in our school library and were taught what about censorship. … Continue reading

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National Flag of Canada Day – Monday, Feb.15

This Monday was National Flag of Canada Day so many of the classes this week learned about our flag and its history. On February 15th, 1965 the Federal Government  voted to replace the Red Ensign with our current flag. Classes learned about … Continue reading

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Brandee Buble Day!

On Friday, January 29th , we were so fortunate to have Brandee Buble come and present her two books, O’Shae the Octopus and Jayde the Jaybird. She was thrilled to be back at her elementary school that holds a special place in … Continue reading

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