Twelfth Avenue Library – Ms Carson's Library Blog

There is lots of discussion right now about how important it is that we treat each other with respect and how everyone matters.  Christian Robinson is an illustrator/author who wrote You Matter to tell everyone that they are valued.  To learn more about him and his books visit his webpage: The Art of Fun.


As we can’t be together in the Twelfth Avenue library I thought I’d bring the library, and some stories, to you.
Click on the books on the shelves below to hear or read the story read online.

Click on the pictures above and below the table for some fun activities.

Have you ever wanted to make your own book?  The kind that you can use to record stories or doodles or anything you want?  Below is a video with instructions on how to make a wee book from one piece of paper.

Do you make books?  Please share your ideas by leaving a comment.



8-page book – materials needed: paper, scissors
Instructions –  click here

It’s time to do some non-fiction learning.  Let’s visit some of my favourite  animals and places (and one at the bottom that I’d love to meet).  Please leave me a comment as to which one interested you.

Great Blue Heron colony at Stanley Park – they are on their nests right now. Click on the Webcam and scroll down to see them up close.

Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta – if you love dinosaurs, this is the place to visit Click:  Virtual Tour   or    Museum Website

The British Museum in London, England – two million years of human history  Click: Museum Website  to explore the museum in 11 different ways.

Musee D’Orsay  in Paris – do you love art?  See work from Monet to Van Gogh Click Google Arts & Culture

Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat up close.  This webcam is in the habitat of these amazing creatures in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.   Click Webcam

There are so many great readings happening online this week.

Tundra Books has ongoing readings – including Ben Clanton (Narwhal) and Suzin Nielsen (No Fixed Address) .
Click here for this weeks schedule: Virtual Story Times and Singalongs

Orca Books has authors of picture books and chapter books reading their books (including Monique Gray Smith reading the book our grade 1s received last fall – My Heart Fills With Happiness
Scroll down this page: Orca Author Readings