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Books for Remembrance Day

Preparing for Remembrance Day commemorations are a great opportunity to talk not only about the sacrifices of the past but also to talk about our contributions to peace. Books are always a great way to introduce solemn topics while uplifting our students.

Although there are many books out there here is a list of our favourites.

A Poppy is to Remember by Heather Patterson – Learn how the poppy became a symbol for Remembrance Day.

Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay – Explore the different sides of war through animal imagery in this creative look.

In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae by Linda Granfield – Read about the story behind the the most famous poem about war.

Bunny the Brave War Horse by Elizabeth MacLeod – Experience World War I through the story of a real life war horse.

A Bear in War by Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat – Introduce students to World War I through the story of a Canadian family that exchanged letters and a teddy bear during the war.

No! by David McPhail – This (almost) wordless picture book witnesses the terrible sights and sounds of war.

The Unknown Soldier by Linda Granfield – Look at memorials around the world to remember soldiers who died in war but were never identified.

What does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky – See what kids around the world say about how peace feels.

The Peace Book by Todd Parr – Who doesn’t love a Todd Parr book? Another book about peace that appeals to younger students.

Truce by Jim Murphy – A Christmas day truce during World War I between British and German troops is described.

The Enemy: A book about peace by Davide Cali & Serge Bloch – Get two perspectives on one war war in this picture book of two soldiers on opposing sides.

What is Peace? by Wallace Edwards – A series of questions are asked to children to explore what peace means.

We also have a small collection of short expository pieces in our Remembrance Day Reading and Activities package.

What are your go to books for Remembrance Day? Share the titles in the comments below.

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We are Thankful

Pausing and thinking about what we are thankful for reminds us of how lucky we are. It began with a pairing up to share a class without really knowing each other and turned into a great friendship and business we love to grow.

We are also thankful that we have such easy access to books. We like big books and we cannot lie.

Ninja #1 is thankful for the Hardy Boys series. There were so many to pick from growing up that there never seemed to be an end to the choices.

Ninja #2 is thankful for The Dot by Peter Reynolds. No explanation needed, but it’s great for any age.

What book are you thankful for? Do you have a favourite book that you love to share with your students? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

 

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Books for Ramadan

Reading is a huge part of our classroom and it’s important to us to make sure the books and characters reflect all aspects of the lives of our students. That includes books about and including different faiths, backgrounds and cultural beliefs.

Ramadan is an important part of our classroom culture so we searched high and low to find books that our students could use to learn from and reflect on. Here are some of the titles we found and thought you should check out yourself. Continue Reading