Grilled Cheeseis a fun bilingual children’s magazine created and printed in Montreal. Each issue is jam-packed with terrific activities and engaging stories. The theme of the upcoming summer issue is Forest/Forêt.
Sciences Mag Junior is a brand new science magazine for kids published by La Liberté, Manitoba’s French-speaking weekly newspaper. In Issue No. 1, medical experts from Manitoba explain Covid-19 in a fun and colourful way.
Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBook Library takes existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you.
Littératout offers a wide range of online reading resources from kindergarten to grade 8 and the option to choose your child's grade level on the homepage. **NOTE: these resources are for Francophone speakers so, FI students may need to make reading choices that do not reflect their grade levels.
The Festival of Literary Diversity’s Kids Bookfest is holding weekly webinars on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Children can join authors and illustrators who are reading from and talking about their latest books as well as tackling a craft project. FOLD has made the experience, done through Zoom, very interactive. Upcoming April webinars feature authors Kyo Maclear and Matthew Forsythe.
Canadian children’s librarian Kathie MacIsaac and teacher-author Colleen Nelson have started a middle-grade book club. Kids have a month to read the book and then MacIsaac will host a video meet-up between the author and all participants. First up is Kenneth Oppel for his new alien-plant-invasion thriller Bloom (April 30); next Michelle Kadarusman drops in to discuss her Tasmanian rainforest–set Music for Tigers (May 30); and Nelson will discuss her canine adventure, Harvey Comes Home, featuring the eponymous West Highland Terrier (June 24).