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Indigenous Solidarity Day: Friday June 21st

book cover Bowwow Powwow by Brenda ChildCelebrate Indigenous Solidarity Day with a book! London Public Library's Indigenous Reads may lead you to a special book.  Dual-language book Bowwow Powpow by Brenda Child tells the story, in English and Ojibwe, of Windy Girl and her beloved dog Itchy Boy and the wonder of the powwow -- traditional dances, drumming, all her community coming together.

Your own flashlight on June 22! Get Your Summer Read On Day!

book cover At The Library by Heather Alexander Get Your Summer Read On Day is June 22 -- sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club at any location to receive your own little flashlight.  Cozy up and read At The Library, "A Shine-A-Light Book" by Heather Alexander -- hold the book up in front of your flashlight to see what's hidden...an xray? a squid? your favorite library books?

Celebrate Indigenous Children's Authors: June 11 - 21 at your Library!

book cover image Once in A Blue Moon by Danielle DanielOnce in A Blue Moon, skipping down the sidewalk, I saw a dragonfly sitting on a leaf! Do you like to discover the unexpected in nature? Explore the artwork of Danielle Daniel -- and Julie Flett too! Drop in to any Library location June 11 - 21 to create with interactive displays.  Let's Celebrate Indigenous Children's Authors


Flashlight: Book Review & your own little flashlight coming soon on June 22!

picture book cover Flashlight by Lizi BoydA magical wordless picture book,  Flashlight by Lizi Boyd shows a child's nighttime explorations of the dark woods with their flashlight -- putting a spotlight on noctural animals.  But then the animals take over the flashlight and it's the child's turn to be in beam of light! 

Do you want to read under the covers with your own little flashlight? Drop in to any location of London Public Library on Saturday, June 22 to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club and get a flashlight!

Celebrate Indigenous Children's Authors: Wild Berries by Julie Flett

book cover Julie Flett's Wild BerriesIn Wild Berries, Cree-Métis author Julie Flett celebrates a magical day when a child and grandmother go blueberry picking and uncover all the wonders of the woods - tickly ants, a stunning spider web, a furtive fox.

My favourite children's book of 2018 is ...

Winter is Here (book cover image)What better way to celebrate winter's arrival than by sharing a book! Award-winning author Kevin Henkes's words skate smoothly alongside Laura Dronzek's lively paintings of a neighbourhood where people, squirrels, dogs and birds embrace the wonders of snow.  And yes, spring will come.  It always does! We loved flipping between the opening pages and the

Author Spotlight: Britta Teckentrup

We love the whimsical and endearing stories of author/illustrator Britta Teckentrup! Her characters may be grumpy, clumsy, and smelly but they are also kind, clever, friendly and lovable.

Book Cover Image:  Get out of my bath!This whimsical and interactive story will have you splashing along with Ellie the elephant as she tries to regain control when her relaxing bath is invaded by uninvited friends.

Be Silly and Build Literacy!

Book Cover Image of Moo baa la la laWe all feel a little silly clucking like chickens and snorting like pigs; but hearing and making animal sounds helps us hear different kinds of sounds in language. This develops literacy skills and reading readiness. At the same time, being silly and having fun with sounds and words makes reading fun, and fun with books is essential to developing a lifelong love of reading. So,

Gathering leaves & acorns: the wonders of autumn!

book cover Leaf ManIt's the perfect time of year for a leaf walk!  Gather leaves and acorns,

Write a Book Review to Earn an Online Virtual Ballot!

book coverIt's easy to write a Summer Reading Club book review onlineFollow this link to read other Kids Reviews and then write your own by clicking on "Report Online".  We do a draw every week from our online book review submissions, so not only do you get published on our website, but you also get a chance to win a