Resource title: Canadian Student Research Centre Author: EBSCOhost Bibliographic entry Ebsco Industries. (2012). Canadian Student Research Centre. Description This database is designed for students to access media and book sources through a search.  It is has many features to assist with search terms including a visual search, sorting results and lexile. Reaction This is the […]

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Book title: The Canadian Encyclopedia Author: Historica-Dominion Bibliographic entry Historica-Dominion (Ed.). (2012). The Canadian encyclopedia. Retrieved from The Canadian Encyclopedia database. Description Organized by key people and events in Canadian history, the encyclopedia has fact-based articles searchable by keyword.  It also recommends articles for browsing and links to a live bilingual blog that highlights different topics within […]

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Book title: Bats: Furry fliers of the night Author: Mary Kay Carson Bibliographic entry  Carson, M. K. (2012). Bats: Furry fliers of the night. Bookerella. Description This book app or bapp is a brand-new hybrid non-fiction book mixed with an ipad app.  It is broken into seven chapters starting with descriptions of bats and their habitats […]

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Book title: Pyongyang: A journey in North Korea Author: Guy Delisle Bibliographic entry  Delisle, G. (2007). Pyongyang: A journey in North Korea. Montreal, Canada: Drawn & Quarterly Books. Description  This non-fiction graphic novel is about Delisle’s trip to North Korea to work in an animation studio there. Reaction The black and white drawings are simple and journalistic. […]

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Book title: Children’s Transportation Encyclopedia Editor: James Harrison Bibliographic entry Harrison, J. (Ed.). (2001). Children’s transportation encyclopedia. Vancouver, Canada: New Millenium Books. Description  This encyclopedia covers historical and modern developments in transportation for vehicles on wheels, on water, on the tracks, in the air and in space. Reaction  The drawings of each vehicle are almost photographic in […]

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Book title: Atlas of ancient worlds: People and places from the past Author: Peter Chrisp Bibliographic entry Chrisp, P. (2009). Atlas of ancient worlds: People and places from the past. New York, NY: Dorling Kindersley. Description  Organized by continent, this atlas conveys textual and visual descriptions of ancient people.  It is filled with maps and historical artifacts […]

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Book title: The World Almanac for Kids 2013 Author: World Almanac Books Bibliographic entry  World Almanac Books (Ed.). (2013). The world almanac for kids 2013. New York, NY: World Almanac Books. Description  This almanac is filled with pictures and facts.  It highlights popular culture in the year 2012 and is organized by topic alphabetically from animals to […]

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Book title: Life Author: Keith Richards Bibliographic entry  Richards, K. (2010). Life. Hatchette Audio. Description  The autobiography of the infamous rock star.  It includes his early influences, his struggles with addiction, good times and bad times with The Rolling Stones.  His personal life is revealed through romantic escapades, marriage, and fatherhood. Reaction Filled with profanity and […]

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So many of the changes in our library, representing the new Ontario School Library Association’s document Together for Learning, are fundamentally shifting how we see popular culture’s role in education. The document recognizes the need for social networking and meeting the students where they are whether interested in graphic novels, anime or gaming. I allow gaming […]

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Book title:Just a second: A different way to look at time Author: Steve Jenkins Bibliographic entry Jenkins, S. (2011). Just a second: A different way to look at time. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Description  Jenkins provides infographic style pictures that focus on time: the history of time, comparisons with examples of different lengths of time starting […]

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