Building Belonging- diversity, Events, Genre, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Biographies/Autobiographies/Memoirs for Kids, World Down Syndrome Day, and Battle of the Books

Let’s start with a round-up of biography books for kids and tweens/teens! There are so many great choices these days for kids to learn about interesting people in the world.

who was duke ellington?


Middle Grade Biographies and Memoirs in Verse

New Biography Books for Elementary and Middle School

World Down Syndrome Day, Online Book Sale Continues, and New Blog Feature- HHCS Reads- Interview with Mrs. Spencer

Last week we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day!  Above is a link to my post from last year with some books to learn more.

I’m excited to be starting a Battle of the Books team!  If your child is interested and missed last week’s introductory meeting, there is still time to join.  We will meet during two recess times each week.  This program is organized and hosted by the Halton Hills Public Library.

Battle of the Books

Halton Hills Public Library Logo

Special Days/Weeks/Months

Books for Pi Day and Kids who Like Math, Resources for World Water Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful March break!  March 14 was Pi day!  Here are some book lists to celebrate the number Pi and all things mathematical!

14 Math Books Perfect for Pi Day- Scholastic

A Mighty Girl- Books about Math

Math Chapter Books and Story Collections

PBS Parents- Books to Excite Your Child’s Mathematical Imagination

Tuesday March 22 is World Water Day!  I hope these resources will be helpful for using with your children on this important topic.

Kid World Citizen- World Water Day

Water Collection in Ethiopia- Kid World Citizen


23 Children’s Books to Inspire Ocean Conservation

Children’s Books About Water & Keeping It Clean

World Water Day Reading List

Special Days/Weeks/Months

Women’s History Month

We had a wonderful week last week with our Accelerated Reader celebrations.  Congratulations to all who met their AR goal!  Students had an Olympics theme this week at school, with completing the Reading Olympics Challenge, (winners to be announced at school this week) a theme-dress day as an Olympian or a person from a country in the world, learning about Olympic sports and traditions, and class campfires with delicious treats.

March is Women’s History Month and I have a lot of great resource lists to share with you.  I have a display of books related to this theme in the library at school.  I am encouraging the students to take them out and give them a try- maybe you can remind your children at home as well to try some of these books and learn something new! Wishing everyone a happy March Break- only a few more days to go!

25 Children’s Picture Books for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month: A Book Every Day

A Mighty Girl- Celebrating Women’s History in Pictures


Books Celebrating Women’s History Month for Young Kids

Picture Books about Women in History

National Geographic- Women’s History Month

Colours of Us- Women’s History Month

30 Multicultural Children’s Books About Women In STEM