Spooky and Mysterious Stories for October

October is always eagerly anticipated – who could forget Halloween? Students love to dress-up in costumes, carve pumpkins, trick or treat, and eat candy. It also just happens to be a fun theme for reading material with magic, mystery and…

Inspirational Books by VLM readers

My goal with this column is to offer book ideas and inspiration for children and the adults who care about them. In the process, I have been introduced to new titles myself from VLM readers who have written books of…

Great Books to Rule School 

School’s in! While there is still a lot of summertime to enjoy, back to school is around the corner. Change and the unknown can be stressful for kids (and for parents). Preparing students in advance is a helpful strategy for…

The Best of STEM Books for Summer Break

STEM Stimulates Learning The summer is finally here, and school will soon become a distant memory for students. Although classrooms will be empty over the break, who says that learning has to stop? There is a huge emphasis on education…

Celebrate Father’s Day

Books About Dads for Kids and Family Last month’s Hooked on Books featured picks for moms. This June is all about dads. Luckily, there is plenty of material on the subject. There are so many great books about dads –…

Day of Pink

It’s time to dig through your closet for your favourite pink clothing because April 11th is the International Day of Pink. Students, parents and teachers…