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When I Think Of The Alphabet…
A collection of young authors, Illustrated by Kelly Daly
For ages: Early Readers and up
Perfect for the young reader who’s learning their ABCs or even older elementary aged students. What sets this pick apart from other alphabet books is that the authors are actually students and the illustrator is a high-school art teacher. Born out of a writing competition in Quebec, students in grades 5 and 6 were asked to write about a letter of their choice. Most words can be found within illustrations, and each description is personally signed by the author.
By Scott Campbell, Illustrated by Scott Campbell
For ages: 4-8
For all those children who love a good hug, this book tells the happy tale of a little boy with a passion for hugging. There’s no hug challenge that he can resist! A great book for children to read with their families, it will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Warning: ensure your arms are free after reading this picture book – you’ll want to reach out for a hug!
Follow Your Money
By Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka, Illustrated by Kevin Sylvester
For ages: 9-12
In Follow Your Money, students are encouraged to do that very thing by exploring: “Who gets it, Who Spends it, Where does it go?” Financial concepts are broken down with creative illustrations and examples that young people can relate to in a language they will actually understand. Topics range from the true cost of going to the movies to buying designer versus no-name brand jeans. A perfect read for financial literacy month in November!
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