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Did you know that January 27 is Family Literacy Day? Share the joy of reading and learning together with your family, all month long! The library is celebrating with special online programs and recommended reads. We encourage you and your family to join the programs and read some of our suggested books together! Here are some highlights from the list:

 

Harold and Hog Pretend for Real by Dan Santat
Harold and Hog Pretend for Real by Dan Santat
Best friends Harold and Hog pretend to be characters from their favourite book, Elephant and Piggie. The only problem is Harold is nothing like Elephant and Hog is nothing like Piggie. Can they still find a way to have fun? If you're a fan of Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie series, you'll enjoy this story, too!

 

A Likkle Miss Lou by Nadia L. Hohn and Eugenie Fernandes
A Likkle Miss Lou by Nadia L. Hohn and Eugenie Fernandes
The story of how Jamaican entertainer and poet Louise Bennett found and learned to trust her own voice. Discover more about this book and the life of Miss Lou when author Nadia L. Hohn presents an online interactive program on Friday, January 29, at 4pm. Your family is also invited!

 

Ocean Speaks: Marie Tharp and the Map that Moved the Earth by Jess Keating and Katie Hickey
Ocean Speaks: Marie Tharp and the Map that Moved the Earth by Jess Keating and Katie Hickey
The true story of Marie Tharp, a geologist who faced many challenges because women at the time were not welcome in the field of science. But she discovered the ocean's biggest secret and shared it with the world. What was Marie's amazing discovery? Read this book to find out!

 

You Can Change the World: The Kid's Guide to a Better Planet by Lucy Bell
You Can Change the World: The Kid's Guide to a Better Planet by Lucy Bell
Kids around the world are working together to make our planet a better, safer, happier place, and now you can join in with this helpful guide! Anyone can make a difference in the world, and this books gives you many great ideas of where to start.

 

Camp Average by Craig Battle
Camp Average by Craig Battle
Eleven-year-olds Mack and Andre are going to a summer sports camp known as Camp Average — because the camp never wins anything! Things won't be the same this year though, because there’s a new camp director named Winston and he hates to lose.

 

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit (or spirit) named Pink. Suraya and Pink become friends, but Pink's shadow has a dark side... Can they find enough light to survive? Find out in this spooky story!

 

Peter & Ernesto: Sloths in the Night by Graham Annable
Peter & Ernesto: Sloths in the Night by Graham Annable
When their friend Bernard goes missing just as the sun is setting, Peter and Ernesto quickly gather their friends to form a search party. Will they find Bernard? Find out in volume 3 of the Peter & Ernesto series.