The 15 best tween and teen books of 2018

The 15 best tween and teen books of 2018 These riveting reads are sure to keep young readers turning the pages https://www.salon.com/2018/12/14/the-15-best-tween-and-teen-books-of-2018_partner/ “If you’re looking for books for little kids, check out our list Best Kids’ Books of 2018. “The Parker Inheritance,” by Varian Johnson (8+). Present-day kids investigate a town tragedy dating back to the Jim Crow South of the 1950s in this fast-paced mystery with wonderful characters. “The Journey of Little Charlie,” by Christopher Paul Curtis (9+). This masterful historical novel by the Newbery Medal-winning author of “Bud, Not Buddy” is narrated by a poor, white 12-year-old South Carolina sharecropper in 1858 who’s coerced into helping a brutal slave catcher. The vivid story offers hope for both individual and societal change. “The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge,” by M.T. Andersen (10+). An annoying, snooty little elf is sent on a risky peace mission to the kingdom of the goblins in a captivating fantasy filled with comically creepy violence, grotesque illustrations, an unlikely friendship, and clever takes on war and cultural misunderstandings. “The Book of Boy,” by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (10+). This historical fantasy follows the journey of a hunchback and a pilgrim through medieval France and Italy to collect mystical treasures. It’s a beautifully crafted tale that deals with religious themes and prejudices of that time. “The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler,” by John Hendrix (10+). This gripping, vivid graphic novel tells the true story of a German Lutheran pastor and theologian who joined an assassination plot against Hitler after wrestling with the question of his duty to God vs. country. It’s also...

Important Ontario Social ROI Reports

The OLS-North Nordik Institute / Algoma University Valuing northern Libraries toolkit has the pilot report out!  And they’re awesome! Learn more about the Toolkit here.  It is free to use and works for any library – not just northern ones and focuses on economic and social ROI of public libraries.  Here’s a link to the toolkit:  http://fopl.ca/news/valuing-northern-libraries-toolkit/ Here are the first five pilot reports: Valuing Northern LibrariesCommunity ReportWikwemikong First Nation Public LibrarySocial Return on Investment Valuing Northern LibrariesCommunity ReportKenora Public LibrarySocial Return on Investment Social Return on InvestmentDryden Public Library Valuing Northern LibrariesCommunity ReportPowassan and District Union Public LibrarySocial Return on Investment Valuing Northern LibrariesSample Community ReportTemiskaming Shores Public LibrarySocial Return on Investment  Kenora final community report from Stephen Abram Community report dryden (2) from Stephen Abram Powassan final community report (1) from Stephen Abram Wikwemiking final community report (1) from Stephen Abram Temiskaming shores final community report from Stephen...

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2018

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2018 Statistics Canada just released a report entitled Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2018, a rich source of education statistics for Canada and its provinces and territories. Jointly produced with the Council of Ministers of Education (Canada), it contains a set of 12 indicators presented in five chapters, which cover many topics. To what level have Canadian adults studied? How much time do students spend in classrooms? On what resources and services is education funding spent? Now is your chance to ask our experts! Join us this Thursday for a Chat with an expert online discussion! Chat with an expert When: Thursday, December 13 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time Experts: Klarka Zeman, Donna Towns, Patric Blouin, Statistics Canada How: Visit Chat with an expert to login and enter the chat room. If you don’t have a MyStatCan account, please register. You are receiving this invitation because you have shown interest in Statistics Canada data, reports and analysis in the past or have participated in a previous Statistics Canada’s chat session. D’intérêt probable… Indicateurs de l’éducation au Canada : une perspective internationale, 2018 Statistique Canada vient de publier un rapport intitulé Indicateurs de l’éducation au Canada : une perspective internationale, 2018, une mine de renseignements statistiques sur l’éducation pour le Canada dans son ensemble, ainsi que pour les provinces et les territoires. Produit conjointement avec le Conseil des ministres de l’Éducation (Canada), il contient une série de 12 indicateurs internationaux répartis en cinq chapitres, couvrant plusieurs sujets. Quel est le niveau de formation des adultes au Canada? Combien de temps les élèves passent-ils en classe? À quelles catégories...