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Books for Preschool to Grade 12

Looking for inspiration? Browse a selection of children's and young adult books by topic.

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disabilities AND fiction | (indigenous OR aboriginal) AND juvenile literature

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For tips on finding resources with lesson plans, see Lesson plans + curriculum guides.

Articles for Grade 4 and up

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre 
A database of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each article has an overview, point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. 

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters
Database of primary sources documenting European settlement across North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, between 1650 and 1920. Free to schools across Canada. (Request access for your placement school if they don't already have it.)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia database, appropriate for grade 4 and up. 

MAS Ultra - School Edition 
A multidisciplinary database, appropriate for secondary school and up. Includes popular magazine articles, book reviews and historical documents and publications like CIA World Fact Book. Magazines include National Geographic Kids, Time for Kids, and Ranger Rick.

Points to the Past
Books, magazines, and primary source material (maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems). Free for residents located in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada.


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