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Book Tip of the Month

Adjusting how you engage a child with a book based on their age, keeps them interested and learning! Canada Animals by Paul Covello is full of great pictures for lots of ages.

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0 to 12 months: Name and point to pictures.
"Goose! Nest! Grass! Lake! Clouds!”

12 months to 2 years: Describe what you see.
"The baby geese are yellow! The nest is round! The grass is long!”

2 years to 3 years: Ask child to point to pictures. Point and count items in the book.
“Where is the nest?” “Can you show me a goose that’s flying?”
“1-2. There are 2 big geese on the grass! And 1-2-3-4-5-6. There are 6 baby geese on the grass!”

3 to 5 years: Make connections to the child’s life.
“These geese are swimming in the lake. Remember when we went swimming in the pool? The water was so cold that day! What do you like about swimming?"

Canada Animals is one of many great picture books available through First Book Canada with reduced pricing for programs serving children in need.

Find more details on how to get books below!

First Book Canada

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable books to give away in your healthcare, early childhood or story time programs for kids in need?

The Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation is collaborating with First Book Canada to offer books to programs at reduced prices thanks to publishers from across Canada. Most of these titles are “board books’ – perfect for babies and very little ones.

Visit the First Book Canada Marketplace

Scholastic Canada


Scholastic Canada often has books available in English and French at discounted prices for charitable and non-profit programs.

Please email to discuss your program needs.