New Robotics and Coding Resource List

Please check out the New Resource List for  teaching strategies and ideas on Robotics and Coding.

You can reserve any books on the list, but during the summer months, the books need to be picked up and dropped off at the Professional Library (3 Tippett Road).


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July 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Character Ed Trait for June is PERSEVERANCE


Each month, the Professional Library will post a list of K-12 resources related to each character education trait.

June’s Character Education trait is Perseverance.

Check out our full Perseverance  booklist (  or see some highlighted titles below.

Elementary Titles

Abracadabra!: the magic of trying by Giraldo, M.L. Little Owl perseveres at learning to fly and discovers that real magic is in himself.

Cece loves science by Derting, K. & Johannes, S.R.  Biracial Cece is a brown, freckled girl with curly hair who perseveres with her experiments to get her dog to eat veggies.

🍁 The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do.  Spires, A.  Lou, a little girl, has a fear of climbing a particular tree, but she faces her fear and tries to climb it. Though her perseverance does not pay off, she is satisfied that she has tried.

🍁 Walking in the city with Jane by Hughes, S.  A fictionalized story of the life of Jane Jacobs, one of the world’s greatest urban thinkers and activists who persevered and fought for her vision of city.

Intermediate Titles

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by  Rappaport, D.  This is a story of courage, self-control, and perseverance of the first man to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

Bound by ice: a true North Pole survival story  by   Wallace, S.N.  A gripping account of a disastrous 1879 American expedition to find the North Pole.

Refugee by Gratz, A. Parallel stories of three different middle school-aged refugees, Josef from Nazi Germany in 1938, Isabel from 1994 Cuba, and Mahmoud from 2015 Aleppo, eventually intertwine.

Young Adult Titles

The Hate U Give by Thomas, A. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends

🍁 #Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women  by  Charleyboy, L. & Leatherdale, M.B. (eds). Throughout #NotYourPrincess, Indigenous women find their authentic voices by reclaiming, acknowledging and integrating tradition into their lives.

🍁 Scarborough by Hernandez, C. This novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight-knit neighbourhood in Scarborough, an inner-city community under fire.

🍁 Speak: The Graphic Novel  by Anderson, L.H. A graphic novel version of Speak. It tells a story of a 14 year old Melinda who finds courage to tell her story about being rape at a end-of-summer party.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays and more.

Check out our past Character Education Resource lists:





Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.

June 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm Leave a comment

June is Pride Month!

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Check out the   Pride Month Guide 2018   from the TDSB Professional Library for great links, books, articles and online resources to help you celebrate!

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June 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

June is Portuguese Speaking Heritage Month!


Discover and learn more about Portugal and Portuguese Speaking Countries from the  Facts about Portuguese Speaking Heritage  and our Portuguese Speaking Heritage Month Guide.

Judy Chyung
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June 1, 2018 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

Plan your Summer Reading with our June New Books List!

CaptureCheck out the New Books to borrow at to see what’s new on Storytelling, Rocks, Empathy, Assessment and more!

For summertime reflections on Mental Health and Well Being, consider borrowing one of these hot new titles:

Kahane, A. & Barnum, J. (2017).  Collaborating with the enemy: How to work with people you don’t agree with or like or trust

Reynolds, A. & Davies, M. (2017). Nerdy Birdy tweets 

Ross, T. & Salaman, R. (2017). My book of feelings

Sanders, J. & Cardoso, S. (2017). You, me and empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours

Walters, E. (2018). From the heart of Africa: A book of wisdom

To have your choices couriered directly to your school,  please contact us BEFORE JUNE 18th at or 416-395-8289.  After June 19th you can pick up your books directly from the Professional Library until school starts again in September.

You can also use our online catalogue for the self service “Steps to request a book” on the top right of the New Books List.

Make your Professional Library a part of your Learning Conversations today!

June 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

New! Student Assessment and Evaluation Resource List


Check out this new resource list on Student Assessment and Evaluation  and discover some  good books and articles in the area of assessment in general and more specifically:


Judy Chyung, Librarian
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May 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

May 2018 New Books in the TDSB Professional Library


Please visit to see what’s new for you!  Topics include Math, Leadership, Equity/Social Justice, French, Social Studies, Special Ed and more.

To see the books in the picture above,  link to:

To have your choices couriered directly to your school,  please contact us at or 416-395-8289.

You can also use our online catalogue for the self service “Steps to request a book” on the top right of the New Books List.

Make your Professional Library a part of your Learning Conversations today!

May 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

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