Best Books Ev-er! 2015

June 22, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Some books become perennially popular regardless of their publication date. They just keep on going and going. Attached is a list of books that have the highest cumulative circulation rates since February when we switched to the new library system – so this list really really tells you what teachers are reading!  Why not borrow one of these education classics for a spot of rainy-day summer reading?

  • Look for the Best Books Ev-er 2015 list at and also read back issues of the new book lists for all of 2014/2015. Remember to use your TDSB login (not personal gmail) to open the Google documents.
  • You can review all our resource lists at

Here are some sample titles from that list (in no specific order):

  • Treasures for Teaching: Story, drama and dance in the junior/intermediate classroom (TDSB, 2014)
  • IQ: A practical guide to inquiry-based learning (J Watt – a TDSB teacher, 2014)
  • Discovering nature with young children (Chalufour, 2003)
  • Teaching French through songs & games …even if you can’t sing .. or don’t speak French: A teacher resource guide (Gagne Williamson, 2007)
  • Any books from the Hands-On series (Ontario curriculum) published by Portage and Main: Math (2006) for grades 1-3; Science and Technology (2008) for grades 1-7; Social Studies (2014) for grades 1-6); Problem Solving (2012/13)  for grades 1-6.
  • The Cafe book (2009) and The Daily 5 (2014) by G Boushey
  • Big Ideas from Dr Small (2010 for grades K-3) and (2010 for grades 4-8); Eyes on Math (2013);  Good questions: Great ways to differentiate mathematics instruction (2013);  Making math meaningful for Canadian Students (2013) all by Dr Marion Small
  • Teaching STEM in the early years (Moomaw, 2013)
  • Special Education in Ontario schools (Benenrt, 2013)

The Professional Library is open July and August, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Librarians are available to assist you with resources and research for AQ courses, professional learning, preparation for next school year, or summer reading.  Call (416) 395-8289, TEXt (647) 556-6333 or  Check out the new library catalogue at


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