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Resources for everyone who works with and cares for young children. Early childhood educators, this is your list!
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The Reading Tree

Come along as we talk, sing, play, write and read through the whimsical story of The Reading Tree – Vancouver Public Library's picture book, distributed free to Vancouver families with young children, at all VPL Library branches.
Written and published by VPL, and illustrated by Dianna Bonder, The Reading Tree includes a guide for parents and caregivers to support them in reading to their children and building reading and literacy development into everyday activities.

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The Vancouver Public Library Children's Services and Children's Library support the work of early childhood educators and others who work with and care for children in their early years.

This guide will introduce you to a wide range of excellent resources to support your work with young children.

The tabs above will lead you to resources about circletime and other activity planning; visual stories; puppetry; movement and music; fingerplays, rhymes and songs; inclusion resources; math; science and more.


VPL Catalogue

How to Find Picture Books on a Theme

In the Library Catalogue, choose to search by Subject.

Within a subject, the word juvenile indicates children's books and the word fiction means books that are stories.

For an example, type frogs juvenile fiction in the search box. As you type a list of possible subjects appears.

Click on the desired subject, or finish typing and press Search.

Use the navigation bar on the left to narrow your results.

Change the availability to Central Branch (or your local branch) to see what books are on the shelf there.

For information books (facts) on the same subject, type frogs juvenile literature in the Subject search.


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Children's & Teen Services
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Phone: 604-331-3603


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