IRC Learning Commons

IRC’s Library Book Wish List: (2019-2020)

Picture Books:

  • The Power Book by Claire Saunders 
  • The Many Colours of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar
  • Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
  • The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad
  • What is a Refugee by Elise Gravel
  • My Map Book by Sara Fanelli
  • Not Quite Snow White by Ashely Franklin
  • Boxitects by Kim Smith
  • Nibi’s Water Song by Sunshine Tenasco
  • My Papi has a Motorcycle
  • My Winter City by James Gladstone
  • Africville by Shauntay Grant 
  • The boy and the Bindi by Vivek Shraya
  • Intersection Allies 
  • Not my Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham
  • It feels Good to be Yourself by Theresa Thorn 
  • My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
  • The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania
  • What Happens Next by Susan Hughes
  • The Journey by Francesca Sanna
  • No Water No Bread by Luis Amavisca
  • How to Feed Your Parents by Ryan Miller

  • Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
  • We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp
  • We are Grateful by Ostakugeiga
  • Always Anjali by Sheetal Sheth
  • What Colour is my Hijab? By Hudda Ibrahim
  • The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
  • The Queen of Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg
  • Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood
  • Priya Dreams of Marigold and Masala by Meenal Patel
  • Under My Hijab by Hena Khan
  • A Map into the World by Kao Kaila Yang
  • Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz
  • Each Kindness by Jacquline Woodson
  • Mina Vs. the Monson by Rukhsanna Guidroz
  • What if? By Samantha Berger
  • Pride Celebrating Diversity in a Community by Robin Stevenson
  • Big Moon Tortilla by Dayanne Strongbow
  • Super Satya Saves the Day by Raakhee M’Rchandani
  • Our house is on Fire: Greta Thunberg by Jeanette Winter
  • Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang
  • A Moon for Mo and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben
  • The Many Colours of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar

  • Where are you from?  By Yamile Saied Méndez 
  • Dancing Hands by Margarita Engle
  • Planting Stories: The Life of librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Paola Escobar
  • Common Thread Adam’s Day at the Market by Huda Essa
  • Get Up, Stand Up by Cedella Marley
  • Parker looks up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry
  • Tallulah the tooth Fairy CEO by Dr.Tamara Pizzoli
  • Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis 
  • Cece Loves Science by Kimberley Derting
  • Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary
  • Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty
  • Sofia Valdez Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
  • Thread of Love by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal
  • The Yellow Suitcase by Meera Sriram

  • Aunt Pearl by Monica Kulling
  • Small World by Ishta Mercurio
  • My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor
  • Six Dots: A Story of Young Louise Braille by Jennifer Byrant
  • French Toast by Kari-Lynn Winters
  • Nadia’s Hands by Karen English
  • Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets by Hena Khan
  • Stellauna by Janell Cannon
  • Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown
  • Counting on Katherine 
  • The Pencil by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula
  • Mapping Sam by Joyce Hessekberth
  • Superheros are Everywhere by Kamala Harris
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyongto
  • Missing Nimama by Melanie Florence
  • Builder Brothers Better Together by Property Brothers
  • Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond 
  • I See You by Michael Genhart
  • Marwan’s Journey by Laura Borras
  • What can a Citizne do? By Dave Eggers
  • If you’re going to a March by Martha Freeman
  • Lighting a Lamp A Diwali Story by Jonny Zucker
  • Saturday by Oge Mora
  • You are my Friend by Aimee Reid
  • Ping by Ani Castillo
  • Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
  • The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne
  • Phylli’s Orange Shirt by Phylliss Webstad 
  • We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp
  • One Family by George Shannon
  • Enemy Pie by Derek Muson
  • The Case of loving by Selina Alko
  • Discovering People by Neepin Auger 
  • Pow Wow Counting in Cree by Penny M Thomas
  • Fishing with Grandma by Maren Usetula
  • Sky Sisters by Bourdeau Waboose
  • Jenneli’s Dance by Elizabeth Denny
  • A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
  • Something happened in our Town, A Child’s story about Racial Injustice 
  • Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson
  • Walls by Brad Holdgrafer
  • The Sharing Circle by Theresa Larsen-Joansson
  • What can a citizen do?
  • Me and My Fear by Francesca Janna 
  • Superbuns by Diane Kredensor
  • Normal Pig by K-Fair Steele
  • Big Turtle by David Mclimans
  • The Grateful Book by Angela Kohler
  • Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brant
  • A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey
  • Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed
  • Most People by Michael Leanah
  • This is not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
  • Quest by Aaron Becker
  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • Return by Aaron Becker
  • We are the Change 
  • Boonoonoonous Hair by Laura James
  • Get up Stand up by Bob Marley
  • My City by Joanne Liu
  • Watch it Grow by Barbara Reid
  • Hey Wall by Susan Verde
  • How to build a hug by Temple Grandin
  • A Northern Alphabet by Ted Harrison
  • Awasis and the World famous Bannock by Dallas Hunt
  • What Riley Wore by Elana Arnold
  • A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang
  • The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul
  • Same Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  • We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
  • The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

Chapter Books:

  • Some Places More than Others by Renee Watson
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • More to the Story by Hena Khan
  • THE MAGIC MISFITS by Neil Patrick Harris
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Roll with it by Jamie Sumner
  • Asa Twist and the Perlicious Pants by Andrea Beaty
  • Harry Potter Series (6,7)
  • Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers
  • Bad Nana by Sophy Henn
  • My Weird School Daze by Dan Gutman
  • I Survived series 
  • The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Look both ways by Jason Ryneolds
  • A Boy Called Bat by Elana K Arnold
  • The Girl Who Drank the moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • Sideway stories from wayside school by Louis Sachar
  • Story Thieves by James Riley
  • The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
  • A Small Zombie Problem by K.G. Campbell
  • Sadiq and the Run 
  • American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar
  • Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
  • Cog by Greg Van Eekhout
  • Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm 
  • Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  • Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • When you reach me by Rebecca Stead
  • The Girl who drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • I’m Ok by Patti Kim
  • Inside out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Mya’s Strategy to Save the world by Tanya Lloyd
  • Blended by Sharon M. Draper
  • Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter
  • Dear Dumb Diary by Jamie Kelly
  • I Survived by Lauren Tarshis
  • Karma Khullar’s Mustache
  • Dragon in a Bat by Zetta Elliot
  • Stargazing by Jen Wang
  • Shona, Word Detective by John Agard
  • Spiderwick Series (1-6)
  • Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams
  • Katie Woo 

-Boss of the World

-Class Pet

-In the Kitchen

-Goes Camping

Graphic Novels:

  • Dogman 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls
  • Big Nate:

-Strikes Again

-In a Class by Himself

-Borden Buster

-On a Roll

  • Lunch Lady (5,6,7,8,9,10)
  • Owly (3,4,5,6)
  • Baby Mouse (3,4,5,6,7,8)
  • Bone Prequel: Rose
  • Bone Prequel: Tall Tales
  • The Babysitter’s Club Comics (1-6)
  • Smile, Sisters, Guts by Rania Telgemeier
  • Olga out of Control by Elise Gravel
  • The Worst Book Ever by Elise Gravel
  • Zita the Space Girl (1,2,3)


Nonfiction: 

  • How Mamas Love their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerad
  • First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace

  • ABC’S For Everyone Inclusion Alphabet by Kathryn Jenkins
  • Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends) by Robin Stevenson

  • Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World by Alice B. McGinty

  • What if everyone thought that by Ellen Javernick
  • What if Everybody said that by Ellen Javernick
  • Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champion of our Time by Saira Mir
  • Fierce Women Who Shaped Canada by Lisa Dalrymple
  • This is how we do it: One day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World by Matt lamonthe 
  • From the Heart of Africa: A book of Wisdom by Eric Walters
  • She Persisted Around the World by Chelsea Clinton
  • Girls with Guts by Debbie Gonzales
  • The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
  • Big Turtle by David Mclimans
  • Brilliant Women Pioneers of Science and Technology
  • Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • Stories for Boys who dare to be different by Ben Brooks
  • Meet Tom Longboat by Elizabeth McCleoud
  • Answering the Call A Child’s View of the 94 Calls to Action
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools
  • Firefighters’ Hnadbook by Meghan McCarthy
  • Our Future: How kids are taking action
  • Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present and Future:

-Residential Schools

-Cultural Appropriation

-Treaties

-Stewardship

  • Black History in Canada:

-Enslaved People in Canada

-The Underground Railroad

-The Revolutiom and the Black Royalist

-Famous Black Canadians


Teacher Resources:

  • Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools by Pamela Rose Toulouse


Lift UP YOUR LIBRARY was a 2018-19 Initiative…look for a similar program to launch in January 2020!


LiftUPLibrary

A positive space in our school to read, research, explore and create. 

Lift Up Your Library
A book registry to update and expand our school library

Ms Khokhar, the IRC librarian, has a created a $4,500 wish list to expand and update the IRC library. The Parent Council Equity Committee has partnered with Another Story Bookshop to create a book registry for our school library. Help us Lift Up the Library by purchasing a book at Another Story Bookshop.

There are three ways you can purchase books from the registry:

#1 on February 14th at the book fair in the front entrance of the school.

#2 Visit the store in person at 315 Roncesvalles Avenue and ask about the IRC book registry.

#3 Purchase online through this link anotherstory.ca


For online access, go to our Indian Road Crescent Library Page



Bonus! Two other ways to help:

  • Please share this with relatives who might be looking for ways to help your kids’ school.
  • Does your child have a birthday party coming up? Consider asking guests to support the school library instead of a traditional gift