Author Archives: CSL Children's Department

About CSL Children's Department

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has a long tradition in the city. The library has many amazing features which includes a fantastic children's department. We thrive on providing the best service possible and making each library experience a positive one.

Final post

Thank you to all of our loyal readers over the years, but this is the last post on this particular site. No need to worry, however; we have simply moved. For more great book reviews, program alerts, and favourites, visit … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

While I did not devote an entire blog post to Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ first crayon adventure, The Day the Crayons Quit, I did mention it here as a great picture book for older readers. It is one of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Program: Learn Chess for Beginners

Our popular summer chess program is back! This time, David Steiner and Mark Cohen will be teaching the basics of chess, along with strategies and techniques, after school, Tuesdays at 4 pm beginning November 17. This four-part class, offered at … Continue reading

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Favourite: Plain Kate by Erin Bow

I’ve been reading a whole lot lately, especially in young adult fiction. I always feel a bit guilty when I give one part of the collection preference, so I decided to challenge myself to read a book from our middle-grade … Continue reading

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Upcoming Parenting Program: Bridging the Gap : Transitioning from Daycare to Elementary School

Children who attend daycare or preschool are already well on their way to making an easier transition to Kindergarten, however it can still be an adjustment for children and parents alike. New schedules, new kids, and a different learning structure with new rules … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell

Sometimes, you pick a book off the shelf because it has a great cover. When I saw Lynne Jonell’s The Sign of the Cat had arrived, I decided to take it home in spite of the cover (which I found looked a … Continue reading

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Favourite: Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel

I’m always looking for great middle-grade realistic fiction, and Beth Vrabel’s Pack of Dorks is a winner. The story starts with Lucy, the heroine, declaring, “This was the biggest recess of my life. Today, I would become–officially–the bravest, most daring, and by … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Book: Bears Don’t Read! by Emma Chichester Clark

It’s time for another Awesome Picture Book post! This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the subject of this post: Emma Chichester Clark. Minty and Tink surprised and delighted me when I first discovered it (here is my review of that book), … Continue reading

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Upcoming Teen Program: Guardians of the Galaxy

Are you a fan of Marvel comics (or do you know someone who is)? Here at the library we get tons of requests for Marvel, and we’re really excited about all of the great Marvel movies coming out these days. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton

About 7 years ago, I discovered knitting , and since then, I love reading about it. Usually, books about knitting tend to be picture books, so when we received a young adult novel titled Boys Don’t Knit, I knew I had to read … Continue reading

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