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Back to school books from North Van libraries
With September here, school is now in full swing for many North Shore families. Whether your child needs help with certain subjects, is disinterested in school or you just need some tips on understanding your tween, we have resources that can help. Make your first stop the North Vancouver District Public Library, check out these titles and make this school year one to remember.
Help Your Kids With English: a Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Grammar, Punctuation and Writing (Canadian edition)
This colourful and easy-to use guide is a great resource for any parent who has a child struggling with English. Covering punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills, this brand-new book contains clear, step-by-step instructions and ideas to help your child succeed.
Is your child in Grade 6 to 8 and needing help with math? Take a look at the PBS DVD Mathematica, a 20-part educational series that introduces mathematical principles such as mechanics of equations, factors and basic geometry.
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck: 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers by Ron Clark
Well-known educator Ron Clark offers tips and suggestions on how to re-engage children by motivating them and making them interested in school.
The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School – Bullies, Brands, Body Image and More by Haley Kilpatrick
Transitioning from elementary to high school can be difficult time for any child, especially for girls. With input and anecdotes from real tweens, Haley Kilpatrick has written this honest, practical guide. Understand what these girls are going through, and gain strategies to help guide and support your child through this time.
Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunchbox with More Than 180 Happier Meals by Catherine McCord
With nutrition being such a key component of how your child does in school, this “hot off the press” title’s aim is improve just what kids are eating for lunch. Here you’ll find plenty of recipes and suggestions for quick and delicious, kid and parent-approved meals. Also includes tips for dealing with those picky eaters and section covering food allergies.
The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan
Salman Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization with the goal of providing “free world-class education for anyone anywhere” using online resources. Students, educators and parents can access thousands of free videos for grades K-12 on math, science and more, as well as many other resources through his website. In his book, Khan looks at how education could be liberated and freed from existing boundaries and models. A thought-provoking and creative read.
-Krista Scanlon, collections services and evaluation librarian at NVDPL