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Book Review: Hannah's sleepover at a friend's house turns dark, literally, as the sun goes down and the shadows emerge.  Hannah learns a valuable lesson about the moments before bed..."  Great read! ...
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Book Review: An exciting family trip to Edmonton and the West Edmonton Mall goes sideways when Kiefer is dared to ride his first roller coaster.  This topsy-turvy story is full of ups and downs.  Both funny and tragic in places, this book is a must read for all amusement park enthusiasts ...
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Book Review: All Emily wants to do is play a fun game of Mantracker while camping.  In this story, adventurous Emily learns some value lessons about physics ...
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Book Review: In this story, a prefect day is disrupted by a rouge dog on an unknown mission.  Trevor tells the story of how he ended up bruised and bloodied while walking his dog ...
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Book Review: Madelaine tells a story about some of her Dad's misadventures as a young man.  A story with themes of friendship, ingenuity, and creativity.  If you like short stories with a common theme, then this is an excellent book to check out ...
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Book Review: Does your mind ever get the better of you in difficult situations? Set on beautiful Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island, Clara tells a thrilling story of desperation with a hint of humor and a positive outcome. Her message at the end is clear and one we can all learn from.  A must read! ...
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Book Review: Scott tells a story centered around lifelong friendship, which is filled with themes and life lessons that all students can benefit from.  This story comes to you from the heights of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.  Along the way, there are scary moments, sacrifices to be made, and an overwhelming appreciation for the journey above the final destination. Links: Mt. Everest Wikipedia entry 7 Things You Should Know About Mount Everest ...
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Book Review: Mr. Servizi tells a heartwarming childhood story with a twist.  His story involves a day out with siblings, a ferry ride,  some memorable moments berry picking, and a life-long connection to a loving aunt.  A must read! ...
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Biography Brian Minter began sharing his passion for plants with British Columbia's gardners when, in 1970, he and his wife Faye purchased Country Garden Store, a garden shop that had been part of Chilliwack's community since 1957. In 1977, the Minters discovered a piece of land nestled beneath Mt. Cheam and by 1980, that passion for plants was transformed into 32-acre, world-famous Minter Gardens. Brian, a University of British Columbia graduate (BA) and Master Gardener, quickly became BC's go-to garden expert through his experience at both the garden centre and the display gardens. As such, he has hosted countless radio ...
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Question and Answer Audio: Book Review: Inez Biography: Inez Jasper is an award winning Pop artist with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canada’s top Aboriginal musicians, her blending of traditional native sounds with a love for contemporary Pop music brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world. When Inez Jasper lets loose on stage you can’t help but see she has the pipes, the moves and the drive to become a genuine superstar. It’s a dream of hers, she says, one she hopes make a reality with her new album, "Burn Me Down”, set for release ...
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Jim Harris is a retired veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.  He spent 34 years with the Royal Canadian Military Engineers.  Mr. Harris served in the first Gulf War, as a Peacekeeper in Bosnia, and during the Cold War.  He specialized in Bomb Disposal. Book Review Related Links Memory Project Canadian Armed Forces Tommy Prince Remembrance Assembly Video http://vimeo.com/78796538 ...
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Book Review Related Links City of Vancouver information on the Polar Bear swim CBC News article on the Polar Bear swim from January 2013 Map of English Bay, Vancouver [googlemaps https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=google+maps+english+bay+vancouver&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=English+Bay&gl=ca&t=m&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=425&h=350] ...
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Book Review: Related Links: NDP Party  City of Chilliwack - MLA ...
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Make sure to check out the first book in Dave's Living Book Series - My Brother's Crazy Dream Book Review: ...
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Make sure you listen to Part 1 first!  "The Day I Lost My Leg" - by John Bartel Book Review: If you love books with passion and emotion you should listen to Learning To Walk At Age 23. There are funny parts and sad parts but you'll learn that, Tough Times Don't Last, But Tough People Do. Two thumbs up. - By Kiera, And Levi ...
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Thank you letter from Haitian students to Ron and his volunteers: Book Review: ...
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Book Review: David Short has always enjoyed traveling. But he’s never liked traveling with a tour guide or on planned excursions. He likes to travel on foot, train, car, and bike. He has adventures that are so exciting from climbing the Pyramids in Egypt to capturing snakes in a jar in Libia.  You will love listening to his adventures! Read about this, and you will be inspired to travel in a new way! - Kiera and Levi Related Content: The Bookman - http://www.bookman.ca/ ...
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Book Review: When Matthew Hawkings was a little boy, he dreamed of being a film director.  Everybody, including himself, said that he couldn't do it.  It wasn't until years later, when he had his first son, that he decided to stop listening to the voices telling him "you can't do" it, and start believing that he could.  - Kiera and Esme Related Video: [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/14149740 w=500&h=281] The Hawkins Family from Matthew Hawkins on Vimeo. Related Links: Matthew Hawkins Website - http://www.matthewahawkins.com/about/ Commercials - http://www.matthewahawkins.com/commercials/ ...
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Book Review: When Lakota was in foster care, sometimes he did not know how he would cope with the way some of his foster parents treated him. But after five long years of foster care, he finally got to go back home and live with his aunt. In this inspiring story, Lakota tells about how when he was in foster care, he always believed that the next day would always be better than the last, and decided that when he grows up, he wants to be a foster parent for “some foster kids, someday.”   - Max R ...
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Book Review: When Owen was going to the provincials with his football team, he never expected that after the game was postponed twice due to poor weather, that they would win 20/0, get medals, rings, and jackets, and meet mayor Sharon Gaetz and former premier Gordon Campbell. In this fast-paced sports story, Owen tells about the events that happened on his way to the provincials. - Max R ...
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Book Review: When Sophie lived in Haiti, she had no idea that she would one day live in a very big house, see snow for the first time, and get a small wooden box to remind her of her old country. In this emotional story of learning to live in a completely different culture, Sophie tells the story of her first day in Canada. Max R ...
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Book Review:  In the summer of 1958, Doug McKay learned a lot of things. The first thing he learned was that chickens can not fly, the second thing he learned was that gophers can not swim, and the third thing he learned was to never ride in the back of a pick-up truck. - Max R ...
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We were honoured to have the opportunity to host the Lieutenant Governor of B.C., The Honourable, Steven Point in our Living Library on February 21, 2011.  Check out his story below, and make sure you listen to the entire track to hear his second story about a Chipmunk who didn't do as she was told! Book Review: In The Honourable Steven Point’s two stories, there are many well described scenes, from the tragic demise of Me-Moo the strawberry stealing chipmunk, to Henrietta the Ed Sullivan watching chicken. Whoever listens to this living book will learn important facts such as chickens ...
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On February 9th, Neil Gynp joined our classrooms through SKYPE! Living Library Book: Neil Gnyp from Mr Lister on Vimeo. Book Review: When Neil Gnyp was seventeen, he did not realize that people who were not sick could die young, until his friend Chris died in a car accident. In this Living Book, Neil tells about how he realized that all people are mortal and that he should be more responsible with his privileges because one day the random person who got into a car accident on the highway turned out to be someone he knew. - Max R ...
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Book Review: When Liz Verschuur decided to raise a horse, she had no idea that she would end up with a friend for life. Throughout this interesting and uplifting story, Liz Verschuur tells about the trials and tribulations of raising a young horse. - Max R ...
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Book Review: When Mr. Wallace was a boy, he lived in Guyana. In this interesting story about life in another country, Mr. Wallace tells about his childhood in South America, from when he accidentally ran over an anaconda, to his family celebrating Christmas at 40˚ Celsius. - Max R [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqWEdw0on7Q&w=420&h=315] ...
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Book Review:  When the young coyote gets in trouble, the grandfather coyote says “I am a coyote, and you are another one.” In this comedic First Nations legend, Rick Joe tells the story of the young coyote who learns that just because his friends do something bad, it doesn’t mean that he needs to do it too. - Max R Books -Coyote Tales for Children by Susan Strauss -The Black Fox By Betsy Byars   ...
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Book Review: Before Yvonne Sandau met her husband, she had no idea that she would move from her home in England to a farm in Winnipeg. In her hilarious story about scary pigs, grumpy ponies, and a goat that thought it was a dog, Yvonne Sandau tells about the years when she lived on a farm. - Max R ...
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Book Review: When John Coles went hiking one day, he had no idea that in a few hours time he would end up saving his wife from being eaten by a bear. In this unusual and exciting story, John tells in great detail about the day his wife got treed by a bear. - Max R ...
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Book Review: When Patty Tyson went to Haiti to help children who had been affected by the earthquake, she had no idea that her passport would save her life. In this educational story of Patty’s firsthand experience of the Haiti earthquake, Patti Tyson states that she is proud to be a Canadian. Literacy Connections:    Haiti Earthquake Explained:       On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7 earthquake, causing widespread devastation. The earthquake's epicenter   was about 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital city. Many countries, including Canada, immediately   organized disaster response teams to help those ...
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Book Review: While World War II was raging, Angus Haggarty was going through childhood despite the air-raids and fear happening in his small town. In this inspirational Remembrance Day story about his childhood during the war, Angus talks about how lucky our generation is to not have to experience the terror of war. Literacy Connections [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86J_RTfg_zQ] The United Nations was founded in 1942 after World War II to wars between countries. One of the smaller organizations within the United Nations is called United Nations Children's Fund or UNICEF for short. UNICEF is responsible for creating and maintaining the Rights ...
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Book Review: Before Brad Hagkull went for his trip to the Phillippines, he didn’t always take every new opportunity he got. But as he explains in his story, there is a world of opportunities out there, as long as you are brave enough to take them ...
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Book Review: When Sharon Gaetz’s daughter died, Sharon didn’t know how she could feel happy again. But when she started to try to be happier, she started to feel better about the whole situation. In this tragic and yet inspiring story, Sharon explains how no matter how upset you are, after crying for a while, you nearly always feel better. - Max R ...
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Book Review: Hockey trainer Matt Auerbach had to work for years before he got to work for the Chilliwack Bruins, but with lots of hard work, he finally achieved his goal. In this inspiring story, Matt explains how if you work at something for long enough, you always achieve it. “A must-read for all hockey fans! -Mr. Skinnee and co., publishers ...
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Book Review: When Dave's brother started thrashing around in his tent in Prince George, British Columbia, Dave had no idea what was going on. In this hilarious story, by Dave Vegt, there are many quirky elements, including a mistakenly identified rodent, and a couple of very strange dreams. - Max R ...
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Book Review: "When John Bartel lost his leg in a farm accident, he had no idea how he would cope with having to re-learn how to do all the things he formerly enjoyed doing; but with trial and tribulation, he managed to do the things he enjoyed again. This uplifting story about learning to cope with disabilities is a must-read for all ages.Two thumbs up!" - Max R Literacy Connections: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF8k8hpyp_A?feature=player_embedded] Additional Links: Terry Fox Foundation Who was Terry Fox Terry Fox's journal  A letter to Terry Fox Site's for Terry Fox Terry Fox ...
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