Adopt a School

Story Contest

The 2017 Adopt a School program is closed!

“Heart” your favourite story to help a school win big!*

The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books.

Any stories submitted before 11:59PM EDT on October 8, 2017 will be reviewed for eligibility.

*To learn more, see the Full Contest Rules and Program Overview

Congratulations To Our Winners

Alberta

  • St. Benedict
  • Notre Dame School
  • Nose Creek Elementary School – Grand Prize Winner
  • Balwin School
  • Weinlos

BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • McCammon Traditional School – Grand Prize Winner
  • John Stubbs Memorial
  • Seaview Elementary
  • Westwood Elementary
  • Sherwood Park

MANITOBA

  • École O'Kelly School
  • MacGregory Elementary
  • Lord Nelson
  • Riverview School – Grand Prize Winner
  • Happy Thought School

NEW BRUNSWICK

  • Kingsclear
  • Vincent Massey Elementary
  • L.E. Reinsborough School – Grand Prize Winner
  • Westfield School
  • Nashwaaksis Memorial

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

  • Hillside Elementary
  • Mary Queen of the World
  • St. Edward’s School – Grand Prize Winner
  • St. Peter’s Academy
  • St. Kevin’s Junior High

NOVA SCOTIA

  • Hammonds Plains Consolidated School
  • Boularderie Elementary School
  • A.J. Smeltzer
  • L.E. Shaw Elementary School – Grand Prize Winner
  • Discovering Opportunities Class at YCMHS in Partnership with Plymouth School

ONTARIO

  • Ashton Meadows Public School
  • St. Patrick Catholic School
  • Tottenham Public School – Grand Prize Winner
  • Monsignor Morrison Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

  • Souris Regional School
  • Mt. Stewart Consolidated
  • Queen Charlotte Intermediate School – Grand Prize Winner
  • West Kent Elementary School
  • Glen Stewart Primary

QUEBEC

  • Terry Fox
  • Rawdon Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary – Grand Prize Winner
  • Joliette Elementary
  • Elizabeth Ballantyne

SASKATCHEWAN

  • Redvers School
  • Dr. Brass Elementary
  • Hillmond Central School
  • Confederation Park Community School
  • St. Agnes School – Grand Prize Winner

TERRITORIES

  • Harry Camsell School
  • Ataguttaaluk Elementary School
  • Ataguttaaluk Jr. High School
  • Nelnah Bessie John – Grand Prize Winner

Alberta

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Holly Borle
Holly Borle
St. Benedict School St. Benedict School
Leduc, AB Leduc, AB

What are the three books every school library should ...

As a kindergarten teacher, there is nothing that is more refreshing than seeing a bunch of children consumed by the stories that they hear. It takes a special book to have everyone's attention, ...

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Colette Chamulka
Colette Chamulka
Notre Dame School Notre Dame School
Leduc, AB Leduc, AB

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important to me because it allows my mind to wonder to the places unknown. I have been to the moon and back, swam with dolphins, been stranded on a deserted island, and lived through ...

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Amanda Hollander
Amanda Hollander
Nose Creek Elementary School Nose Creek Elementary...
Airdrie, AB Airdrie, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

My son began attending Nose Creek Elementary school last year as a kindergarten student. I was very impressed that such a large focus at Nose Creek is not only learning to read, but loving to ...

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Rebecca Robins
Rebecca Robins
Balwin School Balwin School
Edmonton, AB Edmonton, AB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My Gran, who was a wee woman in size but so big in her heart, loved reading. She read everything. For much of her life as a senior she lived on the same block as her local library. Every day, she ...

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5th
Jeanann Abraham
Jeanann Abraham
Weinlos Weinlos
Edmonton, AB Edmonton, AB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

Pete the Cat and his four groovy buttons had the biggest impact on my life as an educator. It paved a way to successfully bond with my students, and to introduce them to a love of reading on the ...

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6th
Mike Soon
Mike Soon
Windsong Heights School Windsong Heights School
Airdrie, AB Airdrie, AB

Why are you supporting this school?

New school, new adventure. Support of school not only encourages young minds to read but also to explore the many opportunities awaiting them. Our support of the school not only shows our love ...

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7th
Wanda Rogers
Wanda Rogers
Maude Clifford Public School Maude Clifford Public...
Grande Prairie, AB Grande Prairie, AB

Why is reading important to you?

Take a trip to a faraway place, discover new things, learn amazing things...all this from a good book. A good book can transport you from where you are into a world of imagination, a place you ...

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8th
Naomi Sorensen
Naomi Sorensen
Glenbrook School Glenbrook School
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mom would read me poems from her hand written poem book. Anytime she heard or saw a poem she loved, she would write it down and in the end she had a full book of them. She would read them to ...

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9th
Monica Olsen
Monica Olsen
Ochre Park School Ochre Park School
Redwater, AB Redwater, AB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When i was little my mom would snuggle my brother and I up beside her in her big bed, one of us under each of her arms, and read us stories every night. These were some of my first and best ...

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British Columbia

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John Corbett
John Corbett
McCammon Traditional Elementary McCammon Traditional...
Chilliwack, BC Chilliwack, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

There are many children's books that have impacted my life over the last 60 years but none like Theodore Taylor's, The CAY. As a beginning Grade 6 teacher I was taken to a dusty book room and ...

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Dawn Zapp
Dawn Zapp
John Stubbs Memorial School John Stubbs Memorial...
Victoria, BC Victoria, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When I was a young girl, my mother would always say if you don't know something then look it up in a book! She loved to direct me to the dictionary or a thesaurus if I didn't know what a word ...

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3rd
David Cooper
David Cooper
Seaview Elementary Seaview Elementary
Lantzville, BC Lantzville, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back relax all you need is a book. – Dr. Seuss In the January-February 2003 edition of The Voice, George Dorrill, a teacher-consultant with the South ...

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4th
Tammy Ellis
Tammy Ellis
Westwood Elementary Westwood Elementary
Port Coquitlam, BC Port Coquitlam, BC

Why is reading important to you?

As a Mom reading is important to me to set an example for my children. Since they were born I have read to my children. As a result, books have been a part of their every day life and a love and ...

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Pamela McLeod
Pamela McLeod
Sherwood Park Elementary School Sherwood Park...
North Vancouver, BC North Vancouver, BC

Why is reading important to you?

“If your budget is so limited, why would you need multiple copies of the same book?” This is a question I am often asked when people see duplicates on the school library shelves. Well, there ...

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6th
Kathy Scheck
Kathy Scheck
Robert Ogilvie Elementary School Robert Ogilvie...
Fort St. John, BC Fort St. John, BC

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The story that has had the biggest impact on my life is the story "I'll Love You Forever!" By Robert Munsch. When my children lost their dad 11 years ago, we used the words from this book in his ...

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7th
Jennifer Boyle
Jennifer Boyle
Bert Edwards Science and Technology School (BEST Elementary) Bert Edwards Science...
Kamloops, BC Kamloops, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

As a small child I was fortunate to be the firstborn, first grandchild on both sides of the family, and first niece of thirteen aunts and uncles. I was extremely lucky to have so many loving ...

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8th
Monique Jessey
Monique Jessey
Coal Tyee Elementary Coal Tyee Elementary
Nanaimo, BC Nanaimo, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mom is submitting my story for me: When I turned 8 years old last year my Grandma gave me Roald Dahl collection with 15 books. I thought it was kind of a boring gift at first. Then my mom ...

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9th
Kristin Maxom
Kristin Maxom
Stoney Creek Community School Stoney Creek...
Burnaby, BC Burnaby, BC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Many people have fostered my love of books, but my mother always encouraged me from the time I was small. I remember the day I puzzled out the word "country" and how excited I was to tell my ...

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Manitoba

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Ellana Armstrong
Ellana Armstrong
École O'Kelly School École O'Kelly School
Brandon, Shilo, MB Brandon, Shilo, MB

Why is reading important to you?

I remember wondering as a child why my grandmother needed others to read and write for her. I would not be able to fathom the concept of illiteracy for quite some time. Parents who understand ...

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vaughn guy
vaughn guy
MacGregor Elementary MacGregor Elementary
MacGregor, MB MacGregor, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

Our son loved reading and MacGregor Elementary school library always provided him with a great read from sports to history he loved them all, however the book Terry Fox had the most impact on ...

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Kristy Frohwerk
Kristy Frohwerk
Lord Nelson Lord Nelson
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

I have taught at this school for 9 years and the majority of the books in our library are older than that! Our students love to read and write but unfortunately a number of our books are falling ...

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4th
Kelly Corkish Makkituq
Kelly Corkish Makkituq
Riverview School Riverview School
Brandon, MB Brandon, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Riverview School because it has been home to me since September of 2009. The students deserve to have books that are fresh and new. This year part of my role is teacher librarian, ...

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5th
Kate McDonald
Kate McDonald
Happy Thought School Happy Thought School
East Selkirk, MB East Selkirk, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My elementary school librarian, Mrs. Norrie opened me up to the world of books. She was always excited about reading and sharing her library with us. She made it a safe and inviting place to be ...

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6th
Val Allardice
Val Allardice
Brooklands School Brooklands School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

I was the school Library Technician for 13 years at Brooklands School and have been volunteering ever since - a total of 39 years! There is something about this school that stays with you and ...

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7th
Jerri Judd
Jerri Judd
Miniota School Miniota School
Miniota, MB Miniota, MB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

Without a doubt, it has to be "Where the Red Fern Grows" I have read this book many times since my childhood. The combination of adventure, bravery, perseverance, the love of animals, while ...

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8th
K Kendrick (Walter Whyte School, MB)
K Kendrick (Walter Why...
Walter Whyte School Walter Whyte School
Grand Marais, MB Grand Marais, MB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I come from a reading family. My parents were both avid readers. I remember always going to the library for books. It just opens up a new and exciting world. I have also passed on the love of ...

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9th
Erin Peters Anderson
Erin Peters Anderson
Glenwood School Glenwood School
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

Why are you supporting this school?

Glenwood school is a small school with a big heart!! It is the hub of the beautiful Glenwood community in Old St Vital. We truly are a family and community. I am so excited for this wonderful ...

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New Brunswick

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Heidi Billington
Heidi Billington
Kingsclear Consolidated School Kingsclear...
Fredericton, NB Fredericton, NB

Why is reading important to you?

Lost in the pages of a musty old book- fingers caressing rich, coarse papyrus, or relishing the fresh scent of silky paper yet unturned- I've often found myself. It began before I can ...

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Paula Smith
Paula Smith
Vincent Massey Elementary Vincent Massey Elementary
St Andrews, NB St Andrews, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

VMES is a small school in a coastal community. When you walk through the doors of the school you are greeted by happy children, parents and staff. There is a sense of belonging at this school, ...

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3rd
April Cooke
April Cooke
L. E. Reinsborough School L. E. Reinsborough School
Dalhousie, NB Dalhousie, NB

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

Love you forever by Robert Munsch. I love all of Robert Munsch's books but this one is by far my favourite. As a mother of 3 and an Early Childhood Educator for over 20 years this story just ...

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4th
Bryan Raymond
Bryan Raymond
Westfield School Westfield School
Grand Bay-WEstfield, NB Grand Bay-WEstfield, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When I was in Grade 6 (still a part of elementary school at the time), my teacher had a reading contest. At this point I liked reading, but I really liked winning contests! So my goal was to read ...

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5th
Norma Robichaud
Norma Robichaud
Nashwaaksis Memorial School Nashwaaksis Memorial...
Fredericton, NB Fredericton, NB

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Naswaaksis Memorial because it is a amazing school. It is a long and great history for me and my kids . I went there my self all through out my elementary years , I have very fond ...

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6th
Aldena Higgins-Harris
Aldena Higgins-Harris
Back Bay Elementary School Back Bay Elementary...
Back Bay, NB Back Bay, NB

Why is reading important to you?

When I was a young child I do not remember my parents or my siblings reading to me. It was not that they did not find reading important. We had a very busy household with six children and my ...

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7th
Mr. Christoph Becker
Mr. Christoph Becker
Port Elgin Regional School Port Elgin Regional...
Port Elgin, NB Port Elgin, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

All our young students here at school continually help me love and appreciate reading books each and every day. As our school librarian, I witness daily the joy and excitement that books ...

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8th
Jennifer Hebert
Jennifer Hebert
St. Martins School St. Martins School
St. Martins, NB St. Martins, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

As soon as Emily F. learned to read in kindergarten within a couple of months, she loved books. Emily asked me (her mother) to buy her her own alarm because she would set her alarm to get up very ...

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9th
Chris brillant
Chris brillant
Prince Charles School Prince Charles School
Saint John, NB Saint John, NB

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I guess I would have to say it was my family who helped me fall in love with reading. We visited the library every other week and each of us always came home with a stack of books. One of my ...

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
Hillside Elementary Hillside Elementary
La Scie, NL La Scie, NL

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I fell in love with reading when I was a young child in Elementary school. Every day when walking home from school, I would walk past the community library. The librarian was my Principal's wife ...

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Carla McIsaac
Carla McIsaac
Mary Queen of the World Mary Queen of the World
Mount pearl, NL Mount pearl, NL

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

The children's book that had the biggest impact on me was The Polar Express. I remember it very clearly, I was completing my last term in education and I was completing 6 courses to ensure I ...

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3rd
Annette King
Annette King
St. Edward's School St. Edward's School
Kelligrews, NL Kelligrews, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting St. Edward's school because our students love to read. The school’s makes a commitment every year to ensure that all students have a book to read each week. St. Edward’s ...

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4th
Jennifer Ezekiel
Jennifer Ezekiel
St. Peter's Academy St. Peter's Academy
Westport, NL Westport, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

St. Peter's Academy will always hold a special place in my heart. I spent six years teaching at this school and have witnessed the Indigo Adopt a School initiative place new books in the hands of ...

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5th
Janet Critch
Janet Critch
St. Kevin's Junior High St. Kevin's Junior High
Goulds, NL Goulds, NL

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I got my love of reading from my aunt. I was a young teenager when my mother past away and I went to live with my mother’s sister (my aunt). I was not a reader, except for the novel that I had to ...

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6th
Lesley Chafe
Lesley Chafe
Rennies River Elementary Rennies River Elementary
St. John's, NL St. John's, NL

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Rennies River because I am their number one fan. I have worked at this school as a music teacher for six years. This school has stolen my heart and has the most wonderful student, ...

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Nova Scotia

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Lydia MacIsaac
Lydia MacIsaac
Hammonds Plains Consolidated School Hammonds Plains...
Hammonds Plains, NS Hammonds Plains, NS

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I remember being a young girl and my mother buying me the "Little House on the Prairies" 5 book box set. I have the fondest memories of curling up with those books. She instilled a love for ...

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Roxanne MacLeod
Roxanne MacLeod
Boularderie Elementary School Boularderie...
Boularderie, NS Boularderie, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Every school year my report cards said I was a daydreamer. I liked school but I would quickly lose interest in the classroom. I would be looking out the window thinking about the the latest ...

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3rd
Crystal Collins
Crystal Collins
A. J. Smeltzer A. J. Smeltzer
Lower Sackville, NS Lower Sackville, NS

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

When my son was in primary, his teacher and the class planned a Mothers Day tea party for us all. When we arrived at the school, the children would take their mothers/grandmothers (whoever could ...

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4th
Jill Conrad-tracey
Jill Conrad-tracey
L.E. Shaw Elementary School L.E. Shaw Elementary...
Avonport, NS Avonport, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is a way for me to shift my focus to another character's life. I have enjoyed so many adventures and places around the world, through the books that I have read...whether it is in a PEI ...

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5th
Michelle Heighton
Michelle Heighton
 Discovering Opportunities class at YCMHS in partnership with Plymouth School Discovering...
Plymouth, NS Plymouth, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

Last year was my first year teaching Grade 9 English after 11 years of teaching science to Grade 11 and 12’s. I was looking forward to the change, and a new challenge, but I was concerned with ...

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6th
Crystal Clark-Ferdinand
Crystal Clark-Ferdinand
Parrsboro Regional Elementary School Parrsboro Regional...
Parrsboro, NS Parrsboro, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

My older children have attended this school. Currently I have 1 child attending PRES. Our school has some amazing teachers. Remember back to your own school years, we all seemed to have had that ...

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7th
Karen Erskine
Karen Erskine
Dutch Settlement Elementary School Dutch Settlement...
Dutch Settlement, NS Dutch Settlement, NS

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting this school as it is the one I attended when I was growing up. My children have also gone to this school and it has always been an important part of the community. The staff at ...

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8th
Anna McCurdy
Anna McCurdy
Hantsport School Hantsport School
Hantsport, NS Hantsport, NS

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My Dad helped me fall in love with books. He was printer and publisher. I enjoyed watching books being put together from the manuscript to printing. We always had books around the house when I ...

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9th
Jennifer Field
Jennifer Field
E.B. Chandler Jr. High E.B. Chandler Jr. High
Amherst, NS Amherst, NS

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is one of the gateways to learning. Students exposed to books, literature, new ideas, debate, and facts are better able to process information and think CRITICALLY throughout their life ...

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Ontario

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Cynthiya Selvanathan
Cynthiya Selvanathan
Ashton Meadows Public School Ashton Meadows Public...
Markham, ON Markham, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

Welcome to Ashton Meadows Public School! Our school is located in Markham, Ontario. We have about 300 students in our school and we all love to read! At Ashton Meadows there are a lot of ...

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Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson
St. Patrick Catholic School St. Patrick Catholic...
Guelph, ON Guelph, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My mother is a retired teacher whose love for reading surrounded our family and her students. You would never see her without a book and she used to joke she bought her books by weight. She loves ...

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3rd
Sonia Goronovsky
Sonia Goronovsky
Tottenham Public School Tottenham Public School
Tottenham, ON Tottenham, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My grade 3 teacher, Mr. Blair, helped me fall in love with reading. Up to that point, I was a confident reader, but hadn't really gotten hooked on reading for pleasure. Mr. Blair ignited my ...

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4th
Pandora Fox
Pandora Fox
Monsignor Morrison Elementary School Monsignor Morrison...
St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Tsih si wtha rdeangi kloos lkei ot me. I am Dyslexic. And I could not read until I was 14. My learning disability went undiagnosed until I was in the 9th grade. I had an amazing English ...

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5th
Kaitlin seath
Kaitlin seath
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Our Lady of Mount...
Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

There are many people who helped me fall in love with reading but I think the most influential was my mom :) She read us books every night before bed. She used voices and sang, and made sure ...

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6th
Cristal Laberee
Cristal Laberee
Earnscliffe Senior Public School Earnscliffe Senior...
Brampton, ON Brampton, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

I am a mother of a very special young lady who has loved books since the time her little hands could grab hold of them and her cute little fingers could flip the pages. My daughter loves books. ...

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7th
Jasmine Marion
Jasmine Marion
Dalewood Dalewood
St. Catharines, ON St. Catharines, ON

Why is reading important to you?

Being a school teacher I am always finding ways to engage my students in reading as it is such an important part of our classroom community. For this reason, I reached out to my grade 8 class ...

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8th
Sandra Ross
Sandra Ross
Bridgeview Public School Bridgeview Public School
Point Edward, ON Point Edward, ON

What are the three books every school library should ...

When I look at the piles of books in our home, picking just three seems like a challenge; however, the book that immediately comes to mind for me first is Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola. My ...

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9th
Kerry MacKinnon
Kerry MacKinnon
Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf Sir James Whitney...
Belleville, ON Belleville, ON

Why are you supporting this school?

This school becomes a part of you. My mom worked here for thirty-ish years, and I ended up working here with her (turns out it was my destiny; who knew?) for a year and a half. We managed to ...

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Prince Edward Island

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Krystal Lynn Mills
Krystal Lynn Mills
Souris Regional School Souris Regional School
Souris, PE Souris, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, there lived a Mom, a Dad, and 4 wonderful children. They resided in a modest little home, close to the shore on the most beautiful and peaceful ...

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Brianna Robinson
Brianna Robinson
Mt. Stewart Consolidated Mt. Stewart Consolidated
Mt. Stewart, PE Mt. Stewart, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

Why am i supporting Mt. Stewart Consolidated school? This school is the place both my children go each day to play and learn. In the 4 years we have had children going to the school we have ...

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3rd
Allison Giggey
Allison Giggey
Queen Charlotte Intermediate School Queen Charlotte...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

It is nearly impossible for me to identify one children's book that has had the greatest impact on my life. I have always been a reader; it has been one of my primary characteristics since I was ...

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4th
Tathnee O'Meara
Tathnee O'Meara
West Kent Elementary School West Kent Elementary...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting this school because it is my first permanent position and the staff has been warm and welcoming. My students are passionate about reading - I have trouble having them put their ...

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5th
Susan Howarth
Susan Howarth
Glen Stewart Primary Glen Stewart Primary
Stratford, PE Stratford, PE

Why is reading important to you?

I learned to love reading at a very young age, simply for the pleasure of it. Being transported to a different time and place, and going on adventures from the comfort of my home was nothing ...

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6th
Janet Doran
Janet Doran
Ellerslie Elementary Ellerslie Elementary
Ellerslie, PE Ellerslie, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Going to bed was never a fight for our family of 3 girls because we had the best daddy ever! Every night from the time we were just little, he would read to us. Mom would usually sit in her ...

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7th
Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau
Jennifer Scantlebury V...
O'Leary Elementary O'Leary Elementary
O'Leary, PE O'Leary, PE

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

Every Thursday evening my Mom would go to the small store at the top of our road and buy 2.00 worth of comic books. At the time, comics were 8-10 cents a piece so that gave us a feast of new ...

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8th
Betty MacDonald
Betty MacDonald
Montague Consolidated Montague Consolidated
Montague, PE Montague, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

I have the pleasure of teaching at Montague Consolidated School. We have 430 students in our dual track school. Many of our families do not have the extra funds to purchase books for their ...

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9th
Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau
Jennifer Scantlebury V...
West Royalty Elementary School West Royalty...
Charlottetown, PE Charlottetown, PE

Why are you supporting this school?

Reading is a passion and nurturing reading in others, especially children, is something I value. My family donates books to many school libraries that in some way have a connection to our ...

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Quebec

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Helen Kavalieratos
Helen Kavalieratos
Terry Fox Terry Fox
Saint-Hubert, QC Saint-Hubert, QC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When I was in grade 2, my teacher loved reading to us. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of the books which she would read to our class just before lunch time. I loved listening to her ...

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Karyne Etesonne
Karyne Etesonne
Rawdon Elementary School Rawdon Elementary School
Rawdon, QC Rawdon, QC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I used to hate reading as I was younger but my grandmother would come each night in my room and spent about an hour with me reading stories. That's the moment I fell in love with books because I ...

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Patricia Mercier
Patricia Mercier
Riverview Elementary Riverview Elementary
Verdun, QC Verdun, QC

Why is reading important to you?

I truly believe that reading is the key to the world. A book can allow us to travel, learn and experience life without ever leaving the room. Reading can be an exciting experience or a calming ...

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Kimberly Landry Niles
Kimberly Landry Niles
Joliette Elementary School Joliette Elementary...
St-Charles-Borromee, QC St-Charles-Borromee, QC

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important to me because it allows me to escape the stresses of everyday life. When I read I forgot about all the problems or stresses I may be going through. I love how characters can ...

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Maureen Marovitch
Maureen Marovitch
Elizabeth Ballantyne Elizabeth Ballantyne
Montreal-West, QC Montreal-West, QC

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

It was my father who sparked my lifelong love of reading, and unknowingly lit a flame for the next generation. But it took a few years for the spark to be ignited. The library was a ...

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Theresa Aguiar-Tawil
Theresa Aguiar-Tawil
St Mary's Elementary St Mary's Elementary
Longueuil, QC Longueuil, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

It is a school that has captured my heart and I'm proud for all that it has accomplished for its students. St Mary's Elementary is working hard to support our leaders of tomorrow, regardless ...

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Roberto Alfonso
Roberto Alfonso
St. Paul St. Paul
Laval, QC Laval, QC

Why is reading important to you?

Reading a book is like being on a wonderful treasure hunt; you follow the map of words with pure anticipation, hoping that they will lead you to a golden treasure at the very end, only to ...

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Debbie Kolokythias
Debbie Kolokythias
Our Lady of Peace Elementary Our Lady of Peace...
Laval, QC Laval, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I am supporting Our Lady of Peace elementary school because this school is amazing! The teachers and staff are wonderful and know each child by name. OLP is a small school with a huge heart! When ...

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Elaine Champagne
Elaine Champagne
Verdun Elementary School Verdun Elementary School
Verdun, QC Verdun, QC

Why are you supporting this school?

I grew up in a family that didn't have much money, living in the South-West area of Montreal but my parents valued books over a lot of things: fancy clothes, fancy shoes, expensive pastimes... I ...

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Saskatchewan

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Susan Delmaire
Susan Delmaire
Redvers School Redvers School
Redvers, SK Redvers, SK

What are the three books every school library should ...

Three favourite books in my school library are: 1. The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Time and time again I have watched struggling or reluctant readers get ...

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Edralin Badowich
Edralin Badowich
Dr. Brass Elementary Dr. Brass Elementary
Yorkton, SK Yorkton, SK

Why is reading important to you?

Reading is important now more than ever in this 'youtube' age. Too often we are fed sound bytes, condensed (and usually biased) versions of what we are trying to learn. It is only by reading ...

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Robyn Hunter
Robyn Hunter
Hillmond Central School Hillmond Central School
Lloydminster, SK Lloydminster, SK

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

When I was a young girl I had three people that supported me to help me love reading. Firstly, my grandmother was a former school teacher who took the time to read to me all sorts of stories. ...

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Cheryl Anderson
Cheryl Anderson
Confederation Park Community School Confederation Park...
Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon, SK

Why is reading important to you?

I have had the privilege of being the teacher-librarian at Confederation Park Community School for the past four years. I fell in love with our students and their passion for reading, and have ...

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Kirsten Downey
Kirsten Downey
St. Agnes School St. Agnes School
Moose Jaw, SK Moose Jaw, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

The right book, in the hands of the right child can be life-long transformation. This becomes particularly true for children of diverse backgrounds. Such is the case at St. Agnes which has ...

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Dawn Liska
Dawn Liska
Punnichy Elementary Community School Punnichy Elementary...
Punnichy, SK Punnichy, SK

Why is reading important to you?

Reading was my favorite time of day while teaching Pre-K at Punnichy Elementary. Sharing books with kids was so much fun. Seeing their smiles at the humour and hearing them finish the sentences ...

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Loni Parks
Loni Parks
Columbia Elementary School Columbia Elementary...
Yorkton, SK Yorkton, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

As a parent of children whom attend Columbia School I could not be more happy with the teachers and school itself with their reading program and ways that they incorporate reading in the school. ...

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Deanna Gallipeau
Deanna Gallipeau
Sacred Heart Community School Sacred Heart...
Moose Jaw, SK Moose Jaw, SK

Why is reading important to you?

I love reading picture books to my students at Sacred Heart School. Picture books allow students to feel different kinds of emotions and lets students share their own experiences and connections ...

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Jessica Iron Joseph
Jessica Iron Joseph
Canoe Lake Miksiw School Canoe Lake Miksiw School
Canoe Narrows, SK Canoe Narrows, SK

Why are you supporting this school?

I'm one of the volunteer librarians at our school, so over the years I've gotten to really know our books. They are old, outdated and most were originally discarded from other libraries, finding ...

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Territories

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Susan Warren
Susan Warren
Harry Camsell School Harry Camsell School
Hay River, NT Hay River, NT

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

I don't think that my love of reading stems from one person, or one event. It is the result, rather, of many people and many events. My earliest memories are of sitting beside my grandmother, a ...

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Emily Pope
Emily Pope
Ataguttaaluk Elementary School Ataguttaaluk...
Igloolik, NU Igloolik, NU

Who helped you fall in love with reading and how?

My father helped me fall in love with reading. When I was growing up, he would always read to me at night. My dad was the one who introduced me to the stories of Narnia and the world of Hogwarts. ...

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Jessica Harte
Jessica Harte
Ataguttaaluk Jr. High School Ataguttaaluk Jr. High...
Igloolik, NU Igloolik, NU

Which children’s book had the biggest impact on your ...

When I was in grade 4, the school wanted to hold me back because I was at a grade 1 reading level. I never read books. I never read chapter books - even though everyone else in my class did. ...

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MissFlood
MissFlood
Nelnah Bessie John Nelnah Bessie John
Beaver Creek, YT Beaver Creek, YT

Why is reading important to you?

We believe reading is important for everyone as it helps build so many skills. Without reading, speaking is more difficult and there is no way to practice letter sounds or spelling. When you grow ...

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