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Charles H. Hulse Public School

Ottawa, Ontario 296 / 326 Books Given

Principal Laurie Kavanagh Many of our students are newly arrived in Canada. Over 80% are English Language Learners and receive additional help in reading. It is important that our students read independently. Time spent on independent reading predicts increases in reading ability. Many of the books in our school library are old and outdated. We would like to have more books that better reflect the topics our students want to, and can, read about.
We would like to have more:
▪ books of interest to 8-12 year olds who are just beginning to read in English
▪ books that reflect cultural diversity
▪ books that support learning of topics such as: maps and mapping, sequencing
▪ graphic novels such as Geronimo Stilton, Bone and Amulet

Favourite books Non-Fiction:
- Eyewitness Books
- Figure It Out! The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People. Any "How to Draw" books - especially books by Chris Hart.

Easy Readers:
- Barbie books - any and all Barbie books
- Pete the Cat books (Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses is a favorite)
- Splat the Cat books
- Books by Mo Willems (Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Don't let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!)
- Scooby-Doo - any Scooby-Doo book

- Diary of a Wimpy Kid - any and all.
- Geronimo Stilton books
- Rainbow Magic fairy books

Graphic Novels:
- Bone by Jeff Smith
- Amulet
- Big Nate books

326 Children
Children: 326
Avg. age of books: 10-20 yrs
$2.00 Budget/Child
Budget/Child: $2.00