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Commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Be moved by stories to make meaningful change. This June, your school can take action on reconciliation. Find out more.

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Commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Be moved by stories to make meaningful change. This June, your school can take action on reconciliation. Find out more.

Storytime Trail line-up

In-person, outside.

Physical distancing and outdoor learning continue to be preventative measures for schools. That’s exactly what makes Storytime Trail "book walks" a safe and creative instructional tool that can be used all year long. 

Support your CRRP efforts by respecting, reflecting and leveraging the power of stories of all students and their families. 

Our outdoor book walks feature 12 diverse stories by Canadian authors on essential issues. With a purchase, you'll receive lesson plans written by certified teachers and video resources. "Good With Words" titles include free access to virtual author visits. Learn more by watching our short video and see how your students will be Moved By Stories.


Simcoe County DSB

One student responded: "So, the whole world is like a puzzle. You don't have to change to fit in."

GAYLE THURLOW

Learning Commons Teacher

Upper Canada DSB

Storytime Trail got rave reviews. So much learning connected to equity and inclusion–and physical activity!

AMANDA NIEMAN

Principal of Teaching and Learning

Simcoe County DSB

A wonderful story walk and learning to be ourselves. Thank you!

ANGELA KING

Teacher

Avon Maitland DSB

I don't know what I was expecting but we were blown away!

KATE CREERY

Superintendent of Education

Avon Maitland DSB

We enjoyed indoor and outdoor learning and discussion along our Storytime Trail thinking about Trampoline Boy by Nan Forler!

Huron Centennial

Upper Canada DSB

The value the Storytime Trail brings to a school community can be endless. The students have a chance to connect to the outdoors while connections with science, mathematics, equity, inclusion and social-emotional learning.

RICH TAMBLYN

Elementary School Principal 

Upper Canada DSB

The trails spark meaningful discussion, they come equipped with incredibly rich and diverse teacher lesson plans so that our students, and educators, get the most out of this outdoor reading experience.

AMANDA NIEMAN

System Principal, Teaching & Learning

When we’ve had to get creative with our learning experiences during the pandemic, Storytime Trail has been a welcomed and refreshing approach.

AMANDA NIEMAN

System Principal, Teaching & Learning

Indigenous themes. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Environment and Climate Change. Identity and Gender nonconformity. Mental Wellness. Neurodiversity and Accessibility. Character Education. And more.

Sonya White sharing the microphone with laughing school children
Sonya White, Executive Director, OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation
Features and Benefits
  • Diverse perspectives presented in either the characters (including protagonists) or the authors and illustrators represent diverse backgrounds.
  • Most titles are suitable for JK-5; four titles can be extended for use in Intermediate grades.
  • Titles shortlisted or Best Bets with the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading include: I Love My Purse (2019); Where Oliver Fits (2019); Stolen Words (2018); The Thing Lou Couldn't Do (2017); If I Had a Gryphon (2017); and, Gabby (2013)
  • On the Trapline (2021), by Governor General Award winners, David A. Robertson and Julie Flett.
  • Harley the Hero (2021) by award-winning author-illustrator, Peggy Collins based on a true story of a teacher living with PTSD and her service dog.
  • Outdoor instructional time permits unoccupied classrooms to open windows to improve air exchange.
  • Differentiated learning in an outdoor setting provides students with a “physical break."
  • Signs have built-in “extras” like QR codes that link to specially-made author and illustrator videos.
  • Ready-made resources and templates prepared for each book by qualified educators.
  • Share "book walk" sets within your family of schools to increase participation.
  • Use for daily reading or to commemorate special events like National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30); National Indigenous History Month (June), National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21); International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3); National AccessAbility Week (May-June); Education Week (May); Pride Month (June); Autism Awareness Month (Canada: October); World Autism Month (April).
  • Price range: $485 to $435 per set based on quantity. See Order Form.

This year, take your instructional practice one step further on the Storytime Trail.

Storytime Trail titles are culturally sensitive, reflect diversity, and offer a wide variety of content and perspectives.