Storytime Trail line-up

In-person, outside.

Storytime Trail for Ontario Schools.

Physical distancing and outdoor learning continue to be preventative measures for schools. That’s exactly what makes Storytime Trail a safe and creative instructional tool that can be used all year long. Our outdoor book walk features 10 diverse stories by Canadian authors on essential issues and comes with lesson plans and video resources. Learn more with our short video and see how your students will be Moved By Stories.

Indigenous themes. Inclusion and Acceptance. Environment and Climate Change. Identity and Gender nonconformity. 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 sets within your family of schools to increase readership.
  • Flexible applications: daily reading or 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: $320 to $256 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.