About Suzanne Nesbitt

Suzanne Nesbitt is a teacher and librarian. She worked in rural and inner-city school libraries both at the elementary and secondary levels for several years in Quebec City and Montreal. She has worked as an Educational Consultant for the Lester B. Pearson School Board for more than 10 years. Her dossiers include Libraries, Cultural Programs and the 4 Arts.

a different spin on the Christmas picture book list

Do you know what a “tomte” is? I just found out that he is a mythical Scandinavian creature who is somewhat akin to garden gnomes. Winter and Christmas are his things. This blog post from Jump into a Book, the online source for kid-friendly multicultural links and titles, offers some [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Unruly Teens: Toddlers @ Heart

Teens discovering DiscoverPlace at the Library, London Public Library, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 I thought I would share this post from Teen Services Underground as it appeared in late June and may have gone unnoticed. It takes a perceptive look at teen behaviour and also leads us to question our own [...]

AMAG is for architecture, AMAG is also for amazing and art

source: This free online magazine is dedicated to architecture  is just the ticket with all the STEAM initiatives going around. Our own CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture) is one of the partners involved in this initiative; they have a calendar of events and exhibitions that would be a great tie-in to [...]

Semaine Nationale de la francophonie: Start planning!

The Semaine nationale de la francophonie (SNF) will be held from March 3rd to 23rd. Long week and long-time away you may say, but resources are already available if you feel like planning something. The SNF is an initiative of ACELF (Association canadienne de l’éducation de langue française), a pan-Canadian [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

YA: A Category for the Masses. But What About Teens?

Thank you to Caroll-Ann Steele for sharing this great SLJ article that looks to define YA: YA: A Category for the Masses. But What About Teens?  Is it a genre, a phenomenon, is it even for teens? Questions and observations abound about its intended audience and its “bandwagon” effect (for [...]

By | December 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Books|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Celebrate Ninja Day Story Time

With this grey damp weather we have been having, there is nothing better than a rip-roaring story time to brighten the day. Great picture book suggestions, free printables and ninjas! What’s not to like? In the words of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “Cowabunga!” National Ninja Day Story Time  

By | November 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, School Libraries|Tags: , , |0 Comments


Nerdy Book Club hits it on the nose once again with a downright practical and eminently do-able suggestions to support media literacy. "...Human knowledge currently doubles every thirteen months, and will soon double every twelve hours, so it is impossible for teachers and parents to keep pace with the flood [...]

Remix Ed Camp

“Remix-Ed is an unconference taking place at McGill University in Montreal, QC, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. It is a free event open to teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, education professionals, and anyone who is interested in education. This event is free and open to everyone!” Free breakfast, lunch and babysitting [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog Posts, Conferences|Tags: |0 Comments

From Ask an Agent: Minecraft, Loudness, and Online Bullying

I remember one of our high school librarians mentioning last year that Minecraft often brought out the best and the worse in her students. At times, she was quite surprised by the vehemence and the visceral reaction kids had. The game became personal and in some ways “real” to them. [...]