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Educators

Whether you are in a school, daycare, dayhome, homeschool or after-school group, EPL shares your passion for education. That's why we provide resources and services to support literacy, lifelong learning, leisure reading and educational needs.

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Cast Your VoteCast Your Vote for YRCA

Vote for your favourite YRCA 2021 books by April 15, 2021.

How EPL Can Help Educators

Whether you come to us or we come to you, EPL has many free resources and services to offer your students, their families and school staff. Questions? Check out our FAQs for teachers or email your dedicated branch contact.

Your Dedicated Branch Contact

Your Dedicated Branch Contact

Your library branch contact is your one-stop-shop for all things EPL, from booking visits to connecting you with the right resources for your students, providing age-appropriate reading recommendations, organizing staff training and more.

Find Your Branch Contact

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Reader's Advisory

We know it can be tough to help students find the perfect book—that’s why we're sharing our reading recommendations for students aged 6-12 and teens. You can also find booklists by grades: Grades K-3, Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-9.

Recommended Booklists for Kids 6-12

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Recommended Booklists for Teens

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Hi-Lo Books

Hi-Lo books offer age-appropriate, relevant subject matter for junior high and high school students at a lower reading level. Interesting and easy to read, but not "for kids", they can hook ELL students and reluctant or struggling readers on reading. Learn more about Hi-Low books.

There are 3 ways to find Hi-Lo books on epl.ca:

  1. Type “High Interest-low Vocabulary Books” into the search box and change the search term to subject.
  2. Use this awesome curated list of specifically designated Hi-Lo titles for teens, including books, graphic novels, ebooks and audiobooks.
  3. Search for books in the Orca Hi-Lo series (for kids age 8+); type the series title into the search box and change the search term to series.
Orca Currents

Orca Currents are short, high interest novels with contemporary themes written for middle school students reading below grade level.

Reading levels from Grades 2.0 to 5.0. Interest level age 10-14.

Orca Limelights
Orca Sports
Orca Soundings
Rapid Reads

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Hi-Lo Books for Teens

Perfect for teens who struggle with literacy, these titles are recommended for their Hi-Lo attributes (high interest, low readability).

Online Resources

EPL has tons of digital content but here are the online resources we recommend most to help students with their learning.

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