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Junior – Grade 4 to 6

Catalogue SelectionsGrades 4 to 6

Favourite Mysteries for Grades 4 to 6 - Who doesn't like a good Who Dunnit?

Sherlock Mysteries for Grades 4 to 8 - From young Sherlock Holmes to his sister Enola and distant relatives these books all have one thing in common - characters with great deductive skills!

Science Fair: Let's Get Started - Check out these titles and websites to get inspiration for your science fair project.

Top 10 Horse Books for Horse Lovers - Great titles for the horse lover in your life.

Parenting Middle Schoolers - Each age and stage brings new challenges but we have resources to help.

The "Talk" - These materials will help you open the door to important and ongoing conversations about sex and sexuality.

Database resources

eReading Room - Includes chapter books just for kids. Also available on your mobile devices through the Apple AppStore and Google Play. 

Novelist K-8: Especially for elementary school students, this resource helps you discover new fiction and nonfiction titles and authors for school or pleasure. 

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Full text of the authoritative encyclopedia about Canada and its people, in English and French including interactive resources. 


Your children are in school a minimum of 194 days a year. Learn more about the provincial curriculum and expectations for your child’s learning at the Ministry of Education website

Move yourself to better health: Move & Play Every Day!  Durham Health has developed a family toolkit to help you incorporate physical activity into your family.  The Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit recommends preserving sufficient sleep, trading indoor time for outdoor time and replacing sedentary behaviours with light to eventually vigorous physical activity.

Dietitians of Canada offer recipes via their popular Cookspiration app to inspire you to cook any time, day or night to suit your mood and schedule. Kid approved, family and meatless meals are included.  No bake recipes and simple instructions make meal planning and prep a family affair.