Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

CBC Drama Special As You Like It

This delightful romantic comedy, lavishly staged by the Stratford Festival, has been a favourite with audiences throughout the centuries. In this acclaimed production John Hirsch directs Roberta Maxwell and Rosemary Dunsmore as Rosalind and Celia, with Andrew Gillies as Orlando and Nicholas Pennell as Jaques. Pitting young love against the vanity of the court, the fairytale play tells the familiar ...
  • 1983
  • 02:39:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Wandering Wenda B: The Bewildering Balloon Bandit Burglary

Our brave heroes are at a bakery in Bavaria for Wu’s big birthday bash when a bandit breaks in and steals all the balloons!
  • 2017
  • 00:08:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/02/2017

Bookaboo Baxter’s Book with Sarah Carter

Bookaboo and Falling Skies actress Sarah Carter share a story called Baxter’s Book, about a special friend who loves books almost as much as Bookaboo!
  • 2016
  • 00:11:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/15/2018

Anne But What is so Headstrong as Youth?

Anne is excited to begin school and make friends, but is unprepared for the bullying that occurs when she doesn't fit in. Marilla, too, is testing new waters.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/17/2017

Wandering Wenda C: The Clown Clan's Clash With Comandante Crankypants

Transport yourself into an exhilarating world of action, adventure and alliteration as young Wenda and her friends Wu and Wesley Woodchuck embark on a series of wild, weird and wonderfully exciting adventures. No matter where Wenda wanders, she always finds herself mixed up in the middle of mayhem, and when the going gets tough, she uses her words. Inspired by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:08:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/02/2017

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Ali Hassan on the art of moderating a debate

Actor, stand-up comedian, host of CBC Radio's Laugh Out Loud, and host of Canada Reads 2018, Ali Hassan shares what he's learned about the tricky job of moderating a debate.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Cameron Bailey on the art of debate

Artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), past panellist and winner of Canada Reads 2015, Cameron Bailey shares what he should have paid more attention to from the beginning when defending the book Ru by Kim Thúy, plus other debating tips.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Cherie Dimaline on The Marrow Thieves

Métis writer Cherie Dimaline won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature. Watch the author discuss her Young Adult novel The Marrow Thieves, a futuristic, dystopian narrative rooted in Canadian history.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018

CBC Books Canada Reads 2018: Craig Davidson on Precious Cargo

Craig Davidson drove five kids in a small school bus, each with special needs. His experience prompted a deeper understanding about disability and stigma. In this video, he discusses what so-called able-bodied people can learn from interactions with people with disabilities and other themes from Precious Cargo, his memoir about being a bus driver for special needs kids.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/05/2018