CANADA DAY READING LIST
Happy Canada Day! Celebrate Canada Day by diving into the stories in these books.
Between the beaver building branch by branch, the loon laughing on the lake, and the powerful, playful polar bear, Canada is home to a spectacular array of animals. This board book celebrates the country’s diverse wildlife by presenting each letter of the alphabet alongside a representative mammal, insect, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, or invertebrate. The creatures portrayed hail from coast to coast to coast, and reflect close research even in their stylized depictions.
Children will learn the alphabet and letter recognition as Asnong’s illustrations take us on a tractor ride through our fields, follow bison as they roam through birch trees, and look for antlers in alfalfa fields. From the shores of Lake Winnipeg, through the back roads of rural Saskatchewan, to the foothills of Alberta, Asnong’s bright and colourful illustrations celebrate the heart of Canada and prairie life.
Feisty Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, live in British Columbia, Canada, and they’re setting out to visit her sister, Elsie, in Newfoundland. In their little rattlebang car, packed with Carson’s favorite toy, Squeaky Chicken, and plenty of baloney sandwiches, Annie and Carson hit the road! Read along as they travel from one province to the next, basking in the surprises that this great country has to offer.
Introducing 100 First Words for Little Canadians, a Great White North primer for kids learning their first words! Forget apple and dog. Little Canadians are ready to move from ABC to RCMP and other Canada-specific words like bakeapple, ogopogo, and Celine. Packed with hilarious illustrations and 100 words every Canadian baby should know (before any others, of course), 100 First Words for Little Canadians is the perfect board book for families who call Canada home.
What is being a Canadian kid all about?
I Am Canada describes the ample space available to our children in this country, and the freedom they have to grow and dream and share. With artwork from 13 of Canada’s finest illustrators, each page is a celebration and a reminder of the infinite variety of our home and native land.
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Our recommended reading is made possible by our partnership with McNally Robinson Booksellers. Visit your nearest McNally Robinson Bookstore in person or online to secure a copy of the titles listed above.