Joanne Sallay, President of Teachers on Call, shares her favourite books for celebrating Canada over on Village Living Magazine. How many of these have you read with your kids?
I Am Canada: A Celebration
Written by Heather Patterson, Featuring 13 Canadian Illustrators
For ages: 3 – 7
This picture book can be described as a work of art. As a special project, 13 Canadian illustrators came together to fill the pages with artwork that matches Heather Patterson’s poem I Am Canada. At the very back, the author and illustrators share their personal comments, reflections, and inspiration. This is definitely a keepsake that will remain in your child’s library for years to come.
Carson Crosses Canada
Written by Linda Bailey, Illustrated by Kass Reich
For ages: 4 – 8
Take the ultimate road trip adventure across the country with Carson Crosses Canada. Fans of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur will be pleased to pick up Linda Bailey’s new story. Travel from coast to coast with Carson the dog and his owner Annie, as they leave their town of Tofino to head on an adventure to Newfoundland. Experience the beauty of the provinces through Carson’s eyes, and get ready to share in the big surprise that awaits him at his final destination.
Canada Year By Year
Written by Elizabeth MacLeod, Illustrated by Sydney Smith
For ages: 8 – 12
Calling all history buffs: this is the perfect read for students (and parents) who want to delve into Canada’s rich and diverse background. It captures the milestones, events, and people who have helped shape the country every year since its start on July 1, 1867. The 150 year timeline covers Confederation, women’s fight for the vote, the creation of Superman, and everything in between, ending with Canada turning 150. Readers of all ages are guaranteed to learn some new facts about Canada.