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I am looking for suggestions about books about Canada. We are Canadians living in the US and I need some help with ideas.

 

I have looked breifly at the Marshall's books but I remember hearing that there are a few not so appropriate words or chapters in them and that you would have to be careful. (Dd takes books and reads them so they need to be safe.)

 

Kids are 9 and 6.

 

Any ideas out there?

 

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Donalda Dickie's My First History of Canada is pretty good for a spine of Canadian history for your dc's ages. It tells Cdn. history in a story-like format. Other great books for that age are the series of books by Kids Can Press (see link for the many titles. There are at least 4 pages of titles listed, so make sure to click through them).

 

If you want a curriculum approach, the books by Donna Ward are very good. Canada, My Country would suit your 6yo well, but might be a little youngish for the 9yo. Courage & Conquest would suit the 9yo better and you could adapt it for your younger child. She also has one for geography called Province to Province, plus one on First Nations and a few others.

 

Another excellent title which could be used as a spine is The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn. It is another story-like telling of history, but broken into small chapters and very beautifully illustrated throughout. You could also try The Canadian Children's Treasury also by Janet Lunn. It is fiction, but contains great classics of Cdn children's lit, including many of the famous history poems (Creation of Sam McGee, In Flander's Field, etc.)

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Donalda Dickie's My First History of Canada is pretty good for a spine of Canadian history for your dc's ages. It tells Cdn. history in a story-like format. Other great books for that age are the series of books by Kids Can Press (see link for the many titles. There are at least 4 pages of titles listed, so make sure to click through them).

 

Another excellent title which could be used as a spine is The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn. It is another story-like telling of history, but broken into small chapters and very beautifully illustrated throughout.

 

I have no personal experience with the other books Audrey mentioned, but I have seen these and really like them. Dickie's book is perfect for the ages you mentioned - sort of like Story of the World, but just about Canada. The book by Lunn is really good, as well. It is similar to the Kingfisher history book recommended for logic stage. I like both and will use them with my daughter when she is older.

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I have been messing about with an older edition of Dickie's Book as well as C&C. I've been doing my best to correlate the two sources (and others) with geography at this site. Take a good look at the side bar. I've been collecting links to maps for a few months now and I have some hand drawn in the "files host"

 

Unfortunately, I am sadly lacking good books, so I'd be thrilled to see if anyone has any posted.

 

There used to be a list posted, but it is inactive now and "lost." Still, I can dig around in my files and see what I can find.

 

However, there is also the "Our Canadian Girls" series of Historical fiction AND the "Dear Canada" seies. I prefer the latter, but only because I have a boy who wouldn't like to read a book with "girl" in the title!

 

Marshall's book is very negative towards Native People. She really couldn't get over being a Victorian "lady", unfortunately. Well, that was my impression, anyway.

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Oh, first, I forgot to mention the Librivox recording of "North American Indian Folktales" by W.T. Larned. It is absolutely wonderful.

 

Ok, I found it.

It is going to take several posts to get this up. It was first posted by someone names "nicola" and then re-posted by "jyl." I have no idea where I found it.

 

Here are the sections of Native People, Vikings and the Inuit and the Vikings.

 

 

NATIVE INDIANS

 

 

 

 

 

The Chippewa Indians Rice Gatherers of the Great Lakes

Sonia Bleeker

Gr. 3+

Eagle Mask

James Houston

Gr. 3+

A Horse for Running Buffalo

Madeline Freeman

Gr. 5+

I am an Indian

Kent Gooderham

 

 

 

 

Indian Captive

Lois Lenski

Gr. 4+

Many Beavers: The Story of a Cree Indian Boy

Henry Sinclair Drago

Gr. 3+

Mouse Woman and the Mischief-Makers

Christie Harris

Gr. 5+

The Native Peoples

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Gr. 4+

Nkwala

Edith Lambert Sharp

Gr. 4+

O Children of the Wind and Pines

Laura Nelson Baker

 

 

 

 

Once More Upon a Totem

Christie Harris

Gr. 5+

People of the Trail (How the Northern Forest Indians Lived)

Robin & Jillian Ridington

 

 

 

 

Raven's Cry

Christie Harris

Gr. 5+

Sacred Feathers

Smith

Gr. 9+

The Sea Hunter Indians of the Northwest Coast

Sonia Bleeker

Gr. 3+

Sweetgrass

Jan Hudson

Gr. 5+

Tales the Totems Tell

Hugh Weatherby

Gr. 4+

Thunder in the Mountains

Hilda Mary Hooke

Gr. 3+

Totem Tipi and Tumpline: Stories of Canadian Indians

Olive Fisher & Clare Tyner

Gr. 4+

The Whale People

R. Haig Brown

Gr. 5+

White Mist

Barbara Smucker

Gr. 4+

White Slaves of the Nootkas

John R. Jewitt

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

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INUIT

 

 

 

 

 

The Adventures of Oolakuk

 

Robert A. Ruttan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akavak

 

 

James Houston

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

The Eskimo: Arctic Hunters and Trappers

 

 

Sonia Bleeker

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

The First Book of Eskimos

 

 

Benjamin Brewster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houses of Snow, Skin and Bones

 

 

Bonnie Shemie

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

Igloo Killinek

 

 

Kenneth C. Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tikta'liktak

 

 

James Houston

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

The White Archer

 

 

James Houston

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

Wolf Run: A Caribou Eskimo Tale

 

 

James Houston

 

 

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIKINGS

 

 

 

 

 

A Door To the North

 

Elizabeth Coatsworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dream Carvers

 

 

Joan Clark

 

 

Gr. 9+

 

 

Lief Erikson The Lucky

 

 

Malcolm C. Jenson

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

Lief Eriksson-First Voyager to America

 

 

Katherine B. Shippen

 

 

Gr. 4+

 

 

Lief the Lucky

 

 

Ingri & Edgar D'Aulaire

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

Leif the Lucky, Discoverer of America

 

 

Erick Berry

 

 

Gr. 2-6

 

 

Snori and the Strangers

 

 

Nathaniel Benchley

 

 

Gr. 1-3

 

 

The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow

 

 

Allen French

 

 

Gr. 5+

 

 

Viking Adventure

 

 

Clyde Robert Bulla

 

 

Gr. 2+

 

 

The Vikings

 

 

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

 

 

Gr. 4+

 

 

The Vikings

 

 

Elizabeth Janeway

 

 

Gr. 3+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBC

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EARLY EXPLORATION

 

 

 

 

 

And Tomorrow The Stars: The Story of John Cabot

Kay Hill

 

 

 

 

Bay of the North - The Story of Pierre Radisson

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

Captured By the Mohawks

Sterling North

Gr. 4+

Cartier, Finder of the St. Lawrence

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence

Esther Averill

Gr. 4+

Champlain, Father of New France

Cecile Pepin Edwards

Gr. 3+

Champlain of the St. Lawrence

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

A Dog Came, Too: A True Story

Ainslee Manson

Gr. 1-3

The First Canadian

C.T. Ritchie

Gr. 5+

The French Explorers in America

Walter Buehr

 

 

 

 

Fur and Gold

Roderick Haig-Brown

 

 

 

 

Henry Hudson

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

Henry Hudson, Captain of Icebound Seas

Carl Carmer

Gr. 2-6

He Went with Champlain

Louise Andrews Kent

Gr. 4+

John and Sebastian Cabot

Henry Ira Kurtz

 

 

 

 

John Cabot and his Son Sebastian

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

John Cabot & Son

David Goodnough

 

 

 

 

Man From St. Malo

Robert D. Ferguson

Gr. 5+

Mutiny in the Bay

R.S. Lambert

Gr. 5+

The Pathfinders of North America

Edwin Guillet

Gr. 4+

Redcoat Sailor

R.S. Lambert

Gr. 5+

River of Canada

Thomas Bredin

 

 

 

 

Runner of the Woods

C.T. Ritchie

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

TBC

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ACADIA

 

The Dangerous Cove

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

Escape from Grand Pre

Frances C. Thompson

Gr. 2-4

Evangeline and the Acadians

Robert Tallant

Gr. 3+

The Hand of Robin Squires

Joan Clark

Gr. 5+

A Land Divided

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

Prisoner in Louisbourg

Zillah & Colin Macdonald

Gr. 5+

A Proper Acadian

M.A. Downie & G. Rawlyk

Gr. 3+

Secret Under the Whirlpool

Elaine Breault Hammond

Gr. 5+

Streets of Gold

George Rawlyk

Gr. 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FRANCE

 

 

Anna and the Indians

Nan Shipley

Father Gabriel's Cloak

Beulah Garland Swayze

Gr. 2-4

Frontenac and the Iroquois

Fred Swayze

Gr. 5+

Frontenac of New France

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

Journey into Danger

Theodora Herapath

Gr. 5+

The King's Daughter

Suzanne Martel

Gr. 5+

The King's Loon

Mary Alice Downie

Gr. 3+

The Last Ship

Mary Alice Downie

Gr. 2-4

Madeleine Takes Command

Ethel C. Brill

Gr. 4+

New France

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Gr. 4+

Pioneer Settlers of New France

Joan Anderson

Gr. 3+

Quest for the Golden Gannett

Dorothy P. Barnhouse

Gr. 4+

Raiders of the Mohawk

Orlo Miller

Gr. 5+

The Sky Caribou

Mary Hamilton

Gr. 2-4

Soldier Girl

Richard A. Boning

Gr. 3+

The St. Lawrence: Seaway of North America

Anne Terry White

Gr. 3+

Time Traveler Book of New France

Morris Wernick

Gr. 3+

Tonty and the Iron Hand

Fred Swayze

Gr. 5+

The Wapiti

Monique Corriveau

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FUR TRADE

 

Adventures from the Bay

Clifford Wilson

Gr. 5+

The Fur Traders

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Gr. 4+

Fur Trader

Robert D. Ferguson

Gr. 5+

Fur Trader of the North

Roanld Syme

Gr. 3+

Hudson's Bay Company

Richard Morenus

The Last Fort

Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Nor'Westers

Marjorie Wilkins Campbell

Gr. 5+

With Pipe, Paddle and Song

Elizabeth Yates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 YEARS WAR

(or as the Americans call it "THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR"

 

 

Battle For the Rock

Joseph Schull

Gr. 5+

Battle in the Wilderness

Konrad Kellen

Calico Captive

Elizabeth George Speare

Gr. 5+

Drummer Boy For Montcalm

Wilma Pitchford Hays

Gr. 3+

The Gold-Laced Coat

Helen Fuller Orton

Gr. 4+

Pontiac: Mighty Ottawa Chief

Virginia F. Voight

Gr. 2-6

With Wolfe in Quebec: The Winning of a Continent

G.A. Henty

Gr. 6+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS

 

Beginning Again, Further Adventures of a Loyalist Family

Mary Beacock Fryer

Gr. 5+

Charlotte

Janet Lunn

Gr. 2+

Drums of Niagara

Eric Acland

Gr. 5+

Escape, Adventures of a Loyalist Family

Mary Beacock Fryer

Gr. 5+

Flight

Constance Crook

Gr. 4+

A Hollow Tree

Janet Lunn

Gr. 4+

Honor Bound

Mary Alice Downie

Gr. 3+

The Loyal Refugees

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Gr. 4+

Meyer's Creek

Constance Crook

Gr. 4+

On Loyalist Trails

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE IN THE 1700'S

 

 

Medicine Maid - The Life Story of a Canadian Pioneer

E.L. Hoople

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WAR OF 1812

 

1812: Jeremy and the General

John Ibbotson

Gr. 6+

The Battle of Lake Erie

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

Canada Under Siege

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Capture of Detroit

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Death of Isaac Brock

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Death of Tecumseh

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Defenders

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Gr. 4+

Fire Ship

Marianne Brandis

Gr. 4+

General Brock and Niagara Falls

Samuel Hopkins Adams

Gr. 3+

The Good Soldier

D.J. Goodspeed

Gr. 5+

Laura's Choice

Constance Crook

Gr. 4+

The Other Elizabeth

Karleen Bradford

Gr. 3+

Revenge of the Tribes

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Rowboat War

Fred Swayze

Gr. 5+

The Soldier's Son

Terry Leeder

Gr. 3+

Son of the Hounds

Robert Sutherland

Gr. 6+

The Story of the War of 1812

Colonel Red Reeder

Gr. 4+

Tecumseh

Luella Bruce Creighton

Gr. 5+

Treason at York

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

 

 

Adventure at the Mill

Barbara & Heather Bramwell

Gr. 2-4

Brady

Jean Fritz

Gr. 4+

Dark of the Moon

Barbara Haworth-Attard

Gr. 5+

The House of Good Spirits

Donn Kushner

Gr. 7+

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad

Ellen Levine

Gr. 3+

The Last Safe House

Barbara Greenwood

Gr. 3+

North Winds Blow Free

Elizabeth Howard

Gr. 6+

Underground to Canada - Lesson Plan

Barbara Smucker

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REBELLION OF 1837

 

The Boy with an R in his Hand

James Reaney

Gr. 4+

Bright to the Wanderer

Bruce Lancaster

Gr. 9+

A Question of Loyalty - Lesson Plan

Barbara Greenwood

Gr. 4+

Rebel on the Trail

Lynn Cook

Gr. 4+

Rebel Run

D. Harold Turner

Gr. 5+

Rebels Ride at Night

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

The Stone Cottage Mystery

Joyce Boyle

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTERN EXPLORATION

 

 

Alexander Mackenzie, Canadian Explorer

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

Buckskin Brigadier

Edward McCourt

Gr. 5+

Captain of the Discovery

Roderick Haig-Brown

Gr. 5+

The Farthest Shores

Roderick Haig-Brown

From Sea to Sea: Alexander Mackenzie

The Map-Maker

Kerry Wood

Gr. 5+

The Savage River: Seventy-One Days With Simon Fraser

Marjorie Wilkins Campbell

Gr. 5+

Tales and Trails of Western Canada

Nell Macvicar & Irene Craig

Gr. 4+

Vancouver, Explorer of the Pacific Coast

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING OF THE WEST (RCMP & THE RAILROAD)

 

 

Buckskin Colonist

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

Bugles in the Hills

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

The Force Carries On

T. Morris Longstreth

Gr. 5+

The Men in Sheepskin Coats

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

A Prairie Nightmare

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Queen's Cowboy

Kerry Wood

Gr. 5+

The Railway Pathfinders

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Railways

Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Gr. 4+

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Richard L. Neuberger

Gr. 4+

The Scarlet Force

T. Morris Longstreth

Gr. 5+

Steel Across the Plains

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SETTLING OF THE WEST

 

 

 

 

 

The Blonde Voyageur

Nan Shipley

Gr. 7+

The Bold Heart

Josephine Phelan

Gr. 5+

The Buffalo Hunt

Donald and Eleanor Swainson

Gr. 2-4

Charles Bowen: Paul Bunyan of the Canadian West

W. Phillip Keller

Gr. 7+

The Doll

Cora Taylor

Gr. 5+

The Great Chief

Kerry Wood

Gr. 5+

Ian of Red River

Ragnhildur Guttormsson

Gr. 5+

Ida and the Wool Smugglers

Sue Ann Alderson

Gr. 1-3

Pettranella

Betty Waterton

Picture Book

Pioneer Girl

Maryanne Caswell

Gr. 4+

Red River Adventure

J. W. Chalmers

Gr. 5+

Storm Child

Brenda Bellingham

Gr. 4+

Tell Me, Grandmother

Lyn Hancock

Gr. 5+

Westward Ho! 1903

Barbara Villy Cormack

Gr. 6+

When Calls the Heart

Janette Oke

Gr. 6+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1866- FENIAN UPRISING

 

 

 

 

 

Spy in the Shadows

Barbara Greenwood

Gr. 5+

The Stone Orchard

Susan E. Merrit

Gr. 4+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REIL REBELLION

 

 

 

 

 

Flaming Prairies

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

On the Trail of Long Tom

W.T. Cutt

Gr. 7+

Perilous Prairie

Dickson Reynolds

 

 

 

 

Revolt in the West

Edward McCourt

Gr. 5+

Soldier Boys

David Richards

Gr. 6+

A Very Small Rebellion

Jan Truss

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCTIC EXPLORATION

 

 

 

 

 

Across Frozen Seas

Jon Wilson

Gr. 4+

Arctic Assignment

SGT. F.S. Farrar

Gr. 5+

Coppermine Journey

Farley Mowat

Gr. 6+

Dr. Kane of the Arctic Seas

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

Jane Franklin's Obsession

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Link Between the Oceans

Leslie H. Neatby

 

 

 

Mystery in the Frozen Lands

Martyn Godfrey

Gr. 5+

On Foot to the Arctic

Ronald Syme

Gr. 3+

Parry of the Arctic

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

Trapped in the Arctic

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The True North

T.C. Farley

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

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BC GOLD RUSH

 

Cariboo Runaway

Frances Duncan

Gr. 4+

The Golden Rose

DAYLE CAMPBELL GAETZ

Gr. 5+

The Man with the Yellow Eyes

Catherine Anthony Clark

Gr. 3+

Quest in the Cariboo

John F. Hayes

Gr. 5+

West to the Cariboo

Lorrie McLaughlin

Gr. 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH

 

 

Before the Gold Rush

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Bite of the Gold Bug

Barthe DeClements

Gr. 3+

Bonanza Gold

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

City of Gold

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Cremation of Sam McGee

Robert W. Service

Gr. 5+

The Golden Trail

Pierre Berton

Gr. 5+

Gold-Fever Trail

Monica Hughes

Gr. 5+

Kings of the Klondike

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

The Klondike Stampede

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

Martha Black, Gold Rush Pioneer

Carol Martin

Stampede North

Ruth Franchere

Gr. 5+

Trails of '98

Pierre Berton

Gr. 4+

When Men Panned Gold in the Klondike

Edward C. Janes

Gr. 3+

Yukon River: An Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike

Peter Lourie

Gr. 3+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIFE IN THE 1800'S

Alexander Graham Bell, An Inventive Life Elizabeth MacLeod Gr. 3+

 

Alexander Graham Bell, Man of Sound

Elizabeth Rider Montgomery

Gr. 2-6

 

All About Niagara Falls

Linda Granfield

Gr. 3+

 

 

The Back Woods of Canada

Catherine Parr Trail

Gr. 7+

The Belonging Place

Jean Little

Gr. 3+

Beyond the Waterfall

Elaine Breault Hammond

Gr. 5+

Canal Boy

Marion Greene

Gr. 5+

Danger in the Coves

Frances C. Thompson

Gr. 2-4

Danger on the Tracks

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

Death Over Montreal

Geoffrey Bilson

Gr. 4+

Eleanore's Diary

Caroline Parry

Gr. 5+

Eliza's Best Wednesday

Catherine Lalonde

Gr. 2+

First Lady of Upper Canada

Florence McLaughlin

Gr. 5+

First Spring on the Grand Banks

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

Forgotten Canadians

Herbert Fairlie Wood

 

 

 

 

Glengarry School Days - Lesson Plan

Ralph Connor

Gr. 7+

Harbour Thieves

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

Hester's Summer

Gordon Cooper

Gr. 5+

Lamplighter

Bernice Thurman Hunter

Gr. 3+

The Last Voyage of the Scotian

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush

Susannah Moodie

Gr. 7+

The Mennonite Canadians

Joanne Flint

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Crafts

Barbara Greenwood

Gr. 3+

A Pioneer Story: Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840

Barbara Greenwood

Gr. 3+

A Pioneer Thanksgiving: A Story of the Harvest Celebration

Barbara Greenwood

Gr. 3+

The Pioneer Years

Barry Broadfoot

Gr. 8+

Prairie Fire!

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

The Quarter-Pie Window

Marianne Brandis

Gr. 6+

Red Paddles

Isabel M. Reekie

Gr. 5+

River Race

Tony German

Gr. 5+

The Root Cellar

Janet Lunn

Gr. 5+

Roughing It in the Bush

Susannah Moodie

Gr. 7+

 

 

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More 1800's.

 

 

The Secret of Willow Castle

Lyn Cook

Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt

Barbara Smucker

Gr. 2+

Selina and the Shoo-Fly Pie

Barbara Smucker

Gr. 2+

Shantymen of Cache Lake

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

The Sign of the Scales

Marianne Brandis

Gr. 6+

The Talking Wire

O.J. Stevenson

Gr. 4+

The Time of the Wolf

Thomas A. MacDonald

Gr. 4+

The Tinderbox

Marianne Brandis

Gr. 6+

The Tin-Lined Trunk

Mary Hamilton

Gr. 4+

Tom Penny

Tony German

Gr. 5+

Tom Penny and the Grand Canal

Tony German

Gr. 5+

Trail of Fire

B. J. Bayle

Gr. 4+

The Tramp Room

Nancy-Lou Patterson

Trouble at Lachine Mill

Bill Freeman

Gr. 4+

The Value of Self-Discipline: The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

Anne Donnegan Johnson

Gr. 2-4

Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada

Anna Brownell Jameson

Gr. 7+

Within a Painted Past

Hazel J. Hutchins

Gr. 5+

The Yellow Flag

Susanne McSweeney

Gr. 2-4

 

 

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WW I

 

Days of Terror

Barbara Smucker

Gr. 4+

The Halifax Disaster

Ernest Fraser Robinson

Gr. 5+

In Flanders Fields

Linda Granfield

Gr. 3+

Knights of the Air

John Norman Harris

Gr. 5+

Rilla of Ingleside

L.M. Montgomery

Gr. 5+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEPRESSION (1930'S)

 

 

As for Me and My House

Sinclair Ross

Gr. 9+

A Bird in the House

Margaret Laurence

Gr. 9+

Breakaway

Paul Yee

Gr. 7+

Butter Down the Well: Reflections of a Canadian Childhood

Robert Collins

Gr. 7+

From Anna

Jean Little

Gr. 4+

Kaarina and the Sugar Bag Vest

Irma McDonough Milnes

Gr. 3+

Margy

Margaret Smith

Gr. 4+

The Stone Angel

Margaret Laurence

Gr. 9+

Ten Lost Years, 1929-1939:

Memories of Canadians Who Survived the Depression

Barry Broadfoot

Gr. 8+

That Scatterbrain Booky

With Love From Booky

As Ever, Booky

Bernice Thurman Hunter

Gr. 4+

Who Has Seen the Wind

W.O. Mitchell

Gr. 6+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIFE IN THE 1900'S - PRE WWII

 

 

Amy's Promise

Bernice Thurman Hunter

Gr. 4+

The Auction

Jan Andrews

Picture Book

Belle's Journey

Marilynn Reynolds

Picture Book

Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods

John J. Rowlands

Emily Carr's Woo

Constance Horne

Gr. 3+

Frederick G. Banting: The Discoverer of Insulin

I.E. Levine

Gr. 5+

Goodbye Sarah

Geoffrey Bilson

Gr. 4+

Grass Beyond The Mountains

Richmond P. Hobson Jr

His Banner Over Me

Jean Little

Gr. 4+

Home Child

Barbara Haworth-Attard

Gr. 4+

Josepha: A Prairie Boy's Story

Jim McGugan

Gr. 4+

Klee Wyck

Emily Carr

Gr. 7+

Mrs. Mike

Nancy & Benedict Freedman

Gr. 7+

Nellie L.

Constance Crook

Gr. 4+

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy

Richmond P. Hobson Jr

Pit Pony

Joyce Barkhouse

Gr. 3+

A Place For Magaret

Margaret in the Middle

Margaret on Her Way

Bernice Thurman Hinter

Gr. 4+

Promise Song

Linda Holeman

The Rancher Takes a Wife

Richmond P. Hobson Jr

They Called Her Mrs. Doc

Janette Oke

Gr. 6+

Thistle Creek

Nell Hanna

Gr. 6+

Ticket to Curlew

Celia Barker Lottridge

Gr. 4+

Trapped by Coal

Constance Horne

Gr. 3+

Where the High Winds Blow

Bruce D. Campbell

Gr. 6+

Where the Saints Have Trod

Judith St. John

Gr. 5+

The White Stone in the Castle Wall

Sheldon Oberman

Picture Book

The Wooden People

Myra Paperny

Gr. 4+

any titles

L.M. Montgomery

Gr. 6+

Wilderness Man: The Amzing True Story of Grey Owl

Lovat Dickson

Gr. 7+

 

 

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WW II

 

Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice

Janet McNaughton

Gr. 7+

A Child in Prison Camp

Takashima

Gr. 4+

Explosion at Dawson Creek

Elaine Breault Hammond

Gr. 5+

Hawk and Stretch

Bernice Thurman Hunter

Gr. 4+

High Flight: A Story of World War II

Linda Granfield

Hockeybat Harris

Geoffrey Bilson

Gr. 5+

Just Like New

Ainslie Manson & Karen Reczuch

Gr. 1-3

Listen to the Singing

Jean Little

Gr. 4+

Naomi's Road

Joy Kogawa

Gr. 4+

The Old Brown Suitcase: A Teenager's Story of War and Peace

Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

Gr. 6+

One More Border:The True Story of One Family's Escape from War-torn Europe

Shelly Tanaka

Gr. 4+

Ships of the Great Days

Joseph Schull

Gr. 5+

Six War Years

Barry Broadfoot

Gr. 8+

The Sky Is Falling

Looking at the Moon

The Lights Go On Again

Kit Pearson

GR. 4+

Years of Sorrow, Years of Shame

Barry Broadfoot

Gr. 8+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT

 

 

Canada Votes: How We Elect Our Government

Linda Granfield

The Kids Book of Candian Prime Ministers

from MacDonald to Chretien

Pat Hancock

Gr. 3+

Parliament, Canada's Democracy and How it Works

Maureen McTeer

Sandy Mackenzie, Why Look So Glum?

poems on each prime minister from MacDonald to Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POST WWII - MODERN HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

A Hill for Looking

Martha Brooks

Gr. 5+

The Night Hazel Came to Town

John Ibbitson

Gr. 7+

One Proud Summer

Marsha Hewitt & Claire Mackay

Gr. 6+

Pegeen and the Pilgrim

Lyn Cook

Gr. 4+

The Railroader

Bernice Thurman Hunter

Gr. 4+

Terry Fox: His Story

Leslie Scrivener

Gr. 6+

The Treasure of the Long Sault

Monica Hughes

Gr. 6+

The Value of Facing a Challenge: The Story of Terry Fox

Anne Donnegan Johnson

Gr. 2-4

The Value of Tenacity: The Story of Maurice Richard

Anne Donnegan Johnson

Gr. 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NARRATIVE TEXTS THAT COVERWHOLERANGE OF CANADIAN HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

Canada A Country by Consent

CD ROM

All Ages

Canada and Her Story

Mary Graham Bonner

 

 

 

The Canadian Story

May McNeer & Lynd Ward

Gr. 3+

Famous Canadian Stories

George E. Tait

Gr. 5+

Finding New Homes in Canada

Edwin C. Guillet & Jessie E. McEwen

Gr. 3+

The Great Adventure

Donalda Dickie

Gr. 4+

Great Canadian Lives: Portraits in Heroism to 1867

Karen Ford

Gr. 3+

Larger than Life

Janet Lunn

Gr. 4+

My First History of Canada

Donalda Dickie

Gr. 4+

O Canada!

Isabel Barclay

Gr. 3+

One Dominion

George E. Tait

 

 

 

 

Pages from Canada's Story

Donalda Dickie

Gr. 4+

A Picture Gallery of Canadian History (3 Vols.)

C. W. Jeffreys

All Ages

A Picture History of Canada

Clarke Hutton

Gr. 3+

The Story of Canada

Janet Lunn

Gr. 5+

The Story of Canada

George W. Brown

Gr. 5+

Young Canada

Anne Merriman Peck

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out the books published by Kids Can Press. There is a general title called The Kids Can Book of Canada, by Barbara Greenwood, and then many other titles on specific topics (forts, immigration, prime ministers, women, etc.)

 

Nikita (in Ontario)

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MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

 

 

 

The All Canadian Trivia Junior Board Game

 

Gr. 4+

Brain Quest Canada

Linda Granfield & Pat Hancock

Gr. 4+

Canada: Portraits of Faith

Michael Clarke

Gr. 6+

Canada's Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag

Owens & Yealland

Gr. 3+

Forts of Canada

Owens & Yealland

Gr. 3+

Her Story: Women From Canada's Past

Susan E. Merritt

Gr. 6+

Her Story II:Women From Canada's Past

Susan E. Merritt

Gr. 6+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man--that was messy! My apologies. The original is in chart form, so it "translated" strangely.

hth.

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...Wow I go make dinner and all of a sudden all of these books show up. How wonderful. Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you. I will be talking to my hubby for a second mortage now. Oh! I just love books!

 

I now have a good starting point and prehaps a whole curr.

 

Thanks again everyone :)

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Once--careful. I just went through the Early Explorer's list and found out that most of the titles in that category are oop. So, search your local library first--and I am sorry. But, as you can see, going through this list is SUCH a monumental task that I was saving it for "someday."

 

Well, that day is here. For Early Explorers, I tracked down these:

 

John Cabot & Son David by Goodnough

 

Man From St. Malo by Robert D. Ferguson Gr. 5+

 

Runner of the Woods: The Story of Young Radisson, by Cicero Theodore Ritchie Gr. 5+

 

Captured By the Mohawks and other adventures of Radisson by Sterling North Gr. 4+

 

My library has these, so I know they are out there!

Google books may be a good way to search for them.

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Alana this is way more than I had a few days age so "Thank-you" still applies. I am glad for your insight into the Marshall book. I had heard that somewhere else too.

 

It is a huge list that seems to have several useable choices. The Kids Can Press link looked good. The Canadian Content link seemed to have some that I will not see down here.

 

I have only one book called "That's Very Canadian" which my daughter has consumed several times. She know very little about home. I am embarassed to say may daughter thinks that "Oh Canada" is sung to her own made up tune. When I sung it to her she thought I was kidding!!!! :eek:

 

Now to find a CD with "Oh Canada".

 

As she exits quietly singing "......our home and native land"

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Thanks for putting my mind at ease. I was a bit taken aback by its seeming lack of currency!

 

I don't remember if you mentioned your daughter's age. There are some lovely colouring pages on Native People and early explorer's by Dover. As well, the Canadian War Museum has some interesting pages available on-line to print, as well.

 

And take a look at the "curriculum" site I mentioned earlier. An Elelmentary History of Canada. I have links to lots of Canadian History sites on-line (and there are lots of them!) As it is in blog form, the first lessons are waaaaay down at the bottom!

 

I'd love some feedback--it may just spur me on to finish the ruddy thing!

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Alana, I just took a look at your site. It is awesome! Thank you for sharing that. We will be doing Can. History in May, so I have bookmarked your site for help when we get there.

 

 

Julia

mom of 3 (8,7,5)

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