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4evercanucks

I would like to add this series, offered by storybookmum in the old sticky, as picture books also.

Also, Kids Can Press has some really nice oversize books on different aspects of Canadian history, specifically designed for younger readers. I like their books very much.

The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, by Diane Silvey and John Mantha. It divides the native peoples into 8 subgroups by region. This is a beautiful book, and is fully indexed, as well.

Check out the other books in the series:

The Kids Book of Canada

The Kids Book of Canadian History

The Kids Book of Canadian Prime Ministers

The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

The Kids Book of Canada's Railway

The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration

The Kids Book of the Far North

The Kids Book of Canadian Firsts

The Kids Book of Great Canadians

I also saw the following two books as part of this series:

The Kids Book of Canadian Geography

The Kids Book of Great Canadian Women

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ElaineB

Very Last First Time (In search of mussels while the tide is out, an Inuit girl walks alone beneath the ice of the frozen ocean, knowing she will never do it-for the first time-again. Pointillist paintings in purple and yellow emphasize the beauty of her undersea adventure. Ages 5-8.)

http://tinyurl.com/lastfirstime

Little Caribou (PreSchool-Grade 2-A look at Little Caribou's first year, from her birth in the high tundra in spring to her return there a year later. By focusing on one particular animal, Fox-Davies presents a factual yet interesting story that includes danger from wolves and hunters.)

http://tinyurl.com/littlecaribou

Boy of the Deeps (Wallace (Chin Chiang and the Dragons Dance) takes his inspiration from his grandfathers experience in the coal mines for this suspenseful picture book set in Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.)

http://tinyurl.com/boyofdeeps

ABC of Canada (Also, Canada 1, 2, 3)

http://tinyurl.com/ABCanada

M is for Maple

http://tinyurl.com/Mformaple

Loonies and Toonies: A Canadian Number book

http://tinyurl.com/looniestoonies

Make Your Own Inuksuk (Inuksuit are carefully balanced stone sculptures that were built by athe Inuit to communicate knowledge or a message from one person to another. They might show the way to the camp, point to the moon, or commemorate a special event or friend. Today, Inuksuit are often built in the shape of human figures. The author provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a nine-stone inuksuk, where to place it, and the types of expression one can give it. Helpful information is also provided on where to find stones.) http://tinyurl.com/inuksuik

Also, look for: The Gift of the Inuksuk

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KDBask

The company that put out M is for Maple also have one called M is for Mountie. The pictures and info in it are well done. http://www.amazon.ca/M-Mountie-Alphabet-Polly-Horvath/dp/1585362670/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263944585&sr=8-1

They have one called Z is for Zamboni which looks interesting. I haven't personally looked at it.

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KDBask

We used many picture books through out our Canadian history study. Come Sit By Me Volumes 1 and 2 have some great unit studies which focus on them. For the list of ones we used please check the Modified Schedules threads where I have them listed:

https://www.sonlight-forums.com/showthread.php?t=250148

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4evercanucks

I just stumbled across this book last week and put it on hold at the library. What a wonderful book, and so beautifully illustrated! I will be buying it first chance I get.

The Spirit of Canada - Canada's Story in Legends, Fiction, Poems, and Songs

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They have one called Z is for Zamboni which looks interesting. I haven't personally looked at it.

Z for Zamboni is a board book type book for young children. It's good for preschool-K and worth getting at a library rather than purchasing.

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afterhisheart

Images of Canada: Canadian Poets and the Group of Seven edited by David Booth

Publisher: Kids Can Press (Jun 30 1995)

ISBN-10: 1550742728

ISBN-13: 978-1550742725

Many full page art prints and a lovely selection of poems, slightly advanced, probably grade 4 and up.

Till All the Stars Have Fallen: Canadian Poems for Children edited by David Booth

Publisher: Kids Can Press (Jun 30 1989)

ISBN-10: 0921103905

ISBN-13: 978-0921103905

Terrific compilation for all ages.

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