The kids and I have read a lot of Canadian picture books this year as part of the home school curriculum we used and I wanted to share some of our favourites!
Franklin’s New Friend: I love all the Franklin books but this is one of the kids’ favourites. Franklin is scared of his new neighbour at first but soon learns that even though he looks different, he’s just as fun to be around as any of his other friends.
Under a Prairie Sky: A young boy must find his little brother quickly when a storms rolls in on the prairie! A great adventure story for little ones.
Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt: Selina makes a beautiful quilt with her Grandmother and brings it with her when her Mennonite family move to Upper Canada to escape War to remember her Grandmother by, who stayed behind in Pennsylvania. Lovely illustrations and a bit of Canadian history.
Stella, Queen of the Snow: Stella and Sam explore the winter wonderland. Sam has a lot of questions and Stella has answers for all of them! This book is just fun to read.
Something From Nothing: Joseph’s beloved blanket is wearing out, but Grandfather saves it over and over again. What happens, though, when Joseph loses the final piece of it? This book is based on a Jewish folktale.
One is Canada: Count your way through Canada from one to ten and back again! This book has great illustrations, is fun to read, and teaches numbers counting forward and backward.
Claire’s Gift: Claire is homesick but she slowly opens up to her great-aunt as two of them work on making rugs together. Another book with beautiful illustrations.
Come to the Fair: I absolutely love the illustrations in this book about the country fair.
My Arctic 1, 2, 3: Discover animals of the arctic and learn to count! Cute pictures and I’m always looking for books that “hide” in some extra learning.
Cinderella Penguin: The classic Cinderella story but with penguins! It’s just cute.
Big Sarah’s Little Boots: Sarah’s favourite boots have shrunk! Oh no!
The Klondike Cat: Another book about Canada’s history. A boy is moving to the Klondike with his father and must leave his beloved cat behind. But, surprise! His pet has come along after all!
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Do your kids have a favourite picture book? What is it?