Canadian Read Alouds

All of our discoveries for read alouds, mentor texts &/or books for the kids to read - all happen to be wonderful Canadian stories/written by Canadian authors. Yay!

 

12 Beautifully Illustrated Canadian Picture Books for Young Readers

Check out this wonderful collection of beautiful Canadian picture books that were shortlisted for the 2018 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, including the winner, Town is by the Sea, written by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Sydney Smith.

 

Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams: Based on a True Story

Summary from Strong Nations Publishing:

Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from his Uncle Huckleberry and his friend, Lak'insxw, before heading to Algonquin territory, where children teach him about Shannen's Dream.

 

Métis Singing Sticks: A Story about Métis Musical Traditions

Summary from Strong Nations Publishing:

While this book is recommended for middle school, there are some nice opportunities to use it with primary students to make cross-curricular connections to family traditions, and to the Core Competencies.  Métis Singing Sticks are more than musical instruments, they are also special family time spent together. Join Leah as she shares a family story. What is a special family time that your family has?