I’m Thankful For ..

These Three
Canadian Books!

Monday is Thanksgiving in Canada, so even though I won’t have a chance to sit with my family and eat too much turkey I can share a little about Canada with all of you. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving in October, or November, or not at all these books will teach you a little about a wonderful country I am thankful to be from.

Happy Thanksgiving!

” ABC of Canada” by Kim Bellefontaine is a cute little book that is a perfect little introduction about Canada for toddlers and preschoolers. The text is short, the colors are bright and the illustrations are both fun and accurate. I was happy to see things like the northern lights, Calgary Stampede and of course Z is for Zamboni !

” Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maude Montgomery was the first book I read cover to cover that didn’t have any pictures. It is still and always will be a favorite, in a world where so many books are filled with things I am not sure I want my child to read, at least not yet… this book is filled with old fashion values and fantastic writing . I can’t wait to read this aloud to my son. ” M is for Maple, A Canadian Alphabet ” by Mike Ulmer. This book will make you feel proud to be from Canada if you are Canadian and teach you something about your neighbour if you are an American. It will also teach your children things about the country they live in and why we feel pride when we hear names like Terry Fox, Anne with an E and Gretzky! I love this book and have since I first read it during teacher’s college in Thunder Bay, if you can be happy about being in Canada during a very cold Thunder Bay winter you can be happy about it anywhere.

There are so many more wonderful books, and authors if you have a favourite book by a Canadian author leave me a comment to share it with everyone!


  1. laura says

    Well I have 2/3 of the books on your little list, and I have to say I’m intrigued by the third….the M is for Maple one. I am living overseas in Thailand with my 15m old daughter and we just love the ABC of Canada book! It makes me homesick, too! Did you know there is also a Cananda 123 by the same authors? Its pretty cute too – counting hockey sticks and Canada geese and the like. Btw I have been reading your blog for quite some time and though this is the first time I’ve commented, I really enjoy it!

  2. melinda says

    happy thanksgiving!
    i stumbled across your blog recently and absolutely adore it!
    also, its nice to know that i am not the only one using food boxes for crafts!

  3. TeamBrown says

    Love these books! I haven’t read M is for Maple yet but we have “M is for Mitten” (Michigan) and “C is for Centennial” (Colorado). And if Maple is as good as these, it’s a real treat. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. TeamBrown says

    OMG! I’ve never seen the zamboni one. DH is a big hockey fan. Adding that to the Christmas list for him and the kids. Thanks!

  5. says

    Thanks for recommending these great books. It’s a challenge, at times, to come up with ways to teach my kids about Canada while raising them in the USA. Luckily our library is filled with lots of good video’s (which they watch while driving in our van), cd’s and books from Canada. My kids just finished “Road to Avonlea” and we’re now listening to Natalie McMaster when we’re out running errands. Thanks for the inspiration :)
    .-= Sarah @ Mum In Bloom´s last blog ..Recipe- Curried Tomatoe Bouillabaisse =-.

    • admin says

      It’s so hard because people assume it’s “almost the same” and it’s not , differences are subtle at times but it’s a struggle for me too.

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