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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Canada? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Internet of Best Books for teaching about Canada.



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by Vivien Bowers
Why are beavers' teeth orange? Which school is closest to the North Pole? What is a slug's slime made of? Selecting from burning (and sometimes freezing) questions submitted by real Canadian children, Vivien Bowers created this entertaining treasure trove of Canadiana. Tackling questions about Canada's wildlife, geography, and cultures with humor and energy, Bowers presents the answers in an accessible format, with manageable amounts of text, incredible photos, and lighthearted illustrations that make exploring Canada fun. By zeroing in on the information most exciting to them and showing young people how to find more on their own, the book encourages readers to develop and research their own projects and interests.

by Tom Shardlow
David Thompson's story is one of the great tales of North American adventure. His life was a mixture of truth and legend, but he was without a doubt one of the greatest surveyors and mapmakers of the North American continent. David Thompson is particularly famous for his early exploration and mapping of western Canada and the northwestern United States. He mapped most of the country west of Hudson Bay and Lake Superior, across the Rocky Mountains to the source of the Columbia River, and the length of the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Part of the Stories of Canada series.

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by Dave Stubbs
Our Game: The History of Hockey in Canada provides a play-by-play of Canada's national sport's evolution over three centuries, from the first publicly played game through the recent NHL lock-out. Along with essential information about rules, gear, and stats, readers will learn about hockey's most unforgettable moments and most talented stars. Little-known facts, amazing photographs (many of which have never been published in a book before), and expertly researched history make this book a must-have for every hockey fan. Part of the My Canada series.

by Michael Ulmer
Native Canadians Mike Ulmer and Melanie Rose-Popp have created M is for Maple as a shining tribute to Canada. From British Columbia to Newfoundland, this alphabet book presents the symbols, history, people, and culture of this great northern nation. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a name or word derived from some aspect of the country of Canada, and each term is presented in a rhyme and then further explained in a note. Part of the Discover Canada Province by Province series.

by Vivien Bowers
A car trip across Canada doesn't sound like much fun to 11-year-old Guy, especially with his little sister in tow -- but even he's won over as the adventure begins. As his family treks from coast to coast, and even up into the territories, Guy finds that Canada is surprisingly... interesting. His wry observations offer an honest, engaging look at Canada's culture, history, natural wonders, and most famous sights. The 3-D scrapbook-style design, featuring wacky postcards, Guy's cartoons, and incredible photographs, complements the fast pace and truly original style of this remarkably entertaining guide. Part of the Wow Canada! series.

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