Happy Canada Day!

Here are some books that celebrate being a Canadian and the vast country of Canada!

The Day I Became a Canadian: A Citizenship Scrapbook
Written by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet
Illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
Paperback | 24 pages
Ages 7-9
ISBN 978-0-88776-892-7
“…Being born a Canadian, I don’t know what it feels like to become one. But reading The Day I Became a Canadian, I got a child’s glimpse of what becoming a citizen must be like — a bit of an adventure in discovering oneself in a new identity yet to be forged….” – PaperTigers.org

“…In heartfelt words and vivid colours, author Jo Bannantyne-Cugnet and illustrator Song Nan Zhang capture the excitement and solemnity of the ceremonial process, which takes place at the narrator’s school. With its touching story and information on citizens’ rights and responsibilities, this book is a wonderful introduction to the topics of community and national identity.” – Montreal Review of Books

“…With equal artistry and attention to detail, The Day I Became a Canadian also scrutinizes the stages in a process…. For Canadian-born children it will provide a glimpse of what many of their friends have experienced. For recent arrivals in Canada, it will be a reminder of an important commitment and, one hopes, a meaningful and happy experience.” – Canadian Literature

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Hardcover | 256 Pages
Ages 9+
ISBN 978-0-88776-457-8
“The Big Book moves … across the continent from east to west…. Bill Slavin’s inimitable watercolours, supplemented by black-and-white and colour photographs, add their own touch of whimsy to this excellent addition to school or home bookshelf.” – The Globe and Mail

Building Canada
By Bonnie Shemie
Hardcover | 40 Pages
Ages 9+
ISBN 978-0-88776-504-9
“Bonnie Shemie’s beautifully illustrated Building Canada invites children to discover the architecture that surrounds them and that is as much a part of their heritage as the Maple Leaf … a useful reference as well as a treasure to explore.” – Kitchener-Waterloo Record