Favourite Canadian Books

There are so many great authors and books from across our country. This month, the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team is sharing their favourite Canadian books.

Favourite Canadian Books

Debbie – West Word Kids: Favorite Canadian Authors

When Connor was about 4 years old he became terrified of storms. I searched for books about Thunderstorms, at his level, and I found Franklin and the Thunderstorm, by Canadian author, Paulette Bourgeois. We read it each time a storm came (which is fairly often here in the summer months.) I just adore this book as a way to talk about storms in a relatable way for the little guys.

Annette – Review: Hockey in Canada Books

Take one non-sporty child who turns down any sport books quite quickly. Add these eight hockey books. And before you know it you have a boy asking “Can we read just one more mom?” “Can we read one at breakfast?” We enjoyed our time following he adventures of Puckster together.

Lisa – Favourite Canadian Book (s)

It is too hard to just pick one … so I have decided to name several books that we love.

Rebecca – Top Elementary Canadian Socials Curriculum Picks!

As all my kids are in the early elementary grades, I am going to write about our top picks for early elementary Canadian socials curriculum/books. I have purchased a number of different workbooks and readers for our socials section of the bookshelf, but of all these books, the following four resources will cover most of your learning outcomes for K-3 socials in Canada.

Christy – Canadian Pioneer Poems

The book is not meant for children. The author is a stepmother and wrote partly about the challenges of being a stepmother. Older teens might find the book interesting, particularly if they are reflecting on the life of stepmothers they know, while specific poems are great for sharing with younger children, particularly as part of a unit study about the settlement of the Canadian west.

Amber  – Canadian Content. It Does Exist!

One of the things I think a lot of Canadians find hard when homeschooling is finding a curriculum that has Canadian content. One can say well why is having Canadian content so important? There are numerous reasons.

Alexandra – The Story of Canada ~ Our Favourite Canadian Book

The Story of Canada written by Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore is our favourite Canadian history book. We used in the past as a spine for a homeschool study of Canadian history, reading the entire book cover to cover. We have also referenced back to it over the years, making this book our Canadian History reference book.

Monique – Our Favourite Canadian History Books

One of our favorite series of books for my history obsessed child.

Andrea – Why We Love Ann…with an E

She reminds us time again “…there is always a bend in the road…” but …”all’s right with the world” too. A reminder we can take to heart even now in this modern day.

Katie – Canadian book review

As a parent we want only the best for our children. When my first child was old enough to graduate from baby foods to toddler/big kid foods I wanted to make sure I was offering her healthy yet fun foods to fuel her growing body. My mother who I always knew was an amazing cook bought me the Better Food For Kids book by The Hospital For Sick Children.

Bonnie – My Favourite Canadian Book

Each of Janette’s stories is told in the first-person by a particular animal. Each has a lesson in character to learn, but there’s lots of fun along the way. These books are perfect for either an advanced reader (like I was) or reading aloud to younger readers.

Kimberly – Canadian Books and Curricula Review Roundup

Looking for Canadian books and curricula? Check out this roundup of some of my reviews!

Tammy – The Delightful Stories of Jillian Jiggs

I love reading stories to my children and we’ve read hundreds and hundreds of them. But there are a few that stand out as favourites. This month, the Canadian Homeschooling Bloggers Team and I are sharing our favourite Canadian books.


32 Comment(s)

  • by Michelle Posted February 25, 2015 10:53 am

    The last trench fighter. Great book on war. A bit graphic but shows the reality of war to my boys who are enthralled with all things war.

  • by Annie Posted February 25, 2015 11:11 am

    Bully Boys by Eric Walters

  • by LILLIAN BROWN Posted February 25, 2015 11:19 am

    I LIKE all of Leslie Crewe’s books, the last one I read is always my favourite but KIN was outstanding

  • by michelle tremblett Posted February 25, 2015 11:21 am

    I thought the silent wife was fantastic

  • by Learning Mama Posted February 25, 2015 12:03 pm

    My favorite Canadian book is Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery. It may actually be my favorite book period.


  • by Melissa G Posted February 25, 2015 12:58 pm

    Favourite Canadian book…hmmm. I love reading “Duncan’s Way” to the littles, and I love the “Canada” picture book by Tanya Lloyd. My girls like the Dear Canada series, and I loved reading the Anne of Green Gables books when I was younger – looking forward to getting my girls reading them too!

  • by Julie F Posted February 25, 2015 2:46 pm

    The Hand Maids Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • by Andrea B. Posted February 25, 2015 3:37 pm

    I loved the Anne of Green Gables series.

  • by Rebecca Posted February 26, 2015 2:14 am

    Our favourite Canadian book is Anne of Green Gables. My children laugh at the way Anne talks so much!

  • by sunshine h Posted February 26, 2015 3:24 am

    Anne of Green Gables for sure! I can’t wait until DD is a bit older and I can share it with her.

  • by angela m Posted February 26, 2015 10:45 am

    I loved Anne of Green Gables as a child

  • by Anna W Posted February 26, 2015 1:16 pm

    My favourite has always been The Paper Bag Princess.

  • by Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo Posted February 26, 2015 4:22 pm

    I am a huge fan of everything Farley Mowat. People of the Deer is one of my all-time

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  • by Steph M Posted February 27, 2015 10:16 am

    Away by Jane Urqhart is beautiful, but not for my kids! 🙂 Our favourite as a family is The Incredible Jumbo by Barbara Smucker.

  • by Moosegirl Posted February 28, 2015 12:35 am

    Who doesn’t love Jillian Jiggs :o)

  • by becky Posted February 28, 2015 8:55 pm

    I love Jillian Jiggs and Brady Brady books

  • by heidi c. Posted February 28, 2015 9:06 pm

    Anne of Green Gables is my girls’ favourite.

  • by Taylor Hawkins Posted March 1, 2015 11:02 pm

    The Paper Bag Princess was always a favourite 🙂

  • by Lisa B Posted March 5, 2015 4:33 pm

    One of our favourite books is
    I Know Here by Laurel Croza. It is about a girl moving from rural Saskatchewan to Toronto.

  • by caroline reich Posted March 5, 2015 5:31 pm

    Anne of Green Gables

  • by Lee Ann Cote Posted March 6, 2015 9:30 am

    I love Anne of Green Gables series.

  • by FREDERIC BROWN Posted March 8, 2015 3:08 pm

    Like everything by Farley Mowat

  • by Jaclyn A Posted March 8, 2015 9:04 pm

    Anything by Kit Pearson!

  • by Christine Fehr Posted March 8, 2015 9:35 pm

    As a child I loved the Booky trilogy.

  • by Sarah Barnes Posted March 8, 2015 10:25 pm

    Another vote for Anne of Green Gables. My daughter has just discovered it.

  • by Laura Posted March 11, 2015 12:54 pm

    One of our favourite Canadian living history, historical fiction books is ‘A Question of Loyalty’ by Barbara Greenwood. I read it out loud 2 years ago and my kids still refer to it!

  • by colleen Posted March 11, 2015 1:18 pm

    Paper Shadows by Wayson Choy. I loved reading about Vancouver’s Chinatown from his little boy perspective

  • by Birdie Posted March 11, 2015 2:24 pm

    A couple of our children love any historical book written about WWII fighter pilots of Canada.
    One loved Franklin Turtle.
    One enjoyed the Canadian Girls series.
    Anne of Green Gables for me.

  • by Laurene Posted March 11, 2015 2:43 pm

    My all time favourite Canadian book is “Anne of Green Gable”s but one of the best in the Anne series is “Rilla of Ingleside” as it provides a good picture of what WWI looked like in Eastern Canada through the eyes of beloved characters.

  • by Kal Posted March 11, 2015 3:19 pm

    I love Anne of Green Gables, but I also love Come Sit By Me and all of the Canadian Books that it has brought into our house.

  • by sabrina Posted March 11, 2015 4:11 pm

    We like all of the Robert Munsch books.

  • by Christine F Posted March 11, 2015 5:09 pm

    I had no idea Jillian Jiggs was Canadian! Now I’ll have to add that to the other Canadian books that I send my American and overseas friends in their care packages. Currently, my fourth grader can’t stop reading (and re-reading) the books by Linda Hutsell-Manning – Jason and the Wonder Horn, and Jason and the Deadly Diamonds. Super great time travel adventure books for kids that age!

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