1) My Canada an Illustrated Atlas
2) Goodnight Canada
This precious book says “Goodnight” to a ton of different major Canadian cities. Students will learn about local landforms and tourist sights. I love how this book provides an amazing picture of how diverse the different regions of Canada are.
3) Carson Crosses Canada
This is a precious story about Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, who live in British Columbia. They set off on a road trip to Newfoundland and experience all that Canada has to offer on the way.
In Carson Crosses Canada, Students will enjoy seeing the vast open spaces and grasshoppers of Saskatchewan as well as the red dirt and lobster rolls of PEI! If you are using my Travel Canada resource with your students, this book makes an awesome launching activity!
4) I Am Canada
This book is so incredibly unique. It includes artwork from 13 Canadian illustrators! Each page is a celebration and reminds students of the variety that is Canada. Your students will recognize the illustrations of various Canadian illustrators as you read the book. This makes it even more exciting!
I am Canada is a great tool for analyzing symbols of Canadian identity. Tired of coming up with your own comprehension questions and activities for read aloud time? Check out my Interactive Read Aloud unit for this book on TPT.
5) A Canadian Year: 12 Months in the Life of Canada’s Kids
This clever picture book takes you through a year in the life of Canada’s kids. This book can easily be tied to geography by discussing where certain activities (like snowshoeing) are possible. I also love how this book highlights the diversity that makes our country so great.
There you have it, my top 5 picture books for teaching Canadian geography. Whether you use these books to introduce your unit, as a fun cross curricular tie in, or as an end of the unit wrap up, they are sure to be a hit with your students.
Are you on the hunt for more awesome Canadian Geography activities and ideas? Check out this blog post all about making Canadian Geography more fun!