Canada (Grade 5)

Canada is the largest country in North America. It is also very diverse: The 10 provinces and three territories demonstrate diverse geography, from mountains and prairies to the tundra of the far north. Canadians are also a diverse population, including native Indian peoples and the descendants of European explorers.

Non-Fiction

The Country
J 917 Asi Asikinack, Bill and Kate Scarborough. Exploration into North America. Chelsea House Publishers, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications. Philadelphia. 2001.
J 917 FOS Foster, Karen. Atlas of North America. Picture Window Books. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2008.
J 917 Fow Fowler, Allan. North America. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 2001.
J 917 GEORGE Georges, D. V. North America. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1986.
J 917 SANDAK Sandak, Cass. North America. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers. Austin, Texas. 1998.
J 917.1 Bar Barlas, Robert. Countries of the World: Canada. Gareth Stevens Publishing. Milwaukee. 1998.  
J 917.1 Bar Barlas, Robert. Welcome to Canada. Gareth Stevens Publishing. Milwaukee. 1999.
J 917.1 BARLAS Barlas, Robert. Festivals of the World: Canada. Gareth Stevens Publishing. Milwaukee. 1997.
J 917.1 Bow Bowers, Vivien. Wow Canada! Exploring this Land from Coast to Coast to Coast. Owl Books. Toronto. 1999.
J 917.1 LAW Law, Kevin. Canada. Chelsea House Publishers. Philadelphia. 1999.
J 917.1 Gra Gray, Shirley W. Canada. Compass Point Books. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2001.
J 917.1 Ham Hamilton, Janice. Canada. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. Minneapolis. 1999.
J 917.1 Ham Hamilton, Janice. A Ticket to Canada. Carolrhoda Books, Inc. Minneapolis. 1999.
J 917.1 KALMAN Kalman, Bobbie. Canada: the culture. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 1993.
J 917.1 KALMAN Kalman, Bobbie. Canada: the people. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 1993.
J 917.1 KALMAN Kalman, Bobbie. Canada: the land. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 1993.
J 917.1 KALMAN Kalman, Bobbie. Spotlight on Canada. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 2008.
J 917.1 Lan Landau, Elaine. Canada. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 2000.
J 917.1 Mar Marx, David F. Canada. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 2000.
J 917.1 Mei Meister, Cari. Canada. ABDO Publishing Company. Edina, Minnesota. 2000.
J 917.1 PARKER Parker, Lewis K. Canada. Rourke Book Company, Inc. Vero Beach, Florida. 1994.
J 917.1 SAK Sakany, Lois. Canada: A Primary Source Cultural Guide. The Rosen Publishing Group’s PowerPlus Books. New York. 2004.
J 917.1 SATEREN Sateren, Shelley Swanson. Canada: Star of the North. Benchmark Books, Marshall Cavendish. New York. 1996.
J 917.1 SCH Schemenauer, Elma. Welcome to Canada. The Child’s World. Mankato, Minnesota. 2008.
J 917.1 SORENSEN Sorensen, Lynda. Canada: Provinces & Territories. The Rourke Book Co., Inc. Vero Beach, Florida. 1995.
J 917.1 SORENSEN Sorensen, Lynda. Canada: The Land. The Rourke Book Co., Inc. Vero Beach, Florida. 1995.
J 917.1 SORENSEN Sorensen, Lynda. Canada: The People. The Rourke Book Co., Inc. Vero Beach, Florida. 1995.
J 917.1 SORENSEN Sorensen, Lynda. Visiting Canada. The Rourke Book Co., Inc. Vero Beach, Florida. 1995.
J 917.1 SORENSEN Sorensen, Lynda. The Wonders of Canada. The Rourke Book Co., Inc. Vero Beach, Florida. 1995.
J 917.1 SYLVESTER Sylvester, John. Canada. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers. Austin, Texas. 1996.
J 917.1 WIL Williams, Brian. Countries of the World: Canada. National Geographic. Washington, D.C. 2007.
J 917.1 WRIGHT Wright, David K. Children of the World: Canada. Gareth Stevens Children’s Books. Milwaukee. 1991.
J 971 ULM Ulmer, Mike. M Is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet. Sleeping Bear Press. Chelsea, Michigan. 2001.

 

Cities and Regions
J 917.11 NANTON Nanton, Isabel. Discover Canada: British Columbia. Grolier Limited. Toronto. 1994.
J 917.123 BAKKEN Bakken, Edna. Discover Canada: Alberta. Grolier Limited. Toronto. 1991.
J 917.123 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Alberta. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.124 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Saskatchewan. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.127 EMMOND Emmond, Ken. Discover Canada: Manitoba. Grolier Limited. Toronto. 1991.
J 917.127 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Manitoba. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.13 DEC DeCapua, Sarah. Niagara Falls. Children’s Press, a division of Scholastic, Inc. New York. 2002.
J 917.13 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Ontario. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.13541 Rog Rogers, Barbara Radcliffe and Stillman D. Rogers. Cities of the World: Toronto. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 2000.
J 917.14 ARMBRUSTER Armbruster, Ann. St. Lawrence Seaway. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 1996.
J 917.14 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Quebec. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.142804 Rog Rogers, Stillman D. Cities of the World: Montreal. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 2000.
J 917.15 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: New Brunswick. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1992.
J 917.16 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Nova Scotia. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1992.
J 917.16 LOTZ Lotz, Jim. Discover Canada: Nova Scotia. Grolier Limited. Toronto. 1991.
J 917.17 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Prince Edward Island. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.18 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Newfoundland. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1992.
J 917.18 WHITE White, Marian Frances. Discover Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador. Grolier Limited. Toronto. 1994.
J 917.191 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Yukon. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1992.
J 917.191 LOURIE Lourie, Peter. Yukon River: An Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike. Caroline House, Boyds Mills Press. Honesdale, Pennsylvania. 1992.
J 917.191 Wal Walsh Shepherd, Donna. The Klondike Gold Rush. A First Book, Franklin Watts, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 1998.
J 917.192 LEVERT LeVert, Suzanne. Let’s Discover Canada: Northwest Territories. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1992.
J 970.004971 OSBORN Osborn, Kevin. The Peoples of the Arctic. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1990.
J 970.004971 STELTZER Steltzer, Ulli. Building an Igloo. Henry Holt and Company. New York. 1981.
J 970.0097 ENG Englar, Mary. French Colonies in America. Compass Point Books. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2009.
J 971.1 Rog Rogers, Barbara Radcliffe and Stillman D. Rogers. Cities of the World: Vancouver. Children’s Press, a division of Scholastic Inc. New York. 2001.
J 971.9 Tur Turnbull, Andy with Debora Pearson. By Truck to the North. Annick Press. Toronto. 1999.

 

Activities, Cooking and Crafts
J 641.5 D’AMICO D’Amico, Joan and Karen Eich Drummond. The Science Chef Travels Around the World: Fun Food Experiments and Recipes for Kids. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. 1996.
J 641.568 WEBB Webb, Lois Sinaiko. Holidays of the World Cookbook for Students. Oryx Press. Phoenix, Arizona. 1995.
J 641.59 Alb Albyn, Carole Lisa and Lois Sinaiko Webb. The Multicultural Cookbook for Students. Oryx Press. Phoenix, Arizona. 1993.
J 641.59 Bra Braman, Arlette N. Kids Around the World Cook! John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. 2000.
J 641.59 COOK Cook, Deanna F. Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook: Food and Fun Around the World. Kids Can! A trademark of Williamson Publishing Co. Charlotte, Vermont. 1995.
J 745.5 COR Corwin, Judith Hoffman. Native American Crafts of the Plains and Plateau. Franklin Watts, a division of Scholastic Inc. New York. 2002.
J 745.5 COR Corwin, Judith Hoffman. Native American Crafts of the Northwest Coast, the Arctic, and the Subarctic. Franklin Watts, a division of Scholastic Inc. New York. 2002.
J 970.004971 THOMSON Thomson, Ruth. The Inuit. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 1996.

 

Holidays
J 394.263 MUR Murphy, Patricia J. Canada Day. Children’s Press, a division of Scholastic Inc. New York. 2002.
J 394.2649 PEP Peppas, Lynn. Thanksgiving. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 2009.

 


Multimedia

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton. Electronic resource: downloadable audio file; requires OverDrive Media Console. Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. Electronic resource: downloadable audio file; requires OverDrive Media Console.

Audio Books
ONLINE CATALOG Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton. Electronic resource: downloadable audio file; requires OverDrive Media Console.
ONLINE CATALOG Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. Electronic resource: downloadable audio file; requires OverDrive Media Console.

 

Audio CDs
J CD WORLD SINGS GOODNIGHT The World Sings Goodnight: World Lullabies Sung in Native Voices. Produced and compiled by Tom Wasinger. Silver Wave Record. 1993.

 

DVDs (Non-fiction)
DVDJN 917.1 CUL The Culture of Canada. Produced and directed by Redcanoe Productions. Schlessinger Media, a division of Library Video Company. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 2004.
DVDJN 917.11 GEO The Geography of Canada. Produced and directed by Redcanoe Productions. Schlessinger Media, a division of Library Video Company. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 2004.
DVDJN 917.1 HIS The History of Canada. Produced and directed by Redcanoe Productions. Schlessinger Media, a division of Library Video Company. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 2004.
DVDJN 973 COL The French and Colonial Quebec. Produced and directed by Stone House Productions, LLC. Schlessinger Media, a division of Library Video Company. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 1999, 2006.

 

Library Databases and Resources

Kids Search
Atlapedia Online
CyberSleuth Kids
Fact Monster
Homework Spot (use "Country Research" or click on the globe)
KidsClick!
Kids Konnect (select “Alphabetized Index” tab, then select “C” to find Canada)

Web Resources

Canada For Kids. Accessed November 10, 2009.
Canadian Geographic Kids. Accessed November 10, 2009.
CIA—The World Factbook: Canada. Accessed November 10, 2009.
Civilization.ca: Online Exhibits (Canadian Museum of Civilization). Accessed November 10, 2009.
Kids: Aboriginal Canada Portal. Accessed November 10, 2009.
Kids Zone: Canada Science and Technology Museum. Accessed November 10, 2009.
National Geographic Kids: Canada Country Facts, Information, Photos, Videos. Accessed November 10, 2009.
North America: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. Accessed November 10, 2009.

Web Resources from the Books

(This is a compilation of the library’s materials that include Web resources. Because Web addresses change frequently, please check the links before using.)

Atlas of North America (J 917 FOS) includes a Web resource called “FactHound” that will look up websites related to the book using a code included on page 32 of the book.

Canada: A Primary Source Cultural Guide (J 917.1 SAK) includes the Web address to accompany the book. At this website, links pertaining to the information presented in the book are kept up to date.

Welcome to Canada (J 917.1 SCH) includes the publisher’s Web address which includes “lots of links about Canada.” The publisher’s disclaimer states that they routinely verify the Web links “to make sure they are safe, active sites.”

 


Fiction

Fiction
DUBOIS, M Dubois, Muriel L. Abenaki Captive. Carolrhoda Books. Minneapolis. 1994.
CURTIS Curtis, Christopher Paul. Elijah of Buxton. Scholastic Press. New York. 2007.
HARLOW, JOAN HIATT Harlow, Joan Hiatt. Star in the Storm. M.K. McElderry Books. New York. 2000.
PAULSEN Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. New York. 1987, 2000.
STEINER Steiner, Barbara A. Mystery at Chilkoot Pass. Pleasant Co. Publications. Middleton, WI. 2002.
TILLY Tilly, Meg. Porcupine: A Novel. Tundra Books. Plattsburgh, NY. 2007.

 

Paperbacks
BURNFORD   Burnford, Sheila Every. The Incredible Journey. Dell Laurel-Leaf. New York. 1961.    

 

Fairy Tales
398.2 WAL Wallace, Ian. The True Story of Trapper Jack’s Left Big Toe. Roaring Brook Press. Brookfield, Conn. 2002.

 

Picture Books
KUSUGAK Kusugak, Michael. The Littlest Sled Dog. Orca Book Publishers. Victoria. 2008.
PERKINS Perkins, Lynne Rae. Pictures from Our Vacation. Greenwillow Books. New York. 2007.


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