Canada ~ Traveling the World One Book at a Time!

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Do you envision traveling (with your students) to different countries?  Today I'll share with you books that take place in Canada and Mexico!

Have you ever wondered...?

When my husband and I were visiting the Everglades, we met a family from England.  They had a son who was in the equivalent of third grade so I had to ask him what he was reading.  Of course, I had never heard of his books so I asked if he ever read Judy Moody, A - Z Mysteries,...The only book we had in common was Harry Potter, but that's no surprise.  After this meeting, I've always wondered what books kids around the world read.  I'm probably missing out on so many books! 

Oh, Canada!

I LOVE Canada!  I've visited Ottawa, North Bay (where my husband's college friend lives) and Montreal!  I really wanted to visit Quebec City last summer, but I got overruled due to the distance (I live just north of Boston).  According to the Explore the World Section of Amazon, these are the top-selling books in Canada:

#1.  Having grown up with one TV when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup due to Bobby Orr's iconic goal, I know something about hockey.  I also know that hockey is HUGE in Canada.  I've even heard of Wayne Gretzky.  Plus I do LOVE this "Who's..." series of biographies. This Who's Wayne Gretzky book has 67 five star reviews!

#2.  House of Dreams by Liz Rosenberg is also a biography.  It tells about the life of the author of Green GablesPer Amazon, this is: 

An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life.

#3.  I want and need to read My Heart Fills With Happiness especially after reading this on Amazon:

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

Just in case you're wondering, bannock is type of bread cooked in a skillet.

In closing.

So much for visiting Mexico today, I'm fine with these three new finds from Canada!  Do you live in Canada or a country other than the U.S.A.?  What books are you reading?  Please let us know in the comments!

Thank you for visiting the blog today.  I'll be back in a few weeks to share children's book from Mexico.  Please feel free to travel with me as I explore these books!

p.s.  Please feel free to visit me at my other blog:  Happiness is watermelon shaped!

by Susan K.

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