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Our Canada. A Year with Canuck Kids

By Alister Mathieson, Kelly Jackson and Diane Simpson Illustrations by Derek Douglas. ISBN. 9780992082451

A Year with Canuck Kids

Price. $15.95 plus taxes. Soft Cover – 36 pages. Text and Full Colour Illustrations Grade 5/6 Social Studies

About the Book.

Nine proud Canuck kids from different parts of the country and with different family, ethnic and cultural backgrounds share a year in their lives. Enjoy time travelling with these Canadian children as they highlight the everyday activities, the many events, celebrations, seasons, games and experiences they share with their friends and families. Cherish their views and expressions as to what it means to them to be Canadian.

By Alister , Mathieson Kelly Jackson n & Diane Simpso

Illustrated by Derek R. Douglas

Selling Points

• The kids share what it means to them to be Canadian and the elements that contribute to Canadians identity. • Curriculum Themes: Multi-culturalism, diversity, equity, inclusion and kindness as expressed by the nine thoughtful and openly transparent kids. • Mapped with Canadian grade 5/6 Social Studies Curriculum. • The Talking Tidbits series included offers Elementary Teachers comprehensive content for curriculum enquiry. • Elementary Teachers consulted in the content expression. • A book for readers of ages 7-11 and the teachers and parents who guide them.

Quotes from the kids in the book on what it means to them to be Canadian OLIVER (AGE 10 FIRST GENERATION CANADIAN)

ODE (AGE 13 SYRIAN REFUGEE )

“As a Canadian we have lots of freedom to do what we want and be who we want”

“As a Canadian kid it means having lots of rights – like the right to go to school and later university and also speaking freely”

MAHLEA (AGE 9 OJIBWAY FIRST NATIONS)

“To say sorry a lot of times even when it’s not my fault”

CONTACT Lisa Maisonneuve, CrossCan Educational Services Ltd 12 Court St.St. Catharines, ON L2R 4R4 Tel/Fax 1-800-251-0918 | Direct 1-905-931-3866 | Email lisam@crosscaneducation.com | crosscaneducation.com


The ultimate Canadian road trip

Are We There Yet? A journey across Canada By Alister Mathieson Illustrations by C.M Duffy ISBN. 978099202444 Price. $19.95 Hard Cover – 42 pages Text and Full Colour Illustrations Grade 5/6 Social Studies

About the Book.

The book takes you on a fun family camping adventure across Canada. Lizzy, the youngest child shows her youthful exuberance and typical impatience with her often-repeated refrain Are We There Yet? The Newfoundland family includes geography trivia buff Dad, a healthy lifestyle proponent Mom, nine year old Gabbie, the narrator, and an environmentally conscious eleven year old Sam. Their adventure covers all nine Canadian provinces and three territories and includes many iconic Canadian sightseeing landscapes and attractions.

Selling Points

• Curriculum Themes. Environmental preservation and sustainability, healthy living, diversity, multi-culturalism and patriotism, Canadian travel, geography and history. • The book celebrates the openness and beauty of Canada. • A fun book educating the young reader to learn about, and appreciate, his or her own country and the freedoms it offers. • Mapped with Canadian grade 4/5 Social Studies for young readers ages 6-10.

Endorsements “What better way to celebrate Canada’s history with a family road trip across this vast and diverse land. Are We There Yet? is a delightful journey that can help and excite children on some of the people, places and stories that make this country great. It celebrates true icons of Canada in a spirit of respect, curiosity and celebration” THE RIGHT HONORABLE DAVID JOHNSTON, FORMER GOVERNOR G E N E R A L O F C A N A D A

CONTACT Lisa Maisonneuve, CrossCan Educational Services Ltd 12 Court St.St. Catharines, ON L2R 4R4 Tel/Fax 1-800-251-0918 | Direct 1-905-931-3866 | Email lisam@crosscaneducation.com | crosscaneducation.com


A Canadian classic

Canada. Our Road to Democracy By Alister Mathieson and Marianne Ilass Illustrations by Derek Douglas ISBN 978-0-9920824-3-7 Price. $22.95 plus taxes Hard Cover - 52 pages Alphabet Text Format and Full Colour Illustrations. Grade 5/6 Canadian Social Studies

About the Book.

A fun, fresh and easy way to learn about the birth of Canada, and how it involved into one of the world’s greatest democracies. The A-Z books takes the reader on a journey from past to present as it highlights the characteristics that define Canada’s democracy and its relationship with rest of the world. Our funny animal friends Bo Buffalo, Gabrielle the Canada goose, Miki Moose and Bernie Beaver introduce each letter. They bring fun to the understanding of the often unknown and misunderstood parts of our parliamentary system.

Selling Points

• Curriculum Themes include democracy, citizenship, confederation, the constitution, aboriginal peoples, elections, freedoms, bilingualism, government, justice and unity. • Grade 5/6 Social Studies with Teacher Enquiry Exercises. • Engagement of young readers in the roles, responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship. • Encourages active community interest and volunteering involvement.

Endorsements “Everyone should read this book” THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“I really enjoyed reading this book and even learned a thing or two” MEAGAN MCGIBNEY, TEACHER LIBRARIAN, ORILLIA, ONTARIO.

“One of the reasons we are so lucky to be Canadian is that we live in a free and democratic country. However, what does that really mean? And how did we get to this point? It was not always easy and a lot of men and women worked very hard to allow us the benefits we have today. Who were they and what did they do and why? These are all important questions answered in the pages of this book.” PETER MANSBRIDGE, OC, FORMER CHIEF CORRESPONDENT, CBC NEWS.

CONTACT Lisa Maisonneuve, CrossCan Educational Services Ltd 12 Court St.St. Catharines, ON L2R 4R4 Tel/Fax 1-800-251-0918 | Direct 1-905-931-3866 | Email lisam@crosscaneducation.com | crosscaneducation.com


Award winner

Canada: Our Home and Native Land By Alister Mathieson and Marianne Ilass Illustrations by Derek Douglas ISBN 978-0-9920824-2-0 Price. $22.95 plus taxes Hard Cover - 52 pages Alphabet Text Format and Full Colour Illustrations. Grade 5/6 Canadian Social Studies

About the Book.

A fun, fresh and easy way to learn about Canada as a country, and its identity at home and around the world. The A-Z books takes the reader on a journey from past to present as it highlights the many unique influences, characteristics and values that collectively define the culture of present-day Canada. Our funny animal friends Bo Buffalo, Gabrielle the Canada goose, Miki Moose and Bernie Beaver introduce each letter. They bring fun to the understanding of the contributions to our identity made by people and by the various geographical, historical and political features of our communities and regions. We are Canadian, and this book is all about Canadian identity and how we define it and what it means for our future.

Selling Points

• Curriculum themes include diversity, citizenship, explorers, geography, climate, sports, natural resources, aboriginal peoples, freedoms, bilingualism, scenery, veterans, national parks and unity. • Grade 5/6 Social Studies with Teacher Enquiry Exercises. • Engagement of young readers in the roles, responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship. • Encourages active community interest and volunteering involvement. • A fun book educating the young reader to learn about, and appreciate, his or her own country and the freedoms it offers

Endorsements “This book truly is a fun and informative road trip through Canada’s incredible history. Along the way, young readers get to meet Canadians who made a difference, see our beautiful landmarks, and learn about human rights, diversity and equality. This book and its delightful illustrations will make you smile as you appreciate how unique and special our country is, from A-Z and coast to coast.” RICK HANSEN, CEO OF THE RICK HANSEN FOUNDATION.

CONTACT Lisa Maisonneuve, CrossCan Educational Services Ltd 12 Court St.St. Catharines, ON L2R 4R4 Tel/Fax 1-800-251-0918 | Direct 1-905-931-3866 | Email lisam@crosscaneducation.com | crosscaneducation.com

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