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Kids Books on Politics

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Books to awaken kids' curiosity about our democratic system. These books will help answer their questions.
Who Runs This Country, Anyway?

Who Runs This Country, Anyway?

A Guide to Canadian Government
illustrated by Joanne Stanbridge
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback

This fun- and fact-filled guide to Canada's government gets an update just in time for the Federal Election!

In this easy-to-read, information-packed book, a comical duo (a keener student and her offbeat sidekick) guide readers through Canada's electoral and governing process.

Nine chapters take the reader through topics like Confederation, federalism, monarchy, elections and voting, minority and majority governments, a day in the House of Commons - plus updated items on Senate Reform and new legi …

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How to Build Your Own Country

How to Build Your Own Country

by Valerie Wyatt
illustrated by Fred Rix
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

How to Build Your Own Country is an interactive and totally original learning experience that shows kids how to build their very own country from scratch. This book, the only one of its kind, offers children the expertise and advice they'll need to plant their flag in the backyard, in the bedroom or online. Kids will be amazed to discover that anyone can do it. Nation-building advice is peppered with examples of events that have shaped countries throughout history, teaching young readers about g …

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The Art of the Possible

The Art of the Possible

An Everyday Guide to Politics
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

We all know what a politician looks like, right? They’re old people who wear suits and make long, boring speeches full of indecipherable words. Not so fast! As The Art of the Possible explains, everyone is a politician — even young people who aren’t yet eligible to vote. We all have influence over how politics function.

But what are politics, and why do we need them? This book answers the universal query in nine short chapters that explain everything from why we form societies and the …

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Canada Votes - 6th Revised Edition

Canada Votes - 6th Revised Edition

How We Elect Our Government
edition:Paperback

Kids get a close-up look at the political process and explore all aspects of an election -- from the day Parliament is dissolved to the day after the polls close. Granfield charts the evolution of elections to the present day, when a candidate's media image can make or break the campaign. Canada Votes lets kids in on how voting lists are now compiled electronically, what issue the last national referendum decided and more.

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Canada Close Up: Canadian Government

Canada Close Up: Canadian Government

edition:Paperback

Who's in charge here, anyway?

Canadian Government takes a close-up look at how our country is run at all levels - from federal politics in Ottawa to provincial politics and down to the municipal level. Readers meet some famous Canadian politicians and learn the structure and function of different governing bodies, what it means to be a constitutional monarchy, and why it's important for citizens to vote.

This Canada Close Up title includes a table of contents, index and helpful glossary of terms. …

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Democracy

Democracy

A Groundwork Guide
by James Laxer
screenplay by Jane Springer
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

In this eye-opening work, political scientist and award-winning author James Laxer warns readers that our common assumptions about democracy -- that it is a natural progression of advanced societies and that it is on the rise worldwide -- are misguided. Democracy, in fa …

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That's Not Fair!

That's Not Fair!

Getting to Know Your Rights and Freedoms
edition:Hardcover

This unique addition to the CitizenKid collection, written by by Danielle S. McLaughlin, provides an accessible exploration of the rights and freedoms of citizens in a democracy through a series of six short stories starring Mayor Moe and the councillors of a sometimes wacky city. In each story, the councillors are first presented with a problem, and the group then makes a decision to address the problem with a new law, only to discover later there were unintended consequences. There is one coun …

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Take Action!

A Guide to Active Citizenship
edition:Paperback
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Want to begin changing the world? Start here.

Take Action! is a vivid, hands-on guide to active citizenship packed with the tools young people need to make a difference. Accomplished human rights activists Marc and Craig Kielburger share valuable tips and advice from the many lessons they've learned as founders of Free The Children and the Me to We movement.

This exciting, picture-packed book features the 7 Steps to Social Involvement, 101 Fundraising Ideas and sections on working with the media, …

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