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Perfect Books For Family Reading

Family Literacy Day is on Saturday, a day to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family. To help you get started, we asked Canadian authors for some book recommendations.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged family literacy day, 49th kids

The Liszts

by (author) Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Júlia Sardà

Jane, the Fox and Me

by (author) Fanny Britt
illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

illustrated by Jan Thornhill

Starting from Scratch

What You Should Know about Food and Cooking

by (author) Sarah Elton
illustrated by Jeff Kulak

The Bully Boys

by (author) Eric Walters

Eat This!

How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (And How to Fight Back)

by (author) Andrea Curtis
illustrated by Peggy Collins

I Can't Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam

by (author) Bernelda Wheeler
illustrated by Herman Bekkering

A Coyote Solstice Tale

by (author) Thomas King
illustrated by Gary Clement

Macdonald Hall: This Can't Be Happening!

by (author) Gordon Korman


by (author) Eric Walters

Night Cars

by (author) Teddy Jam
illustrated by Eric Beddows

Little You

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Julie Flett

The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Miniature Edition)

by (author) Robert Munsch
illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week

by (author) Caroline Adderson
illustrated by Ben Clanton

The Subway Mouse

illustrated by Barbara Reid

The Olden Days Coat

by (author) Margaret Laurence
illustrated by Muriel Wood

Jillian Jiggs

illustrated by Phoebe Gilman

Chinese New Year

A Celebration for Everyone

by (author) Jen Sookfong Lee

When You Were Small

by (author) Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Julie Morstad

Goodnight, Sweet Pig

by (author) Linda Bailey
illustrated by Josée Masse

Kamik Joins the Pack

by (author) Darryl Baker
illustrated by Qin Leng