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Lest We Forget: Books for Remembrance Day

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember those who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. Here is a selection of K–12 books to help celebrate, honour, and learn about history and Remembrance Day with your classroom or library.

by 49th Teachers · Tagged conflict, remembrance day, war, peace

A Bear in War

by (author) Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat
illustrated by Brian Deines

Sergeant Billy

The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War

by (author) Mireille Messier
illustrated by Kass Reich

Hold the Oxo!

A Teenage Soldier Writes Home

by (author) Marion Fargey Brooker

And Then the Sky Exploded

by (author) David A. Poulsen

Shovels not Rifles

A Novel

by (author) Gloria Ann Wesley

Mr. Hiroshi's Garden

by (author) Maxine Trottier
illustrated by Paul Morin

Bear on the Homefront

by (author) Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat
illustrated by Brian Deines

Stealing Home

by (author) J. Torres
illustrated by David Namisato

Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters

A Story of HMCS Sackville and the Battle of the Atlantic

by (author) Brian Bowman
illustrated by Richard Rudnicki & Susan Tooke

Innocent Heroes

Stories of animals in the First World War

by (author) Sigmund Brouwer

Dear Peter, Dear Ulla

by (author) Barbara Nickel

Uncertain Soldier

by (author) Karen Bass

Remembrance Day

by (author) Heather C. Hudak

Winnie's Great War

by (author) Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut
illustrated by Sophie Blackall

In Flanders Fields

The Story of the Poem by John McCrae

by (author) Linda Granfield
illustrated by Janet Wilson

Where Poppies Grow

A World War I Companion

by (author) Linda Granfield

War Stories

by (author) Gordon Korman

Bunny the Brave War Horse

Based on a True Story

by (author) Elizabeth MacLeod
illustrated by Marie Lafrance

Indigenous Peoples in the World Wars

by (author) Simon Rose

Who Owns the Clouds?

by (author) Mario Brassard
illustrated by Gérard DuBois

I Am Canada: Fire in the Sky

World War I, Paul Townend, Over No Man's Land, 1916

by (author) David Ward

Painted Fences

by (author) Sara Cassidy
illustrated by Sydney Barnes

Seasons Before the War

by (author) Bernice Morgan
illustrated by Brita Granström