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Today in honour of Canada Day, we’re going to list our favourite children’s Canadian Lit. This will be more difficult for some of us than others. Haha.
- Sorrow’s Knot and Plain Kate both by Erin Bow
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson
- The Agency series by Y. S. Lee
- The Gypsy King by Maureen Fergus
Oh goodness, there are so many books I, having devoured, felt a flush of pride over when I found out the author was Canadian… and shortly thereafter forgot this fact, because when I was a child it was all about the book; authors were completely extraneous.
- Silverwing, Sunwing, Firewing, and Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel
- Amy Unbounded: Belondweg Blossoming by Rachel Hartman (I love Amy, and Nafiza has already mentioned Seraphina)
- Cat’s Eye Corner by Terry Griggs
- Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler
- A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson
- Once Upon a Golden Apple by Jean Little and Maggie de Vries; illustrated by Phoebe Gilman
- Airborn, Skybreaker, and Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
- Namesake by Sue MacLeod
I just know I’m missing names that belong on this list.
(apologies for being late!) So far excellent choices!
- I’m going to add to Kenneth Oppel’s list the Airborne series which I just finished! (The first two rocked, the third was alright, but a nice ending).
- Dust and other works by Arthur Slade.
- Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen and her other titles too! Including the new We are all made of molecules which I thoroughly enjoyed.
- Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes and the rest of that series – and her MANY other books… so many!
- Picturebooks by Phoebe Gilman – Jillian Jiggs and also Something From Nothing and also The Balloon Tree
- Not all love him, but he goes on the list – Robert Munsch – my faves are The Mud Puddle and 50 Below
- Who is Frances Rain? by Margaret Buffie.
There are so many that I’m missing! Anne of Green Gables I suppose and also the Franklin series are Canadian classics. ^_^
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