It is surprising how little most of us know about Canada, so a Canada-themed storytime can be a great way to introduce children to our neighbor to the north. Be sure to point out Canada on a globe to show the proximity to the United States. For a craft, you can color Canadian flags.
Perkins, Lynne Rae. PICTURES FROM OUR VACATION. A little girl takes photos of the trip to the family farm in Canada.
Andrews, Jan. VERY LAST FIRST TIME. A girl learns the traditional method of finding mussels under the ice when the tide goes out.
Stafford, Liliana. THE SNOW BEAR. Beautifully illustrated story of a polar bear.
Wood, Douglas. RABBIT AND THE MOON. Adapted from a Cree legend, a crane flies a rabbit to the moon.
Numeroff, Laura. IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN. Another of Numeroff’s circular stories, this one stars a moose.
Arnosky, Jim. BEAVER POND, MOOSE POND. A realistic story of a beaver pond that is inhabited by other forest animals.
Root, Phyllis. LOOKING FOR A MOOSE. In a takeoff on We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, four children go looking for a moose.
Carrier, Roch. THE HOCKEY SWEATER. This longer picture book is better suited to school-age children. It tells the true story of a boy who receives a sweater celebrating the hockey team that is the rival of his favorites, and he is forced to wear it.