What are the best children's history books about Canada?

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    #1No Safe Harbour

    No Safe Harbour

    No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn is a thrilling history book for young readers. It was authored by Julie Lawson and was released in hardcover in 2006. it is a part of Dear Canada series.

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    Ernesto Francisco
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A heartbreaking tale of a true life event. Would make a great gift and heirloom for a child to have. Well chosen for the topic."
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    #2An Ocean Apart

    An Ocean Apart
    An Ocean Apart : The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling is a thrilling mystery and history book for young readers authored by Gillian Chan. It was published in 2004. It is a part of the famous Dear Canada series.
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    Guo Ding
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The struggles of World War I depicted by a young Chinese girl, Chin Mei-Ling. The diaries she kept while growing up in these turbulent times are fascinating and offers a unique insight into what it was like to endure the war from the perspectives of a child. She's graceful in her socializing of foreigners and intelligent in how she approaches the apprehension of those that look down on her. "
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    #3Banished From Our Home

    Banished From Our Home

    Banished From Our Home: The Acadian Diary of Angelique Richard, Grande-pre, Acadia, 1755 is a historical book for young readers. It was released by Scholastic Press in 2004 as a part of the famous Dear Canada series.

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    Rafael Leal
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "These are great stories for children about Canada, not for the youngest of them but great for the elementary into middle school years. "
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    #4Blood Upon Our Land

    Blood Upon Our Land

    Blood Upon Our Land: The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier is a thrilling history book for young readers. It was authored by Maxine Trottier. It was published in 2009 and is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    Gerald Spencer
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Story of young (12 yr old) Josephine Bouvier who has Metis blood (Upper North american Indians). This story will educate younger readers about the plight of North American natives...in a way youngsters will understand. This book gives the plight of Native Americans from a viewpoint that's new and interesting."
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    #5Prisoners in the Promised Land

    Prisoners in the Promised Land

    Prisoners in the Promised Land: The Ukrainian Internment Diary of Anya Soloniuk, Spirit Lake, Quebec is a dramatic history book for young readers. It was authored by Marsha Forchuk Skyrpuch. It is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    George Henderson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book reminds me of the Diary of Anne Frank. Stories that are told through the narrative of a girl writing her thoughts about her situation in a diary. A great book that children can easily get into and is recommended."
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    #6A Rebel's Daughter

    A Rebel's Daughter

    A Rebel's Daughter: The 1837 Rebellion Diary of Arabelle Stevenson Toronto, Upper Canada is a thrilling history book for young readers. It was authored by Janet Lunn. It was released in 2006. It is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    Wayne Holland
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The book was alright but it didn't speak to me as much as I thought it would, being from Canada. I think it could've been written a bit better than it was."
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    #7Exiles from the War

    Exiles from the War

    Dear Canada: Exiles from the War: The War Guest Diary of Charlotte Mary Twiss, Guelph, Ontario, 1940 is a book based on the journal of Charlotte Mary Twiss. It is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    Vincent Fisher
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a well written book about the history of Canada. The author does a good job of thoroughly covering the events from every possible angle and getting many different view points. This really grabs the reader and it is hard to put down. A perfect book for children 10 and above."
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    #8A Trail of Broken Dreams

    A Trail of Broken Dreams

    A Trail of Broken Dreams: The Gold Rush Diary of Harriet Palmer is a dramatic historical fiction for young readers. It was originally released in 2004. It is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    Kyle Hawkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a great history themed children's book. If you are looking for another one you should check this out. "
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    #9Where the River Takes Me

    Where the River Takes Me

    Where the River Takes Me: The Hudson's Bay Diary of Jenna Sinclair, Fort Victoria, Vancouver's Island, 1849 is a historical book for young readers. It was released in 2008. It is a part of the famous Dear Canada series.

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    Ann Bryant
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Where the River Takes Me from the Dear Canada series is a historical book intended for younger readers. It's a great choice for children."
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    #10Days of Toil and Tears

    Days of Toil and Tears

    Days of Toil and Tears: The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford is a historical book for young readers. It was authored by Julie Lawson. It was released in 2008. It is a part of the Dear Canada series.

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    Jeffrey Berry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I found the story very interesting and involving and well written. It touches lightly on the history of Canada and what was happening during that time period. I would not strictly classify this as a history book in a true sense of the term."
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    #11The Winter Vault

    The Winter Vault
    The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels is a historical fiction and a cultural book about Canada, published on April 21, 2009 by Knopf. It follows the love story of a newlywed couple that settles into a Nile River houseboat,
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    Angel Tata
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Readers will doubtless encounter rave reviews of this book, and indeed it deserves them for its greatness of scope, generally fine writing, and thematic resonance. But compared to Anne Michaels' previous novel, FUGITIVE PIECES, this is less a story than a poetic meditation, a collection of evocative images and pregnant thoughts, tied to characters who seldom spring into independent life. Most people will admire Michaels' ideas, which certainly have an integrity of their own, but those looking for narrative consistency may well be disappointed."

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Best What are the best children's history books about Canada
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1No Safe HarbourBooks 43 Paid
2An Ocean ApartBooks 39 Paid
3Banished From Our HomeBooks 36 Paid
4Blood Upon Our LandBooks 33 Paid
5Prisoners in the Promised LandBooks 33 Paid
6A Rebel's DaughterBooks 30 Paid
7Exiles from the WarBooks 27 Paid
8A Trail of Broken DreamsBooks 25 Paid
9Where the River Takes MeBooks 24 Paid
10Days of Toil and TearsBooks 21 Paid
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