I Read Canadian

The second annual I Read Canadian Day is on February 17th. Hey, that’s tomorrow! 

For those of you who have not heard of it until now I read Canadian Day is a nationwide celebration of Canadian books for young people.  Kids, teens and even adults are encouraged to read a Canadian book for 15 minutes on that day. Quite simply, it’s a day to shine a light on all the wonderful kids’ books in Canada–and there are SO many of them. 

BTW– you are allowed to read for longer than 15 minutes if you want!

On February 17th, I’ll be reading from Lindsay Carmicheal’s wonderful non-fiction picture book, The Boreal Forest and illustrated by the brilliant Josee Bisaillon, but there are plenty more books to choose from. I’m sure you won’t have any problem finding one.

Happy I Read Canadian Day!

If you’d like to give a shout-out to Canadian children’s book (or books) please feel free to in the comment section of my blog.


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  1. Lynn MacNaughton4

     /  February 16, 2021

    I am reading Lesley Crewe’s Beholden. Read The Spoon Stealer and then realized there are still a few of hers I haven’t read. Reading Canadian! I have all of LM Montgomery’s and picked up Further Chronicles of Avonlea the other day. The last story is so politically incorrect it’s almost funny! Cheers from Lynn MacN.

    Sent from my iPad



    • Hi Lynn, I haven’t yet read The Spoon Stealer but it’s on my list. I do have quite a few of Lesley’s books. She is such a gem. Enjoy I Read Canadian Day!


  2. A good choice, Laura. I will be reading from Iain Lawrence’s The Winter Pony, a book that makes me cry every time I read it. So many amazing Canadian children’s books out there including yours. xo


    • I’m not familiar with The Winter Pony, but there’s something about the title that appeals to me. I’m going to check it out. Thanks. Not us not forget your amazing Amanda books! Happy I Read Canadian Day!


  3. It might be the perfect day to re-read my DD Shari Green’s first published book, FOLLOWING CHELSEA, and then maybe follow that up with the first of her prose novels, ROOT BEER CANDY AND OTHER MIRACLES. 🙂


    • Seems like the perfect day for that, Perhaps you’ll even have time to read some of Missing Mike!! This actually reminds me that I haven’t read Following Chelsea. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the reminder and happy I read Canadian Day!



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