Great books for Remembrance Day!
The Learning Commons has many great resources your students will enjoy when learning about Remembrance Day! There are both fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from. Fiction brings the time period to life and draws the reader in!
A Poppy is to Remember
Pays tribute to the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers in the two World Wars, explaining what Remembrance Day is all about.
At Vimy Ridge: Canada’s Greatest World War 1 Victory
It was the most fearsome enemy bastion of all. The English and French had tried to take it and failed. But on a chill Easter morning in 1917, the men of the Canadian Corps in France struggled up the shell-torn slopes of Vimy Ridge. Only two years before, they had been regarded as a band of unruly colonials. Now, with careful planning, skill and bravery, the Canadians had earned the admiration of the world.
On Juno Beach: Canada’s D-Day heroes
This outstanding book marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Captivating photos, memorabilia and unpublished accounts of eyewitnesses and participants bring these stories to life.
Salt to the Sea
Winter 1945. Four refugees. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not all promises can be kept.
The Dollmaker of Krakow
At the beginning of World War II, Karolina’s spirit magically travels from the war-torn Land of the Dolls to the Krakow, Poland, shop of the Dollmaker, Cyryl, and together they take great risks to save their Jewish friends.
In Flanders Fields: the story of the poem by John McCrae
Presents the context for the writing of the famous poem by the Canadian medical officer who attended injured soldiers in Flanders during the First World War.