**Note: These books are suggestions based on the topics and time frames in the Big Ideas (below) of the BC Education Plan. These do not meet all of the standards below but can be used as part of your student’s learning plan.**
This selection of books is to be used with parental discretion.
A Different Game by Sylvia Olsen
Andrei and the Snow Walker by Larry Warwaruk
After Peaches by Michelle Mulder
Angel Square by Brian Doyle
Back to Batoche by Cheryl Chad
Band of Acadians by John Skelton
Battle Cry at Batoche by B.J.Bayle
Beginning Again by Mary Beacock Fryer
Belle of Batoche by Jacqueline Guest
The Broken Blade by William Durbin
By the Skin of His Teeth by Ann Walsh
Discovering Emily by Jacqueline Pearce
Dog Tracks by Ruby Slipperjack
Emily’s Dream by Jacqueline Peace
Escape: Adventures of a Loyalist Family by Mary Beacock Fryer
Escape to Gold Mountain by David H.T. Wong
Full Steam to Canada by Anne Patton
The Gnome’s Eye by Anna Kerz
The Hollow Tree by Janet Lunn
Hope’s Journey by Jean Rae Baxter
The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel
Little Voice by Ruby Slipperjack
Morning Star by Judith Plaxton
Moses, Me and Murder by Ann Walsh
The Mountain that Walked by Katherine Holubitsky
My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Borks-Nemetz
Outcasts of River Falls by Jacqueline Guest
Racing Home by Adele Dueck
Red River Rising by B.J. Bayle
The Reunion by Jacqueline Pearce
Shabash! by Ann Walsh
Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Tales from Gold Mountain by Paul Yee
Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
The Way Lies North by Jean Rae Baxter
West Bay by Joan Donaldson Yarmey
West to Grande Portage by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
Winds of L’Acadie by Lois Donavan
Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton
The Last Airlift by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak by Emily Hearn
Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson
They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
The Fort on Fourth Street by Lois Spangler
Frank Enstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka
George Ferris: What a Wheel by Barbara Lowell
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
The Yucky Duck Rescue by Lynda Beartegard
Big Ideas from the BC Education Plan:
Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
Exploring text and story helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
Text can be understood from different perspectives.
Combining different texts and ideas allows us to create new understandings.
Texts are created for different purposes and audiences.
Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
Canadian institutions and government reflect the challenge of our regional diversity.
Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
Solutions are homogeneous mixtures.
Machines are devices that transfer force and energy
Humans use earth materials as natural resources.