Remembrance Day – November 11

November 11 is Remembrance Day, a day to show our respect and gratitude to the serving and previous members of our armed forces who have sacrificed for our country.
For this Remembrance Day, read a book with your child. Discover the meaning of the poppy and learn about John McCrae, the field surgeon in the Canadian artillery, and poet, who tended to his fellow soldiers.

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Poppy is to Remember bookA Poppy Is to Remember By Heather Patterson

How did the bright red poppy that we all wear in November become Canada’s symbol of honouring those who fought for our freedom on Remembrance Day?
Moving text coupled with stunning illustrations by Governor General’s Award-winning artist Ron Lightburn explain the symbolism behind the poppy.






Remembrance Day and the Poppy By Helen Cox Cannons

Find out why we wear poppies on Remembrance Day. Who are we remembering and why? This book brings the story of the poppy to life, showing how it was first used as a symbol of remembrance and how soldiers are remembered all over the world.







Bunny the Brave War Horse By Elizabeth MacLeod

With a name like Bunny, the long-eared horse doesn’t seem like an obvious choice to ship off to war. But through burning gas attacks, miserable weather and ever-present cross fire, Bunny proves himself invaluable, especially to the men who ride him. This is a heartwarming story of a World War I war horse who was as brave and strong as any soldier. Important historical context is provided in the end matter, and all historical details have been vetted for accuracy by expert reviewers.






Ghost of Heroes Past By Charles Reid

Going to bed angry that he must spend the following day at the Remembrance Day ceremonies instead of celebrating his birthday, Johnny is awakened to find a soldier-ghost in his bedroom, who leads him back in time to meet real-life Canadians who were involved in dangerous war-time activities.






Remembrance Day By Molly Aloian

Each year on November 11th, millions of people in Canada and other countries in the Commonwealth take time to remember the men and women who served their countries during times of war. This book describes how people around the world hold similar services featuring poppies, poems, and special prayers.