Remembrance Day Books for Kids
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:10am
This week, children all across Canada will attend school programs in honour of Remembrance Day (November 11, 2017). By the time most kids attend primary school, they are familiar with the Poppy Campaign and the little flower pinned on our lapels. But it is hard to explain to young children the significance of those flowers and the meaning they hold, without discussing the concept of war and how we must remember the tremendous sacrifices of the people involved.
So, this month in honour of Remembrance Day, we have gathered some poignant, beautifully written and illustrated books designed to help parents, grandparents and teachers explain the importance of remembering - Lest We Forget.
A BEAR IN WAR
Based on the true story of a young Canadian girl who sent her teddy bear in a care package to her father in France, a soldier during the First World War. Narrated by Teddy the bear, this story explains how war not only affects those on the front lines far away from home, but the family members that are left behind.
REMEMBRANCE DAY - CELEBRATIONS IN MY WORLD SERIES
Remebrance Day is celebrated in Canada and in all the commonwealth countries around the world, also other nations celebrate a holiday that is similar to Remebrance Day. This book describes it all with poppies, prayers and other traditions to honour the brave. An excellent educational tool for parents and teachers.
Much has been written about Remebrance Day and it`s heroes, but very little with children in mind. This is an endearing story of a proud grandfather who tells his tale of war and his history to his grandson.
IN FLANDERS FIELDS: THE STORY OF THE POEM BY JOHN MCCRAE
This book is a narrative about John McCrae, the man who wrote the celebrated poem, In Flanders Fields. Filled with interesting facts about the First World War and Mr. McCrae`s experience as a medical officer during the war and circumstances of how the poem came to be written. An interesting introduction for students, sure to open dialogue up on Remembrance Day.
All the books listed are available for purchase at Chapters Indigo (in-store or online), Amazon.ca or Book & Brier Patch Wholesale (www.bookbrier.ca). You can also check them out at your local Regina Public library branch. Please visit the Regina Public Library at www.reginalibrary.ca for a location near you or to do an online search of the titles.
For more information on Remembrance Day, please visit the Royal Canadian Legion website at www.legion.ca for tips and educational tools.
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