Canadian Children’s Books To Enjoy

Reading to your child is one of the best ways to bond and develop their imagination and there are so many Canadian children’s books to enjoy. With so many options, it can be hard to decide what to read next so we’ve made a list of some amazing children’s books written by Canadian authors. Happy Reading!

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Superhero Faith Kid’s Book

Superhero Faith is a children’s book from local Toronto business, Faith & Sparkle’s World. It’s written by a young author, Faith Abraham. Inspired by the desire to spread kindness, these children’s books explore the world of Superhero Faith and her trusty sidekick, Sparkle the dog. These books help to show children that with compassion and love, we can all be superheroes in someone else’s life. 

Book Of Everything: Canadian Book For Kids

Alysha Dawn Studio is an online illustration and design shop created by artist, Alysha Dawn. Her first book, “Book of Everything”, is great for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and beginner readers. This educational and brightly illustrated collection will teach your child letters of the alphabet, seasons, numbers, feelings and so much more.

Finding Hello Children’s Book

Finding Hello is illustrated and written by Canadian artist, Patricia Wong. The book follows a shy and timid child who rises above their anxieties and builds confidence to make new friends. It’s a beautiful book with incredible illustrations. Patricia also paints custom house portraits and pet portraits.

Picture Credit: Velveteen Art

Fox In A Box Children’s Book In Canada

Canadian kid’s book, Fox In A Box, is written by Canadian author, Eva Klassen and illustrated by Canadian artist, Leanne Thiessen. Fox In A Box is a story about priority and appreciation. Through the accumulation of “too much stuff”, Fox learns that it is not material things that make us whole, but the people we love. 

Flora The Garden Fairy: Canadian Kid’s Book

Flora The Garden Fairy is a Canadian children’s book by Leah Chevallier and is available from local Langley BC shop, Meadow Brook Garden. This hardcover kid’s book (also available as an e-book) is great for ages 4 – 8. Each page features a gorgeous watercolour illustration and follows Flora through nature. Kids love looking for Flora on each page! This book also comes with a downloadable nature-inspired sound track.

Picture Credit: Meadow Brook Garden

Merry Christmas, Anne Kids Book

Merry Christmas, Anne is a cute Canadian children’s book written by Kallie George. Kallie is a Canadian author based on the Sunshine Coast, BC. She’s currently written over 25+ children’s books. Merry Christmas, Anne is a holiday themed kid’s book that’s inspired by the classic – Anne Of Green Gables. 

Love To Be Me

Love To Be Me, a children’s book by Sarah Kraftchuk, explores and celebrates our bodies and senses and creates a space to discuss inclusivity. This book is filled with gratefulness and positivity and is beautifully illustrated. It helps teach kids to appreciate their senses and connection to the world. We loved giving this book to our younger cousins for Christmas.

Maple’s Great Adventure Canadian Kid’s Book

Maple’s Great Adventure is a book series written by Alberta author, Simone Constantin. In this series, Maple the maple leaf learns about each province and territory across Canada and what makes it unique and special. Children will learn geography, capital cities, provincial plants and so much more while following Maple’s adventure across Canada.

More Shops To Buy Children's Books In Canada

Books N’ Nooks is a local Ottawa shop that has a collection of gifts and books, including books for kids.  They have a great collection of children’s books available for a variety of ages.

Cheeky Monkey is a local London Ontario shop that has both an online shop and in-person retail boutique. They have a great selection of kid’s books for all ages.

Visit them in person at:

  • 1061 Wonderland Road South, London Ontario

Drake General Store is a local Toronto shop that carries a variety of awesome gift ideas and fun products for the whole family (like matching family pajamas), including a great collection of Canadian children’s books.

Visit them in person at:

  • 1151 Queen St. West, Toronto ON

These Canadian children’s books make great gifts for kids and your support of these local Canadian authors is so appreciated.

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