In Your School Library

Consult your school’s Library Catalogue to find these books.

Remembrance Day Resources: Primary, All levels

Remembrance Day
Foran, Jill

Proud as Peacock, Brave as Lion
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion
Barclay, Jane

In Flanders fields

In Flanders Fields
Jorgensen, Norman

A Poppy is to Remember
Patterson, Heather

Bear In War

A Bear In War
Innes, Stephanie

In Flanders Fields LG

In Flanders Fields
Granfield, Linda

Where Poppies Grow
Granfield, Linda

Erika’s Story
Vander Zee, Ruth

Remembrance Day Resources: Older Elementary Audience

The Butterfly
Polacco, Patricia

Librarian of Basra
Winter, Jeanette

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Coerr, Eleanor

On Juno Beach
Brewster, Hugh

Christmas in the Trenches
McCutcheon, John

The Wall
Bunting, Eve

Rose Blanche
Innocenti, Roberto

The Unknown Soldier
Granfield, Linda

Be sure to look for some of these books in your collection on the theme of war, peace and remembrance:

  • A Little Peace -Barbara Kerley (picture book)
  • B for Buster -Iain Lawrence (novel)
  • Blitz: a Wartime Girl’s Diary -Henry Brook (novel)
  • Charlie Wilcox’s Great War -Sharon McKay (novel)
  • D-Day: Lieutenant Andy Pope, Normandy 1944 -Bryan Perrett (novel)
  • Faithful Elephants -Yukio Tsuchiya (picture book)
  • Fly Boy -Eric Walters (novel)
  • The Harmonica -Tony Johnston (picture book)
  • Prisoner of Dieppe -Hugh Brewster (novel)
  • Shot at Dawn -John Wilson (novel)
  • U-Boat Hunter: Peter Rogers, HMS Arum, 1939-1945 -Bryan Perrett (novel)

Virtual Library Resources

The Canadian Encyclopedia

Go to either the Virtual Library – Elementary section, or the Virtual Library – Secondary section.

Look for… Canadian Encyclopedia (elementary databases)

  • Use the search term “The Great War”.
  • You will find numerous articles on World War I and II and also links to many other sites, i.e., Legion Magazine, Legion’s Legacies, etc.

Canada in Context

Or look for… Canada in Context (secondary databases). Select Gale Search in the Virtual Library and click Canada in Context. 

  • On the Homepage, search using the term “Canada at War”.
  • Browse the articles under each resource format heading or use the search bar at the top to find something specific.

Online Resources

Canadian War Museum

Canadian War Museum

The Memory Project

Memory Project

The Memory Project. Stories from veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War. From the Historica-Dominion Institute. In English et en français.

Veteran’s Affairs Canada

In English et en français.
RCAF Women


CBC Digital Archives War


Courage Remembered