Canada Year by Year

Elizabeth MacLeod retraces annual milestones from Canadian confederation up to 2017 with the help of Sydney Smith’s illustrations.

Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Sydney Smith

Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017.

Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts, and culture and includes significant events both at home and in world affairs.

There are also 39 capsule biographies of noteworthy Canadians at the back of the book. The topics chosen offer an inclusive historical perspective, incorporating women, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities into Canada's rich and diverse narrative. Illustrations by awarding-winning artist Sydney Smith bring a contemporary feel to the stories of the past. This book is a perfect fit for lessons on Canadian history and geography. The accessible format also makes it a compelling choice for children to pick up and browse, or to search for a particular year. A table of contents and an index round out this engaging reference. (From Kids Can Press)

Canada Year by Year won the 2016 Quill & Quire Kids Books of the Year award as well as the Canadian Children's Book Centre 2017 prize for Best Books for Kids & Teens.

Canada Year by Year is for readers aged 8-12.