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Top 13 Canadian Books

1. The All New Purity Cook Book

The Purity Cookbook has long been part of family traditions in many homes, and rare first editions are collector`s items. Carefully reproduced from the original 1967 edition, this cookbook contains the recipes for an incredible variety of dishes, as well as tiny gems of kitchen wisdom that have been passed on from generation to generation. Handy charts detail the times for cooking vegetables, roasting turkeys, and cooking meat. With the Purity Cookbook, you can create an era of good, wholesome food just like your grandmother used to make.

2. The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse

A century ago Oxford University Press published the first anthology of Canadian poetry – a beautiful blue edition with gilt edges. There are selections of verse in this volume which now appear for the first time in the pages of any Canadian anthology,” proudly writes volume editor and poet Wilfred Campbell in his preface. While he argues that “the so-called Canadian spirit is the voice of the Vaster Britain,” his original selection submitted to the publisher was considered too traditionaland British, poorly representing contemporary writers. The selection was revised, and a host of younger poets were included – poets now associated with early attempts to forge a uniquely Canadian voice.

3. Complete Canadian Curriculum Gr.5

Canada has a rich and fascinating history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the people, places and events that have shaped our country. Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, maps, a timeline and more, this title in the acclaimed Kids Book of series offers a comprehensive and engaging look at Canada’s development, change and growth. Kids can read about * the potlatch ceremonies of the west coast Aboriginal people * the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway * the battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I * the role of Canadian women in World War II * the establishment of Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, and more …

4. The Kids Book of Canadian History

From the first Black person who came to Canada about 400 years ago to the most recent wave of African immigrants, Black Canadians have played an important role in our country’s history. In this informative overview, kids will discover the inspiring stories and events of a people who fought oppression as they searched for a place to call their own. Featuring fact boxes, mini-profiles, a timeline and more, this book in the acclaimed Kids Book of series offers a glimpse into an often-overlooked part of Canadian history.

5. The Kids Book of Black Canadian History

A comprehensive review for the Canadian Family Medicine Licensing Examination

This unique review provides everything needed to pass the Canadian Family Medicine Licensing Examination. You will find thorough coverage of all of the 99 priority topics included on the examination.

Everything you need to pass the exam:

  • Questions and answers are provided for every topic
  • Call-outs to help remember important information include “Red Flags” (indicative symptoms) and “Remember” icons
  • References, including relevant studies, data, and guidelines, are provided for each topic

6. Canadian Living: New Slow Cooker Favourites

Slow cookers never go out of style.

They’re the most convenient, hands-off way to cook a hearty homemade meal. And now there are even more delicious ways to make the most of this eternally popular appliance. The followup to the wildly successful first edition, this second edition of Canadian Living: The Slow Cooker Collection is fully updated and revamped. With page after page of new recipes and beautiful photos, it’s a fresh helping of inspiration for cooks who love the feeling of coming home to a ready-made, flavourful dinner. New recipes with even simpler methods (less time-consuming browning) complement tried-and-true classics. There are stews, soups, curries, roasts, braised dishes – even desserts – to tempt the palate. And with the Canadian Living Tested-Till-Perfect guarantee, you can be sure that each recipe has met The Canadian Living Test Kitchen’s exacting standards. There’s no more foolproof way to cook.

7. New Canadian Noir: The Exile Book of Anthology Series, Number Ten


Old vines and older grudges tangle in the Okanagan Valley. An elderly widow, eking out a living collecting detritus, seeks to avenge the murder of her friend. A love-weary security guard clashes with bounty hunters. An ursine meth-cooker faces even stranger creatures on the frozen tundra of Nunavut. As the dead walk and the living despair, a private detective unravels a bizarre mystery. InThe Exile Book of New Canadian Noir, the whole spectrum of the noir esthetic is explored: from its hardboiled home in crime fiction to its grim forays into horror, fantasy, and surrealism; from the dystopian shadows it casts in science fiction to the mixture of desire and corruption it brings to erotica; from the blood-spattered romance of the frontier to the stark nihilism of literary realism.

8. Canadian Coins, Vol. 1 Numismatic Issues, 69th Edition – 2015

First published in 1952 the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins reports on all aspects of the Canadian numismatic scene, from all coinage of the French Regime to the business strikes of today.

The two new variety listings have been added to the 69th edition, the Doubled Die 1967 cent, and a Near and Far 2 variety for the 1932 five cents.

The back section of the book has been converted to a Chinese counterfeit detection chapter on the 25 and 50 cents counterfeit coins from China. A plague for the collector.

9. New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

The Canadian short story – widely recognized as a distinctive and unusually strong genre in the creative literature of the country – was celebrated in 1986 with the publication of The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English. Published to great acclaim, the original collection has been a great commercial success. It is here revised and updated to reflect the increasing diversity of the genre, and the growing reputation of a new generation of writers. Of the original inclusions, eight were dropped and thirteen replaced. Eighteen writers (among them Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Timothy Findley, W.P. Kinsella, and Audrey Thomas) are represented by different stories. Writers appearing for the first time include Caroline Adderson, Ann Copeland, Bonnie Burnard, Cynthia Flood, Barbara Gowdy, Thomas King, Rohinton Mistry, Diane Schoemperlen, and Linda Svendsen.

10. Kids Book of Canadian Exploration

From Native peoples in search of new hunting grounds to European fishermen out for bigger catches, explorers were drawn to Canada for many reasons. They discovered a vast and mysterious land that took hundreds of years to explore and map. But the story of Canadian exploration is about a lot more than mapping wilderness. With no new lands left to discover, present-day explorers focus on outer space, the ocean and the preservation of Earth’s changing ecosystems.

11. Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories

This stunning collection of 60 stories—over a century’s worth of the best Canadian literature by an extraordinary array of our finest writers—has been selected and is introduced by award-winning writer Jane Urquhart. Urquhart’s selection includes stories by major literary figures such as Mavis Gallant, Carol Shields, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, and wonderful stories by younger writers, including Dennis Bock, Joseph Boyden, and Madeleine Thien. This collection is uniquely organized into five parts: the immigrant experience, urban life, family drama, fantasy and metaphor, and celebrating the past.

12. Barron’s Canadian Police Officer Exams

There are a number of tests commonly used by police departments throughout Canada to identify new officer candidates. This comprehensive study guide will help potential recruits prepare for exams in six different police organizations across Canada, including:

  • The RCMP
  • Police agencies in Alberta
  • Police agencies in Saskatchewan
  • Police agencies in Ontario
  • Vancouver Police Department
  • Winnipeg Police Service
    A diagnostic test and full-length practice exam for each organization–with fully explained answers– will help test-takers gauge where they stand. They will also find a wealth of information that will not only guide them through their exam but will give them an overview of the application and recruiting process, advice on writing a résumé and cover letter, and guidance on interview preparation. In-depth review of reading comprehension, writing, and math, as well as situational judgment and logic is provided along with insight into the simulation tests and psychological assessments.


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