Canadian Government

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A book review of Canadian Government by Elizabeth MacLeod

Stars: ****

Scholastic 2013
Children’s Nonfiction
60 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: As voters, ordinary people have an important voice in how the country runs. And that’s good, because government affects many parts of our lives – from your school and your local park to health care, immigration and whether Canada will go to war. Canada is a huge and varied country.

Find out how the different levels of government work together to speak for all the people: Get to know the key players at all levels of government, learn how elections work, why it’s so important to vote and how you can get involved, find out how laws are made – and challenged and meet some outstanding leaders in government, past and present. Canadian Government gives you the inside story on how our country works!

Canadian Government

This is a book in the Canada Close Up series. I have two other books in this series although I haven’t reviewed them yet. They are a great series for kids learning about Canada.

The book is small but still jam packed with information. I’ve been a Canadian citizen all my life but even I learned a thing or two. Canadian government can be confusing even to adults. I think the book did a good job of explaining things.

The first three chapters explain the difference between federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments. Chapter four is about Governors General and Chapter five is about voting.

There are full colour photographs and maps/diagrams to help illustrate the information. This is a great resource for ages 8-12 although I’d say reading level age 10 at least. I will be using this in my homeschool with my age 8 and 11.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.