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Goodnight, Canada Read an excerpt Available in French


  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2013
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2013
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2012

Goodnight, Canada Canadian Title

By Andrea Lynn Beck   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443133463 Board book
30 Pages | 7.02" x 7.98" | Ages 0 to 3

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443107822 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.26" x 9.26" | Ages 0 to 3

A bedtime book that opens children's minds to the wonders of the world around them.

Award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Andrea Beck has created a unique gift for parents as they wind their little ones down for bedtime. Goodnight, Canada inspires a sense of community, as a child who lives in Newfoundland lies in bed wondering about other children in his country and the world at large. He quietly bids a goodnight to them all, and to Canada itself, province by province, territory by territory.

The colourful art decorating each page celebrates the diversity of Canada's people and key features of each province — from the quiet wheat fields of Saskatchewan to a fisherman's wharf in Nova Scotia. So many details brighten each page, bringing Canada to life and creating a picture book children will want to go back to again and again!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Goodnight, Canada:

"A bedtime story, geography lesson, and puzzle book all in one . . . gentle and imaginative, [Goodnight, Canada] should be a hit among parents and young children, who will eagerly immerse themselves in this rich portrait of their native land." —Quill & Quire

"Goodnight, Canada is a soothing story that will both delight and calm children at bedtime . . . a wonderful story to share with young children at bedtime and will likely become a favourite of children and parents alike." —CM Magazine

"A loving homage to all the provinces and territories of Canada. Her marvelous illustrations give the simple tale both warmth and heart . . . [they] make the book come alive with the whimsical details that reflect each place he says goodnight to." —Resource Links