Road Trip Reading: Alberta!

Our #RoadTripReadingClub has made it to Alberta! Did you know that St. Paul, Alberta has a UFO landing pad? Or that the Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest outdoor festival? Or that the town of Medicine Hat has completely eliminated homelessness? Read on to learn more about the Texas of the North!


Rocky Mountain ABCs by Jocey Asnong (Rocky Mountain Books, 2016) Ages 3-5

All aboard and come join children’s illustrator Jocey Asnong on a colourful adventure through the magical landscape of the Canadian Rockies! Featuring a fun selection of favourite mountain animals from Western North America, this lyrical alphabet board book teaches letter recognition to early readers and also showcases numerous internationally renowned landmarks throughout the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Go for a canoe ride at sunset on Lake Louise, climb high, snow-capped peaks with a mountain goat and learn to ski with an adventurous grizzly bear.

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Ticket to Curlew by Celia Barker Lottridge (Groundwood Books, 2014) Ages 8-12

It is 1915, and Sam Ferrier and his father arrive by train in Curlew, Alberta, to build a new home for the family. When they finally reach their parcel of land, Sam can see nothing but endless stretches of grassland and blue sky. It is nothing like their old home in Iowa, and he wonders why his restless father ever decided to bring the family to this lonely, barren land.

In time, though, the house is built, and the rest of the family joins them. Gradually Sam discovers that there is much more to the flat and featureless prairie than he realized — gleaming white skulls, torrential thunderstorms and, best of all, a new friend and a brave, resourceful horse named Prince.

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Find out more about Road Trip Reading Club at our website. Want to read along with us? Let us know how you’re doing or what your own Road Trip Reading looks like using the hashtag #RoadTripReadingClub. Also, be sure to enter our summer photography contest!

Stay tuned for our next stop, British Columbia!