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Now Available! One Story A Day by Kids for Kids


One Story A Day by Kids for Kids has a wide range of tales in this anthology from talented young authors across seven Canadian provinces.

Now Available! Recess in the Dark

Recess in the Dark is a unique collection of poems that offers a new perspective on how students live in the Canadian North, complete with stunning illustrations of our country's natural beauty.

Best Reading Phonics — Short Vowels

Best Reading Phonics — Short Vowels by Cathy Jackson is a reading program comprising of fun short stories, instructional guides, and educational activities that develop children’s reading abilities, word recognition, and vocabulary.

Learning through phonics helps children recognize and decode the sounds of the letters in the words they read. In fact, phonics reading is essential to improve spelling, comprehension, and reading fluency—not only speed but also accuracy.


The results are in for DC Canada’s Story-Writing Contest! Submissions flooded in from across Canada, thoroughly impressing the judging panel. After much deliberation, our team has selected 32 stories, including 7 prize winners, to be published in our upcoming book! Find out which young writers will have their work immortalized in One Story a Day by Kids for Kids.
Check the results here.

Local Control of Education in the North
By Leonard Judge | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

I worked in Canada’s far North for six years in the 1980s, first as a teacher in a fly-in village in Cree territory, then as a teacher and curriculum developer in Algonquin territory in northern Quebec. During this time, the First Nations were slowly and surely taking back control of their education systems from the […]

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Language Learning Tips for Older Kids
By Kara Cybanski | September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

So, you’re learning a new language. You’re highly motivated at first but soon realize it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Slowly, you stop opening your language app, and the words you’ve learned in your target language begin to fade. Why does it have to be so difficult?! Good news: although learning […]

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Recess in the Dark: Students in a Special Place
By Kara Cybanski | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recess. The word itself brings back memories of primary school and those dreaded middle school days. Canadian young adults are likely reminded of hours spent climbing over the snow piles left by the plows, pretending to be astronauts or huskies or famous explorers. Alas, the snow would melt, and kids would move on to games […]

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DC Canada’s Best Educational Gifts for Enthusiastic Kids
By Kara Cybanski | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Birthdays, holidays, end of year parties… With so many occasions, it’s difficult to buy creative, useful gifts for the child that has everything! Trying to find something enjoyable yet educational, engrossing yet evergreen, well, it takes a lot of thought. But gift-shopping doesn’t have to be all that difficult! Our books, games, and music will […]

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Writing Tips for Young Authors
By Kara Cybanski | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Everybody knows the great writers whose renown transcends generations: Shakespeare, Vernes, García Lorca, Tolstoy… How could a kid like me ever write something that compares to their literary masterpieces? Why can’t I be the next J.K. Rowling? If you’ve ever felt this way, you aren’t alone; it can be intimidating to reflect on the piles […]

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Teach Kids to Read with Best Reading! Phonics
By Kara Cybanski | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me, you probably learned your alphabet by singing along with Elmo. You may even have struggled with that Q to W section that always caused me problems. But if the ABCs are usually considered the first step towards deciphering books… how can you teach kids to read without memorizing an overwhelming 26 […]

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Three Cheers for Canada!
By Kara Cybanski | June 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

Ah, Canada. Land of Sorry, Eh, and Timmies. Did you know Canadian mothers drink maple syrup during pregnancy to ensure their child is super Canadian? Oh, and we’re born in igloos and ride our first moose by age 9, if you hadn’t heard. Well, some of those might be exaggerated. Or invented. But I won’t […]

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100% Human: Celebrating Pride with DC Canada Every Month
By Kara Cybanski | June 20, 2019 | 1 Comment

DC Canada Is Always Celebrating Pride! Gay, straight, tall, blind, red-haired, overweight, Jewish, able-bodied… No matter our differences, we’re still human. So why should some have to live in fear? Why do some have their rights debated? Why are some told that they shouldn’t exist, or worse? DC Canada wants to highlight the bravery and […]

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The First Flock: Celebrating Indigenous People’s Wisdom and Traditions
By Kara Cybanski | June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

From Disney’s Pocahontas (1995) to Little House on the Prairie (1935) by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Indigenous people have appeared in cinema and literature shrouded in stereotypes and romanticized to no avail. On June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day, let’s celebrate our country’s native inhabitants and forget any biased perspectives the media may have highlighted in […]

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Reading, Writing, and Really Talented Kids
By Kara Cybanski | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

DC Canada’s Writing Contest for Kids Highlights the Literary Prowess of Canada’s Youngest Authors Each time you pick up a pencil or sit down at your computer, you’re about to create. Maybe it’s a perfectly penned email. Maybe it’s a letter to your future children. Maybe it’s the next Harry Potter. No matter what you’re […]

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Ottawa Parent & Child Expo
September 21 & 22, 2019 @ Nepean Sportxplex

Frankfurter Buchmesse
October 16-20, 2019, Booth 6.0 A39

Guadalajara International Book Fair
November 30-December 8, 2019