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Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom is a sampling and promotion program coordinated by the Association of Canadian Publishers’ Children’s Committee focused on showcasing Canadian books to Canadian educators.

As advocates of building the best school collections possible, we encourage you to share the information provided and additional resources with your colleagues. Please use the hashtag #TopGradeBooks so we can share your posts on social media.

All books highlighted are from among the best new titles from Canadian publishers. Perfect for both classroom use and independent reading for students in elementary grades through high school.


Editorial Coordinator


Top Grade's Editorial Coordinator is educator Spencer Miller

Spencer is a secondary school teacher in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke. He graduated from the University of Calgary with degrees in English and Education. He participated in various projects examining the potential of children’s literature in the classroom as an undergraduate researcher.

You can follow more of Spencer’s passion for books on Instagram @YACanadaBooks.