Who is CanLit for Kids Books?

CanLit for Kids Books Ltd. is a wholesaler of Canadian books, established by a team of retired teacher-librarians. CanLit specializes in addressing the need for high quality Canadian books for elementary, middle and secondary school libraries across the country.

CanLit offers quality library book selection expertise to schools and educational organizations. CanLit is a proud member and supporter of such organizations as The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and the Ontario Library Association.

The head office of CanLit is located in Gibsons, British Columbia on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Our Belief

CanLit promotes and supports the use of Canadian books in school libraries, providing a valuable and time saving service to teacher librarians, teachers and students.

Our Policy

We distribute the best, recently released books by Canadian authors, illustrators and/or publishers.

Our Goal

To be the premier curation service for teachers and librarians and to be the leading supplier of the highest quality, recently published Canadian books to school libraries.

Our Commitment to You

We will provide you with the best recently released Canadian publications that are available.

Why subscribe to the CanLit book order service?

Our selection and curation services are the result of our experience with children's library services and our commitment to providing school with books that children want to read.

Our Packages include:

- High quality materials that represent uniquely Canadian perspectives

- Popular books that children want to read again and again

- Hours of research and a comprehensive selection process

- Cost savings for school budgets


Why only Canadian books?

Books by Canadian authors and illustrators offer a unique and focused perspective on our Canadian culture and heritage.

Canadian books offer a high degree of relevance to students wanting to know more about Canada and its people.

Canadian authors and illustrators rank among some of the best in the world and are recognized for producing high quality books through a variety of awards they have received.

How is CanLit different?

- Custom, curated packages designed with schools in mind

- Recently released Canadian books that support Canadian authors, illustrators and or publishers

- Books contain relevant and diverse perspectives

How does CanLit work?

- Sign-up through email to access our book packages

- Receive a notification email from Canlit whe a new book package is released (currently in September, January and April of each year)

- Place your order at any time and receive great savings on time and money.

- Your books are shipped directly to your school.

All packages (K5/6, K7, Middle or Secondary) can be customized to meet individual school needs.

Each package contains:

  • At least 20 newly published books (with a mix of fiction, non-fiction and picture books). Many of these are high quality hard cover books. Picture books and non-fiction are often hard cover (where possible) and novels are generally paper back.
  • Free teacher notes and summaries of each title, useful for introducing books or developing themes (not included with the secondary package).
  • Free support materials such as posters, bookmarks, spine labels, author biographies, pamphlets and even some autographed books on occasion.
  • Free MARC records available as a download from our website.

Option 1: Subscribe to/Order all three packages for the school year and receive a 20% discount.

Option 2: Subscribe to/Order 1 or 2 of the 3 packages for the school year and receive a 15% discount.

Contact us today to enquire about this excellent service.

CanLit For Kids Books Ltd.
124 Pratt Road
Gibsons, BC

Phone: 1-833-462-2444 (within Canada)
Phone: 1-778-462-2444 (outside Canada)
Fax: 1-778-462-2440
e-mail: contact us

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