No Canada Day celebration is complete without music. Whether you’re on the road or already at the cottage, here are five children’s songs performed, illustrated — and in most cases, written — by talented Canadian artists. Peeyak, Neesoo, Nistoo This multilingual Cree counting song was written by Tomson Highway for his forthcoming musical picture book, Grand Chief Salamoo Cook Is Coming to Town. Learn to count to 10 in Cree, French and English with the help of performers Moe Clark, Angel Baribeau (Siibii), Alexandre Désilets and Coral Egan. Find the musical picture book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, Shop Local (Canada), Indigo, Edelweiss and Goodreads. I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Not a lot of people know that this classic children’s song was penned by Rose Bonne and Canadian folksinger Alan Mills back in 1952. In fact, Alan Mills wrote more than a few children’s albums for Folkways. His songs are reimagined in a musical picture book by the same name, I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, with illustrations by Québec-based PisHier. Find the musical picture book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop, Bookmanager and Goodreads. Pop Goes the Weasel This classic children’s song features illustrations by Sophie Casson and a performance by Sin and Swoon, all of whom are based in Montreal. You can find “Pop Goes the Weasel” and five more classic tunes in Sing Out! Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow. Find the musical picture book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Bookshop and Bookmanager. A Horse Clerel joins Jérôme Minière and Geneviève Toupin in song for the musical picture book A Picnic in the Sun and its sequel, A Feast Beneath the Moon. The accompanying story is written by acclaimed Quebecois author Christiane Duchesne and illustrated by Montreal-based Marianne Ferrer. Find the musical picture book on Bookshop, Bookmanager, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over This hopeful theme song and musical picture book were dreamed up, written, and performed by Hilary Grist, a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter. Her music has been featured on several TV shows, including Degrassi. Find the musical picture book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop, Bookmanager, and Goodreads. More Canadian Songs for Kids Looking for more tunes performed and/or written by Canadian artists? Look no further. Check out the playlists linked below. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay informed about our new releases and events and for a chance to win our subscriber giveaway. To order books for your library or bookstore, please contact Hornblower Books/University of Toronto Press (Canada, United States) and MMS/BookSource (United Kingdom). For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.