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A Moose in a Maple Tree: The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas
Author: Troy Townsin
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • Each year Canada hosts 35 million foreign tourists who spend over $16 billion. A Moose in a Maple Tree is a natural overseas gift and souvenir for visitors with its use of iconic Canadianisms: skiers, sled dogs, salmon, Mounties, lobsters, beavers, whales, hockey sticks, totem poles, snowmen, polar bears – and of course, the moose – all ultimately gathered together in a Canadian maple tree.

    A Moose in a Maple Tree will capture the imagination of young readers with its quirky twist on the original Christmas song while providing lively, colourful images created by Toronto graphic designer and illustrator, Jennifer Harrington. The book can be sung or read aloud and is designed as a learning tool that will instigate discussion about all things Canadian. The book is also a great tool for your readers learning to count.

    Partial proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated by the publisher to Make-A Wish-Canada.

$19.95

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An Aboriginal Carol
Author: David Bouchard
Format: Hardcover
, 2007
  • On the White Ravens'' Outstanding New International Books for Children and Young Adults list, 2008

    Canadian Children''s Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

    Before the angels stars grew dim
    And wondering hunters heard their hymn
    One mystic flute - one hundred drums
    One message clear, "A King has come!"
    Not one had ever seen the like
    By light of day or moon of night
    Before the angels stars grew dim
    And wondering hunters heard this hymn. . .

    An Aboriginal Carol is the ultimate Aboriginal collaboration:

    * poetry by Metis poet David Bouchard,
    * paintings by First Nations artist Moses Beaver, and
    * the music of Inuit performer Susan Aglukark.

    Best-selling Canadian author David Bouchard reworks Canada''s oldest and most well-known carol, The Huron Carol. The art of Moses Beaver, from the fly-in reserve of Summer Beaver, Ontario (Nikinamik), resonates and awakens an awareness that is at once exciting and empowering, a way for all people to understand the birth of Christ from an Aboriginal worldview. The pride of the north, Susan Aglukark, interprets, for the first time, the revered carol.

    Written in English and in Inuktituk, the language of Canada''s Inuit people, the book is accompanied by a CD, which includes a reading in both languages and a performance by Susan. An Aboriginal Carol is certain to become a classic.

    One of Canada''s bestselling and award winning authors, David Bouchard is of Metis descent. The author of over two dozen best-selling books, his If You''re Not from the Prairie is on Maclean''s list of the top 20 Canadian children''s books. David Bouchard was a teacher and a principal for many years before turning to writing. For more information, visit www.davidbouchard.com.

    Moses (Amik) Beaver is from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik, (Summer Beaver) 500 kilometers north of Thunder Bay in Northern Ontario. While Moses work reflects the black lines of traditional Woodlands art, he embraces his own unique style of embedded images of spirits, human faces and animal forms, transcending physical boundaries to the outer dimensions of the spiritual realm. The images tell stories, represent ancient teachings of his people and remind those who gaze on the work, we are all connected to each other and the natural world. For more information, visit www.mosesbeaver.com.

    Singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark is one of Canada''s most unique artist''s and a leading voice in Canadian music. She blends the Inuktituk and English languages with contemporary pop music arrangements to tell the stories of her people, the Unuit of Arctic Canada. She is rapidly becoming known as an uplifting motivational speaker, able to reach both youth and adult audiences alike. For more information, visit www.susanaglukark.com.

$24.95

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Baseball Bats for Christmas
Author: Michael Kusugak
Format: Paperback
, 1993
  • Never having seen trees, the children in Repulse Bay decide that the funny things sent to them one year must actually be baseball bats. An autobiographical tale from Michael Kusugak's childhood tells a story of life in the arctic, and how easily different cultures can interpret things differently.

$7.95

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Canadian Jingle Bells
Author: Troy Townsin
Format: Hardcover
, 2011
  • “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, from Victoria to Halifax, across the Hudson Bay"

    Whether read or sung aloud, this book is designed as a fun learning tool that will instigate discussion about all things Canadian.

    Learn about each province and territory as Santa travels across Canada delivering gifts on Christmas Eve in this delightful Canadian rendition of a holiday favourite.

    In Manitoba, Santa has a scare when he almost lands on a sleeping polar bear and in PEI he finds Mounties in the stables eating turkey dinner with Anne of Green Gables.

$19.95

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Chinook Christmas
Author: Rudy Wiebe
Format: Paperback
, 2000
  • Christmas in the Prairies means snow and blizzards and bitterly cold winds. But what happens when a warm Chinook wind blows like an unexpected gift down from the Rocky Mountains, turning December into April in the blink of a child's eye? What happens when the Chinook promises a temporary magic? What happens is the people of a small prairie town abandon old habits and emerge momentarily from the grip of the harsh cold to embrace this wonder.

    Smack in the middle of what used to be winter, nine-year old Eric grabs his bike and sails crazily through a maze of paths and puddles that shouldn't be there at all. And on this special Christmas Eve, Eric and his sister Anni marvel at the surprise of a frozen landscape melted into vivid colours and fresh smells. And when they return home from church, they discover an anonymous gift on their doorstep. Who could have left this mysterious treat? As the Chinook whispers in his ears, Eric is certain he knows the answer.

$6.50

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Christmas La Pouchinn
Format: Paperback
, 2011
  • This vividly enchanting poem takes the reader through the traditional Métis upbringing of a boy living with his grandparents through seasons and their activities.

    The book concludes with the important year-end
    Christmas and New Years celebrations and explains
    their significance. Includes a Michif ‘vocabulary guide’and three recipes.

$20.95

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Coyote Christmas: A Lakota Story
Author: S.D. Nelson
Format: Hardcover
, 2007
  • A traditional Native American character gets a modern update in this charming Christmas tale.

    On Christmas Eve, Coyote wants to find some people to trick out of a hot meal. Sneaky Coyote is known in the Native American tradition as the Trickster. He knows that there's one character people can't refuse on Christmas Eve: Santa Claus! Using straw for a jolly belly and wool for his Santa's beard, the Trickster fools a family into welcoming him to their Christmas meal. But just when he thinks he's gotten away with his ruse, taking their food and leaving the family with nothing, he's foiled by a strange occurrence. Could it be a Christmas miracle?

    Coyote's antics, beautifully told and illustrated by S. D. Nelson, will delight readers, and his eventual comeuppance just in time for Christmas makes this a perfect holiday tale.

$22.95

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
, 2015
  • Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

    Click link to download a five week Grade 1 planning guide: Grade 1 FREE Download for We Share the Seasons

    Back of book introduction:

    From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons is a Grade 1 resource which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

    This book is about the changing seasons in and along a riverbank, from the mountains to the sea. You will see many plants and animals that live along a riverbank. They grow and change just as we do.

    A season is one of the four parts of the year: winter, spring, summer and fall. We all share and experience the changing of the seasons. Some changes we all make are small. Other changes are big. We all grow and change. What do you know about the seasons?

    Winter, up in the mountains can be cold. The days are short. Many animals sleep in their dens underneath the snow. Other animals are active all winter. Some birds and animals travel away to warmer places. Most plants rest during the winter too.

    Spring, along the banks of a mountain stream, is a time when the weather feels warmer. The days are longer. Sleeping animals wake up and come out of their dens. They are hungry and start looking for food. Birds and animals that went away for the winter come back. Plants start to grow again.

    Summer, along the banks of a river can sometimes be hot. The days are long. The young animals and birds are growing. They are learning how to find food and stay safe from danger. Plants are growing and spreading out their leaves and branches. Wild berries start to ripen and provide food for many of us.

    Fall, around a river estuary can be cool and windy. The days are shorter. Animals and birds start getting ready for the long winter ahead. Some fatten themselves up so that they can sleep through the winter. Others gather with their families to begin their long journey to warmer places. The salmon return from the sea and swim up their home streams to lay their eggs in the gravel. Trees, shrubs, and bushes begin to turn colour and then drop their leaves. Plants start to move into a time of rest.
    Which of the four seasons is your favourite? Why do you like it the best?


    This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:
    A set of moon posters
    A set of sort and categorize cards
    Bulletin board trimmers
    Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons Bundle

$29.95

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Moonstick
Format: Paperback
, 1997
  • In this lyrical, haunting picture book, a young boy joins his father in an age-old Sioux tradition: the cutting of a moon-counting stick to keep track of the months of the year. And with each notch made in the stick, the boy learns more about the world around him. Luminous, carefully researched paintings by John Sandford combine with Bunting's poetic language to create a unique story of one Native American boy's journey toward adulthood.

$8.50

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Red Parka Mary
Author: Peter Eyvindson
Format: Paperback
, 1995
  • Why is the little boy so afraid when he walks past his neighbour's house? In this heartwarming story, the boy learns that a wise and wonderful new friend may be only a smile away.

$10.95

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Santa's Helper
Author: Grant Anderson
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
, 2001
  • In this delightful Christmas story young Sarah learns a valuable lesson about the importance of giving and sharing, and helping others.

$10.95

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Seasons (6-pack)*
Author: Terri Mack
Format: Paperback
, 2012
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    There are four seasons during a year, winter, spring, summer and fall.
    Which season do you think it is on the cover of this book?
    Which season is it outside right now?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571705

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$42.00

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Seasons*
Author: Terri Mack
Format: Paperback
, 2012
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    There are four seasons during a year, winter, spring, summer and fall.
    Which season do you think it is on the cover of this book?
    Which season is it outside right now?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    ISBN: 9781927571309

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$7.00

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The Crying Christmas Tree
Author: Allan Crow
Format: Paperback
, 1999
  • All the children laugh when Grandmother brings home a scrawny Christmas tree. There's a wonderful surprise, however, in this charming holiday story.

$10.95

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The Night Before a Canadian Christmas
Author: Troy Townsin
Format: Hardcover
, 2011
  • 'Twas the night before Christmas and all around the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a moose….

    Readers of all ages will laugh out loud at all the Canadian references in this hilarious version of the night before Christmas.

    There are children in long johns snug in their beds while visions of poutine dance in their heads. Santa replaces his reindeer with a team of beavers - Gretzky, Trudeau, Shania, Loonie, Bob, Doug, Suzuki and Toonie.

$19.95

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