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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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How Coyote Stole Summer: A Native American Tale
Author: Stephen Krensky
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That's because it's winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It's tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to steal summer. But when Coyote grabs the bag, Old Woman's children chase after him. Will his plan work? Will everyone have a chance to share summer's warmth? Find out what happens in this fast-paced tale!

$10.95

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Lessons From Mother Earth
Author: Elaine McLeod
Traditional Territory: Na-cho Nyak Dun
Format: Paperback
, 2002
  • Tess has visited her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. But today when they step out the door, Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. And if you take care of the plants that are growing, if you learn about them - understanding when they flower, when they give fruit, and when to leave them alone - you will always find something to nourish you.

    At the end of the day, Tess is grateful to Mother Earth for having such a lovely garden, and she is thankful for having such a wise grandma.
    Elaine McLeod's poetic text and Colleen Wood's gentle watercolors combine to make Lessons from Mother Earth a celebration of nature and life.

$9.95

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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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Relatives With Roots
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
, 2011
  • Relatives With Roots: A Story About Métis Women’s Connection to the Land is a heartfelt story about a Métis grandmother who takes her granddaughter out into the bush to teach her how to pick traditional medicines. As the granddaughter learns the traditional beliefs and stories about how the Métis people use the plants for food and medicine, she feels happy to be a Métis child with access to such wonderful cultural knowledge. This charming and vibrant book introduces young readers to key concepts in the traditional Métis worldview while focusing on the special relationship between a young Métis girl and her grandmother. Relatives With Roots is the second in a series of children’s books relating to traditional Métis values by Leah Marie Dorion. The first book, The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Métis Story, was nominated in 2010 for a Willow Award in the Shining Willow category.

$12.95

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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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Thirteen Moons On Turtle's Back: A Native American Year Of Moons
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Traditional Territory: Abenaki
Format: Paperback
, 1997
  • To many Native Americans, the 13 cycles of the moon represent the changing seasons and the passage of time. Each moon has its own special name that, while varying among the tribal nations, is consistent with the legend that the 13 scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to these moons. The authors present 13 poems that take readers through the year, from the "Moon of Popping Trees"--when the "cottonwoods crack with frost"--to the "Big Moon" of the Abenakis. The book's effective design consists of verses in vertical columns at the left of each spread, with the remainder occupied by Locker's ( Family Farm ; Catskill Eagle ) typically lush artwork. His oil paintings are eye-catching in their depth of color reflecting dramatic seasonal changes. Trees, skies and woodland creatures are rendered in vivid hues that combine to produce an enthralling vision. This unusual and intelligent book is an exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature.

    All ages.

$9.50

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