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Land Skills
Author: Maren Vsetula
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: L

    Learn some of the ways people in the North use the outdoors for travel, gathering food, and having fun! This non-fiction book uses a friendly child narrator to introduce readers to some of the traditional skills used by people living in the Arctic, such as dogsledding, igloo building, and ice fishing. With impressive photographs and descriptive text, this is an excellent support material for a classroom unit on Aboriginal peoples.

$23.95

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On the Shoulder of a Giant (Big Book)
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: N

    A friendly giant comes across a little hunter on the tundra and adopts him as his son! From the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective. Originally published by Inhabit Media, this big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

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Out on the Ice
Author: Jenna Bailey
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: J

    Tyson and Neevee are so excited to go ice fishing with their parents. How many fish will they catch? This story introduces children to the Inuit tradition of jigging for fish. It infuses a family trip out on the ice with the essential early numeracy skills of composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working with the part/part/whole relationship of numbers. A guide at the back of the book helps parents and educators ask questions to reinforce the numeracy learning in the text.

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Polar Animals
Author: Jessie Hale
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: K

    Learn all about some of the amazing animals that live in the Arctic, including seals, ravens, foxes, caribou, and lemmings! This book will support early science education and introduce children to the skills needed to read non-fiction texts. The main text is appropriate for beginning readers, while additional "Did You Know?" boxes are targeted for readers at a slightly higher level.

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Raven Series: I Spy Raven (Big Book)
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
, 2017
  • Watch as six little insects keep an eye on Raven as he settles in to go to sleep. The sky darkens and the stars come out only to reveal something very big at the end.

    A Little Note about Rhyming and Perspective:
    Learning rhyme is a foundational skill and this book provides opportunity to explore rhythm, rhyme and visual perspective. A learner’s ability to recognize words that rhyme will support them as they begin to learn word families later on. A simple word family is the “at” family: bat, cat, hat, mat etc. When a learner can recognize the rhyming sounds, or words, they can begin to anticipate the text. As well, a learner’s ability to understand visual perspective allows them to understand the story line deeper. The visual perspective changes under a magnifying glass.

    16 pages
    Size: 10" x 14"

$19.95

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Raven Series: Raven and Duck (Big Book)
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
, 2017
  • Raven and Duck are good friends. They like to play together outside in the summer sun but most of what they do is opposite to the other.

    A Little Note about Opposites:
    Learning opposites is a foundational skill. So many functions of our daily lives are around sorting and categorizing and understanding opposites is a great beginning. As well, knowing what opposites are support a young learner in both comprehension and vocabulary. Understanding a story line that describes something big and something small will support comprehension. With the addition of opposite words in a young learner’s vocabulary, they can now add a description to things. As an example, the beginning stages of use may be the big boat and the small boat. As language progresses it may turn to the large boat and the little boat. At an even deeper progression, it may turn to the humongous boat and the tiny boat.

    16 pages
    Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series: Raven and Frog Count (Big Book)
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
, 2016
  • Join Raven and Frog as they both count to ten in their own way. Raven teaches one to ten in rhyme and with a focus on number recognition. Frog teaches one to ten with visual supports of number representation.

    A Little Note about Counting:
    Learning to count is a foundational skill and our world is full of numbers. Young learners will learn early on in life that they can have one candy, not ten. In order to support the learning we can teach first what the numbers 1 – 10 look like while counting/naming them. After many practises counting/naming we can then teach the amount of each number. For example, we can show the learners; I can hold one cracker in my left hand and two crackers in my right hand. Last, we can show number representation in a pattern, like the number patterns on dice. Of course, this is only the beginning of discovering that our world is full of math but this is such a great start for any young learner.

    16 pages
    Size: 10" x 14"

$19.95

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Raven Series: Raven and the Box (Big Book)
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
, 2017
  • Based on a traditional story, Raven and the Box is a simple story line. With each action that Raven makes you can play along with your own actions.

    A Little Note about Retelling:
    Learning to tell and retell stories is a foundational skill. Oral retells promote comprehension and build vocabulary capacity. This story allows actions to be performed as it is being told. Actions can sometimes support the retelling of a story line. Invite learners and their families to come in and share one of their own traditional family stories.

    16 pages
    Size: 10" x 14"

$19.95

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Raven Series: Raven Makes a Necklace (Big Book)
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
, 2017
  • Follow Raven as he flies around looking for coloured beads to make a necklace. The beads he finds are different shapes and colours.

    A Little Note about Shapes and Colours:
    Sorting by shapes and colours is a foundational skill. Our world is full of shapes and colours! Young learners strive to make sense of their surroundings and look to identify shapes and colours either in real life or through multimedia. Once learned a young learner can then sort and categorize many things by shape or colour.

    16 pages
    Size: 10" x 14"

$19.95

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Raven Series: Raven Sings the ABC's (Big Book)
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
, 2017
  • Follow Raven as he introduces each letter of the alphabet! Have fun naming each of the images for each letter.

    A Little Note about the Alphabet:
    Learning the alphabet is a foundational skill and learning through song is a wonderful way to learn! In hopes to eliminate confusion of learning to identify letters, we have typeset the letters in a specific manner. For example, L M N O P is not one letter and for young learners can be mistaken as such if not broken up. As you are singing the song slowly together, pointing at each letter will support young learners significantly. Notice that we pluralize alphabet to indicate there are many kinds.
    Each letter of the alphabet in the book has a corresponding picture. Taking the time to talk about each picture, over several reads, will support building vocabulary. Some of the pictures are from other Raven books to help learners make connections from book to book.

    16 pages
    Size: 10" x 14"

$19.95

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Ten in a Tent
Author: Maren Vsetula
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: L

    When 10 Arctic animals come across a tent on the land, they all want to find out what's inside! This story will help children learn to make the number 10 in different ways while learning a bit about 10 different animals in the Arctic and what they eat. It will help support foundational mathematics learning in a fun and accessible way.

$23.95

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The Orphan and the Polar Bear (Big Book)
Author: Sakiasi Qaunaq
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
, 2016
  • F&P Level: P

    An orphaned boy abandoned on the sea ice by a cruel hunter is adopted by a polar bear elder, who teaches him the skills he needs to survive. Originally published by Inhabit Media, this big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

$23.95

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