Preschool and Kindergarten
Maxine Trottier , 1996
The story of a loon and a young Mi'kmaq boy written in English and Mi'kmaq.
Maxine Trottier is the author and illustrator of a number of award winning picture books including the Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year for The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing (1996) and the Federation of Women Teachers Association of Ontario Writers Award for The Voyage of Wood Duck. Through her work in education she has helped to bring the joy of literacy to children for more than twenty-six years. She lives in a small fishing village on the shore of Lake Erie.
Rob D. Walker , 2008
In this elegant expression of wisdom and love, mothers around the world share life's simplest yet important lessons with their sons. Each verse presents a different family and is translated into a language related to their culture.
Todd Snow , 2007
"Share your good manners with everyone you know. Don't be shy or hide them. Let your manners show!" Manners make life more pleasant for everyone. Even very young children can learn basic etiquette when to say "Please," "Thank you," "Excuse me," and "I'm sorry," how to act in a restaurant, how to meet new people, and how to be a good sport. This inviting book uses poems and pictures to teach good manners and why manners matter.
From the Publisher
These traditional teaching legends come straight from the oral traditions of the Sechelt Nation. Simple enough to be understood by young children, yet compelling enough for adults, they are gentle, beautifully presented cautionary tales. You''ll want to read them again and again - and you''ll learn a few words of the Shishalh language while you''re at it. Charlie Craigan is a young Sechelt artist who works in a tiny studio set up in his bedroom. He studied traditional wood carving with Sechelt Nation carvers, but learned to draw and paint by studying books.
About the Author
The Sechelt Nation, a division of the Coast Salish family of First Nations, originally occupied the southern portion of what is now known as the Sunshine Coast of BC. At the time of contact with Europeans, the shishalh (Sechelt people) were a populous and peaceful people occupying some 80 scattered village sites. Estimates of original population range from 5,000 to 20,000, but by the time of the first official census in 1881, the Sechelt population had plunged to 167, mainly due to introduced â€¦+ read moreThe Sechelt Nation, a division of the Coast Salish family of First Nations, originally occupied the southern portion of what is now known as the Sunshine Coast of BC. At the time of contact with Europeans, the shishalh (Sechelt people) were a populous and peaceful people occupying some 80 scattered village sites. Estimates of original population range from 5,000 to 20,000, but by the time of the first official census in 1881, the Sechelt population had plunged to 167, mainly due to introduced diseases. In this century, the band staged a remarkable comeback. Today the Sechelt are one of Canada''s most progressive First Nations groups, running a number of successful businesses. In 1986 the passage of Bill C-93 made the Sechelt Indian Band the first in Canada to achieve self-government. The band now numbers more than 1,000 members, about half of whom live on band lands.
Stephen Mackey , 2010
On Midwinter Eve, Miki and her friend Penguin find their wishes come true, as they are given a little tree to brighten up their cold, dark home. However, keeping the fairy lights twinkling takes more energy than even the great Polar Bear can muster. Miki`s friends worry when she suddenly disappears, but her magical underwater journey provides her with a light that is everlasting. Set in a timeless, frozen place with dark blue skies and stark snowy landscapes in beautiful tones, this book evokes winter so thoroughly that the reader cannot fail to snuggle up somewhere cosy and read it.
Stephen Mackey , 2010
One moonlit night, a seed grows and lifts Miki's house high into the air to a strange new world full of exotic creatures and plants. Polar Bear and Penguin set off on a journey to rescue their friend, only to find themselves trapped when a great storm comes. Will the friends make it back home again?
Marjorie Lisovskis , 2013
Amazing babies are on the move in this lively board book that celebrates all the joyful ways babies propel themselves and interact with the world. Push, baby, push! Look how strong you are. Climb, baby, climb! You are going far. Babies, parents, and care providers will all enjoy the close-up black-and-white photos of babies’ faces and the colorful illustrations in this bouncy, spirited book.
What can baby do today? Move . . . and reach, play, eat, cuddle, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention. Giggle, wiggle, head to toe. Tap and clap and rock and roll! Busy babies grow healthy and strong as they move about, discovering the many things they can do!
As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. At times lively, at times gentle, these sturdy-format baby board books reflect what every parent wants: a happy, healthy baby. Includes tips for parents and care providers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.
22 pages, illustrated, board book, 5½” x 5½”, color illust./B&W photo mix
Michael Kusugak , 2005
Readers discover counting and creatures, and learn who's predator and who's prey. They witness five Arctic foxes hunting six furry siksiks. They watch seven fisherman catch eight Arctic char.
Numbers explored include 1 to 10, 20, 100 and even 1,000,000
millions of berries ripen in the fall.
Joseph Bruchac , 2010
My father is taller than a tree,
but sometimes he looks up at me.
Mi papÃ¡ likes to hear me sing.
He's very good at listening.
Pop doesn't need to buy me stuff.
Just being with him is enough.
Meet thirteen unique father-and-son pairs who come from diverse backgrounds and live in different places. Even though they are not all the same, their relationships show us an important truth: Even the simplest and most familiar activities become special when dads and kids do them together.