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Maren Vsetula

Maren Vsetula is a teacher and educational writer. She loves to spend as much time on the land as she can, hiking, fishing, paddling, and dogsledding. She has lived and worked in Nunavut for over a decade.

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À la peche avec grand-maman
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

This is the French translation of Fishing with Grandma.

Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear holes in the ice, to how to make a traditional Inuit jigging rod. By the end of the day, the kids have a yummy meal of Arctic char, and they have also learned everything they need to know to go out on the lake on their own.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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$12.95

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Fishing with Grandma
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

"My sister and I were excited for a visit with our favourite elder, and we were hoping to convince her to take us out for an adventure!"

Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear holes in the ice, to how to make a traditional Inuit jigging rod. By the end of the day, the kids have a yummy meal of Arctic char, and they have also learned everything they need to know to go out on the lake on their own.

Reviews
Fishing with Grandma, which offers an engaging tale of two grandchildren and their grandma on an Arctic adventure, is ideal for primary grades.”  — CM Magazine

“Readers learn about the traditional tools of the trade through prose peppered with Inuktitut and also take away a sweet message of caring for our elders, as the youngsters share their yummy Arctic char with those who can no longer jig for themselves.” — Hakai Magazine

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32 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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$10.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Land Skills
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

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.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Land Skills is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Land Skills has an F&P Level of L.

This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 13.00" x 19.50"

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$23.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Ten in a Tent
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1;

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.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Ten in a Tent is a Level 8 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Ten in a Tent's F&P Level is L.

This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 13.00" x 19.50"

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$23.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Going Fishing
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

A lot of fun things can happen when a little girl goes ice fishing with her grandfather!

This picture book introduces children to the concept “together.”

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Going Fishing is a Level 6 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Going Fishing's F&P Level is D.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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8 pages | 8.00" x 6.00" | 8 colour illustrations

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Going to Grandma's
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Lots of fun things happen when you spend the night at Grandma's house!

This illustrated book introduces readers to simple action verbs.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Going to Grandma's is a Level 4 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Going to Grandma's has an F&P Level of A.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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12 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Harry Okpik, Determined Musher
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Meet a real-life Inuit hero!

This book introduces the biography genre while teaching children about the life of Harry Okpik and the history of dogsledding.

Educator & Series Information 
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. It is a Level 13 book in the series. 

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. F&P Level of this book: N.

Curriculum Connections: Language and Literacy; Diversity; Indigenous Perspectives; Identity; Self-Image

Recommended for ages 7 to 9.

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52 pages | 7.50" x 9.30"

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$16.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Helping My Grandfather
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Follow a little boy as he and Grandpa work together to complete all their inside and outside chores.

This illustrated book introduces children to the linking verb "to help."

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Helping My Grandfather is a Level 6 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Helping My Grandfather's F&P Level is F.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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8 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Land Skills
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

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.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Land Skills is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Land Skills' F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ten in a Tent
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1;

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.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Ten in a Tent is a Level 8 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Ten in a Tent's F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Join best friends Ukaliq and Kalla on a camping adventure!

This story introduces children to the Northern tradition of camping on the land.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping is a Level 7 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping's F&P Level is F.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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16 pages | 9″ x 7″

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$6.95

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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Dix dans une tente
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1;

Quand 10 animaux arctiques découvrent une tente dans la toundra, tout ce qu’ils veulent, c’est découvrir ce qui se trouve à l’intérieur!

Cette histoire aidera les enfants à apprendre les parties du nombre 10, tout en en apprenant davantage sur 10 animaux de l’Arctique et sur ce qu’ils mangent. Voilà une façon amusante et accessible de favoriser l’apprentissage des fondements mathématiques chez les enfants.

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 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.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Dix dans une tente is a Level 8 book in the series.

This is a Big Book (format geant). Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 19.50" x 13.00"

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$24.95

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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Les compétences terrestres
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Apprenez comment les gens du Nord utilisent leur environnement extérieur pour voyager, trouver de la nourriture et avoir du plaisir!

Dans ce livre informatif, un sympathique narrateur-enfant introduit les jeunes lecteurs à certaines des compétences traditionnelles utilisées par les résidents de l’Arctique, tels que le traineau à chiens, la construction d’iglous et la pêche sur la glace. Avec ses impressionnantes photographies et son texte descriptif, ce livre permettra aux enfants d’apprendre à apprécier le monde qui les entoure.

Learn some of the ways people in the North use the outdoors for travelling, 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 book will help children learn to enjoy the world around them.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Les compétences terrestres is a Level 9 book in the series.

This is a Big Book (format geant). Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 19.50" x 13.00"

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$24.95

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les choses qui me rendent heureuse
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1;

Quelles sont les choses que tu peux essayer quand tu veux te sentir heureux? Ce livre introduit les lecteurs aux verbes d’action simples et au mot de comparaison « plus ».

What are some things you can try when you want to feel happy? This book introduces readers to simple action verbs and the comparative word “more.”

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Les choses qui me rendent heureuse is a Level 5 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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8 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Préparer des crêpes
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Ce livre séquentiel présente l’histoire d’une fillette préparant des crêpes. Les illustrations aux couleurs vives motivent les élèves à tourner les pages pour connaitre la suite de la recette.

This wordless sequence book features a girl preparing pancakes. Colourful illustrations keep students turning the pages to watch the process unfold.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Préparer des crêpes is a Level 1 book in the series. It is a wordless picture book.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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12 pages | 6.00" x 6.00"

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$7.95

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