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Nadia Mike

Nadia Mike is an Inuit educator, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina. Although Nadia has lived in many communities across the North, she considers Iqaluit, Nunavut, her home. Nadia has two daughters, Leah and Jaime, who constantly teach her to be less serious and enjoy every day. These two girls have also reminded Nadia of the importance of children’s literature, and having stories with settings, characters, and themes that show children that their lives and cultures are important enough to be in books. Nadia loves to travel, cook, sew, and drink strong coffee. In 2014, Nadia published her first book, an Inuktitut-language first-words board book. In 2016, she published Leah’s Mustache Party, her first picture book, followed by Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing in 2017.

Nunavummi Reading Series: My Little Brother
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1;

Big Sister is learning what it's like when Little Brother isn't so little anymore!

This book uses a repeating sentence structure to help children follow the humorous family story, and will help children understand the concept of changing family roles.

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. My Little Brother is a Level 8 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradientâ„¢ Levelling System. My Little Brother's F&P Level is I.

Recommended for ages 4-6

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20 pages | 7.00" x 9.00"

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$6.95

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

What do the different seasons look like in the North?

This book supports early science learning by teaching children about the seasonal changes that take place throughout the year in the Arctic.

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. Seasonal Changes 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. Seasonal Change's F&P Level is E.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

This book teaches about the five seasons in Nunavut. The Inuit have more seasons than just summer, spring, winter, and fall.

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12 pages | 6.00" x 8.00" | Full-colour photographs throughout

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Summer in Nunavut
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

There is so much to do during a Northern summer! This non-fiction book introduces children to some of the ways people in Nunavut enjoy the summer, like berry picking, boating, fishing, and camping.

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. Summer in Nunavut 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. Summer in Nunavut's F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$7.95

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

Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice!

This book introduces children to items of clothing like the parka that they might be familiar with, and uniquely Northern objects like amautis.

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. Traditional Inuit Clothing is a Level 11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Traditional Inuit Clothing's F&P Level is T.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$10.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ukaliq and Kalla Go to the City
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1;

Ukaliq can't wait to go on his first trip to the city, but his best friend Kalla isn't so sure!

This humorous story uses a repeating sentence structure to help children follow Ukaliq and Kalla on their adventure.

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 to the City is a Level 8 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradientâ„¢ Levelling System. Ukaliq and Kalla Go to the City's F&P Level is J.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Viivi's New Kamiks
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

All Viivi wants for her ninth birthday is a pair of kamiks. How can she show her parents that she's ready?

This book uses a humorous story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn.

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. Viivi's New Kamiks 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. Viivi's New Kamiks' F&P Level is I.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What Was It Like Then?
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Miali loves spending time with her anaanatsiaq!

Anaanatsiaq has lots of stories to share about her past. Miali loves listening to Anaanatsiaq’s stories and learning about what life was like long ago.

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 12 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: O.

Curriculum Connections: Language and Literacy; Diversity; Indigenous Perspectives; History and Heritage.

Recommended for ages 7 to 9.

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24 pages | 7.00" x 9.00"

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$10.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Winter in Nunavut
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

What are some of the ways people in the North enjoy winter? This non-fiction book teaches children that even though the days are cold and dark in a Nunavut winter, there are a lot outdoor activities to enjoy, such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dogsledding.

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. Winter in Nunavut 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. Winter in Nunavut's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$7.95

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Viivi ne désire qu’une chose pour son neuvième anniversaire : une paire de kamiks. Comment peut-elle convaincre ses parents qu’elle est assez responsable?

Sous la forme d’une histoire séquentielle, ce livre introduit l’enfant aux kamiks, ces bottes traditionnellement portées par les Inuits depuis des siècles. Une note explicative aide les enfants à comprendre à quoi ressemblent les kamiks et pourquoi elles sont portées.

All Viivi wants for her ninth birthday is a pair of kamiks. How can she show her parents that she’s ready?

This book uses a sequential story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn.

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 nouvelles kamiks de Viivi is a Level 9 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Ukaliq and Kalla are two friends who could not be more different.

Ukaliq is loud, excited, and always looking for adventure. Kalla on the other hand, is calm, quiet, and knows it’s best to be well prepared before travelling out on the land or sea ice.

When the two friends head out for a day of fishing, Ukaliq can barely wait to get his line in the water - but his eagerness to catch a fish may just leave him empty handed in the end.

There is a lot Kalla could teach Ukaliq about a successful fishing trip, if only Ukaliq would sit still long enough to listen!

Review
"Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing is a classic story of two friends who are complete opposites... What makes this story unique is the setting and the dynamic between the characters. The story takes place in the Arctic, a setting which provides surroundings, animals, and terminology that children may not be familiar with (for example, the animals 'snow bunting' and 'char', and words like 'qamutiik' and 'jerry can'). Fortunately, the majority of new words can be figured out in context and through examination of the pictures." — CM Magazine

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36 pages | 8.75" x 8.75"

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$16.95

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