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Nadia Sammurtok

Nadia Sammurtok is an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Nadia is passionate about preserving the traditional Inuit lifestyle and Inuktitut language so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Nadia currently lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her son.

In My Anaana's Amautik
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik—the pouch in the back of a mother’s parka used to carry a child—to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana’s laughter.

Sweet and soothing, this book offers a unique perspective that will charm readers of all ages.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 3 and under.

Additional Information
24 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"

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$16.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Big, Bigger, Biggest
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Which animal is biggest?

This book helps children practise comparison words by describing big and small animals of the Arctic.

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 6 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Environmental awareness; Life systems

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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12 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Celebrating Toonik Tyme
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Toonik Tyme is a lot of fun!

This book describes different things that happen during Toonik Tyme, an annual festival in Iqaluit that celebrates Inuit traditions and the return of spring.

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 7 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Indigenous perspectives; Community engagement; History; Heritage

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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16 pages | 10.00" x 10.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: The Happy Mosquito
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 2;

Follow along with a very happy mosquito as she enjoys a beautiful day, and finds a few surprises!

This humorous book will expose children to expressive language and dialogue, and help them read text and illustrations together to follow a story.

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. The Happy Mosquito is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradientâ„¢ Levelling System. The Happy Mosquito's F&P Level is J.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What We Need for Our Trip
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

We have a lot to pack for our trip!

This book features a family getting ready to go on the land and helps children build vocabulary and practise counting.

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 6 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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12 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Siuluk: The Last Tuniq
Artists:
Rob Nix
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Siuluk is a very strong man. He’s so strong that people tell him he must be the last of the Tuniit, friendly giants who once lived in the North. Just like those giants, Siuluk is so strong that he can carry an entire walrus over his shoulder.

But not everyone believes that Siuluk is strong. One day, when a group of men tease Siuluk about his size, he has to find a way to prove his strength once and for all—but how?

Based on traditional stories from the Chesterfield Inlet area of the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, this tale of Siuluk and his legendary strength will captivate young readers.

Educator Information
Fountas and Pinnell Level N
Suggested Ages: 5-7.

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28 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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$10.95

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The Caterpillar Woman
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

"She felt like the butterflies she once danced with by her favourite lake, freed from her cocoon."
Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day when another stranger appears . . . Based on a beautiful Inuit traditional story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader's bookshelf.

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$16.95

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The Owl and the Two Rabbits
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

When two rabbit sisters ignore their parents' warnings and decide to play outside on the open tundra, a hungry owl soon spots them and decides they will make a delicious meal. As a chase ensues, the sisters must act quickly, using the owl's own greed against him in order to get away.  

A traditional Inuit story and cautionary tale, this book presents a centuries-old narrative for a new generation of readers. 

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 3-5.

Additional Information
40 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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$16.95

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