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A Promise Is A Promise
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Contrary to her mothers advice, Allashua decides to challenge the Qallupilluit, an imaginary Inuit character who lives under the sea ice near her home. After a surprising turn of events, the entire family is now free to fish on the ice because legend tells that children with their parents may never be captured, and a "promise is a promise."

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Baseball Bats for Christmas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

A unique glimpse of childhood in the Arctic by an acclaimed Inuit storyteller.

The year is 1955 and Arvaarluk and his friends watch as Rocky Parsons lands his plane on the ice in Repulse Bay, a tiny community “smack dab on the Arctic Circle.” Having never seen trees before, the children try to guess what the six green spindly things are that Rocky delivers. One of the boys has a brilliant idea: why not use them as baseball bats?

Full of vibrant, richly-colored illustrations, this story introduces young readers to a time, place, and culture that may be new to them. The Arctic way of life is realistically portrayed by the author, whose narrative voice resonates with the lilt of his native language. Readers will be able to listen to Michael telling the story by connecting to a link given in the book. The illustrator spent time in the Arctic to ensure that her artwork was a faithful representation of the people and places in the story. With its winter landscapes and Christmas scenes, this would make an ideal holiday gift book.

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Guided Reading Level: Fountas and Pinnell P

Themes: Inuit; Arctic; community; multicultural; friends; resourcefulness.

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24 pages | 8.25" x 10.50"

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Make Your Own Inuksuk
Authors:
Mary Wallace
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

In Make Your Own Inuksuk, clear, inspiring text and beautiful step-by-step photographs show how to create your own inuksuk and bring the beauty and magic of this ancient Inuit tradition into the classroom, home or garden. An index is also included.

Richly varied yet intrinsically connected, the titles in the Wow Canada! library celebrate different aspects of the country. Together, they weave a tale as diverse and exciting as Canada itself.

Reviews
"Once in a while, a very special book that quietly communicates a sense of wonder, beauty and spiritual connectedness comes along. This is such a book." -School Library Journal

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Age 8 and up.

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32 pages | 7.62" x 9.84"

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My Arctic 1,2,3
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

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.

Reviews
"From one polar bear walking along the edge of a huge ice floe to millions of berries ready for picking, My Arctic 1, 2, 3 takes young readers on a counting tour in the Far North. With the rich Arctic environment as a background, this classic not only provides small children with opportunities to practice their counting skills, it introduces them to the extraordinary animals that make the Far North their home. Stunning artwork, the author's memories of life in the Arctic and information about many of the featured animals make My Arctic 1, 2, 3 the perfect book for families to share and cherish. You can count on it!" - Parent Council

"A fascinating tale... The book is well thought out, colourful and imaginative, giving us a glimpse of life in the vast Arctic. Recommended." 
Naomi Gerrard, reviewer for Amelia Frances Howard-, Children's Materials, Vol. 3, No. 2, September 1996

"Emerging readers will appreciate the easy-to-read, large print...A unique addition for libraries, particularly those building multicultural or Arctic-region collections." — School Library Journal

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Recommended Ages: 4-6.

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24 pages | 8.25" x 10.50"

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Hide and Sneak
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

On the great tundra plains of Nunavut, there is a creature that just loves to play hide and seek. The only problem with this creature is, if it helps you hide, no one will ever find you again. Well, Allashua loves to play hide and seek…

Allashua ignores the inuksugaq as she plays hide-and-seek. Soon she encounters an Ijiraq--a tiny half-bird, half-human creature who loves to play. Allashua remembers her mother telling her that if an Ijiraaq hides you, no one will ever find you again. Eventually, Ijiraq disappears and Allashua gets lost on the tundra. With no idea of which way to go, she heads toward a small block dot on a far-off hill. When Allashua realizes the dot is the inuksugaq and that it can guide her safely home, she understands the riddle of its existence.

Inuit author Michael Kusugak (A Promise is a Promise, Baseball Bats for Christmas) again demonstrates that he is a masterful writer. A mythological figure and traditional Inuit practices, set the backdrop for this dramatic story. 

Reviews
"Hide and Sneak is an excellent book, and a good introduction for young children to the Canadian Arctic and to the Inuit. A one-page story at the beginning of the book introduces the readers to the Ijiraq, and explains the purpose of the inuksugaq - information the reader should know but would slow the story. Kusugak's descriptions of the landscape and the wildlife are vivid and beautifully woven into the text. The story is suspenseful without being threatening; the language is simple, easy to read, and smooth." - CM Magazine

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Alego
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Alego is a beautifully simple story, written in Inuktitut and English, about a young Inuit girl who goes to the shore with her grandmother to collect clams for supper. Along the way she discovers tide pools brimming with life -- a bright orange starfish, a creepy-crawly thing with many legs called an ugjunnaq, a hornshaped sea snail and a sculpin.

Written and illustrated by Ningeokuluk Teevee, one of the most interesting young artists in Cape Dorset, home to the great tradition of Inuit art, this is an enchanting and utterly authentic introduction to the life of an Inuit child and her world.

Educator Information
Alego includes an illustrated glossary of sea creatures as well as a map of Baffin Island. Ages 4-7.

This book is delivered in a dual-language format, written in Inuktitut and English.

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24 pages | 7.63" x 9.63"

 

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Arctic Stories
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Acclaimed Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak weaves a tapestry of tales about ten-year-old Agatha and her accidental heroism in the high Arctic of 1958. The first of Agatha''s stories is based on one of Kusugak''s real life experiences, when an eerie, black airship flew over Chesterfield Inlet in 1958. A sleepy Agatha "saves" the community from the monstrous flying object.

In the second story, Agatha notices the playful antics of the winter ravens and takes an interest in the many migrating birds. As the seasons change, she begins to favor more beautiful and peaceful birds of spring, until the ravens return.

The third of Agatha''s stories takes place in the fall when Agatha is sent to school in Chesterfield Inlet, an English-speaking community south of her home. During an afternoon of skating, Agatha rescues a show-off priest, who has inadvertently demonstrated the danger of thin ice.

The three Agatha stories resonate with the nostalgia and affection of Kusugak''s childhood memories.

Reviews
"This collection of three tales, set in Repulse Bay, features an endearing 10-year-old heroine, named Agatha, through whose eyes the reader experiences life in the high Arctic.... The author weaves a tapestry of simply told stories, each of which, by skilful use of detail, manages to bring to life the experience of growing up in a small Inuit community.... Vladyana Krykorka's paintings give the reader a beautifully detailed rendition of the Arctic landscape in every season. Her depictions of Kusugak's human and animal characters are wonderfully satisfying, full of life and humour.... [They] complement the text brilliantly.... The beauty of Kusugak's work lies in his ability to evoke for his southern readers a vivid picture of a way of life that is fast disappearing. Arctic Tales will be a welcome addition to the resources that teachers and librarians look for as they plan their units on the Arctic and the Inuit. The book's Grade-three reading level should guarantee its popularity among young students doing projects on Inuit life. Recommended."— Valerie Nielsen, Canadian Materials, October 1999

 
"Vivid and engaging... This collection of stories captures a feeling for a transitional time in the Inuit culture and history and resonates with the storyteller's art" — Canadian Teacher, June 2013
 
Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 5-9.
 
This illustrated children's story is a grades 10/11 English First Peoples Resource for the unit First Steps - Exploring Residential Schools and Reconciliation through Children's Literature.
 
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40 pages | 8.25" x 10.50"

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Very Last First Time
Authors:
Jan Andrews
Ian Wallace
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Eva, an Inuit girl, lives in northern Canada. In the winter, her people search for mussels along the bottom of the seabed. Although Eva has often joined her mother on these searches, today is the very first day she's climbing down through the ice hole by herself. This is a unique experience for young listeners and a great introduction to another culture.

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Frozen Land
Authors:
Jan Reynolds
Artists:
Jan Reynolds
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Kenalogak, a young Inuit girl, is helping her father build an igloo. Her family sleeps in this ice home while they are hunting caribou, an animal very important to her people. While Father is hunting and Mother is sewing coats of skin, Kenalogak and her brother play games and go ice fishing. Inside the igloo at night Grandmother and Grandfather lead the family in songs and dances. Kenalogak enjoys learning the traditional ways of her people and their land.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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The Inuit Thought Of It
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Dazzling inventions from the far north. 

Today's Arctic communities have all the comforts of modern living. Yet the Inuit survived in this harsh landscape for hundreds of years with nothing but the land and their own ingenuity. Join authors Alootook Ipellie and David MacDonald as they explore the amazing innovations of traditional Inuit and how their ideas continue to echo around the world. 

Some inventions are still familiar to us: the one-person watercraft known as a kayak retains its Inuit name. Other innovations have been replaced by modern technology: slitted snow goggles protected Inuit eyes long before sunglasses arrived on the scene. And other ideas were surprisingly inspired: using human-shaped stone stacks (lnunnguat) to trick and trap caribou. 

Many more Inuit innovations are explored here, including:

  • Dog sleds
  • Kids' stuff
  • Shelter
  • Food preservation
  • Clothing
  • Medicine.

In all, more than 40 Inuit items and ideas are showcased through dramatic photos and captivating language. From how these objects were made, to their impact on contemporary culture, The Inuit Thought of It is a remarkable catalog of Inuit invention.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 10-12.

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.3- Physical Science 

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource Gr.4- Life Science

Series Information
This book is a part of the We Thought of It series, a series which takes readers on a fascinating journey across the world's second largest continent to discover how aspects of its culture have spread around the globe.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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An Aboriginal Carol
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

Before the angels stars grew dim 
And wondering hunters heard their hymn 
One mystic flute - one hundred drums 
One message clear, "A King has come!" 
Not one had ever seen the like 
By light of day or moon of night 
Before the angels stars grew dim 
And wondering hunters heard this hymn. . . 


An Aboriginal Carol is the ultimate Aboriginal collaboration: 

  • Poetry by Metis poet David Bouchard. 
  • Paintings by First Nations artist Moses Beaver.
  • Music by Inuit performer Susan Aglukark. 

Best-selling Canadian author David Bouchard reworks Canada's oldest and most well-known carol, The Huron Carol. The art of Moses Beaver, from the fly-in reserve of Summer Beaver, Ontario (Nikinamik), resonates and awakens an awareness that is at once exciting and empowering, a way for all people to understand the birth of Christ from an Aboriginal worldview. The pride of the north, Susan Aglukark, interprets, for the first time, the revered carol. 

Written in English and in Inuktituk, the language of Canada's Inuit people, the book is accompanied by a CD, which includes a reading in both languages and a performance by Susan. Also available in French and Inuktituk. An Aboriginal Carol is certain to become a classic.

Awards

  • Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

 

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The Littlest Sled Dog
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Igvillu is a little dog with big dreams. One of her favorite dreams is of becoming a sled dog. When Igvillu is adopted from her kennel by an Inuit storyteller and moves to northern Canada, she comes face-to-face with real sled dogs. Igvillu loves living in the North, chasing siksiks and dreaming about her future. She''s a dog who believes anything is possible!
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Mama, Do You Love Me? (BB)
Authors:
Barbara Joosse
Artists:
Barbara Lavallee
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Alaska Native; Inuit;

This beloved bestseller of a child testing the limits of her independence, and a mother who reassuringly proves that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting.

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24 pages | 5.25" x 6.25"

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Arctic A to Z
Authors:
Wayne Lynch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

A beautifully illustrated dictionary of 26 key aspects of life in the Arctic.

World-class photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch takes readers to one of his favorite parts of the world: the Arctic.

Using a plant, an animal or a phenomenon for each letter of the alphabet, Lynch describes the unique ways in which systems for living differ where temperature and light can be amazingly extreme. But Lynch also dispels the myth of the Arctic as a perpetually frozen landscape by introducing us to the birds, mammals, insects and plant life that thrive in the short yet glorious sun-filled days of summer.

Reviews
"The alphabetical format is accessible, the subjects are well chosen, and the photography is first class."— Karen Werner, formerly at San Francisco Public Lib, School Library Journal, December 2009

"An eclectic collection of stories about some of the most interesting phenomena and organisms encompassed by the arctic, the slender volume adds up to a fascinating portrait of life beyond the tree line. Accounts include those of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, and animals such as the narwhal. From eagles that follow grizzly bears to share in or steal food finds to the beluga whale that does not let a few inches of ice impede its movement, one account is as interesting as the next. The book makes ideal cozy-chair reading for an adult in the company of young children of multiple ages or for an independent young reader." — Diane M. Calabrese, Science Books and Film, April 2010

Educator Information 
Recommended Grades: 2-5.

The letter "I" in this alphabet book refers to the Inuit, which is why the book has a text content label of Inuit.  The rest of the book deals mainly with plants, animals, and other phenomena.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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The Delta Is My Home
Authors:
Tom McLeod
Mindy Willett
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Gwich’in; Inuit;
Tom McLeod is an eleven-year-old boy from Aklavik who is a gifted storyteller heard frequently on CBC Radio North. He is of mixed cultural heritage-Gwich'in and Inuvialuit.

Tom tells us why his home in the Mackenzie Delta is a special place and why he loves to live on the land. He describes how his town floods in the spring and why he loves "ratting" (trapping muskrats) and hunting "black ducks" (white-winged and surf scoters) in the Delta. Readers will learn why these ducks are decreasing in number and how and why they are important to Tom and his people.

Tom says, "Northerners have always hunted animals for survival. We are careful about how we use the land. To be good hunters we need to pay attention to what is happening on the land around us-that's why it's important for us to be out there. We are the first to know if the land and animals are changing."

Reviews
"The Delta is My Home, is presented in way children will take pleasure in reading. They will be enthralled with the photographs and in the end they will learn a great deal about the culture, family and life of Tom McLeod and the Gwich'in people." — ForeWord Magazine

"...a valuable introduction to an endangered culture." — Booklist

"Tom's bouncingly fun personality beams from every page. . . This is an exciting series for helping children, especially those outside the Northwest Territories, appreciate the day-to-day world of their peers." — Canadian Children's Book News

"[The Delta Is My Home] feature[s] a satisfying mix of old and new - traditional and contemporary - in the photographs and text. . . What both photos and text do very well is establish the strong connection between the people in the books and the land upon which they live. . . A book that children [will] choose to read both for pleasure and for information. — CM Magazine

Educator Information
This book is part of the "The Land Is Our Storybook" series, which considers the diverse lands and cultures of Canada's Northwest Territories. Told in a uniquely diverse range of northern voices, with a child-centred approach, books in the series highlight each official Aboriginal language group in the NWT, revealing a richly textured picture of life in the North-on the trapline, around the campfire, in communities, at school, and within the outdoor school that is the land itself. The series celebrates the seasons, ages, genders, traditional activities, and communities of the NWT.

The stories are illustrated by the striking images of acclaimed northern photographer, Tessa Macintosh and depict the similarities in lifestyle between children of the North and South, as well as the marked cultural differences, and highlight the special relationship these First Nations people have with the land and how they are adapting to rapid change while remaining connected to the land. Images of the landscape and animals within it, of trapping, hunting, fishing, and bannock baking sit alongside pictures of children at school, swimming at recreation centres, and reading in libraries. Here is modern northern culture painted beautifully: a complex mix of the new and the old.

These wonderful books, written with a variety of provincial and territorial curricula in mind, are specially designed for the classroom and include special features such as glossaries relating details on animals biology and cultural definitions, regional and language maps. The text of the stories also have sidebars such as Our Stories, which contain the stories of the people and language group featured, and Our Words, which highlight words in the featured language that are important to the story.

Recommended Grade Level: 2-7

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photographs, illustrations, map
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Curse of the Shaman: A Marble Island Story
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Sometimes even shamans get cranky. That was baby Wolverine’s misfortune — to be cursed by an out-of-sorts shaman frustrated by his own baby daughter’s incessant crying. Not only has shaman Paaliaq forbidden the future marriage of Wolverine to Breath, Paaliaq’s beautiful but teary baby girl, he has cursed Wolverine, banishing him when he becomes a young man. And even when a contrite Paaliaq later revokes the curse, the shaman’s even crankier magic animal will not. Now Wolverine finds himself stranded on a barren island, locked in a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very special young girl.

Michael Kusugak, consummate storyteller and bestselling author, conjures up an Inuit tale of adventure, perseverance and first-time love shot through with humanity and humour. This is a story perfect for its pre-teen and ’tween audience, where even the strong and the mighty have bad days, the bully gets his due and a dream can come true.

Author's Note: "I was thinking The Curse Of The Shaman, A Marble Island Story would make a wonderful book for those studying Inuit in social studies programs."

Reviews
"Wonderful! I loved every minute of it. Native story-telling at its best."— Tomson Highway, author of Fox on the Ice and Dragonfly Kites

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168 pages | 5.50" x 8.25"

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Fatty Legs: A True Story
Artists:
Liz Amini-Holmes
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit; Inuvialuit;

The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact. 

Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing pressure, her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to attend school, but he warns Margaret of the terrors of residential schools. 

At school Margaret soon encounters the Raven, a black-cloaked nun with a hooked nose and bony fingers that resemble claws. She immediately dislikes the strong-willed young Margaret. Intending to humiliate her, the heartless Raven gives gray stockings to all the girls -- all except Margaret, who gets red ones. In an instant Margaret is the laughingstock of the entire school. 

In the face of such cruelty, Margaret refuses to be intimidated and bravely gets rid of the stockings. Although a sympathetic nun stands up for Margaret, in the end it is this brave young girl who gives the Raven a lesson in the power of human dignity. 

Complemented by archival photos from Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's collection and striking artwork from Liz Amini-Holmes, this inspiring first-person account of a plucky girl's determination to confront her tormentor will linger with young readers.

Awards

  • First Nation Communities Read recipient, 2011-2012

Reviews
"I highly recommend this book for the discussion it would stir with students...Makes the harrowing residential school stories accessible to youth." — Resource Links, December 2010

"Presents a unique and enlightening glimpse into the residential school experience and, most importantly, one little girl's triumph over her oppressors." — Quill & Quire, November 2010

Educator Information
Fountas and Pinnell T

Themes: biography; Inuit; Indigenous peoples; Indigenous; arctic; school; self-esteem; abuse; community; prejudice; Canadian content; courage/bravery; right vs. wrong; role reversal; secrets; society; history; bullying; memoir; character education.

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112 pages | 6.25" x 9.00" | full-color illustrations, archival photographs, map

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This illustrator of this book is not Indigenous; therefore, her artwork is not considered to be Authentic Indigenous Artwork according to Strong Nations Authenticity Guidelines. The archival photos from Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's personal collection, however, are considered to be authentic, which is why the book is labelled as containing Authentic Indigenous Artwork. It is up to readers to determine whether or not the images in this work are authentic for their purposes.

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A Stranger at Home: A True Story
Editors:
Liz Amini-Holmes
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit; Inuvialuit;

The powerful memoir of an Inuvialuit girl searching for her true self when she returns from residential school. 

Traveling to be reunited with her family in the Arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It's been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. 

Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, "Not my girl." Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. 

And Margaret is an outsider: she has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can't even stomach the food her mother prepares. 

However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family's way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people -- and to herself. 

Highlighted by archival photos and striking artwork, this first-person account of a young girl's struggle to find her place will inspire young readers to ask what it means to belong.

Sequel to Fatty Legs.

Reviews
"This memoir, detailing a woeful piece of Canadian history and demonstrating Margaret's strength of character, compassion, courage and her willingness to sacrifice herself for her family's sake, gives the reader a lot to ponder. Highly recommended." — Shelbey Krahn, Canadian Materials, February 2012

"A Stranger at Home will speak to anyone who has experienced displacement or assimilation into a new culture. This fabulous story enhances the Grades 6 to 8 social studies curriculum." — Professionally Speaking (Ontario College of Teache, April 2012

"While it may not have the same drama and tension of the first memoir, this tale provides a compelling and moving story of a girl searching for the strength to find her place in the world." — Jody Kopple, School Library Journal, December 2011

"Without being graphic or overwhelming, the Fentons recreate a tragic moment in Canadian history through the innocent reflections of a child...a must for any classroom library." — Canadian Teacher Magazine, May 2012

"This tale provides a compelling and moving story of a girl searching for the strength to find her place in the world. The writing is unpretentious and accessible and readers who enjoyed the first book will find this an interesting follow-up. Vivid paintings are a beautiful accompaniment to the storytelling. Photographs from Pokiak Fenton's own collection add important points of reference for readers looking to visualize the characters and the unique setting of the Arctic Circle. A welcome addition to biography collections." — Jody Kopple, School Library Journal, December 2011

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 9-13.

Guided Reading Level: Fountas and Pinnell U

Themes: biography; Inuit; Indigenous peoples; arctic; residential schools; identity; community; Canadian content; family; society; history; memoir.

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128 pages | 6.25" x 9.00"

 

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Seven Sacred Teachings: Niizhwaaswi gagiikwewin
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

The Seven Sacred Teachings is a message of
traditional values and hope for the future.
The Teachings are universal to most First
Nation peoples. These Teachings are seen in
school communities from coast to coast across
North America. They are a link that ties all Native, Inuit and Metis communities together.

The seven teachings include: respect, humility, love, truth, honesty, wisdom and courage. The stories in the book provide an example of how each teaching came to be.

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L'anniversaire d'Aputik
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Aputik fête ses cinq ans. Influencée par une annonce publcitaire, elle souhaite recevoir une poupée. Son désir sera-t-il exaucé ?

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L'écho du Nord
Artists:
Claude Thivierge
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Cette histoire s'adresse aux enfants et aux adultes. Elle parle de l'importance de prendre soin de notre santé, de prendre le temps de bien entendre et de bien écouter : écouter les autres, écouter la nature, s'écouter soi-même. Quand nous sommes ouverts à toutes les choses merveilleuses qui nous entourent, nous nous sentons bien, nous prenons les bonnes décisions et notre vie est plus saine et plus heureuse. Plus que tout, notre vie est notre musique.

Texte en français et en inuktitut.

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L'album d'Aputik
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Aputik revoit sa naissance et la première année de sa vie en feuilletant l'album de photos. Avec son ami Putugu, elle choisit les meilleurs clichés pour créer une grande murale, dans le cadre d'un projet scolaire.

Sarah Beaulne a signé la traduction en inuktitut de cet album. Elle est native de Puvirnituq, au Nunavik.

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La grand-mère d'Aputik
Authors:
Sarah Beaulne
Diane Groulx
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Aputik, une jeune Inuk qui habite au Nunavik, nous présente sa grand-mère. Elle se remémore les inoubliables moments passés en sa compagnie.

Sarah Beaulne a signé la traduction en inuktitut de cet album. Elle est native de Puvirnituq, au Nunavik.

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Anguti's Amulet
Artists:
Cynthia Colosimo
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

A bilingual story in Inuktitut and English, Angutiup ânguanga / Anguti’s Amulet is a story based on an Inuit archaeological site located along the central coast of Labrador that was occupied sometime between AD 1720 and AD 1750.

Itjasualigijet KamajiKatlutik Prâvinsiup suliaKaffinganit – Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, ikajuttiKatlutik Prâvinsiup PitaKautinginnit Neofulâmi Labrador-imilu, pitsiaKujitlutik itjasuattuligijinik piulitsisiaKujitlutik Kinguvatta Kimiggujatsagimmait.

Archaeological fieldwork is conducted under the auspices of the Provincial Archaeology Office, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, which, with the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, ensures that sites and collections are protected for future generations.

Educator Information
A bilingual story in Inuktitut and English.

Recommended Ages: 5-10.

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38 pages | 9.00" x 8.00" | Written by The Central Coast of Labrador Community Archaeology Partnership, illustrated by Cynthia Colosimo, and Inuktitut translation by Sophie Tuglavina, an Inuk educator.

 

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Inuit Modern: Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North.

In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic.

Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.

Reviews
"The work of Inuit artists has continually evolved in response to the industrialized, bureaucratic culture encroaching from the south. Inuit Modern, an opulent new coffee-table book, displays the astonishing results. The 175 pieces beautifully reproduced here span the last century."— Georgia Straight

"This book is full of treasures from one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Inuit art. With more than 175 works by Inuit artists, the reader is taken on a journey of the Inuit aesthetic as it evolves from its from traditional roots to a more contemporary and globalized art form."— Globe & Mail Top 100 for 2010

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256 pages | 10.00" x 11.10"

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Alasi, Jimmy et la mer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Le papa d’Alasi et de Jimmy est pêcheur. Chaque soir, il leur fait découvrir les animaux de la mer, une richesse à protéger et à respecter. Les enfants font la connaissance de la baleine boréale, des épaulards, des phoques, des ours polaires, des morses, des guillemots noirs et des marmettes, des eiders, ainsi que du narval à la longue défense en forme de torsade. Un papa soucieux de léguer à ses enfants des histoires merveilleuses et un monde magnifique dont ils pourront être fiers.

Texte en français et en inuktitut.

 

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Immi's Gift
Authors:
Karin Littlewood
Artists:
Karin Littlewood
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Two children half a world away from each other are connected in an unexpected way in this timeless, fanciful story.

Way, way up north in a snow-covered frozen world, a young girl breaks a hole in the ice and fishes for her supper. But instead of a fish, at the end of the line is a small, brightly painted wooden bird. She ties it onto her necklace, next to a small wooden bear.

Day after day her fishing pole brings up more colorful surprises from the swirling sea under the frozen ice. She decorates her igloo with the beautiful treasures, and animals come from far and wide to visit with her and share stories of faraway lands. When it is time to move on, she visits the fishing hole one more time and drops the little bear from her necklace into the water.

Faraway, a young boy walks along a beach in the hot, hot sun. He throws a colorful object into the water. Then something catches his eye. There washed up on the beach is a small wooden bear...

Karin Littlewood has crafted a simple, affecting story of how individuals around the world connect and even enrich each other's lives. Her beautiful full-spread watercolor illustrations vibrantly depict the story's shifting locations-from the frozen Arctic to the tropical shoreline, linked together by the vast and diverse world that exists below the sea.

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Ages: 4-8

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32 pages | 10.88" x 9.63"

 

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Les bas du pensionnat
Artists:
Liz Amini-Holmes
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuvialuit; Inuit;

Margaret Pokiak est une jeune Inuit de 8 ans. Son désir le plus cher est d'aller à l'école pour apprendre à lire, même s'il lui faut quitter son village arctique. Sa famille tente de la décourager, mais rien ne peut la faire changer d'avis et c'est à contrecoeur que son père consent enfin à la laisser partir.

Une fois à l'école, Margaret est confrontée à une religieuse cruelle dont le nez ressemble à un bec d'aigle. Dès les premiers jours, celle-ci s'en prend à la jeune fille qu'elle juge têtue et rebelle. Avec l'intention de l'humilier, elle lui confie les tâches les plus ardues et la force même à porter des bas rouges, qui lui font paraître les jambes énormes, alors que toutes les autres pensionnaires portent des bas gris. Margaret travaille dur tout en rêvant au jour où elle pourra enfin quitter le pensionnat pour ne plus jamais y remettre les pieds...

Incluant des photos d'archives de Margaret Pokiak-Fenton et des illustrations éloquentes de l'artiste Liz Amini-Holmes, ce livre est le témoignage émouvant d'une jeune fille déterminée à réussir dans l'adversité.

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12 pages | 6.28" x 8.95"

Authenticity Note
This illustrator of this book is not Indigenous; therefore, her artwork is not considered to be Authentic Indigenous Artwork according to Strong Nations Authenticity Guidelines. The archival photos from Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's personal collection, however, are considered to be authentic, which is why the book is labelled as containing Authentic Indigenous Artwork. It is up to readers to determine whether or not the images in this work are authentic for their purposes.

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L'enfant qui rêvait de s'envoler...
Authors:
Jacques Laplante
Artists:
Stephane Simard
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Lors d'une excursion de pêche, Papikattuq, un jeune Inuk, recueille un fauconneau. À partir de cet instant, les liens entre l'enfant et l'animal iront en grandissant jusqu'au jour où l'oiseau, devenu adulte, reprend sa liberté.

Mais cette histoire ne se termine pas ainsi. Enfin, pas tout à fait...

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La légende du corbeau
Authors:
Isabelle Larouche
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Croyez-le ou non, le corbeau n'a pas toujours été sous la forme qu'on lui connait, avec ses grandes ailes noires, son bec solide et sa voix rauque si caractéristique. En effet, il a jadis été un enfant, capable de parler, de marcher et de chasser comme les autres jeunes de son village du Nord canadien. Cette histoire que vous vous apprêtez à lire s'est déroulée il y a très longtemps, non loin de la baie d'Ungava.

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Chasse en qimutsik
Authors:
Joanassie Sivuarapik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Récits primés lors du concours littéraire autochtone 2003, organisé par les Éditions du soleil de minuit. Ce concours a pour but d'encourager la création littéraire en français chez les Amérindiens et les Inuits, tout en faisant connaitre la culture et la vie contemporaine de ces peuples.

Chasse en qimutsik, nous fait vivre une excursion en traineau à chien dans le Nord-du-Québec. Découvrez le Nunavik, ses beautés, ses traditions, en parcourant la toundra avec une jeune Inuk et son père.

Au village, tous parlent de Mwakw, un personnage extraordinaire, qui vit en retrait parmi les animaux. Intrigué, un étranger parcourt inlassablement la forêt pour percer ce mystère. Que se passera-t-il lorsqu'il rencontrera enfin Mwakw?

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Kamik An Inuit Puppy Story
Authors:
Donald Uluadluak
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

When Jake finally gets a puppy to call his own, all he can think about is the fast, strong sled dog that his puppy will become. But Kamik is far from an obedient sled dog. He won’t listen, he tracks mud all over the house, and he’s a lot more work than Jake ever thought a puppy could be! But after a visit with his grandfather, who raised many puppies of his own while living out on the land, Jake learns that Inuit have been raising puppies just like Kamik to be obedient, resourceful, helpful sled dogs for generations.

Inspired by the real-life recollections of an elder from Arviat, Nunavut, this book lovingly recreates the traditional dog-rearing practices that prevailed when Inuit relied on dogs for transportation and survival.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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When I Was Eight
Artists:
Gabrielle Grimard
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Nothing will stop a strong-minded young Inuit girl from learning how to read.

Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. She must travel to the outsiders' school to learn, ignoring her father's warning of what will happen there.

The nuns at the school take her Inuit name and call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do chores. She has only one thing left -- a book about a girl named Alice, who falls down a rabbit hole.

Margaret's tenacious character draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But she is more determined than ever to read.

By the end, Margaret knows that, like Alice, she has traveled to a faraway land and stood against a tyrant, proving herself to be brave and clever.

Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by stunning illustrations, When I Was Eight makes the bestselling Fatty Legs accessible to young children. Now they, too, can meet this remarkable girl who reminds us what power we hold when we can read.

Reviews
"A searing account of assimilation policies and a celebration of the human spirit In this picture-book memoir, an Inuit recollects how she begged her father to attend the church-run Indian residential school so she could fulfill her cherished dream to learn to read... What she discovers is the school is draconian... Olemaun describes how a nun cuts her braid, changes her name, and assigns an endless list of chores... Even as she labors, Olemaun finds strength in memories of her father's love and uses every opportunity to study the alphabet and sound out words. Effective shadow-ridden illustrations capture the pervasive atmosphere of abuse, but the final picture speaks volumes about Olemaun's determination and triumph: her face appears as large and shining as the sun emerging from darkness, because she has taught herself to read... A searing account of assimilation policies and a celebration of the human spirit." — Jeanne McDermott, Booklist, April 2013

"Pokiak-Fenton's true story of her experiences at residential school, was originally told in Fatty Legs.... When I Was Eight is an even more powerful read due to its emphasis on concise, affective text coupled with Gabrielle Grimard's quietly unpretentious artwork." — Canlit for Little Canadians

"When I Was Eight is a powerful story based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton... It is a story of a young Inuit girl who goes to a residential school and suffers terrible abuse from the nuns at the school... Through all these trials, she perseveres in trying to learn to read. One day in class she is finally able to stand up to the teacher and show her own strength by reading aloud. It is a moment of victory! Although this story may be intended for younger students who are studying the Inuit, it could also be used in upper grades when discussing social justice issues. The story ties in with anti-bullying themes as well... Highly recommended." — Lori Austin, Resource Links, Vol. 18, No. 5, May 2013

"This excellent picture book, written as a companion to the longer version of it called Fatty Legs, is a powerful way to introduce the residential school experience to younger readers." — Sally Bender, Sal's Fiction Addiction, February 2014

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Recommended Ages: 6-9.

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Grades 10-11 English First Peoples resource for the unit First Steps - Exploring Residential School and Reconciliation through Children's Literature.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 9.00" | Colour illustrations throughout.

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No Borders: Kigliqangittuq
Artists:
Tessa Macintosh
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
No Borders shares the life of Darla Evyagotailak, a 16 year old Inuk girl. Through Darla's life readers will get a glimpse into the intricately connected families of Inuit living in the communities of Kugluktuk, Nunavut and Ulukhaktok, NWT. Although recently divided by the border between the two territories the communities share a common ancestry and their language called Inuinnaqtun. The border is invisible to them however, and as Darla's Grandfather tells her, 'we are just like the caribou, they don't see the border and neither do we'.

Darla Evyagotailak is a 16 year old girl from Kugluktuk, Nunavut. She enjoys soccer, square dancing and her favourite subject in school is drafting. Raised by her maternal grandparents with lots of time spent with her great-grandparents, Darla has had the opportunity to be connected with the strength of her ancestors. In No Borders, Darla accompanies her grandmother and great grandparents on a journey which crosses the border between the community of her birth and the lands of her ancestors.

Reviews
"No Borders is beautifully designed with engaging photographs that give an intimate glimpse into Darla's life. There are sidebars entitled "Our Words", "Our Stories" and "The Land is our Storybook." End matter includes information on "Inuit Identity Tags", "Tattoos in Inuit Culture" and "The Evolution of the NWT Boundary", making No Borders a thought-provoking introduction to Inuit culture." — CM Magazine

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This book is part of the "The Land Is Our Storybook" series, which considers the diverse lands and cultures of Canada's Northwest Territories. Told in a uniquely diverse range of northern voices, with a child-centred approach, books in the series highlight each official Aboriginal language group in the NWT, revealing a richly textured picture of life in the North-on the trapline, around the campfire, in communities, at school, and within the outdoor school that is the land itself. The series celebrates the seasons, ages, genders, traditional activities, and communities of the NWT.

The stories are illustrated by the striking images of acclaimed northern photographer, Tessa Macintosh and depict the similarities in lifestyle between children of the North and South, as well as the marked cultural differences, and highlight the special relationship these First Nations people have with the land and how they are adapting to rapid change while remaining connected to the land. Images of the landscape and animals within it, of trapping, hunting, fishing, and bannock baking sit alongside pictures of children at school, swimming at recreation centres, and reading in libraries. Here is modern northern culture painted beautifully: a complex mix of the new and the old.

These wonderful books, written with a variety of provincial and territorial curricula in mind, are specially designed for the classroom and include special features such as glossaries relating details on animals biology and cultural definitions, regional and language maps. The text of the stories also have sidebars such as Our Stories, which contain the stories of the people and language group featured, and Our Words, which highlight words in the featured language that are important to the story.

Recommended Grade Level: 4-7

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The Blind Boy and the Loon
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format that is suitable for all ages. A timeless tale stunningly told.

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The Qalupalik
Authors:
Elisha Kilabuk
Artists:
Joy Ang
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
All Inuit know about qalupaliit, strange creatures that live under the sea ice and carry away unsuspecting children on their backs. But when one bright young orphan strays too close to the ice, he soon learns that while qalupaliit may be very scary, they are also easily tricked.

The Qalupalik is the first installment in The Unikkaakuluit Series a new, beautifully illustrated children's series based on the work of celebrated contemporary Inuit storytellers.

Elisha Kilabuk is a popular Iqaliut-based storyteller and throat singer.
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Tales From the Tundra
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Artists:
Anthony Brennan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
A book of fables like no other!

Learn why the raven is black or how a little boy was transformed into a bird. Find out why a walrus used to have antlers and how an earth spirit pulled the first caribou from the ground. These fascinating stories will capture the imagination of young readers and introduce them to the rich mythology of the Canadian Inuit.

Anthony Brennan’s illustrations are like nothing you’ve seen in children’s books. Edgy, vivid and dynamic to the extreme, the images enrich the reading experience.
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Etuk et Piqati
Authors:
Marie Rocque
Artists:
Marie-Pierre Maingon
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Etuk, a young Inuit, bored in the tundra. He does not know the meaning of "Inuksuk" but one day he makes one that comes to life and becomes his friend. He even went to hunt with him, which he has long dreamed.

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Not My Girl
Authors:
Christy Jordan-Fenton
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Nothing will stop a strong-minded young Inuit girl from learning how to read.

Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. She must travel to the outsiders' school to learn, ignoring her father's warning of what will happen there.

The nuns at the school take her Inuit name and call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do chores. She has only one thing left -- a book about a girl named Alice, who falls down a rabbit hole.

Margaret's tenacious character draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But she is more determined than ever to read.

By the end, Margaret knows that, like Alice, she has traveled to a faraway land and stood against a tyrant, proving herself to be brave and clever.

Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by stunning illustrations, When I Was Eight makes the bestselling Fatty Legs accessible to young children. Now they, too, can meet this remarkable girl who reminds us what power we hold when we can read.
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Games of Survival
Artists:
Ed Maruyama
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Traditionally, Inuit played games in order to be physically and mentally prepared for freezing weather, strenuous hunts, and other grueling conditions that made survival difficult. In this book, Arctic Winter Games champion Johnny Issaluk explains the basics of agility, strength, and endurance games, from the one-foot high kick to the head pull and the airplane. Through straightforward descriptions and vibrant photographs, this resource brings to life this vital aspect of Inuit knowledge and culture.

Reviews
“. . . [H]igh quality and authentic. It would be an excellent tool for use in an elementary level physical education program.” — The Deakin Review

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62 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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The Sweetest Kulu (HC)
Artists:
Alexandria Neonakis
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

A perfect gift for new parents.

Awards
- 2016 Top Summer Read for the TD Summer Reading Club
- 2015 Winner of Wordcraft Circle Award: Picturebooks
- 2015 Outstanding Book for United States Board on Books for Young People
- 2014 Best Bedtime Book Huffington Post

Reviews
“[A] lovely bedtime book . . . Young children will be captivated by the stunning beauty of the Arctic world embracing little Kulu.” — Quill and Quire

“Highly recommended” — Canadian Review of Materials, 4/4 stars

“This is a terrific book for those who have a newborn in the house… And for those of us who just need a book that rights the world for us, that reminds us of that world in all its richness.” — American Indians in Children’s Literature

“. . . [P]lenty of material for both parents and children to enjoy.” — Books and Quilts

“Complementing Kalluk’s words are gorgeous illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis.” — The Book Mine Set

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32 pages | 10.25" x 8.25"
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How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation
Artists:
Emily Fiegenschuh
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

This completely revised and reedited edition, originally published as Qanuq Pinngurnirmata, shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. These treasured tales have been revised to increase readability for young readers ages 6-8, while new material provides even more contextual information for these important creation myths. New illustrations accompany the new textual material.

This edition is as accessible and enjoyable as it is informative. The perfect introduction to Arctic creation myths for children of all ages.

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80 pages | 7.25" x 9.75"

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Grandmother Ptarmigan
Authors:
Mikkigak Qaunaq
Joanne Schwartz
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

It's bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget.

With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this nursery rhyme–inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale is perfect for the youngest of children.

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28 pages | 7.80" x 7.75"

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How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik: Inuit Tools and Techniques, Volume One
Artists:
Andrew Breithaupt
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

The iglu, a traditional winter shelter built in the Arctic for centuries, is a vital part of Inuit culture. The qamutiik, a traditional sled used for hunting, is an essential tool whose versatility and dependability have allowed it to endure over time.

In How to Build an Iglu & a Qamutiik, Solomon Awa provides thorough how-to instructions on building iglus and qamutiiks, along with general background information on their construction and importance to survival. Complete with detailed, clear illustrations, this valuable resource will teach readers to build these structures that are so central to Inuit culture and tradition.

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Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Ikutitut.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 7.00" | b&w illustrations, colour photographs

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Ukaliq: Fun for Little Nunavummiut
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ukaliq is a fun and informative activity book about Nunavut, designed for readers aged three to six.

It's jam-packed with comics, stories, games, facts, photographs, and illustrations, providing young readers with entertaining and engaging opportunities to practice their independent reading skills.
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Avati: Discovering Arctic Ecology
Authors:
Mia Pelletier
Artists:
Sara Otterstätter
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. It is a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals.

From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge, to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this book gives a detailed bird's-eye view of the fascinating ways that animals, plants, and insects co-exist in the Arctic ecosystem.

Written by Mia Pelletier, a biologist and wilderness field researcher, and complete with a glossary to clearly explain biological terms to young readers, this book provides a sound informational basis to understanding the Arctic ecosystem in all its facets.

Reviews

"An ecologist who lives and works in Earth’s far, far north describes the changing seasons in the part of the world the Inuit call Nunavut—“our land.” Weaving together information about the land and water, plants and animals, Pelletier provides a clear depiction of an Arctic environment. Unlike some introductions to this part of the world, this account presents a full web of life. Her food chain begins with the tiny algae underneath the sea ice. From diatoms and amphipods to the fish, birds, insects and mammals that inhabit the land and the sea edges of this environment (avati in Inuit), she connects them to one another, to the plants of the brief summer and to the changing stages of ice. She doesn’t hesitate to introduce new vocabulary (defined in a concluding glossary), Inuit words (defined in context) and onomatopoetic sounds. What appear to be pencil-and-watercolor illustrations extend far across the gutters. Appropriately matched with the text, set in a column on the right-hand side of each spread, they reward careful inspection. Teachers and librarians may want to pair this useful title with A Walk on the Tundra, by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler." - Kirkus Review

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45 pages | 10.25" x 8.25"

 

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The Giant Bear: An Inuit Folktale
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he quickly uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear.

Jose Angutingunrik, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

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32 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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A Walk on the Tundra
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

A Walk on the Tundra follows Inuujaq, a little girl who travels with her grandmother onto the tundra. There, Inuujaq learns that these tough little plants are much more important to Inuit than she originally believed.

In addition to an informative storyline that teaches the importance of Arctic plants, this book includes a field guide with photographs and scientific information about a wide array of plants found throughout the Arctic.

Reviews
This volume is a cross between a picture book, a story and a field guide to edible plants.... Authors, Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler, have worked on several educational publications. That background is apparent in this book.  There are eighteen Inuktitut words, including 6 plant names, introduced in the text.  They are explained and italicized when they are first introduced, for example “Nirilikkit – eat them”. The next time the word is used, it is assumed that the reader knows what it means.... [A]s a tool for building vocabulary, or as a storybook for students who have some familiarity with Inuktitut, this work would be excellent."  – Sandy Campbell, The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature

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40 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Kaugjagjuk
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic.

Re-imagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers a chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for generations.

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Joy of Apex
Artists:
Ann Kronheimer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Joy is ten years old, living in Apex, Nunavut--a suburb of Iqaluit--and loving life. Her little sister Allashua may be annoying, but all in all Joy loves living at the top of the world in Apex.

But when Joy begins to notice her parents fighting a lot more than usual, and her mom staying with her sisters in Iqaluit more than she is home, Joy's perfect life soon becomes a lot more complicated.

As Joy navigates her parents' separation and its affect on her family, she learns some valuable lessons about how to cope when life gets tough. Told in the wry, funny voice of a smart and savvy ten-year-old girl, this book will appeal to young readers everywhere.

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Recommended Ages: 9-12

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104 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | b&w illustrations

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Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse
Authors:
Odile Nelson
Artists:
Peggy Collins
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses' office.

Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya. But before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit is going to be a fun-filled learning experience with Moe coming along.

With a keen eye for what captivates young readers, this book will teach curious children about nurses and their strange instruments, including that funny looking necklace, the stethoscope. On their visit the children learn about the unique career options nursing has to offer. While joining Moe and Malaya on their visit, children will learn how cool nursing can be and how they can become a nurse too!

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Text in Inuktitut/English.

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40 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Traditionally, Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuqurausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.

As more and more Inuit refer to each other by their English first names, rather than their traditional kinship terms, the tradition of tuqurausiit is slowly disappearing. This book presents interviews with four Inuit elders from Baffin Region, Nunavut, about how names were chosen, the importance of using kinship terms, and how the practice of tuqurausiit has changed over the years. Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs helps to preserve the knowledge of this tradition for younger generations, both Inuit and non-Inuit.
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In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Book One, Inuit Lives
Authors:
Kenn Harper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Arctic historian Kenn Harper gathers the best of his columns about Inuit history, which appear weekly in Nunatsiaq News, in this exciting new series of books.

Each installment of In Those Days: Collected Columns on Arctic History will cover a particularly fascinating aspect of traditional Inuit life. In volume one, “Inuit Biographies,” Harper shares the unique challenges and life histories of several Inuit living in pre-contact times.

The result of extensive interviews, research, and travel across the Arctic, these amazing short life histories provide readers with a detailed understanding of their specific time and place.

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This book is part of the In Those Days series, a historical series that collects writings on Arctic history.

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200 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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Common Birds of Nunavut
Authors:
Mark L. Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's diverse bird populations in this richly visual, informative book.

Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information, readers will learn about the appearances, traditional uses, and behaviours of Arctic birds. With detailed information on more than 50 species, this book provides an in-depth look at Arctic birds.

Far from a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the vibrant natural life of Nunavut through its distinct ornithology.

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While mainly a book about birds in Nunavut for young adults (pre-teens or teens) and adults, this resource also contains cultural information about the Inuit, including the Inuit's relationship to Nunavut birds, such as the value and uses of these birds, the Inuktitut names for birds, as well as local ecological knowledge.

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174 pages | 9.00" x 6.50"

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Common Rocks and Minerals of Nunavut
Authors:
Jurate Gertzbein
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut’s diverse rocks and minerals in this richly visual, informative book.

Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information—with absorbing “Did You Know?” facts to accompany every account—readers will learn about the appearances, traditional and modern uses, and environments of eastern Arctic rocks and minerals. Covered in this book is everything from diamond to granite, from the most precious to the most common stone. 

Readers will learn about rocks and minerals, as well as how their use has been important to the survival of the Inuit.

Far from a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the vibrant natural life of Nunavut through its distinct geology.

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242 pages | 6.50" x 9.00"

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Common Plants of Nunavut
Authors:
Susan Aiken
Carolyn Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut’s varied plant life in this richly visual, informative book.

Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information including traditional knowledge about plant use compiled through interviews with Inuit elders readers will learn about the appearances, adaptations, life cycles, and habitats of the diverse array of plants that live in the North.

Far beyond a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the beautiful variations of plant life that abound on the tundra.

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Common Insects of Nunavut
Authors:
Carolyn Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's insects in this richly visual, informative book. Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information—including traditional knowledge compiled through interviews with Inuit elders—readers will learn about the appearances, adaptations, life cycles, and behaviors of the diverse array of arthropods that live in the North.

This detailed non-fiction book is perfect for middle school and high school students looking to learn about the insects that survive in one of the world's coldest climates.

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The Giant Bear (Inuktitut Version)
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe.

But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he quickly uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear.

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32 pages | 7.99" x 10.00"

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Strong Readers Northern Series: Snow (L7)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Level 7

Back cover book introduction:
This book is about snow.
There are many different kinds of snow in the north.
What do you know about snow?
What are some of the things that you can do in the snow?

Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9781771740630

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Strong Readers Northern Series: Snow (L7) 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Level 7

Back cover book introduction:
This book is about snow.
There are many different kinds of snow in the north.
What do you know about snow?
What are some of the things that you can do in the snow?

Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in
Pages: 16
6-Pack ISBN: 9781771740838

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Inuit Knowledge of Polar Bears: A Project of the Gjoa Haven Hunters' and Trappers' Organization
Authors:
Darren Keith
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Inuit have been hunting polar bear for centuries and have built up a rich knowledge about their habitat and behaviour-a knowledge expressed in the oral history, Inuktitut vocabulary and cultural traditions- in Inuit Qaujimaningit, or IQ. The Hunters' and Trappers' Organization of Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, Kugaaruk and Cambridge Bay share concerns over the future viability of the polar bear population in the McClintock Channel Polar Bear Management Area and about the future integrity of the related IQ. The objective was to record and communicate, as accurately as possible, the IQ of Gjoa Haven residents related to polar bears. The lessons learned from this study will enable application as a model for studies of a similar nature elsewhere.
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Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel
Authors:
Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century. Composed in 48 episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live their lives hunting seal, repairing their kayak, and gathering mussels under blue sea ice before the tide comes in. These are ordinary extraordinary lives: marriages are made and unmade, children are born and named, violence appears in the form of a fearful husband or a hungry polar bear. Here the spirit world is alive and relations with non-humans are never taken lightly. And under it all, the growing intrusion of the qallunaat and the battle for souls between the Catholic and Anglican missionaries threatens to forever change the way of life of Sanaaq and her young family.

Caution: Contains some mature content.
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The Blind Boy and the Loon (Inuktitut Version)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format that is suitable for all ages. A timeless tale stunningly told. This Version is written completely in Inuktitut Syllabics.

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Strong Readers Single Set: Northern Series
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

The Northern Series launched in December 2014.

Single sets include 1 copy each of 8 titles in the Northern Series.

The Northern Series includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that provide cultural reflections of the Inuit.

The series includes books ranging from levels 2 to 16:

LV. 2 - Look Up At the Sky!
LV. 3 - A Dog Team
LV. 6 - North and South
LV. 7 - Snow
LV. 8 - Baby Arctic Animals
LV. 11 - I Build An Igloo
LV. 15 - Birds Come and Go
LV. 16 - Polar Bear Facts

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Inuksiutiit Inuit Tools
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

English-Inuktitut early words board books introduce little ones across Canada to simple Inuktitut terminology!

This bilingual board book introduces infants to the names of various Inuit cultural items. Text appears in English, Inuktitut syllabics, and Roman orthography, meaning that even non-Inuktitut speakers can sound out the Inuktitut words.

Inuit Tools uses easy-to-recognize illustrations of simple cultural items to form a unique bilingual counting book.

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Ages: 0-3

Bilingual: English and Inuktitut syllabics and Inuktitut Roman orthography 

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20 pages | 7.00" x 7.00" | Board Book

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Arctic Animals
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

This bilingual board book introduces infants to the names of various items of Arctic animals. Text appears in English, Inuktitut syllabics, and Roman orthography, meaning that even non-Inuktitut speakers can sound out the Inuktitut words. Arctic Animals features full-colour photographs of a variety of Arctic animals.

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Marine Mammals
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

English-Inuktitut early words board books introduce little ones across Canada to simple Inuktitut terminology!

This bilingual board book introduces infants to the names of various Arctic animals. Text appears in English, Inuktitut syllabics, and Roman orthography, meaning that even non-Inuktitut speakers can sound out the Inuktitut words. Marine Mammals features full-colour photographs of a variety of Arctic species.

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Text appears in English, Inuktitut Syllabics, and Roman Orthography.

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16 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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Stories of Survival and Revenge: From Inuit Folklore
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Stories of Survival and Revenge presents
three action-packed Inuit folktales: the
stories of Nuliajuk, the mother of the sea
mammals; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated
orphan who seeks revenge; and the
Nanurluk, an enormous polar bear many
times the size of a regular bear.
Written at a reading level of approximately
grade three, and an interest level suitable
for the 12+ age group, this book is a
perfect pick for reluctant and struggling
readers.
With comic book–inspired illustrations, this
book presents these folktales as they were meant to be experienced,
with all of the heart-pounding action and awe-inspiring creatures that
Inuit mythology has to offer.
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The Raven and the Loon Inuktitut Edition
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while loon spent her days in her iglu working away on her sewing. One day, too bored to even fly, Raven visited Loon and suggested a sewing game that would give their feathers some much-needed colour. The results—not at all what the two birds expected—led to Raven and Loon acquiring their now-familiar coats.
This whimsical retelling of a pan-Arctic traditional story features lively, colourful illustrations from Kim Smith.
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Lesson for the Wolf
Artists:
Alan Cook
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

In the time before animals were as they are today, Wolf spends his days admiring all the other animals. Not content to simply be a wolf, happy and hunting with his pack, he watches the owls, wolverines, and caribou with envy, wishing that he could be like them. Wishing he could be anything other than a wolf. When the magic of the land finally grants his wish, Wolf finds out that what he admires may not be what he really wants in the end.

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"Children who are struggling to be satisfied with and confident in their identities may be able to identify with the wolf.  This book would be a good starting point for discussion.  Highly recommended for elementary school libraries and public libraries." - Sandy Campbell, The Deakin Review of Children's Literature

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Une Promesse, C'est Une Promesse
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Texte de Robert Munsch et Michael Kusugak
Illustrations de Vladyana Krykorka
Traduit par Carole Freynet-Gagné
Une légende inuite raconte que des Qallupilluits se cachent
sous la glace de mer. Ces créatures capturent les enfants qui
s’aventurent sans leurs parents près des crevasses de la glace.
Mais la jeune Allashua doute de leur existence et décide,
malgré la promesse faite à ses parents, d’aller pêcher seule
sur l’océan glacé. Et comme il fallait s’y attendre, ce ne sont
pas des poissons qu’elle rapportera à la maison…
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Les Aurores boréales: joueurs de soccer
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Par un beau clair de lune, les AURORES BORÉALES sortent pour jouer.
Leur nom scientifique est « aurora borealis » mais nous les appelons « Aqsalijaat », c’est-à-dire « les traces laissées par les joueurs de soccer »; sur l’Île de Baffin, on les appelle « Aqsamiit », « les traces de soccer ». Elles aiment sortir lorsque le ciel est clair et vif et que les étoiles brillent dans la nuit.
Le soccer est un jeu traditionnel chez les Inuits. Nous croyons que les âmes des personnes décédées aiment s’amuser à jouer un bon match de soccer comme elles le faisaient lorsqu’elles vivaient. Elles courent d’un bout à l’autre du ciel en tapant sur une tête de morse qui leur sert de ballon. Voilà ce que sont les aurores boréales.

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Wild Eggs
Authors:
Suzie Napayok
Artists:
Jonathan Wright
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Akuluk is not excited about visiting her grandparents in Nunavut. She would rather head south for summer vacation, somewhere with roller coasters and cotton candy. There can't be much to do way up there, Akuluk figures. But as soon as she steps off the plane and sees all the exciting animals that the tundra has to offer, Akuluk forgets all about her dreams of going south. On her first full day in Nunavut, she can't wait to travel out on the land with her grandfather to hunt for wild eggs.

As she learns about the different types of eggs, how to collect them properly, and the delicious meals that can be prepared with them, Akuluk knows that this is just the beginning of the exciting things she'll learn about the Arctic.
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A Walk on the Shoreline
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Like A Walk on the Tundra, A Walk on the Shoreline introduces young readers to unique plants and animals found in the Arctic, as well as the traditional Inuit uses for the various species.

Young Nukappia can’t wait to get out to his family campsite on the shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family. After spending one night in town, Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia’s cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Along the way, Nukappia learns that the shoreline is not just ice and rocks and water. There is an entire ecosystem of plants and animals that call the shoreline home. From seaweed to clams to char to shore grasses, there is far more to see along the shoreline than Nukappia ever imagined.

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A Walk on the Shoreline also has a full-colour glossary of the plants and animals that Nukappia encounters along the way, including photographs, quick facts and traditional uses of the plant or animal. Walk on the Shoreline is a well-researched, informative and engaging guide to the northern shoreline. The information is well-placed and woven through the text in an engaging manner. The reader gets to learn along with the protagonist, focusing more on the flora and fauna along the way than the rest of the northern setting. This focus on one detail of living in Nunavut works well; it doesn’t try and add too many details, but it provides a thread along the way.” — CM Magazine

“This reunion story features detailed character and scene-setting sketches by Qin Leng that help readers see how traditional Inuit communities live.” — Hakai Magazine

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Recommended Ages: 5-7.

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40 pages | 8.75" x 8.75"

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Alaku, de la rivière Koroc
Authors:
Jacques Laplante
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

La vieille Alaku raconte une partie de son passé. Au cours d’une expédition de chasse, de mystérieux évènements viendront bouleverser la quiétude de la jeune Alaku et des autres Inuits. Un récit ponctué de traditions inuit et d’un soupçon de vie contemporaine.

Jacques Laplante a enseigné six ans au Nunavik. Il travaille actuellement à Montréal auprès des étudiants inuits du poste secondaire. Une façon bien agréable de voir grandir sa famille.

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My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Germaine Arnaktauyok is one of the Canadian North's most prolific and recognizable artists. In this book, she tells the story of her life in her own words: her "very traditional Inuk life" growing up in Nunavut at a camp near Igloolik, and her experiences later in a residential school in Chesterfield Inlet; her education as an artist in Winnipeg and Ottawa; and her return to the North, where she continues to create drawings, etchings, and illustrations that have been featured in museums and galleries worldwide. She also provides commentary on several of her works, offering a seldom—seen perspective on her inspiration and process. Featuring over one hundred full—colour reproductions of Germaine Arnaktauyok's fascinating pieces from throughout her career, this beautiful book provides an in—depth look at one of the world's most important artists.

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Mama, Do You Love Me? (PB)
Authors:
Barbara Joosse
Artists:
Barbara Lavallee
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit; Alaska Native;

In this classic, bestselling story of a child testing the limits of her independence, a mother reassures that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. This universal story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. Complemented by a detailed glossary, this tender story introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture and shows that the special love between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.

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"A young girl asks how much her mother loves her, even when she is naughty, and receives warm, reassuring answers. The twist on this familiar theme is that the two are Inuits, and the text and pictures draw on their unique culture: "What if I put salmon in your parka, ermine in your mittens, and lemmings in your mukluks?" asks the girl. Two pages of back matter define and explain the functions of various terms in Inuit life past and present. Charming, vibrant watercolor illustrations expand the simple rhythmic text, adding to the characters' personalities and to the cultural information. Ceremonial masks appear in the corner of several pages and on the endpapers, a nice detail in a well-designed book." - School Library Journal 

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32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Going to Grandma's
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Cesar Sebastian Diaz
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Lots of fun things happen when you spend the night at Grandma's house!

This illustrated book introduces readers to simple action verbs.

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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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Things That Keep Us Warm
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Learn how people stay warm during the long Arctic winters.

This book uses simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp).

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. Things That Keep Us Warm 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. Things That Keep Us Warm's F&P Level is B.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Things That Make Me Happy
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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."

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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. Things That Make Me Happy is a Level 5 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Things That Make Me Happy's F&P Level is B.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Helping My Grandfather
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Luke Coleman
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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."

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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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Seasonal Cycles
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Structures in the Arctic
Authors:
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Learn about the different structures you can see every day in the North!

This non-fiction book introduces children to the features of manmade structures commonly seen in the North, like igloos and inukshuks, and structures familiar throughout Canada, like airports and houses.

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. Structures in the Arctic 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. Structures in the Arctic's F&P Level is I.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Join best friends Ukaliq and Kalla on a camping adventure!

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

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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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ukaliq and Kalla Go to the City
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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 Gradient™ 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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Nunavummi Reading Series: My Little Brother
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Artists:
Lars Rudebjer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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 Gradient™ 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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Saila and Betty
Authors:
Christina Rooney
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Saila the seal wishes he could fly. But his friend Betty the bird helps him learn that he is special in his own way!

This fun animal story teaches children the value of being yourself. The simple storyline and supportive illustrations make it a perfect choice for kids who are beginning to read longer stories on their own.

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. Saila and Betty 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. Saila and Betty's F&P Level is I.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"
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Nunavummi Reading Series: All About Birds
Authors:
Jessie Hale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Learn all about the different birds you might see in the North!

This non-fiction book teaches children about the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic birds.

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. All About Birds is a Level 8 book in the Nunavummi series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. All About Birds has been assigned the F&P Level J.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"
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Nunavummi Reading Series: Viivi's New Kamiks
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Nunavummi Reading Series: All About Seals
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Learn about four kinds of seals that live in the Canadian Arctic.

This non-fiction book will teach children about the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the uses of each type of seal.

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. All About Seals 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. All About Seals' F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"
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Nunavummi Reading Series: The Happy Mosquito
Artists:
Luke Coleman
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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 Gradient™ 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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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Out on the Ice
Authors:
Jenna Bailey
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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. Out on the Ice 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. Out on the Ice's F&P Level is J.

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 | 19.00" x 14.25"
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$23.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Polar Animals
Authors:
Jessie Hale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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. Polar Animals 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. Polar Animals has an F&P Level of K.

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" | Full-colour photographs throughout
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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Ten in a Tent
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Jimena Mora
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Land Skills
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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: The Orphan and the Polar Bear
Authors:
Sakiasi Qaunaq
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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.

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 Orphan and the Polar Bear 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. The Orphan and the Polar Bear's F&P Level is P.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"
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$23.95

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Kamik Joins the Pack
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Jake can't wait for his uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming. Jake's uncle is a great musher, who has won many dog sledding races, and if Kamik is good enough, Jake hopes today might be the day that Kamik finally gets to run with a dog team! Following Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story and Kamik's First Sled, Kamik Joins the Pack continues the story of Jake and his puppy Kamik as they learn from their elders everything they need to know to some day be part of a winning sled dog team.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Akilak's Adventure
Artists:
Charlene Chua
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she thinks she will never be able to make it. With a little help from her grandmother’s spirit, and her own imagination to keep her entertained, Akilak manages to turn a long journey into an adventure. Even though she at first feels that she will never be able to reach her destination, she keeps her grandmother’s assurance that her “destination is not running away; it will be reached eventually” in mind and ends up enjoying the journey that at first seemed so daunting.

Reviews

Akilak’s Adventure is a worthy addition to school and public library collections.” — CM Magazine

“An engaging and recommended read-aloud for all collections.” — School Library Journal

Akilak’s Adventure has timeless teachings about responsibility and the importance of imagination to make it a worthwhile read now and always.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

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32 pages | 9.00" x 7.00"

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The Owl and the Lemming
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

As Owl swoops down and blocks the entrance to a lemming den, he is sure that he has a tasty meal in the little animal he has cornered. But this lemming is not about to be eaten! This smart little rodent will need to appeal to the boastful owl's sense of pride to get away. This fun and cheeky tale is accompanied by full-colour still photographs of custom-built characters on a hand-built set.

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Animals Illustrated: Muskox
Artists:
Kagan McLeod
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction nooks on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Kids will learn how Muskoxen raise their babies, what they eat and how they forage, where they can be found, and other interesting information, like the many fascinating adaptations they exhibit that allow them to live in colder habitats than most other animals!

Awards

  • 2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

Reviews
“Design of the series is spot-on, with attractive covers and lay-out that is both consistent throughout the series and age-appropriate for conveying information visually and textually.” — Kid Lit North

“. . . [I]ncludes extensive information about the muskoxen’s strategies for defense and for withstanding the cold.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

“The author, a Nunavut hunter and trapper, knows the animal well and shares his knowledge.” — Sal’s Fiction Addiction

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the non-fiction Animals Illustrated series, which mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains firsthand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Recommended Ages: 5-7

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24 pages | 6.75" x 9.25"

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$15.95

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Those Who Run in the Sky
Authors:
Aviaq Johnston
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
This teen novel, written by Iqaluit-based Inuit author Aviaq Johnston, is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately finds himself lost in the world of the spirits. After a strange and violent blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself, he soon realizes that he is no longer in the world that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, a world populated with terrifying creatures---black wolves with red eyes, ravenous and constantly stalking him; water-dwelling creatures that want nothing more than to snatch him and pull him into the frigid ocean through an ice crack. As well as beings less frightening, but equally as incredible, such as a lone giant who can carry Pitu in the palm of her hand and keeps caribou and polar bears as pets. After stumbling upon a fellow shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his shamanic powers to make his way back to the world of the living, to his family, and to the girl that he loves.
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Inuit Spirit
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

This colouring book features dozens of line drawings by renowned Inuit artist Germaine Arnaktauyok, followed by information on Germaine's own artistic process and her unique drawing style inspired by pointillism. Perfect for art lovers and avid colouring fans alike.

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58 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

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$14.95

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The Caterpillar Woman
Artists:
Carolyn Gan
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
"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.
$16.95

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Fishing with Grandma
Artists:
Charlene Chua
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

"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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Kiviuq and the Mermaids
Authors:
Noel McDermott
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mythology, is said to have travelled over land and sea overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating various fearsome foes. In Kiviuq and the Mermaids, young readers experience one of Kiviuq's most heart-pounding adventures: an encounter with a group of frightening mermaids. With only his qayaq to keep him out of their clutches, Kiviuq must think fast to defeat these angry creatures of the deep!

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40 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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$16.95

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The Sweetest Kulu (Board Book)
Artists:
Alexandria Neonakis
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

A perfect gift for new parents.
$9.95

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Animals Illustrated: Polar Bear
Authors:
William Flaherty
Artists:
Danny Christopher
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Animals Illustrated mixes fun—filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non—fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first—hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Kids will learn how polar bears raise their babies, what they eat and how they hunt, where they can be found, and other interesting information, like the fact that polar bears actually have transparent fur and black skin!

Awards

  • 2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

Reviews
“The polar bear is presented to the audience in a respectful way.” — CM Magazine

“Design of the series is spot-on, with attractive covers and lay-out that is both consistent throughout the series and age-appropriate for conveying information visually and textually.” — Kid Lit North

“Animals Illustrated is a significant series for young animal lovers . . .” — CanLit for Little Canadians

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the non-fiction Animals Illustrated series, which mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains firsthand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Recommended Ages: 5-7

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24 pages | 6.70" x 9.25"

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$15.95

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Animals Illustrated: Narwhal
Artists:
Hwei Lim
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Kids will learn about how narwhal raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interested information, like the fact that a narwhals long tusk is actually a tooth!

Reviews
“Narwhal is definitely recommended for school libraries and classroom collections.” — CM Magazine

“The table of contents gives a clear sense of organization. The illustrations are both scientifically accurate, engaging, and beautiful.” — Kid Lit North

“. . . [I]ncludes comment about the narwhal’s deep diving and behaviour beneath the ice, as well as about its impressive tooth, often referred to as a tusk, that can grow up to almost 3 metres in length.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the non-fiction Animals Illustrated series, which mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains firsthand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Recommended Ages: 5-7

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24 pages | 6.75" x 9.25"

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Kulu adoré
Artists:
Alexandria Neonakis
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little "Kulu," an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

A perfect gift for new parents.

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32 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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$9.95

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L'ours géant: un Conte inuit
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. Jose Angutinngurniq, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

Previously published in English, Inuktitut, and Inuinnaqtun, the publication of this book in French means that this ancient tale told by a respected elder is now accessible to all Canadians.

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36 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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Uumajut, Volume Un
Artists:
Romi Caron
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

The critically acclaimed Uumajut series of books is now available in French!
These beautiful books introduce the youngest readers to the diets and habitats of arctic species such as the siksik, ermine, wolf, muskox, eider duck, ringed seal, harp seal, and walrus. Kids will also learn about traditional Inuit uses for these animals, from traditional food preparation to clothing and household uses

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Uumajut, Volume Deux
Artists:
Romi Caron
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

The critically acclaimed Uumajut series of books is now available in French!
These beautiful books introduce the youngest readers to the diets and habitats of arctic species such as the siksik, ermine, wolf, muskox, eider duck, ringed seal, harp seal, and walrus. Kids will also learn about traditional Inuit uses for these animals, from traditional food preparation to clothing and household uses.

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In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Book Two, Arctic Crime and Punishment
Authors:
Kenn Harper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

In this second volume of In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Kenn Harper shares the tales of murderers, thieves, and fraudsters--as well as the wrongfully accused--in the early days of Northern colonization. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, settler and Inuit ideas of justice clashed, leading to some of the most unusual trials and punishments in history.

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This book is part of the In Those Days series, a historical series that collects writings on Arctic history.

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156 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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Franz Boas Among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884
Authors:
Franz Boas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
In the summer of 1883, Franz Boas, widely regarded as one of the fathers of Inuit anthropology, sailed from Germany to Baffin Island to spend a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. This was his introduction to the Arctic and to anthropological fieldwork. This book presents, for the first time, his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit, providing not only an insightful background to his numerous scientific articles about Inuit culture, but a comprehensive and engaging narrative as well.

Using a Scottish whaling station as his base, Boas travelled widely with the Inuit, learning their language, living in their tents and snow houses, sharing their food, and experiencing their joys and sorrows. At the same time he was taking detailed notes and surveying and mapping the landscape and coastline. Ludger Müller-Wille has transcribed his journals and his letters to his parents and fiancé and woven these texts into a sequential narrative. The result is a fascinating study of one of the earliest and most successful examples of participatory observation among the Inuit. Originally published in German in 1994, the text has been translated into English by William Barr, who has also published translations of other important works on the history of the Arctic.

Illustrated with some of Boas's own photos and with maps of his field area, Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 is a valuable addition to the historical and anthropological literature on southern Baffin Island.
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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Un attelage des chiens
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ce livre nous parle d’un attelage de chiens. Le chien qui est devant est le chien de tête de l’attelage.

Les chiens de l’attelage travaillent ensemble pour tirer le traîneau.

Qu’est-ce que tu remarques à propos de ces chiens ?
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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: La neige
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Ce livre parle de la neige.

Il y a différents types de neige dans le nord.

Qu’est-ce que tu sais à propos de la neige ?

Qu’est-ce que tu peux faire dans la neige ?

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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Les bébés animaux de l’Arctique
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ce livre parle des animaux qui habitent l’Arctique.

Observe la couverture de ce livre.
Combien d’animaux vois-tu ?
Tu peux les nommer ?
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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Je construis un iglou
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Dans ce livre tu vas apprendre à construire un iglou.

C’est très important de faire les blocs de la bonne taille et forme.

Les blocs sont des rectangles.

Comment penses-tu que Michael Kusugak appris à construire un iglou ?

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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Les oiseaux vont et viennent
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Lorsque la neige d’hiver commence à fondre, beaucoup d’oiseaux différents rentrent au nord pour faire leurs nids.
Pendant le court été arctique, les oeufs éclosent. Les poussins grandissent vite. Ils doivent être prêts à voler vers le sud avec leurs parents à l’automne.

Suivez le retour des oiseaux à travers les saisons.
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Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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!

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"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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Sukaq and the Raven
Authors:
Roy Goose
Artists:
Soyeon Kim
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Sukaq loves to drift off to sleep listening to his mother tell him stories. His favourite story is the tale of how a raven created the world. But this time, as his mother begins to tell the story and his eyelids become heavy, he is suddenly whisked away on the wings of the raven to ride along as the entire world is formed! This traditional legend from Inuit storyteller Roy Goose is brought to life through co-author Kerry McCluskey's jubilant retelling.
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La malédiction du chamane
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Deux bébés promis en mariage l’un à l’autre, une chouette des neiges et un siksik maléfique,la vieille femme de sous les mers… et un chamane en colère.

Un récit initiatique par le plus grand conteur inuit avec des illustrations d’Isabelle Salmon

Inuit du nord du Canada, Michael Kusugak, Arvaarluk de son vrai prénom, naît en 1948 sur le territoire qu’on appelle à présent Nunavut. Jusqu’à l’âge de douze ans, il est l’un des tout derniers à connaître la vie traditionnelle en nomadisant avec ses parents.
Installé aujourd’hui à Rankin Inlet sur la Baie d’Hudson où il écrit des livres, et « nomadise » à la rencontre de la jeunesse du monde entier. Il a remporté le prix Ruth Schwartz de la littérature jeunesse, ainsi que d’autres récompenses comme le prix Hackmatack. Ses livres sont traduits en français, en japonais, en coréen et en braille.
La traductrice de cet ouvrage, Emilie Maj, est anthropologue de formation. Elle est passionnée par la vie dans les contrées polaires.

À LA DÉCOUVERTE DES INUITS DU CANADA
L’histoire se déroule avant l’arrivée des Occidentaux au nord du Canada, sur la Baie d’Hudson, en ces temps immémoriaux où les Inuits vivaient de la pêche et de la chasse aux animaux marins. L’Île de Marbre, où va se dérouler l’aventure, est une île inhabitée de l’archipel. C’est le territoire traditionnel de chasse des Inuits : on y trouve notamment des ours polaires et des lièvres arctiques. Dans cette région du monde où domine la toundra arctique, il fait jusqu’à -45°C en hiver et la température la plus chaude en été est de 25°C. En 1999, ce territoire qui est l’une des régions les moins peuplées du monde reçoit le nom de Nunavut, littéralement « La terre des hommes », et obtient plus d’indépendance au sein du Canada.

Aujourd’hui, le Nunavut accueille près de 35 600 habitants, parmi lesquels près de 25 000 Inuits. Parmi eux, 20 000 parlent leur langue, l’inuktitut. Les Inuits ne vivent pas uniquement au Nunavut. Il vivent également au Groenland, en Alaska et en Sibérie. Autrefois, ils avaient tous en commun une culture nomade de la banquise.

Ils l’ont remarqué :

À la limite du récit ethnographique, le texte nous propose de découvrir ce peuple avec son mode de vie, ses contes et ses légendes. Plus qu’une simple histoire initiatique du héros, c’est nous, lecteur, qui sommes initiés à cette population. (Xian Moriarty blog, 21/02/2017)

Ce roman suit la structure narrative du conte, où le surnaturel se trame au réalisme des croyances et des pratiques. Le jeune lecteur pourra découvrir la vie quotidienne de ces nomades inuits et se familiariser avec les animaux de ces contrées polaires. Une préface et une postface l’aideront à cadrer l’ensemble. En outre, comme tous les contes, ce récit offre à l’adolescent une leçon de vie : être « gentil avec ceux qui ne peuvent s’aider eux-mêmes », savoir reconnaître ses erreurs, savoir pardonner à autrui. Car ces populations du Grand Nord ne peuvent survivre que grâce à l’entraide et au partage. Ce récit enseigne que, face au destin, malgré son courage et sa ténacité, l’homme seul ne peut réussir sans l’aide de la divine Nature et l’intercession des animaux. (Blog Wodka, 19/01/2017)
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Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull
Artists:
Charlene Chua
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

When Elisapee’s father brings home a baby seagull, Elisapee falls in love with the bird right away. She feeds and cares for her new friend, named Nau, and even helps Nau learn how to fly! Nau grows, and grows, and grows some more, until she’s big enough to fly all over town and play with the other seagulls. Soon, it seems like Nau is ready to leave home for good, and Elisapee has to learn how to say goodbye. Based on the author’s childhood experience, this charming story about learning to care for animals will delight young readers.

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"Stories like Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull, which feature Inuit characters and communities in contemporary settings, allow young Inuit readers to see their own peers and neighborhoods represented in children’s books. They also allow young Canadians from other provinces to experience a vibrant part of our country that they might otherwise never be introduced to." - The Book Wars

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The Gnawer of Rocks
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two girls wander away from their camp, following a path of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the tundra quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselves trapped in the cave of Mangittatuarjuk—the Gnawer of Rocks! Based on a traditional Inuit story, this graphic novel introduces readers to a dark and twisted creature that haunts the Arctic landscape and preys on unsuspecting children…
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Reawakening Our Ancestors' Lines: Revitalizing Inuit Traditional Tattooing
Authors:
Angela Hovak Johnston
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
For thousands of years, Inuit practiced the traditional art of tattooing. Created the ancient way, with bone needles and caribou sinew soaked in seal oil, sod, or soot, these tattoos were an important tradition for many Inuit women, symbols etched on their skin that connected them to their families and communities. But with the rise of missionaries and residential schools in the North, the tradition of tattooing was almost lost. In 2005, when Angela Hovak Johnston heard that the last Inuk woman tattooed in the old way had died, she set out to tattoo herself in tribute to this ancient custom and learn how to tattoo others. What was at first a personal quest became a project to bring the art of traditional tattooing back to Inuit women across Nunavut, starting with Johnston’s home community of Kugluktuk. Collected in this beautiful book are moving photos and stories from more than two dozen women who participated in Johnston’s project. Together, these women have united to bring to life an ancient tradition, reawakening their ancestors’ lines and sharing this knowledge with future generations.
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The People of the Sea
Authors:
Donald Uluadluak
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
When young Donald and his friends head down to the water to play, they have no idea that they are soon to encounter an arnajuinnaq ('mermaid'), one of the creatures that his elders have told him about. Terrified, the boys run back to their camp, ready to tell everyone what they have just seen. But what did they see? They can't seem to remember it clearly. It is up to Donald's grandmother to explain to them the magical creature they just encountered.

Based on the author's own childhood experiences.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ukaliq and Kalla Go Sliding
Authors:
Jessie Hale
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Best friends Ukaliq and Kalla are about to go on an outdoor adventure, sliding at the park!

This book uses a humorous sequential story to teach children about outdoor safety.

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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 Sliding is a Level 9 book in the Nunavummi series.

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

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Summer in Nunavut
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Winter in Nunavut
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Insects of the Arctic: What Is an Insect?
Authors:
Carolyn Mallory
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Discover a world of creepy-crawly insects!

Meet the tiny creatures in the air, water, and soil all around you!

The North is full of little creatures that skitter, swim, and fly. This nature book introduces children to insects, spiders, and other Arctic bugs, what they are, their body parts, their habits, and their habitats.

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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. Insects of the Arctic: What Is an Insect is a Level 8-11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Insects of the Arctic: What Is an Insect F&P Level is K.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Insects of the Arctic: Bugs That Love the Cold
Authors:
Carolyn Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Meet the tiny creatures in the air, water, and soil all around you!

The North is full of little creatures that skitter, swim, and fly. This nature book introduces children to insects, spiders, and other Arctic bugs.

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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. Insects of the Arctic: Bugs That Love the Cold is a Level 8-11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Insects of the Arctic: Bugs That Love the Cold's F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Siku's New Friend
Authors:
Kaitlin Tremblay
Artists:
Andrew Trabbold
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Time for another canine adventure! When a new dog moves in next door, Siku and Kamik's friendship is tested.

This fun story teaches children about the importance of friendship and how to deal with feeling left out.

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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. Siku's New Friend 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. Siku's New Friend's F&P Level is K.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Tuniit
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Delve into a centuries—old mystery about a lost Arctic civilization!

Tuniit lived in Nunavut for a thousand years, even before Inuit arrived. This book introduces children to scientific theories and Inuit oral history to learn all about Tuniit.

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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. Tuniit is a Level 10 book in the series.

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

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Journey to the Winter Camp
Authors:
Caleb MacDonald
Artists:
Sean Bigham
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Winter is coming, and it's time for Qulaut's family to leave their summer home behind. They will need to use their land skills and work together to stay safe.

This book introduces the historical fiction genre and features a pre-contact Inuit family travelling to their winter camp by dogsled.

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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. Journey to the Winter Camp 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. Journey to the Winter Camp's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Traditional Inuit Clothing
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

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.

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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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Nunavut Then and Now
Authors:
Kim Hedges
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
How has life in Nunavut changed since 100 years ago? How is it the same? See the changing face of Nunavut from about a hundred years ago to today.

This non-fiction book teaches children about how places change over time. Archival and modern photographs of different places in the territory support the text.

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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. Nunavut Then and Now 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. Nunavut Then and Now's F&P Level is Q.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Many plants in the tundra can help and even heal people!

This nature book teaches children traditional and scientific knowledge about Arctic willow, crowberry, and peat moss.

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. Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North 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. Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North F&P Level is O.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Nuliajuk
Authors:
Knud Rasmussen
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Discover the amazing story of how an ordinary girl became the mother of sea mammals.

This book shares the traditional Inuit myth of Nuliajuk, the legendary mother of sea mammals. The story of Nuliajuk teaches children even today how important it is to respect nature.

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. Nuliajuk 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. Nuliajuk's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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Nunavummi Emotional Literacy Series: Sometimes I Feel Nervous
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Caribou is nervous about his first day of school tomorrow! Luckily his good friend Seagull helps him get ready. Seagull is very happy about starting school.

By sharing all the wonderful things they can look forward to at school, Seagull helps Caribou cope with his nervousness and teaches young readers how to deal with new situations.

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. Sometimes I Feel Nervous 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. Sometimes I Feel Nervous has an F&P Level of M.

This book is part of the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. The delightful cast of anthropomorphic animal characters each personify a different emotion.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Emotional Literacy Series: Sometimes I Feel Lonely
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ptarmigan feels sad and lonely. She just moved to a new community and doesn't have any friends yet.

Follow along as Walrus helps Ptarmigan see how she can be a little less lonely, and see how Walrus and Ptarmigan become good friends in the process!

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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. Sometimes I Feel Lonely 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. Sometimes I Feel Lonely's F&P Level is I.

This book is part of the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. The delightful cast of anthropomorphic animal characters each personify a different emotion.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Emotional Literacy Series: Sometimes I Feel Sad
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ptarmigan is so excited to go berry picking with Muskox. But when it starts to snow, her plans are ruined, and she becomes sad!

See how Muskox helps Ptarmigan imagine all of the fun activities they can do in the snow in order to cheer Ptarmigan up.

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. Sometimes I Feel Sad 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. Sometimes I Feel Sad's F&P Level is K.

This book is part of the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. The delightful cast of anthropomorphic animal characters each personify a different emotion.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Nunavummi Emotional Literacy Series: Sometimes I Feel Jealous
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Siksik is jealous when she hears her parents are going to have another baby. Explore a number of emotions as Siksik's friends try to cheer her up.

Arctic Hare is excited for all the fun Siksik can have with the new baby. Snowy Owl thinks babies are boring. And Husky Puppy is curious as to what type of person Siksik's new sibling will grow up to be.

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. Sometimes I Feel Jealous 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. Sometimes I Feel Jealous is a F&P Level J book.

This book is part of the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. The delightful cast of anthropomorphic animal characters each personify a different emotion.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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24 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"
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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Je construis un iglou 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Dans ce livre tu vas apprendre à construire un iglou.

C’est très important de faire les blocs de la bonne taille et forme.

Les blocs sont des rectangles.

Comment penses-tu que Michael Kusugak appris à construire un iglou ?

There are 6 copies of Je construis un iglou included in this set.

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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: La neige 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Ce livre parle de la neige.

Il y a différents types de neige dans le nord.

Qu’est-ce que tu sais à propos de la neige ?

Qu’est-ce que tu peux faire dans la neige ?

There are 6 copies of La neige included in this set.

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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Les bébés animaux de l’Arctique 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ce livre parle des animaux qui habitent l’Arctique.

Observe la couverture de ce livre.
Combien d’animaux vois-tu ?
Tu peux les nommer ?

There are 6 copies of Les bébés animaux de l’Arctique included in this set.
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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Les oiseaux vont et viennent 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Lorsque la neige d’hiver commence à fondre, beaucoup d’oiseaux différents rentrent au nord pour faire leurs nids.
Pendant le court été arctique, les oeufs éclosent. Les poussins grandissent vite. Ils doivent être prêts à voler vers le sud avec leurs parents à l’automne.

Suivez le retour des oiseaux à travers les saisons.

There are 6 copies of Les oiseaux vont et viennent included in this set.
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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Un attelage des chiens 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ce livre nous parle d’un attelage de chiens. Le chien qui est devant est le chien de tête de l’attelage.

Les chiens de l’attelage travaillent ensemble pour tirer le traîneau.

Qu’est-ce que tu remarques à propos de ces chiens ?

There are 6 copies of Un attelage des chiens included in this set.
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Nunavummi Reading Series: Going Fishing
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: The Raven and the Loon
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Raven and Loon once had pure white feathers. How did they come to look so different?

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 Raven and the Loon is a Level 10 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. The Raven and the Loon's F&P Level is I.

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 | 18.00" x 14.40"

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: The Owl and the Lemming
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

As Owl swoops down and blocks the entrance to a lemming den, he is sure that he has a tasty meal in the little animal he has cornered. But this lemming is not about to be eaten! This smart little rodent will need to appeal to the boastful owl's sense of pride to get away.

This fun and cheeky tale is accompanied by full-colour still photographs of custom-built characters on a hand-built set.

Reviews
"This story is beautifully written with colour illustrations. The owl and the lemming take on animated appearances, while the background takes on an appearance almost photographic in nature. The book is highly recommended for study of aboriginal stories and lore. It is also a wonderful independent read and a model for storytelling and writing."— Resource Links

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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 Owl and the Lemming 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. The Owl and the Lemming's F&P Level is P.

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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28 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"

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Nunavummi Emotional Literacy Series Big Book: Sometimes I Feel Sad
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ptarmigan is so excited to go berry picking with Muskox. But when it starts to snow, her plans are ruined, and she becomes sad!

See how Muskox helps Ptarmigan imagine all of the fun activities they can do in the snow in order to cheer Ptarmigan up.

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. Sometimes I Feel Sad 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. Sometimes I Feel Sad's F&P Level is K.

This book is part of the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. The delightful cast of anthropomorphic animal characters each personify a different emotion.

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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24 pages | 18.00" x 18.00"
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Nunavummi Emotional Literacy Series Big Book: Sometimes I Feel Jealous
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Siksik is jealous when she hears her parents are going to have another baby. Explore a number of emotions as Siksik's friends try to cheer her up.

Arctic Hare is excited for all the fun Siksik can have with the new baby. Snowy Owl thinks babies are boring. And Husky Puppy is curious as to what type of person Siksik's new sibling will grow up to be.

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. Sometimes I Feel Jealous 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. Sometimes I Feel Jealous is a F&P Level J book.

This book is part of the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. The delightful cast of anthropomorphic animal characters each personify a different emotion.

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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24 pages | 18.00" x 18.00"
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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ten in a Tent
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Jimena Mora
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Nunavummi Reading Series: Polar Animals
Authors:
Jessie Hale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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. Polar Animals 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. Polar Animals' F&P Level is K.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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24 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"
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Nunavummi Reading Series: Out on the Ice
Authors:
Jenna Bailey
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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.

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. Out on the Ice 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. Out on the Ice's F&P Level is J.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 9.25" x 7.00"
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Nunavummi Reading Series: Land Skills
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Une randonnée au terrain de jeux
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Mark Aspland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Ce livre séquentiel sans mot met en vedette un garçon qui se rend au terrain de jeux, joue dans différents modules et retourne très fatigué à la maison!

This wordless sequence book features a girl going to the playground, trying out all the different equipment and going home very tired!

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. Une randonnée au terrain de jeux 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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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Apprenez comment les gens demeurent au chaud durant les longs hivers arctiques!

Dans ce livre, des phrases simples décrivent des objets communs à toutes les régions du Canada, comme la parka, et d’autres typiquement nordiques, comme le qulliq (lampe à l’huile traditionnelle).

Learn how people stay warm during the long Arctic winters!

This book uses simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp).

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 nous tiennent au chaud is a Level 4 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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8 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"
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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les choses qui me rendent heureuse
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Préparer des crêpes
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les animaux et leurs bébés
Authors:
Kelly Ward
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Le Nord regorge d’adorables animaux et de leurs bébés! Ce livre simple introduit les enfants aux noms des différents animaux de l’Arctique (comme le boeuf musqué, le harfang des neiges et l’ours polaire) et de leurs petits.

The North is full of adorable animals and their babies! This simple nature book introduces children to the terms for different Arctic animals (including the muskox, snowy owl, and polar bear) and their young.

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 animaux et leurs bébés is a Level 6 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Ukaliq et Kalla vont camper
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Joins-toi aux amis Ukaliq et Kalla dans leur aventure de camping! Cette histoire introduit l’enfant à la tradition nordique du camping dans la toundra.

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 et Kalla vont camper is a Level 7 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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16 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"
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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Tout sur les oiseaux
Authors:
Jessie Hale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Pour tout savoir sur les différents oiseaux que tu peux voir dans le Nord! Ce livre informatif renseigne les enfants sur l’apparence, le comportement et les habitudes alimentaires de différents oiseaux arctiques.

Learn all about the different birds you might see in the North! This non-fiction book teaches children about the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic birds.

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. Tout sur les oiseaux is a Level 8 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Saila & Lucie
Authors:
Christina Rooney
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Saila le phoque aimerait savoir voler. Mais son amie Lucie l’oiseau l’aide à comprendre qu’il est unique à sa manière!

Cette histoire amusante mettant en vedette des animaux enseigne aux enfants l’importance de demeurer soi-même. Son intrigue simple et ses illustrations claires en font un choix parfait pour les enfants qui commencent à lire de plus longues histoires de façon autonome.

Saila the seal wishes he could fly. But his friend Lucie the bird helps him learn that he is special in his own way!

This fun animal story teaches children the value of being yourself. The simple storyline and supportive illustrations make it a perfect choice for kids who are beginning to read longer stories on their own.

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. Saila & Lucie is a Level 8 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Tout sur les phoques
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Apprenez des choses sur quatre espèces de phoques qui vivent dans l’Arctique canadien. Ce livre informatif enseigne aux enfants l’apparence, le comportement et la diète de différentes espèces de phoques arctiques. Il les introduit aussi au concept de la chasse au phoque traditionnelle chez les Inuits, en leur expliquant les usages pratiques de chaque espèce de phoque.

Learn about four kinds of seals that live in the Canadian Arctic. This non-fiction book will teach children about the appearance, behaviours, and diets of different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the practical uses of each type of seal.

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. Tout sur les phoques is a Level 9 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"
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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Dix dans une tente
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Jimena Mora
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Les animaux polaires
Authors:
Jessie Hale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Apprends tout sur quelques-uns des fascinants animaux qui peuplent l’Arctique, comme les phoques, les corbeaux, les caribous et les lemmings!

Ce livre initie les jeunes à la science et leur permet de développer leurs habiletés en lecture de textes courants. Le texte principal est accessible aux lecteurs débutants, tandis que la section supplémentaire « Le savais-tu? » vise les lecteurs plus expérimentés.

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 higher level.

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 animaux polaires 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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24 pages | 19.50" x 13.00"
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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Tous sur la glace!
Authors:
Jenna Bailey
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Paul et Neevee sont très excités de partir pêcher avec leurs parents. Combien de poissons attraperont-ils?

Cette histoire de pêche en famille sur la glace se veut une occasion de travailler certaines habiletés essentielles en numératie, comme la composition et la décomposition des nombres, la compréhension des quantités, et le rapport partie/partie/tout des nombres. Un guide à l’intention des parents et des éducateurs situé à la fin du livre leur fournit des questions qui les aideront à consolider, à partir du texte, ces apprentissages en numératie.

Paul and Neevee are so excited to go fishing with their parents. How many fish will they catch?

This story 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.

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. Tous sur la glace! 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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8 pages | 14.50" x 19.00"
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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Les compétences terrestres
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
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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Animals Illustrated: Walrus
Artists:
Ben Shannon
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Kids will learn about how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their characteristic tusks.

Awards

  • 2017 OLA Best Bet
  • 2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

Reviews
Young readers will learn the basics about walruses here: adaptations, young, social groups, feeding, anatomy, range, predators, dangers to humans, and Inuit use of walruses for meat and ivory for their harpoons.” — Kirkus Reviews

“The endpapers, as well, use illustrations to full effect to convey information.” — Kid Lit North

“. . . [I]t’s the uncommon info, like which bulls can be a threat to boats and how walrus meat is prepared by the Inuit, that makes Herve Paniaq’s Walrus distinct.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

“. . . [M]akes a wonderful addition to library shelves, and should be there for those kids who love to learn about new and not always common animals.” — Sal’s Fiction Addiction

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the non-fiction Animals Illustrated series, which mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains firsthand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

This book has been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. It's F&P level is P.

Recommended Ages: 5-7

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32 pages | 6.75" x 9.25"

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Sweetest Kulu (PB)
Artists:
Alexandria Neonakis
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu; an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

A perfect gift for new parents.

Reviews
“[A] lovely bedtime book . . . Young children will be captivated by the stunning beauty of the Arctic world embracing little Kulu.” — Quill and Quire

“Highly recommended” — Canadian Review of Materials, 4/4 stars

“This is a terrific book for those who have a newborn in the house… And for those of us who just need a book that rights the world for us, that reminds us of that world in all its richness.” — American Indians in Children’s Literature

“. . . [P]lenty of material for both parents and children to enjoy.” — Books and Quilts

“Complementing Kalluk’s words are gorgeous illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis.” — The Book Mine Set

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36 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"
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What's My Superpower?
Authors:
Aviaq Johnston
Artists:
Tim Mack
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;
Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things.

Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower.

But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special—and that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

Awards
- 2017 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens

Reviews
“. . . [W]ell-written, [and] heart-warming . . .” — Quill & Quire

“Nalvana is a bundle of creativity, spunk, and determination—readers will be happy to know her.” — Kirkus

“. . . [A] very sweet story that encourages children to rethink how they evaluate success . . .” — The Book Wars

“. . . Nalvana’s superpower is not one of the athletic or other overt skills that are normally so admired in our current society . . ., Aviaq Johnston has made her story one of inclusivity, not exclusivity.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

“. . . [A] book kids will clamor to read, even as they learn terms like ‘anaana’, ‘inuksuk’, and ‘panik’. That’s its superpower.” — School Library Journal

Educator Information
An Inuktitut Glossary consisting of four words is included at the back of the book.

Recommended ages: 3-5

This book has been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Its F&P level is L.

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36 pages | 8.75" x 8.75"
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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada's national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It's an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

This extraordinary project offers Canada a step on the path toward understanding.

The volumes contain more than 48 pages of reference maps, content from more than 50 Indigenous writers; hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs and a glossary of Indigenous terms, timelines, map of Indigenous languages, and frequently asked questions. All packaged together in a beautifully designed protective slipcase.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 13+.

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada includes a four volume print atlas, an online atlas, an app, and more!

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322 pages | 10.50" x 12.87"

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From the Tundra to the Trenches
Editors:
Thibault Martin
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

“My name is Weetaltuk; Eddy Weetaltuk. My Eskimo tag name is E9-422.” So begins From the "Tundra to the Trenches." Weetaltuk means “innocent eyes” in Inuktitut, but to the Canadian government, he was known as E9-422: E for Eskimo, 9 for his community, 422 to identify Eddy.

In 1951, Eddy decided to leave James Bay. Because Inuit weren’t allowed to leave the North, he changed his name and used this new identity to enlist in the Canadian Forces: Edward Weetaltuk, E9-422, became Eddy Vital, SC-17515, and headed off to fight in the Korean War. In 1967, after fifteen years in the Canadian Forces, Eddy returned home. He worked with Inuit youth struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and, in 1974, started writing his life’s story. This compelling memoir traces an Inuk’s experiences of world travel and military service. Looking back on his life, Weetaltuk wanted to show young Inuit that they can do and be what they choose. 

Reviews
“Endlessly interesting; an account of a traditional way of life now lost, a gripping first-hand account of a front-line soldier during the war, and an honest account of a young man’s adventures and misadventures. It is to all our benefit that it has, at last, found its way into print." — Michael Melgaard, The National Post

“Tender, honest, and often raw, Weetaltuk’s storytelling is masterful, engrossing, and deeply human. He has imbued his writing with a philosophical nuance that is characteristically Inuit: very subtle, yet profound." — Siku Allooloo, The Malahat Review

“Recounts the adventures of Inuk veteran Eddy Weetaltuk, from his early life in the North to his escape to the south under an assumed identity, to his enlistment in the Canadian Forces, which took him across the Canadian West, to Japan and Germany, and into battle in Korea. Adopting the name Eddy Vital was necessary in 1951 because the federal government restricted the movement of Inuit people. Through his alias, Weetaltuk was able to see the world; in the army, he experienced equality and respect – all the while never forgetting his true identity as an Inuk. The publication history of From the Tundra to the Trenches is itself a four-decades-long saga of many twists and turns. That it now finds English publication (after first appearing in French and German) owes to the author’s conviction that his life story be read as a work of literature with the makings of a bestseller. Eddy Weetaltuk was right.”— Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail

“For those interested in Inuit culture it offers the rare and valuable perspective of an Inuk looking out from his culture at the world rather than the world looking in. “ — P. T. Sherrill, CHOICE

Series Information
From the Tundra to the Trenches is the fourth book in the First Voices, First Texts series, which publishes lost or underappreciated texts by Indigenous writers. This new English edition of Eddy Weetaltuk’s memoir includes a foreword and appendix by Thibault Martin and an introduction by Isabelle St-Amand.

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280 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 25 colour illustrations, 3 b&w photographs, bibliography

 

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An Inuksuk Means Welcome
Authors:
Mary Wallace
Artists:
Mary Wallace
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

An inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided.

The words and their definitions give a sense of the traditions and customs of Inuit life in the Arctic: nanuq is the powerful polar bear of the north; kamik is a warm seal- and caribou-skin boot; and siku is sea ice. Stunning paintings with deep color and rich texture evoke a powerful sense of place and show great respect for the Arctic's indigenous people.

Extra informational text features include an introductory note about the significance of inuksuit in Inuit culture and a nonfiction page that profiles seven different types of inuksuit. 

Reviews
"The presence of a close-knit Inuit family...brings a loving warmth to the Arctic landscape Wallace so affectionately portrays."— Publisher's Weekly

"An Inuksuk Means Welcome" is a multi-sensory tour through life in the Arctic for thousands of years, beautifully presented for children of all ages."— The Midwest Book Review's Children's Bookwatch

"A solid complement to social studies lessons about traditional Inuit customs and the languages of Canada."— National Reading Campaign

"This book is a fun and aesthetically striking way to teach children about a new language and culture, and could be a useful tool for early primary school social studies classes."— Green Teacher

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 3-8, this resource is useful for the following subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

The seven words from the Inuktitut language that readers will learn are presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided.  The explanations of words are provided in English.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 12.00"

 

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Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

This is the French edition of Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history, and culture.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada's national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It's an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

This extraordinary project offers Canada a step on the path toward understanding.

The volumes contain more than 48 pages of reference maps, content from more than 50 Indigenous writers; hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs and a glossary of Indigenous terms, timelines, map of Indigenous languages, and frequently asked questions. All packaged together in a beautifully designed protective slipcase.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 13+.

Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada includes a four-volume print atlas, an online atlas, an app, and more!

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322 pages | 10.50" x 12.75"

 

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Una Huna? What Is This?
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy. When a captain from the south arrives to trade with Ukpik's father, she's excited to learn how to use forks, knives, and spoons.

At first, Ukpik enjoys teaching the other children how to use these new tools. But soon, she starts to wonder if they'll need to use the new tools all the time, and if that means that everything in camp will change.

After a conversation with her grandmother, Ukpik realizes that even though she will learn many new things, her love for her family and camp will never change - and it even inspires her to find a name for her puppy!

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36 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Book 3, Tales of Arctic Whaling
Authors:
Kenn Harper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

In this third volume of In Those Days, Harper shares stories of the rise and fall of the whaling industry in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. At the turn of the nineteenth century, whale baleen and blubber were extremely valuable commodities, and so sailors braved the treacherous Arctic waters, risking starvation, scurvy, and death, to bring home the bounty of the North. The presence of these whalemen in the North would irrevocably alter the lives of Inuit.

Along with first-hand accounts from journals and dozens of rare, historical photographs, this collection includes the myth of the Octavius—a ship that drifted for twelve years with a frozen crew—encounters between sailors and Inuit, tales of the harrowing hazing rituals suffered by first-time crew members, and much more.

Series Information
This in the third book in the In Those Days series, a historical series that collects writings on Arctic history.

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200 pages | 9.00" x 6.00"

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Siuluk: The Last Tuniq
Artists:
Rob Nix
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit; Tuniit;

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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Animals Illustrated: Arctic Wolf
Authors:
William Flaherty
Artists:
Sean Bigham
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Kids will learn about how Arctic wolves raise their babies, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting information, like why their fur is white!

Educator & Series Information 
This book is part of the non-fiction Animals Illustrated series, which mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains firsthand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Recommended Ages: 5-7 

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24 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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Animals Illustrated: Bowhead Whale
Artists:
Sho Uehara
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

In this book, kids will learn how bowheads raise their babies, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting information, like how they can eat when they don’t have any teeth!

Reviews
"The book is divided into sections covering such topics as: range, skeleton, blowholes, baleen, diet, reproduction, predators, fun facts, and traditional uses. There are typically two short paragraphs per heading, with plenty of detailed diagrams and illustrations.... That the author seemingly anticipates the questions young readers may pose results in an engaging relay of facts. References to Inuit culture are peppered throughout." - CM Magazine

Educator & Series Information 
This book is part of the non-fiction Animals Illustrated series, which mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains firsthand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

Recommended Ages: 5-7 

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28 pages | 6.75" x 9.25"

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Kamik: le chiot inuit
Authors:
Donald Uluadluak
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

This is the French version of Kamik: An Inuit Puppy

When Jake finally gets a puppy to call his own, all he can think about is the fast, strong sled dog that his puppy will become. But Kamik is far from an obedient sled dog. He won't listen, he tracks mud all over the house, and he's a lot more work than Jake ever thought a puppy could be! But after a visit with his grandfather, who raised many puppies of his own while living out on the land, Jake learns that Inuit have been raising puppies just like Kamik to be obedient, resourceful, helpful sled dogs for generations. 

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32 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Kamik et son premier traineau
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

This is the French version of Kamik's First Sled.

Jake's puppy is growing quickly, but as Jake soon realizes, he isn't becoming any easier to handle. All Jake wants is to raise his puppy to be a strong, fast sled dog, but Kamik is far from ready to pull a sled with a dog team. With some advice and a little help from his grandmother, Jake learns basic principles of how to begin training a dog to pull. Kamik finally has his first sled, and he and Jake can finally begin exploring the tundra together. But Jake and Kamik are still inexperienced, and when a blizzard starts blowing in across the tundra, Jake must rely on his knowledge to get home. Inspired by the life memories of Arviat, Nunavut, elder Matilda Sulurayok, this book lovingly recreates basic dog-rearing practices that even the youngest dog lover can try.

Reviews
“I love the present-day setting, and the significant role extended family members play in Jake’s life.” — AICL

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32 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Mamaqtuq!
Artists:
Eric Kim
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

One beautiful spring morning, a group of friends go seal hunting so they can make a delicious stew. Hungry and tired, they begin to think they’ll have to give up . . . until they finally spot a seal!

This fun book brings to life a popular song by the one-of-a-kind band The Jerry Cans.

The fast-rising Northern stars The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band members perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language, even as the North and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing Northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary North and the spirited people who reside there. It is not only their political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 5-7.

Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Inuktitut.

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36 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

Authenticity Note: One of the members of The Jerry Cans is an Inuk accordion player and throat singer. This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label because of its content, the Inuktitut language, and the fact that it is written in part by an Indigenous person. It is up to readers to determine if this book is authentic for their purposes.

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Kiviuq and the Bee Woman
Authors:
Noel McDermott
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mytholgy, is said to have travelled over land and sea, overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating formidable foes. In Kiviuq and the Bee Woman, Kiviuq faces one of his most frightening opponents yet: Iguttarjuaq, a bee in human form. Known as the Bee Woman, she is a fearsome figure who is said to cook and eat humans. Trapped in her tent, Kiviuq uses all his powers to get to his qajaq and escape the Bee Woman!

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 9-12

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40 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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À la peche avec grand-maman
Artists:
Charlene Chua
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

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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The Origin of Day and Night
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

In this Inuit tale, the actions of a hare and a fox change the Arctic forever by creating day and night. In very early times, there was no night or day and words spoken by chance could become real. When a hare and a fox meet and express their longing for light and darkness, their words are too powerful to be denied. Passed orally from storyteller to storyteller for hundreds of years, this beautifully illustrated story weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional animal tale, giving young readers a window into Inuit mythology.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 8.00"

 

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Takannaaluk
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

"Takannaaluk" means "the one down there"—a term used in the High Arctic to refer to the mother of sea mammals, the most important being in Inuit mythology. This unique picture book tells how she came to be both feared and respected. As a young woman, Takannaaluk is tricked into marrying a sea bird posing as a man and then betrayed by her family. Her story is brought to vivid life by respected elder Herve Paniaq and renowned artist Germaine Arnaktauyok.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 7-9.

Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Inuktitut.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 8.00" | Hardcover

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