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A Very Small Rebellion
Authors:
Jan Truss
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Métis;

“You must stand up for your way of life in the forest and protect it against the dangers that menace it.”

Paul Gauthier heard the voice in his dream and woke to stare at the poster on the wall of his bedroom. The sad, angry eyes of the man on the poster looked down at him. It was as if the poster had come alive.

The man in the poster is Louis Riel, and in this powerfully wrought historical novel by Jan Truss, Paul Gauthier has been chosen to play Riel in a school play at a time in his life when new menaces threaten the small Metis settlement where he lives with his family.

Convinced that such menaces can be fought with the same spirit that emboldened Riel, Paul and his young Indian friend Simon Buffalo set out to thwart a government plan to raze the settlement to make room for a new highway.

An essay by Jack Chambers complements the novel, weaving through it the parallel history of the Riel Rebellion of 1885, and the events and confrontations of another time.

That the spirit of Louis Riel lives on can be heard in the voices of the characters in this remarkable novel on every page; for as the essayist writes, “The spirit of Louis Riel is neither old-fashioned nor modern, but timeless.”

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160 pages | 5.00" x 8.00"

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Catching Spring
Authors:
Sylvia Olsen
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Tsartlip;

The year is 1957, and Bobby lives on the Tsartlip First Nation reserve on Vancouver Island where his family has lived for generations and generations. He loves his weekend job at the nearby marina. He loves to play marbles with his friends. And he loves being able to give half his weekly earnings to his mother to eke out the grocery money, but he longs to enter the up-coming fishing derby. With the help of his uncle and Dan from the marina his wish just might come true.

Educator Information
Themes: contest, family, fishing, Indigenous.

Series Information
This book is part of the Orca Young Readers series, which are award-winning, bestselling chapter books for ages 8–11. Titles in this series include historical and contemporary stories with age-appropriate plots.

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128 pages | 5.00" x 7.50"

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$7.95

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I Want to be in The Show
Artists:
James Mathieu Chambers
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Young Tristan dreams of playing in the NHL,"The Show", and he won't let his crippled foot stop him. This is an encouraging story of determination and friendship, set against the annual Limestone Classic hockey tournament in Kingston, Ont.

Reviews
"Tristan was born to a loving and supportive family in Kingston,  Ontario. A slight physical anomaly caused one of Tristan's feet to turn inward, requiring him to wear a brace. From an early age, Tristan loved playing hockey with his friends and, like many children, dreamed of playing in the NHL. He worked very hard, day and  night, night an day until he finally made it to "The Show." As an adult, Tristan returns to Kingston to return the goodwill and generosity that was given to him. This is a heartwarming,  contemporary story of a First Nations family. The black and white illustrations do a fine job of bringing the story to life, though they have a bit too much shading which makes the book visually a bit dark. Even so, this is likely to be a favorite with young readers." - Oyate 

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32 pages | 9.00" x 8.00"

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$10.95

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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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$24.95

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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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$24.95

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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: On the Shoulder of a Giant
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
A friendly giant comes across a little hunter on the tundra and adopts him as his son! From the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

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. On the Shoulder of a Giant 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. On the Shoulder of a Giant's F&P Level is N.

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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$23.95

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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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$23.95

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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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$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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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

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 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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$24.95

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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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$24.95

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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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$7.95

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Raven Series Complete Set
Format: Coil Bound
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

The Raven Series are a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The titles and their learning intentions are:

Raven and the Box: promotes an oral retell
Raven and Duck: basic concepts
Raven and Frog Count: number recognition
I Spy Raven: rhyme and perspective
Raven Sings the ABC's: letter recognition, vocabulary building
Raven Makes a Necklace: colours and patterns

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$119.70

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