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Welcome Song For Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

From renowned First Nations storyteller, Richard Van Camp comes a lyrical Lullaby for newborns. Complemented with stunning photographs, this evocative board book is perfectly suited as a first book for every baby.

- 2007 Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist commendation
- 2007 Resource Links "The Year's Best" long-listed
- 2008 Books for BC Babies winner winner
- 2008 Books for BC Babies winner

"An excellent purchase for public libraries and a terrific gift for new parents! Highly recommended." — CM Magazine, January 2008

"This is a board book that toddlers will want to look at over and over just to see the expressions on the little ones." — NMRLS Youth Services Book Review, December 2008

Additional Information
24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

Authenticity Note: Because the images and text in this story are not specifically Indigenous, this book has been labelled as containing Non-Indigenous Content, in accordance with our Authenticity Guidelines. It is up to readers to determine if this book will work as an Indigenous resource for their purposes.

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Which Way Should I Go?
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

In 2009, Which Way Should I Go? was the award recipient for First Nation Communities Read.

Joey is a happy Nuu-chah-nulth boy, eager to help and quick to see the bright side of things. But when he loses his beloved grandmother, the sun goes out in his world. Fortunately, she has left something of herself behind, a song, which keeps knocking on Joey's heart, and a dance, which urges him to get up on his feet and choose again. Choosing was what their song was about, and Grandma's lessons prove strong indeed. Joey chooses to remember Grandma with joy and to take up his daily life again with a spring in his step.

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Yamozha and His Beaver Wife
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Dene; Tlicho (Dogrib);
Grade Levels: 3; 4;

Yamozha and His Beaver Wife is a story based upon an oral legend of the Dene people. Yamozha stories entertain but also teach and pass on knowledge. In this legend, Yamozha forgets his promise to his wife and as a result she turns into a giant beaver. He chases her all over Denedeh but is unable to catch her. This story tells of how this great medicine man shaped the land in the Dogrib region and surrounding areas into what it is today. Included in this book is a multimedia CD-ROM

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