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Arvaaq Books are intended for infants and very young children. They are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. Books include fiction and non-fiction titles relating to topics that are interesting to young children and relevant to the Nunavut context, such as transportation, our bodies, community helpers, Arctic animals, family, traditional foods, clothing, and seasons. All books feature colourful and engaging illustrations or photographs and are bilingual in English and Inuktitut!


Animals (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s sing about Arctic animals!

Based on a children’s song by popular Nunavut band The Jerry Cans, this song book teaches the names of different Arctic animals and the country food made from them.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Song Book. For young children, songs are easier to learn than stories. Song books help children identify and practise different sounds, and they are a fun way to support early language development.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
22 pages | 9.25" x 7.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$14.95

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Animals of the North (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What animals live in the Arctic?

This book features high-contrast images of familiar animals found in the North, like the polar bear, narwhal, and ringed seal.

Educator & Series Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This book features high-contrast images.  These books engage an infant's interest in pictures and books while helping to support their visual development.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
12 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | b&w illustrations

Authentic Canadian Content
$14.95

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Arctic Animals (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What does polar bear fur feel like?

This sensory book features illustrations of familiar animals found in the North, such as the caribou, polar bear, and ermine, and includes soft fur-like fabric for children to touch and explore.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a sensory book, which allows children to explore with their sense of touch as well as sight. This multi-sensory experience helps children create connections between what they see and what they feel while building early literacy skills.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
$19.95

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Baby Signing (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Babies have a lot to say!

This interactive book features simple gestures that can help babies communicate their wants, needs, and feelings before they are able to speak.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is an interactive book, which encourages children to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encouraged to play, move, or make sounds along with the characters in the book.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
$13.95

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Berry Picking in the Fall (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Let’s go berry picking!

Follow a family as they go berry picking on a fall day in Nunavut.

Educator Information
Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

Additional Information
16 pages | 18.50" x 18.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$13.95

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Clothing (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do duffle socks feel like?

This sensory book allows children to feel the texture of different types of clothing worn in the Arctic, such as a sweater, duffle socks, and kamiik.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a sensory book, which allows children to explore with their sense of touch as well as sight. This multi-sensory experience helps children create connections between what they see and what they feel while building early literacy skills.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
$19.95

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Fishing in the Summertime (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s go fishing!

This wordless picture book follows a child and his father as they go fishing, catch fish, and make pitsi.

Educator & Series Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Sequence Book. These wordless picture books help young children develop early book-handling behaviours and use vocabulary as they interact with the book. Developing sequencing skills can also help children recognize patterns that make the world around them more predictable.  

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Additional Information
23 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

Authenticity Note: This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label as the author of this wordless story is Indigenous and the story, although containing no words, reflects Indigenous topics/themes.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$16.95

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Getting Dressed (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you need to wear to keep warm in the winter?

In this book, a child puts on different winter clothing to get ready to play outside.

Educator & Series Information
A bilingual picture book delivered in English and Inuktitut.  

This book is part of the Arvaaq series. This series is intended for infants and very young children. Books in this series are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

Recommended for ages 0-3.

Additional Information
12 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$13.95

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Helpers in My Community (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Who are your community helpers?

This illustrated book features different helpers in Arctic communities.

Educator & Series Information
A bilingual picture book delivered in English and Inuktitut.  

This book is part of Arvaaq, a series intended for infants and very young children. Books in this series are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

Recommended for ages 0-3.

Additional Information
16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$13.95

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Hunting Tools (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What hunting tools do people use in the Arctic?

This book features high-contrast images of both contemporary and traditional hunting tools used in the Arctic, such as an ulu, a kakivaak, and a boat.

Educator & Series Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This book features high-contrast images.  These books engage an infant's interest in pictures and books while helping to support their visual development.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
12 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | b&w illustrations

Authentic Canadian Content
$14.95

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I Am Eating (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you like to eat?

This illustrated book features different foods people eat in the Arctic.

Educator & Series Information
Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Recommended Ages: 0-3

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

Additional Information
12 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$13.95

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I See, You See (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you see?

This book features different modes of transportation people use in the Arctic and encourages children to describe what they see.

Educator & Series Information
Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Recommended Ages: 0-3

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

Additional Information
16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$13.95

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Inuit Clothing (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s look at Inuit clothing!

This book features high-contrast images of traditional and modern Inuit clothing, such as parkas, kamiit, and amautiit.

Educator & Series Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This book features high-contrast images.  These books engage an infant's interest in pictures and books while helping to support their visual development.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
12 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | b&w illustrations

Authentic Canadian Content
$14.95

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Let's Count (English/Inuktitut)
Artists:
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s count and sing in Inuktitut!

Based on a children’s song by popular Nunavut band The Jerry Cans, this song book helps children practise counting to five.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Song Book. For young children, songs are easier to learn than stories. Song books help children identify and practise different sounds, and they are a fun way to support early language development.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
24 pages | 9.25" x 7.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$14.95

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Making a Qamutiik (English/Inuktitut)
Artists:
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Learn how to make a qamutiik!

This wordless picture book features colourful illustrations showing the steps of how to make a qamutiik.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Sequence Book. These wordless picture books help young children develop early book-handling behaviours and use vocabulary as they interact with the book. Developing sequencing skills can also help children recognize patterns that make the world around them more predictable.  

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Additional Information
20 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

Authenticity Note: This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label as the author of this wordless story is Indigenous and the story, although containing no words, reflects Indigenous topics and themes.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$13.95

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