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Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice - ON SALE
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon.

"Wrapped in the quiet, and there in the bleak, there stood a wise mouse, preparing to speak."

The words that mouse chose were from many years past. She spoke them into the cold night air. So begins the enchanting story of a very special Winter Solstice celebration.

Kwakwaka’wakw author Terri Mack and Tsimshian artist Bill Helin have collaborated to bring us this story of strength, friendship and celebration. The lyrical text and engaging illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

Author's note:
Gila'kasla!
I spent a year writing and rewriting this poem to be sure to convey the message clearly to my audience. It was important to me that the poem reflect the importance of us all joining together to find the sacredness in celebration, the joy of belonging within a greater community and the voice of determination inside of each of us. Inspired by Indigenous Peoples rising, healing and joining together I hope that this poem inspires our youth to be strong and determined in all their future goals.
~Terri Mack

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24 pages | 9" x 12" | ISBN: 9781771740555

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$7.48

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here is a Kindergarten resource which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

Click link to download a five week Kindergarten planning guide:Kindergarten FREE Download for We Live Here

Back of book introduction:
This book is about a river. Can you find a river on the front cover of this book? What do you know about rivers?

Most rivers start high up in the mountains. As the water comes down the hill, it makes little pathways in the rocks and gravel. As the pathways get bigger, they join to make streams. Sometimes the streams join together to make a river. Where a river leaves the mountains the ground flattens out, and the river slows down. The river ends when it flows into the sea.

The area in and around a river is a good place for plants, animals and people to live because we can all find food and water there. The salmon is an important food for many of us.

Some of the plants and animals that you will find in this book are:
Cedar trees live and grow all the way along a river, from the mountains to the sea.

Salmon spend their adult lives out in the open sea. When it is time to lay their eggs, they swim back to their home streams. Their home streams are sometimes very close to the mountains.

Bears walk long distances to find their food. They live from the mountains to the sea. In the fall they go to the rivers to fish for salmon.

Eagles fly over large areas looking for food. They live from the mountains to the sea. In the fall, they go to the rivers to feast on salmon.

Orcas live in the open sea. They swim long distances to hunt for food.
Some orcas eat salmon.

This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:
A Talking Feather
A boxed rubber stamp collection
Bulletin board trimmers
Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here Bundle

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$29.95

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I Help/Niwechihaw
Artists:
Caitlin Dale Nicholson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);

Written and illustrated by members of the Tahltan and Cree nations, this sweet, simple story looks at a very special relationship. A young boy goes for a walk with his kohkom, or grandmother, listening, picking, praying, eating . . . just as she does. In doing so, he begins to learn the rich cultural traditions and values of his Cree heritage.

Caitlin Dale Nicholson’s acrylic-on-canvas illustrations portray the close relationship between the boy and his grandmother and the natural beauty of the bush. Her text has been translated into Cree by Leona Morin-Neilson, who was also the inspiration for the story.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 4-7

Delivered in a dual-language format of Cree (y-dialect) and English. 

Recommended for Grades K-1 for the following subject areas: English Language Arts, Indigenous Language Studies, Social Studies.

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24 pages | 8.50" x 12.25"

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$12.95

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Lessons From Mother Earth
Artists:
Colleen Wood
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Na-cho Nyak Dun;

This gentle story demonstrates the First Nations' tradition of taking care of Mother Earth.

Tess has visited her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. But today when they step out the door, Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. And if you take care of the plants that are growing, if you learn about them - understanding when they flower, when they give fruit, and when to leave them alone - you will always find something to nourish you. 

At the end of the day, Tess is grateful to Mother Earth for having such a lovely garden, and she is thankful for having such a wise grandma.

Elaine McLeod's poetic text and Colleen Wood's gentle watercolors combine to make Lessons from Mother Earth a celebration of nature and life.

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24 pages | 8.80" x 8.80"

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$9.95

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The Seven Teachings Stories: Amik Loves School
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Amik tells Moshoom about his wonderful school. Then his grandfather tells him about the residential school he went to, much different from Amik’s school. So Amik has an idea….

Amik Loves School is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
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The Seven Teachings Stories: Kode's Quest(ion)
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Kode knows many things, but she doesn’t know one thing: What does respect mean? Who will help her figure out the answer?

Kode's Quest(ion) is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
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The Seven Teachings Stories: Misaabe's Stories
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Misaabe tells great stories – about trolls, and x-ray glasses, and secret agents, and his super-exciting life. But is real life so bad?

Misaabe's Stories is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
$9.95

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The Seven Teachings Stories: Singing Sisters
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Ma'iingan knows she is a very good singer. Conflict erupts when her little sister wants to sing just like her.

Singing Sisters is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
$9.95

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The Seven Teachings Stories: The First Day
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Makwa has to go to a new school … and he doesn’t want to. How will he face his first day?

The First Day is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
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The Seven Teachings Stories: The Just Right Gift
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Selected for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens (BBKT) by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Migisi loves his Gookom. Can he find the perfect gift to show her how much?

The Just Right Gift is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
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The Seven Teachings Stories: What is Truth, Betsy?
Artists:
Irene Kuziw
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Miskwaadesi is puzzled about the teaching Truth. But she knows more than she thinks she does.

What is Truth, Betsy? is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series.The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe—love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth—are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
$9.95

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