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Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of the award-winning story of a determined Ojibwe Nokomis (Grandmother) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walked to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine-ba invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.

Educator Information
This is the dual-language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of The Water Walker

Recommended for ages 6-9.

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40 pages | 8.50" x 7.00"

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$14.95

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West Coast 123s
Authors:
Jocey Asnong
Artists:
Jocey Asnong
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Hooray! Time for a new and colourful 123 adventure with bestselling children's author and illustrator Jocey Asnong, along the remarkable west coast of Canada. 

Jocey Asnong’s vibrant and whimsical illustrations take readers kayaking through Cowichan Bay, surfing with starfish and sea otters at Tofino, and swimming with sea wolves in the Great Bear Rainforest. From carving through fresh powder at Whistler Blackcomb to treasure hunting at the bottom of the Salish Sea, this early concept board book in number recognition and counting is an excellent companion to Asnong’s West Coast ABCs, as she continues showcasing the diverse marine mammals, ocean organisms, birds and other species that are unique to this region.

Educator Information
For ages 3 and under.

Additional Information
28 pages | 6.50" x 6.50"

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$12.00

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The Moon is a Silver Pond
Authors:
Sara Cassidy
Artists:
Josée Bisaillon
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

A young child skates, bakes, and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. When they walk through the woods with their skates, the moon is a frozen pond. When they tend the cow, the moon is the milk at the bottom of the pail.

Stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon capture how imagination shapes the environment around us. This simple board book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right. Reveling in metaphor, The Moon Is a Silver Pond encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

Educator Information
Themes: metaphor, figurative language, observation, point of view, child's perspective

Additional Information
24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$10.95

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Blueberry Patch / Mayabeekamneeboon
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

Based in Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey and landscape with humor and such vivid imagery that readers will see themselves there with him, boarding the trail of wagons from surrounding communities and heading east toward the blueberry patch. The Elder's stories offer a journey back in time and are complemented by images of fields of plump blueberries, tall green grass, bannock baking over an open fire, clear freshwater streams and the tents the people slept in.

Educator Information
Written in English and Anishinaabemowin.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

Themes: Manitoba, Berries, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous, Traditions, Food, Culture.

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$19.95

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When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline - ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk
Artists:
Miriam Körner
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline - ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk takes readers young and old on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by Elder Ida Tremblay’s childhood memories, and told in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 5 - 10.

Delivered in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases.

Additional Information

32 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"
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$19.95

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Thanku: Poems of Gratitude
Editors:
Miranda Paul
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

For some people, Thanksgiving is a time to talk about feeling thankful. But gratitude isn’t something we need to save up for a special holiday. What are you grateful for right now, today?

This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors, including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 6-10.

This collection of diverse poems by 32 children’s authors centers the theme of gratitude in all seasons—making it a title to be grateful for all year long. Each poem is a different type or style of poetry, making the collection as useful in a classroom setting as it is beautiful. Readers will encounter a concrete poem, a sonnet, a pantoum, a sijo, and much more. Stunning illustrations from Marlena Myles invite close examination, making this a collection to return to and savor again and again. Back matter adds value for teachers, parents, and students who may want to try writing poems of their own! A choice selection for young, reluctant readers and poets.

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.25" x 11.00"

Note: This title includes illustrations by an Indigenous artist, as well as some poems from Indigenous writers, but the text content is not solely Indigenous.

$29.99

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The Voyageurs: Forefathers of the Metis Nation
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

The Voyageurs: Forefathers of the Métis Nation tells an old story—integral to both the birth of the Métis Nation and to the development of Canada—in a new and engaging format. Zoey Roy has eloquently transformed the history of the voyageurs into a spoken-word performance poem which she has shared live at numerous events over the last several years. In this innovative resource, Zoey masterfully informs the reader and listener of the voyageurs’ history, background, and lifeways in a format popular with today’s youth. To fully appreciate Zoey’s masterful delivery, a DVD to accompany this book was essential. Combined with Jerry Thistle’s evocative illustrations and Norman Fleury’s Michif narration, this resource becomes a teaching tool, a work of art, and the impetus for further research all in one.

Educator Information
Grade Level: The publisher of this book recommends it for all ages.

Dual-language: English and Michif.

Includes a DVD.

Additional Information
45 pages | 10.98" x 8.42"

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$20.00

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Aiviq (Inuktitut): Life With Walruses
Authors:
Paul Souders
Artists:
Paul Souders
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Massive, elusive, and always deserving of respect, the walrus is one of the Arctic’s most recognizable animals. For thousands of years, Arctic residents have shared the coastlines and waters of the Arctic with these huge beasts. Often misunderstood by people who have not had first-hand encounters with them, walruses are known to those who share their habitat as somewhat unpredictable creatures, always deserving of caution when encountered. From close encounters with angry walruses, bent on destroying boats and chasing off humans to witnessing the attentive care of a walrus mother with its calf, this book gives readers from outside the Arctic a first-hand look at what life alongside walruses is really like.

Aiviq: Life with Walruses features stunning wildlife photography by acclaimed photographer Paul Souders accompanied by first-hand accounts from people living alongside this enormous sea mammal.

Educator Information
This book is entirely in Inuktitut.

Additional Information

72 pages | 11.00" x 8.00"
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$24.95

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Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely any meaningful follow-through. While Canada's history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so the nation can finally heal. Powerful and thought-provoking, this collection will draw you in and make you reconsider Canada's colonial legacy. The cover features the art of Kent Monkman, and the interior features work by Joseph Sanchez, a member of the Indian Group of Seven.

Written in English and Cree.

Educator Information
This book features Shane Koyczan's poem, "Inconvenient Skin," delivered in a dual-language format of English and Cree and paired with illustrations, artwork, and photography.

Additional Information
80 pages | 8.50" x 8.50" | Colour Illustrations

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$29.95

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Wolverine and Little Thunder: An Eel Fishing Story / Ki'kwa'ju Kaqtukowjik: A'tukwaqn wijt Amkwesewey Kwitn
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

From the bestselling creator of The Thundermaker comes another adventure featuring Little Thunder and Wolverine—a trickster, who is strong and fierce and loyal. The two are best of friends, even though Wolverine can sometimes get them into trouble. Their favourite pastime is eel fishing, whether it's cutting through winter ice with a stone axe or catching eels in traditional stone weirs in the summer. But that all changes one night, when they encounter the giant river eel—the eel that is too big to catch. The eel that hunts people!

At once a universal story of friendship and problem-solving, Wolverine and Little Thunder is a contemporary invocation of traditional Mi'kmaw knowledge, reinforcing the importance of the relationship between the Mi'kmaq and eel, a dependable year-round food source traditionally offered to Glooscap, the Creator, for a successful hunt.

Educator Information
Recommended ages: 4-8

Additional Information
40 pages | 10.00" x 9.00" | Translated by Lindsay R. Marshall

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$22.95

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Juji'jk: Mi'kmaw Insects
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

Fully illustrated English/Mi'kmaw guide to insects in Atlantic Canada.

The English language is noun-based, referring to people, places, and things. Juji'jk, an illustrated bilingual guide to bugs and insects in Atlantic Canada, showcases the beautiful verb-based Mi'kmaw language. Featuring vibrant artwork and concise, fascinating descriptions, Juji'jk will have you searching out "the one that looks like a little owl" (moth) and "the one that sings before she bites you" (mosquito).

Created to promote and preserve the Mi'kmaw language, this book includes a pronunciation guide, a Mi'kmaw-English matching game, and an abridged version of the Smith-Francis orthography.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 4-9.

Additional Information
40 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$10.95

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A Ticket Around the World
Authors:
Natalia Diaz
Melissa Owens
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

Take a tour of thirteen fascinating countries in this introduction to cultures around the world.

Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country’s culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks and more. Each country has a dedicated spread with a small map that shows geography and landmarks, letting readers imagine they are traveling, too. The format makes it easy to spot similarities and differences between countries.

This informational picture book brings engaging nonfiction content to younger readers by showing them how other children just like them live around the world. Playful, realistic illustrations done with stylized realism lend warmth and whimsy to the book, making each locale feel welcoming. A Ticket Around the World will leave readers feeling like they’ve toured the globe without ever having left home.

Reviews
"The format easily invites comparisons and contrasts, and thought-provoking questions at the end will encourage additional critical thinking." — Booklist

"An excellent resource." – Canadian Children's Book News

"Facts are incorporated into the page seamlessly, like a conversation between friends." — Canadian Review of Materials

"The book's inviting design resembles a scrapbook, with small, fact-filled vignettes sprinkled across the pages... will undoubtedly inspire young armchair travelers." — The National Reading Campaign

Educator Information
Reading Level: Grades 2-5
Fountas & Pinnell: O
Lexile Measure: 1G840L

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts (Reading comprehension, understanding of informational texts); Social Studies (Heritage and Identity; Traditions and Celebrations; World Connections; Communications Around the World)

Key Features of this work:

  • Excellent introduction to the diversity of our world.
  • Each country is explored as if the reader is visiting a child who lives there.
  • Individual maps showcase each country, while a world map at the beginning of the book gives a global view of where each country is located.
  • Includes a brief quiz about the countries visited.

Additional Information
32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

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$9.95

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When You're Scared
Authors:
Andrée Poulin
Artists:
Véronique Joffre
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2;

A sweet story about facing your fears, even when you're scared.

It’s a bright and beautiful day at the lake where a boy and his mother are camping. The boy is just a little scared of jumping into the water. At the same time, not too far away, a hungry bear cub is a little scared of diving deep into a dumpster, where tasty snacks await.

Later, when the boy encounters a distraught mama bear sniffing around the dumpster, he’s very scared. But so is her bear cub, who is trapped inside! Bold, graphic artwork moves the narrative along in this mostly-wordless book full of sound effects and simple variations on a single phrase full of so many meanings (“He was scared”). Parallel stories of the mother and son, and mama and cub, come together when the campers, despite being scared, help rescue the cub from the dumpster.

This simple, moving story invites readers to observe expressions, body language, and details hidden in the illustrations to follow the narrative. It’s a sweet summer read that normalizes fear and encourages acting with courage and compassion—even when you’re scared.

Reviews
"Conquering fears, helping others, and perhaps a message about wild animals and human garbage—though almost wordless, this book certainly says a lot." — Kirkus Reviews

Educator Information
This book features:

  • Mostly wordless narrative told through illustrated clues, sound effects, and variations on a single phrase.
  • Bold, graphic artwork that depicts summer in nature as inviting and exciting.
  • Repetition and patterning support comprehension.

Reading Level: Kindergarten
Fountas & Pinnell: C
Reading Recovery: 3
Lexile Measure: BR80L

Curriculum Components: Language Arts: Reading Comprehension

Additional Information
48 pages | 8.50" x 11.25"

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$19.95

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You Are Never Alone
Authors:
Elin Kelsey
Artists:
Soyeon Kim
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

This picture book explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, to show how we are never alone: we are always surrounded and supported by nature. Whether it’s gravity holding us tight; our lungs breathing oxygen synthesized by plants; the countless microorganisms that build our immunity; or the whales whose waste fertilizes the plankton that feed the fish we eat: nature touches every aspect of how we live.

Using lyrical text grounded in current science alongside detailed diorama art, this informational picture book presents the idea that we thrive through connections to the land and sea and sky, and togetherness is key to nature. It encourages inquiry-based learning, inviting readers to wonder, ask questions, observe the natural world, and engage with big ideas. An author’s note at the end offers more insight into the research behind the text.

Reviews
"it is all elegantly presented in soaring, vivid language...breathtakingly beautiful." — Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

Educator Information
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts (Skills and Strategies); Science (Life Science, Animals, Environment, Biology, Life Systems)

This book evokes the interconnectedness of nature and is based on scientific research, with cross-curricular links to STEAM, inquiry-based learning, and more.

Reading Level: Grade 5
Fountas & Pinnell: S
Lexile Measure: 820L

Recommended for ages 4+

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.25" x 10.25" | full-colour illustrations, photographed 3D dioramas

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$19.95

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In the Sky at Nighttime
Authors:
Laura Deal
Artists:
Tamara Campeau
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool;

In the sky at nighttime the northern lights dance, a mothers song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the white of the moon. 

This lyrical poem sends readers sailing through the Arctic night sky to see and hear the unique beauty of a Northern night. 

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 3 and under.

Additional Information
36 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$16.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What I Do at Home
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

What do you do at home?

This book uses simple action words to describe what a child does at home.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is A.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Identity; Roles and responsibilities

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What I Do at School
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

What do you do at school?

This book uses simple action words to describe what a child does at school.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is A.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Identity; Roles and responsibilities

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Things in the Classroom
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

What do you see in your classroom?

This book features common items found in a classroom, such as a chair and a desk. Illustrations guide children to practise reading the single word on each page.

Educator & Series 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.  It is a Level 3 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Jobs in the Arctic
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

What are some jobs people have in the North?

This book features different jobs people have in Nunavut, such as a hunter and a teacher.

Educator & Series 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.  It is a Level 3 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Indigenous perspectives; Community engagement

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What We See on the Land
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

We can see a lot of interesting things on the land.

This book describes what you might see while walking on the land in Nunavut.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is C.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives; Environmental awareness

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What We See
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

There is a lot to see in Nunavut!

This book explores different parts of the Arctic landscape, such as a river and a shoreline.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is A.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives; Environmental awareness

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Where We Walk
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Where do you like to walk?

This book helps children practise prepositions by describing where two people walk in Nunavut.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is B.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives; Environmental awareness

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Weather Words
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

What’s the weather like in Nunavut?

This book features simple nouns related to the weather. Beautiful photographs of Nunavut guide children to practise reading the single word on each page.

Educator & Series 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.  It is a Level 3 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Environmental awareness

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: How Many Animals Did We See?
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Let’s count the animals we saw on the land.

This fun illustrated book helps children learn the names of animals and practise simple addition.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is C.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives; Environmental awareness

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: What We Need for Our Trip
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

We have a lot to pack for our trip!

This book features a family getting ready to go on the land and helps children build vocabulary and practise counting.

Educator & Series 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.  It 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. This book's F&P Level is B.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives

Recommended for ages 5-7.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: One Ulu, Two Kamiik
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Let’s count to 10!

This book helps children practise counting by showing a different number of objects on each page, from 1 to 10.

Educator & Series 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.  It is a Level 3 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: People in My Family
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Who is in your family?

This book introduces children to the names of people in a family. Colourful illustrations guide children to practise reading the single word on each page.

Educator & Series Information 
This book helps children to practise terms for different family members.  It helps children build vocabulary and literacy skills.

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.  It is a Level 3 book in the series. 

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

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous perspectives

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Additional Information 
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$7.95

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What Arctic Animals Like to Do (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Do you know what polar bears like to do?

This book features fun illustrations that show what Arctic animals like to do.

Educator & Series 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. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Springtime with the Polar Bears (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Emma Pederson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

After a long winter in their den, this polar bear family is ready for spring!

This fun illustrated book is about a mother polar bear and her cubs coming out to play after being in their den all winter.

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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. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Mia and the Monsters: Staying Warm in the Winter (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Featured on Anaana's Tent on APTN!

What do Mia and her monster friends wear to stay warm? Watch as Mia and the monsters get ready to play outside in the snow.

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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. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Berry Picking in the Fall (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
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. 

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16 pages | 18.50" x 18.50"

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$13.95

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On a Summer's Day (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

What do you do on a summer’s day?

This book describes different things a child does on a summer’s day in the Arctic.

Educator & Series 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. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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My Family (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Charlene Chua
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Who is in your family?

This illustrated book helps children learn Inuit kinship terms.

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. 

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20 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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I See, You See (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
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. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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I Am Eating (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
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. 

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12 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Things around Us (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you see around you?

In this interactive book, children are challenged to look around the room and find the objects shown in the pictures. Children are encouraged to move and touch the things they find. This makes learning fun while supporting early language development.

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. 

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20 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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This Is My Body (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Can you name the parts of your body?

This illustrated book helps children learn the names of different body parts.

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.

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Helpers in My Community (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Charlene Chua
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.

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Getting Dressed (English/Inuktitut)
Authors:
Inhabit Education
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
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.

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12 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Bear for Breakfast / Makwa kidji kijeba wisiniyan
Authors:
Robert N. Munsch
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast . . . Makwa!

It’s breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast!

So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog — but they are not bears, so he shoos them away!

When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes breakfast tastes best when it doesn’t have any teeth!

Educator Information
This dual-language edition includes both the original English text and an Algonquin translation.

This story was inspired by Donovan, a first-grader in in La Loche, a community in northern Saskatchewan that Robert Munsch visited in January, 1990. When Robert asked what the kids liked to eat, Donovan said that he liked to eat BEAR! Illustrator Jay Odjick is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and the creator of the Algonquin Word of the Day series.

Also available in French and English.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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The Song Within My Heart (Paperback)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Listen to the beating drum
It tells a hundred stories
Of our people, of our homeland
Some of birds and beasts and sweet grass.
Close your eyes and listen
You might come to hear a story
That no one hears but you alone
A story of your very own.

Renowned Cree painter Allen Sapp's inspired and stunning artwork beautifully complements this sweet story of a young First Nations boy preparing for his first pow-wow. The young boy's Nokum—his beloved grandmother—guides him through the exciting day and watches over him as events unfold. David Bouchard's rhythmic and informative text is based on remembrances from Allen Sapp's childhood.

Winner of the Governor General's Literacy Award, The Song Within My Heart is a beautifully crafted picture book that refects the wonders of life on a reserve, the importance of the pow-wow, and ultimately, the love between grandmother and grandson.

Reviews
"Sapp's illustrations, rendered in thickly textured oil paint, emphasize the bond and love that the boy feels for his grandmother. The sense of emotional connection to a powwow is portrayed through the spare, poetic text. . . A strong offering about powwows, familial love, and finding understanding from within."— School Library Journal

"A heartfelt intergenerational story about knowing and preserving heritage and love between elders and young ones. . . Bouchard's rhythmic text successfully conveys an emotive and sensory approach to the relationship between the two, enriching the story and echoing the hand-lettered onomatopoeic syllables that represent chanting and drumbeats. Sapp's profound paintings bring sincere and reassuring images that support and enhance the tale. A stunning picture book that celebrates life, family relations, and determination to preserve traditions and heritage."— Kirkus Starred Review

"Based on Cree painter Allen Sapp's childhood memories of life on a reserve in Saskatchewan, The Song Within My Heart tells of a young boy who is getting ready to go to a pow wow. Woven throughout the story is the boy's close relationship with his Nokum (grandmother). Bouchard's lyrical text, with its thoughtfully chosen words, evokes a quiet, introspective mood. Richly textured and infused with an almost radiant light quality, the illustrations reinforce strongly the simplicity of life on a reserve, the significance of the pow wow and, of course, the love between grandmother and grandson. Beautifully crafted. Highly Recommended." — CM Magazine

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 8-12

Bilingual: Cree/English

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32 pages | 10.00" x 7.25"

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Nokum Is My Teacher (Paperback)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Will you walk with me, Grandmother?
Will you talk with me a while?
I'm finding life confusing
And I'm looking for some answers
To questions all around me
At that school and on the street.
You have always been here for me
Will you help me learn to see?

Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetic story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his "Nokum", about the wider world beyond the familiarity of their home and community. Through a series of questions, Nokum guides her grandson towards an understanding of his need to fit into and learn more about this large world beyond the reserve. Nokum offers her grandson a vision of a world he can enter through imagination and reading, while retaining respect for the ways of his people. By the conclusion of the book, the young grandson has learned many new ideas from his grandmother and discovered his own wisdom in dealing with the changes in his life.

Reviews
"With beautiful, thickly brushed paintings by an award-winning Cree artist, this bilingual picture book breaks with the formula of the wise elder teaching the contemporary kid to respect the old ways. Here, a boy asks Nokum (Grandma) why he has to leave the reservation to go to school and learn to read. . . The art, including close-ups and panoramic scenes of Cree life through seasons and generations, shows the heartfelt bond between the boy and his beloved mentor as well as the richness of Cree life, past and present."— Booklist

"Illustrated with Cree artist Allen Sapp's very fine paintings, which beautifully animate an old way of life. . . The dialogue between the grandson and his Nokum is an interestingly enigmatic one, in part because it is unclear whether the boy is summoning up the spirit of his departed Nokum. Does she exist in the flesh or is she a treasured memory? Nokum's responses to her grandson's questions are enigmatic as well; she offers not answers so much as more questions for him to consider."— The Globe and Mail

"Classroom Connections: There is lots of opportunity to use this book in several curriculum areas. Certainly, the text can introduce young and reluctant readers to the importance of books and the messages that can be learned through reading; but also, a teacher might want to use the exquisite pictures to teach concepts of Indigenous culture throughout history. The pictures in the book contrast the traditional and modern lifestyles of the Cree."— Canadian Teacher Magazine

Educator Information
Bilingual English and Cree Text.

Recommended for ages 8-12.

Additional Information
32 pages | 10.98" x 9.25" 

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Dragonfly Song
Authors:
Wendy Orr
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;

The girl has had many selves in her short life. The first she remembers is Aissa, the daughter of Mama and Dada, sister to Zufi who watched the goats. Then the Bull King's raiders came, and Mama said, "Don't make a sound till I come back." And when the villagers found her she was silent as stone, because Mama never came back again.

So the villagers cursed her as back luck and made her No-Name, lowest of the servants to the Lady, the island's priestess. But there were whispers, as she grew, of another self: of the Lady's rejected first daughter, born imperfect with two extra thumbs. The silent girl looks at the scars on her wrists and wonders, but she has more pressing concerns. The villagers blame her bad luck for the tribute the Bull King now demands of them: two youths given each spring to dance with his bulls and die for his god's glory. And the servants hate and fear the unnatural way the animals all come to her. For Aissa, though, this bond with creatures of fur and scale is the first clue in finding the true self that no one else can give to her, or take away.

Wendy Orr, the author of Nim's Island, introduces a resourceful and resilient heroine for slightly older readers. Inspired by an archeological trip to the island of Crete, where frescoes show figures leaping over the backs of bulls, Orr weaves an intriguing mythological portrayal of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization. Lyrically written and refreshingly unpredictable, Dragonfly Song suggests a fascinating origin for the legend of the Minotaur and his dark tribute.

Reviews
"Orr tells her tale in both narrative poetry and prose for an effect that is both fanciful and urgent, drawing a rich fantasy landscape filled with people and creatures worthy of knowing. An introductory note describes Orr's inspiration in the legend of the Minotaur, but her story is no retelling but a meditation on rejection and acceptance, on determination and self-determination. The shifts between poetry and prose build tension just as surely as the bull dances do. As mesmerizing as a mermaid's kiss, the story dances with emotion, fire, and promise."—Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

"The Bronze Age setting makes for a unique backdrop, and Aissa is a sympathetic character. Her struggles are heartrending, and made more so by the lyrical storytelling style. The descriptions of the dances are especially vivid. VERDICT: Hand-sell this unusual tale to fans of Shannon Hale's historical fantasies."—School Library Journal

"A retelling of the legend of the Minotaur, Orr tells Aissa's tale in a lyrical mix of narrative poetry and prose, using lush, vivid language to create an unparalleled fantasy world full of life and lively characters. While young readers with a special interest in history will immediately be drawn into this meticulously researched, literary story, its fast-paced, adventurous, epic feel will undoubtedly appeal to all readers."—Booklist

"The narrative style shifts between straightforward, lyrical prose and imagistic free-verse poetry, a technique that infuses the story with a dreamlike atmosphere. Both forms advance the action, but the poetry enhances the sense of intimacy by focusing attention on Aissa's impressionistic views of the world and her sense of isolation among the people who fear, bully, and reject her. Her ultimate triumph is credibly compromised, making this an unusually thoughtful offering in the middle-school mythology genre."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] work of beauty. From the stunning cover to the mythological imagery and lyrical prose, readers are drawn in and carried along on an intense ride....Orr's language is gripping and enchanting, and Dragonfly Song would make a perfect read-aloud chapter book for middle grade teachers. While the academic cross-curricular subject areas are obvious, including history, mythology, religion, spirituality, even bullying, I enjoyed this story simply as a pleasure read. Readers will find that Dragonfly Song and its fearless heroine will stick with them long after the final chapter. Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine

"Dragonfly Song is an impressive work of middle-grade historical fiction. Aissa is a brave, tenacious girl, who rebels against the constraints of her life without appearing anachronistic. There isn't a lot of young people's fiction set in the Bronze Age, and the details here are lovingly researched, creating a transportive world. Especially noteworthy is the representation of religion in a pre-Christian setting, as the book explores both its beauty and brutality."—Quill & Quire

"[Dragonfly Song] was very original and creative....I also like that the book was partially written in poetry and partially written in prose. Books are usually one or the other, so I like how the author wove them together. I love how this story was very detailed, as I could picture almost everything. Overall, Dragonfly Song was an amazing book."—Farrah, Age 11, Kids' BookBuzz

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 10-14

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408 pages | 5.50" x 7.80"

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Swallow's Dance
Authors:
Wendy Orr
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;

Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home--and her family--in pieces. And the earth goddess hasn't finished with the island yet.

With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness. After the resulting tsunami, society descends into chaos; the status and privilege of being noble-born are reduced to nothing. With her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira must find the strength and resourcefulness within herself to find safety.

A thrilling new Bronze Age survival story from the award-winning author of Dragonfly Song and Nim's Island.

Reviews
"[Orr's] mixture of prose and free verse to tell Leira's story is lyrical and magnetic—and devastating. Not for readers searching for a simple or happy journey, this is a beautiful song of a book that shows that life isn't always fair, but change is always constant."—Kirkus Reviews

"Leira's lyrical first-person narrative advances the story along beautifully with a fitting sense of urgency, and free-verse songs clue readers in to her emotional development. Immersive historical fiction."—Booklist Starred Review

"Some chapters written in verse make the more emotional plotlines sing. An eye-opening look at how difficult it is when one's status changes in life, and how attitude can shape outcome. VERDICT: Beautiful writing and a fast-moving plot will give young historical fiction fans much to love."—School Library Journal

"Leira's protracted fall from grace is effectively punctuated by seamless narrative shifts among prose, verse, and song, which fans of Orr's Dragonfly Song will recognize. What she endures—the uncertainty of her family's fate and becoming a servant herself—makes for a gripping exploration of privilege during her journey toward womanhood."—Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

"Swallow's Dance is a sweeping tale of courage, fortitude, hardship and perseverance against all odds. It is also a coming of age story, an intimate glimpse into the life of a young girl adjusting to puberty at a time when her family, friendships and her understanding of her place in the world are brutally torn apart. Wendy Orr has crafted a sympathetic, memorable heroine whose struggles and challenges transcend time from the Bronze Age to modern day....While suitable for middle-grade students and a wonderful introduction to mythology and discussions surrounding puberty, spirituality, class, mental health, death and disaster, Swallow's Dance is one of those rare books that is also just a great story, an epic tale for all ages. Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine

"Top notch historical fiction for those who like it ancient!... The scenes of devastation – earthquake in Santorini, tsunami in Crete – are riveting to experience through the lens of a survivor."—Youth Services Book Review

"Orr's attention to character development is extremely well done....Swallow's Dance could be used in conjunction with the grades-five-to-eight Language Arts or Social Studies curriculum and would be great to teach students how to incorporate symbolism and imagery through free verse and poetry. In addition, Swallow's Dance could also be used to teach students about family, culture, history and the importance of the role of women in society. A fantastic novel to use as a read-aloud or novel study!"—Canadian Children's Book News

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 10-14

Themes/Subjects: Legends, Myths, Fables - Greek & Roman / Historical - Ancient Civilizations / Action & Adventure - Survival Stories / Coming of Age.

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288 pages | 5.50" x 8.00"

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Le mocassin / The Moccasin / Ma’g’sn
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;

L’auteur et illustrateur d’origine abénakise Sylvain Rivard poursuit la série jeunesse sur l’anthropologie du vêtement chez les Premières Nations avec un cinquième titre, en s’intéressant cette fois-ci au mocassin.Qu’il soit perlé, orné de poils d’orignal ou de piquants de porc-épic, le mocassin est porté chez tous les Autochtones depuis des siècles. Il est assurément l’élément le plus connu et le plus répandu de la tradition vestimentaire des Premières Nations. Autant porté au quotidien que lors des pow-wow, le mocassin fait partie intégrante de nos vies, de nos mythes.  Le mocassin est trilingue, proposant des versions en français, en anglais ainsi qu’en mi’kmaq, une langue de la famille algonquienne. 

EXTRAIT« Les perles et les piquants forment des dessins qui racontent des histoires. / The beads and quills form designs that tell stories. »

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Juvenile Fiction

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Jon's Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families
Authors:
Patricia McCarthy
Artists:
Hwei Lim
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Jon loves his life in the North. But when he feels a pain that won’t go away, he must go to a children’s hospital in the south to find out what is wrong. A doctor there tells Jon he has cancer and will have to stay at the hospital for a while.

Suddenly Jon’s life is upside down! But with a handful of tricks from the doctors and nurses, and new friends, Jon discovers ways to cope with some of the tricky parts of having cancer.

Accompanied by a resource guide for parents and caregivers, including hospital and support information, Jon’s Tricky Journey opens a conversation between Inuit children facing a cancer diagnosis and their families to help make a difficult and confusing time more manageable.

Educator Information
Ages 5-7.

Bilingual: Inuktitut and English.

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70 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$19.95

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Bus to the Badlands
Authors:
Margriet Ruurs
Artists:
Claudia Dávila
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Josh, Mark, Angela and their friends have been waiting for years to go on the class trip to Drumheller, Alberta. Now they are finally the oldest kids at Pleasant Valley grade school and can get excited about the overnight outing. But first, they have a lot of learn about what they'll see in the dinosaur capital of the world. And they have to raise money for all the pizza they are going to eat on the trip! Once they finally get going, a frightening encounter with a slithery serpent leads to an amazing discovery. One that might be even better than all-you-can-eat deep dish!

Educator & Series Information
Recommended Grades: 2-4

This book is part of the Orca Echoes series of early chapter books intended to engage young readers while promoting personal development and social responsibility.  

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88 pages | 7.62" x 5.25"

 

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$6.95

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Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

"A long time ago, Our People came from the Northern Woodlands to the Great Plains looking for food," Grandfather said. "They saw that the Buffalo lived in harmony with Mother Earth the same as Our People did."

Through the Creator, the buffalo gave themselves as a gift for the sustenance and survival of the Plains Cree people. The largest land animal in North America once thundered across the Great Plains in numbers of 30 to 50 million. They provided shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting gear, ceremonial objects and many other necessities for those who lived on the Plains.

But by 1889, just over a thousand buffalo remained, and the lives of the Plains Cree people changed. The buffalo is honoured to this day, a reminder of life in harmony with nature as it was once lived. This is the story of how the buffalo came to share themselves so freely.

Educator Information
The text is in English and y-dialect Plains Cree.  Y-dialect Plains Cree translation by Randy Morin, Jean Okimasis, and Arok Wolvengrey.

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48 pages | 11.00" x 8.50"

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$14.95

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Discovering Animals: English, French, Cree
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

The third book in this colourful and unique series introduces preschool and kindergarten classrooms interested in learning English, French or Cree as a second language to everyday words using original and vibrant illustrations.

Neepin Auger's books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and entertain preschoolers, parents and teachers alike.

In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, making these some of the most dynamic and useful board books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library and nursery.

Educator & Series Information
This book is the third in Neepin Auger's Discovering series for ages 3 and under.

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30 pages | 6.50" x 6.50"

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$12.00

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We All Count: Book of Ojibway Art
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Adair’s Woodland style of painting is the highlight in this counting board book written in Ojibway and English. Beautifully designed birds and other wildlife sit against flat planes of colour in tones and shades ranging from bright reds to vibrant purples to pale blues. This is a gorgeous book for the very young that opens their eyes to art and their ears to language. An excellent introduction to Ojibway numbers, highlighting the culture’s deep relationship with animals.

 
First in a series, this book showcases Ojibway art and culture and teaches children to count in English and Ojibway.
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