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Looking for the Strong Readers? They now have their own category! Please Click here or go to the Aboriginal Guided Reading Books-Strong Readers Series Category to find them. Strong Nations is working on translating our resources into French. We have currently translated our series, From the Mountains to the Sea. All three big books, along with the Seasons Cards, Salmon Cards, Moon Posters and the Activity Book that supports the rubber stamps are all at press. We have an expected arrival of these new French resources in early May.


My Little Baby Bear - ON SALE
Format: Paperback
“My little baby bear,
Will you go to sleep?
You want to giggle with me,
As I count the sheep!”

Have some bedtime giggles with your little baby bear while reading this warm and tender poem.

Written with accessible language and an easy syllable count for an easy read aloud for adults to have success with.

The book works well with a drum to sing the poem together as a group.

A set of wall decals and a matching card game are also available for this book.

Book Dimensions: 8in x 8in
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9781771740562
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$5.50

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From the Mountains to the Sea: Complete Set
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
All 3 titles in the From the Mountains to the Sea series.

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

Grade 1: We Share the Seasons
Click link to download a five week Grade 1 planning guide: Grade 1 FREE Download for We Share the Seasons

Grade 2: We Are a Community
Click link to download a Grade 2 five week planning guide: Grade 2 FREE Download for We Are a Community

Also available, each book has its own bundle of items in our Bundles section.

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Book dimensions: 10" x 14"
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$89.85

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

Click link to download a Grade 2 five week planning guide: Grade 2 FREE Download for We Are a Community

Back of book introduction:

From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community is a Grade 2 resource which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

This book is about a river. Most rivers start high up in the mountains. As the water comes downhill, it makes little pathways in the rocks and gravel. As the pathways get bigger, they join to make streams. When several streams join, they make a river. Some rivers have waterfalls and deep pools. In some places, fast moving water tumbles over rocks forming rapids. When a river leaves the mountain for flatter ground it starts to slow down. Eventually, a river ends when it flows into the sea. Where the fresh water and the salt water meet is an estuary. Have you ever been to an estuary?

The area in and around an estuary 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. Have you ever eaten salmon?

People have paid attention to the life cycle of salmon for thousands of years. We have learned that sometimes we can help salmon survive by building a salmon hatchery along a river. Some hatcheries are huge while others are quite small. Have you ever visited a salmon hatchery?

There are many sizes of rivers in the world. Some are wide. Some are narrow. Some are deep. Some are shallow.
Do you live near a river?
What plants and animals have you seen there?

This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:
A Card Game, matching and sequencing
A CD
Bulletin board trimmers
Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community Bundle
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$29.95

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
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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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

Click link to download a five week Grade 1 planning guide: Grade 1 FREE Download for We Share the Seasons

Back of book introduction:

From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons is a Grade 1 resource which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

This book is about the changing seasons in and along a riverbank, from the mountains to the sea. You will see many plants and animals that live along a riverbank. They grow and change just as we do.

A season is one of the four parts of the year: winter, spring, summer and fall. We all share and experience the changing of the seasons. Some changes we all make are small. Other changes are big. We all grow and change. What do you know about the seasons?

Winter, up in the mountains can be cold. The days are short. Many animals sleep in their dens underneath the snow. Other animals are active all winter. Some birds and animals travel away to warmer places. Most plants rest during the winter too.

Spring, along the banks of a mountain stream, is a time when the weather feels warmer. The days are longer. Sleeping animals wake up and come out of their dens. They are hungry and start looking for food. Birds and animals that went away for the winter come back. Plants start to grow again.

Summer, along the banks of a river can sometimes be hot. The days are long. The young animals and birds are growing. They are learning how to find food and stay safe from danger. Plants are growing and spreading out their leaves and branches. Wild berries start to ripen and provide food for many of us.

Fall, around a river estuary can be cool and windy. The days are shorter. Animals and birds start getting ready for the long winter ahead. Some fatten themselves up so that they can sleep through the winter. Others gather with their families to begin their long journey to warmer places. The salmon return from the sea and swim up their home streams to lay their eggs in the gravel. Trees, shrubs, and bushes begin to turn colour and then drop their leaves. Plants start to move into a time of rest.
Which of the four seasons is your favourite? Why do you like it the best?


This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:
A set of moon posters
A set of sort and categorize cards
Bulletin board trimmers
Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons Bundle
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$29.95

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Hideaway Cove (Hardcover)
Author: Brenda Boreham
Format: Hardcover
Join us on a mid August day, on the wild and rocky shores of the Pacific Northwest Coast. From the orca whale to the tiniest barnacle, enjoy a colourful glimpse into the lives of the many creatures that live in, and around, Hideaway Cove.

Brenda Boreham and Laura Timmermans share with us, through words and illustrations, the many interconnections within a healthy marine eco-system.
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$21.95

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Hideaway Cove (Paperback)
Author: Brenda Boreham
Format: Paperback
Join us on a mid August day, on the wild and rocky shores of the Pacific Northwest Coast. From the orca whale to the tiniest barnacle, enjoy a colourful glimpse into the lives of the many creatures that live in, and around, Hideaway Cove.

Brenda Boreham and Laura Timmermans share with us, through words and illustrations, the many interconnections within a healthy marine eco-system.
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$12.95

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Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
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

Book Dimensions: 9in x 12in
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781771740555
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$14.95

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Raven Series: I Spy Raven (Big Book)
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
Watch as six little insects keep an eye on Raven as he settles in to go to sleep. The sky darkens and the stars come out only to reveal something very big at the end.

A Little Note about Rhyming and Perspective:
Learning rhyme is a foundational skill and this book provides opportunity to explore rhythm, rhyme and visual perspective. A learner’s ability to recognize words that rhyme will support them as they begin to learn word families later on. A simple word family is the “at” family: bat, cat, hat, mat etc. When a learner can recognize the rhyming sounds, or words, they can begin to anticipate the text. As well, a learner’s ability to understand visual perspective allows them to understand the story line deeper. The visual perspective changes under a magnifying glass.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"
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$19.95

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Raven Series: Mini Raven Series Set
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
The Raven Series are a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The titles and their learning intentions are:

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

These 3"X4" books are great for young readers just learning how to read.

The Big Book Raven Series can be found in the Raven Series Category
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Raven Series: Raven and the Box (Big Book)
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
Based on a traditional story, Raven and the Box is a simple story line. With each action that Raven makes you can play along with your own actions.

A Little Note about Retelling:
Learning to tell and retell stories is a foundational skill. Oral retells promote comprehension and build vocabulary capacity. This story allows actions to be performed as it is being told. Actions can sometimes support the retelling of a story line. Invite learners and their families to come in and share one of their own traditional family stories.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"
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Raven Series: Raven Makes a Necklace (Big Book)
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
Follow Raven as he flies around looking for coloured beads to make a necklace. The beads he finds are different shapes and colours.

A Little Note about Shapes and Colours:
Sorting by shapes and colours is a foundational skill. Our world is full of shapes and colours! Young learners strive to make sense of their surroundings and look to identify shapes and colours either in real life or through multimedia. Once learned a young learner can then sort and categorize many things by shape or colour.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"
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$19.95

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Raven Series: Raven Sings the ABC's (Big Book)
Content Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Coil Bound
Follow Raven as he introduces each letter of the alphabet! Have fun naming each of the images for each letter.

A Little Note about the Alphabet:
Learning the alphabet is a foundational skill and learning through song is a wonderful way to learn! In hopes to eliminate confusion of learning to identify letters, we have typeset the letters in a specific manner. For example, L M N O P is not one letter and for young learners can be mistaken as such if not broken up. As you are singing the song slowly together, pointing at each letter will support young learners significantly. Notice that we pluralize alphabet to indicate there are many kinds.
Each letter of the alphabet in the book has a corresponding picture. Taking the time to talk about each picture, over several reads, will support building vocabulary. Some of the pictures are from other Raven books to help learners make connections from book to book.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"
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Strong Stories Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit: Single Set of Each
Format: Paperback
This complete bundle features one copy each of the three Strong Stories sets: Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit.

Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck include the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

Kanyen’keha:ka Strong Stories written by Michelle Corneau include the following:

Big Bear
Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
Creation Story Sky Woman
The Thanksgiving Address
The Game
The Three Sisters
The Woodpecker
Two Row Wampum

Tlingit Strong Stories written by Bill Helin include the following:

Gift of the Salmon
Hong Kong Story Totems
Making a Canoe
Making a Drum
Raven Returns the Daylight
Spirit Bear
Tlingit Fishing
Tlingit Storytellers

24 books in total

Reading levels span end grade 2, grade 3 and beginning grade 4.
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$204.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
In this Coast Salish story, told in the voice of a young girl, she describes how she and her Granny get ready for their naming ceremony. When the special day arrives, the Longhouse fills with people who will witness and celebrate the sharing of their traditional names.
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Available as an iBook
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