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Animal World
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1;

Animal World is 14-page board book by Ben Houstie.

Ben Houstie is a renowned First Nations artist from Canada who has committed his life to the art of his ancestors and the people of Bella Bella. Ben is a Residential School survivor. His art expresses his strength, resilience, and dedication to the continuity of his tradition.

Partial proceeds from this publication support aboriginal early childhood development.

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14 pages | Board Book

 

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.00

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Animals of the Salish Sea (BB)
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Animals of the Salish Sea is a wonderful new book for home and school. This book shares Coast Salish traditional teachings of 26 animals. Also included is the specific aspects of each animal who live in this unique marine environment.

Explore the Salish Sea through the First Nations and Native art of Coast Salish artists (including: Terry Horne, Doug LaFortune, Francis Horne Sr., Maynard Johnny Jr., Marissa Nahanee, Latash Nahanee, Simone Diamond, Erica Joseph, Darrell Thorne, Doug Horne, Chad Leon, Joe Sxwaset-Wilson) and Musqueam, Coast Salish author Melaney Gleeson-Lyall.

"The Coast Salish people have been the guardians of the Salish Sea for thousands of years.  The Salish Sea provides us food and sustenance for living, ceremonies, and journeys of life.  We use the Salish Sea as our highway to travel and visit all of our relations.  Our cedar plank longhouses lined the shores inviting all of our visitors to our lands." - Doug LaFortune, Coast Salish 

Educator Information
This beautiful and colourful book offers teachings about the animals of the Salish Sea! 

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Board Book

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.00

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Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
Authors:
Ian McAllister
Artists:
Ian McAllister
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Every spring the Great Bear Rainforest becomes a nursery to some of the most adorable baby animals out there. Award-winning nature photographer Ian McAllister has photographed the cutest of the cute to teach the little ones in your life about some of the little ones found in this temperate rainforest on British Columbia's Pacific coast. Orca calves, wolf cubs, seal pups and herring eggs (arguably not traditionally cute but still interesting!) feature in this vibrant exploration of one of the most beautiful great outdoors on offer in this big wild world.

Educator Information
Board Book for young children (2 years and under).

Keywords: nature, photography, animal babies, wild animals, Great Bear Rainforest, Great Bear Sea, Pacific Coast 

Additional Information
24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
$9.95

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Black and White: Visual Stimulation For Babies
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Born in British Columbia, Tsimshian artist and mother Morgan Asoyuf makes her publishing debut with Black and White: Visual Stimulation for Babies.

Using familial crests as her artistic inspiration, this book of high-contrast images is designed to stimulate brain growth and visual development in young babies.

Author Statement
The crest system of the Pacific Northwest is what gave rise to the Northwest Coast art form. Crests depict the deeper story of our Peoples' familial ranks and migratory paths.

Beyond my personal interest in historical art and the processes that create it, I also care deeply about the forwarding of traditional Tsm'syen art and culture.

When my baby was one month old I wanted her to be able to look at black and white images from her Tsimhsian culture. As babies develop sight, they can best see high contrast images and patterns. Exposing them to black and white artwork stimulates brain growth and visual devleopment.

I spent two months developing my drawings and testing them on her. Interestingly, she had clear favourites and would be more excited for certain images.

Northwest art has a healing and mesmerizing effect for all ages and I believe viewing it from a young age will create a varied cognitive development.

What a wonderful way to introduce children to a lifetime of reading!

-- Morgan Asoyuf, Tsimshian

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20 pages | 6.5" x 6.5"

Authenticity Note: Because this book is wordless, only the Authentic Indigenous Artwork label has been applied and no Text Content Territory has been assigned.  The story is told through images, though, which depict Tsimshian culture.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.95

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Black Bear, Red Fox - Colours in Cree
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Black Bear, Red Fox - Colours in Cree is a dual-language board book authored and illustrated by Cree artist Julie Flett. Different animals and plants and their colours are shown in English and then in Cree.

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22 pages | 7.75" x 7.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.95

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Book of Play
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Book of Play with Northwest Coast Native Art is a 20-page board book by various Indigenous artists, including Doug LaFortune, Corey Bulpitt, T.J. Young & Frances Horne Sr.  This book teaches the ABCs, arithmetic concepts, and more, while at the same time allowing children to learn about art from Indigenous peoples such as the Haida and Coast Salish.

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20 pages | 10 Indigenous Artist Contributions

 

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.00

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British Columbia Lullaby
Authors:
P.L. McCarron
Artists:
Joy Steuerwald
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

This lovely, best-selling portrait of BC highlights the various regions from forests to vineyards to the Pacific Ocean. The text is a gentle lullaby for the very young, and the images will appeal to anyone living in beautiful BC. A wonderful gift for locals and visitors alike.

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$12.95

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Slide and Find
Authors:
Bill Martin Jr.
Artists:
Eric Carle
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Eric Carle's familiar illustrations of brown bear, red bird, yellow duck and the other endearing animals from his classic creation parade across the pages of this great interactive board book. As each page is turned, a new animal and its colour are introduced, accompanied by Bill Martin's singsong, rhyming question-and-response text to read aloud or listen to. There are sliding doors throughout the book, which children will just love to open, so they can discover what the next animal in this engaging story will be.

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26 pages | 8.22" x 8.25" | Board Book

$12.99

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Carry Me
Authors:
Rena D Grossman
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Whether they are tucked in a blanket, peeking out of a basket, or wrapped in a parent's arms, babies worldwide are carried in unique ways. The simple, rhyming text and beautiful photographs in this board book introduce children to the ways their global neighbors travel.

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32 pages | 11.00" x 8.50"

$10.95

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Counting in Mi'kmaw / Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Bilingual first counting book featuring vivid paintings from celebrated Mi'kmaw artist.

One is Ne'wt, for one bear. Two is Ta'pu, for two women at the sacred fire. Counting from one to ten in English and Mi'kmaw, baby is introduced to both the ancestral language of Mi'kmaki and to Mi'kmaw culture and legend, through beautifully rendered illustrations of important animals, like turtle, bear, and beaver, to concepts integral to the Mi'kmaw world view, like the Four (Ne'w) Directions, and the Seven (L'luiknek) Mi'kmaw teachings. Features bright and detailed illustrations from celebrated Waycobah-based Mi'kmaw illustrator, Loretta Gould.

Educator Information
Recommended ages: 3 and under

Additional Information
12 pages | 7.00" x 7.00" | Boardbook

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$14.95

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Counting Wild Bears of the Native Northwest Coast
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Haida;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Offers young readers a window into the Haida culture and the importance of bears in that world; counting from 1 to 10. This 20-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating. Haida artist Gryn White introduces young readers to the wild bears of Haida culture. Bears are an important part of Haida traditions because the ancestors have honoured and respected bears. To acknowledge this respect the Haida feature images of bears in their regalia and art. Early childhood teachers will find this counting book from 1 to 10 a useful resource because it introduces Northwest Coast culture into arithmetic. Colours are also highlighted in the board book.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$10.00

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Cradle Me
Authors:
Debby Slier
Artists:
Marilyn Angel Wynn
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies and, with a fill-in-the-line feature, enbables readers to translate the words to write their own language.

Reviews
"In a book tailor-made for babies (who love looking at other babies), Slier introduces eleven infants from different Native American tribes, safely and (for the most part) happily secured in their cradleboards. Each picture is accompanied by a single word describing the baby’s actions or emotions. The culturally specific and the humanly universal are both depicted here." —Horn Book

 
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32 pages | 11.00" x 8.50" | Boardbook
$10.95

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Cuddle
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

With soothing black-and-white photographs of babies and gentle, rhythmic language, this book depicts the many loving connections that come from touch. Rock, baby, rock. Tender as can be. Snuggle, baby, snuggle. Rest your head on me. Babies and grown-ups will love the warm-and-cozy images of babies snuggling up to blankets, stuffed animals, pets, and people.

What can baby do today? Cuddle . . . and move, reach, play, eat, and rest. The books in the Happy Healthy Baby series include appealing black-and-white photographs of babies and whimsical full-color illustrations that capture the moments and moods of baby’s day. Little ones will love the photos of baby faces, and the rhythm and rhyme will hold baby’s attention.

Reviews
“Verdick and Lisovskis combine sweet-natured verse with photographs of babies giving and receiving affection. The close-up b&w photos are attention-grabbing, and the accompanying pastel cartoons add to the nursery rhyme vibe. A final spread offers ‘cuddle time’ tips for adults and information about the importance of touch for babies.”—Publishers Weekly

Series Information
This book is part of the Happy Healthy Baby Series. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day and hold baby’s attention. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays.

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22 pages | 5.71" x 5.24" | black and white photos, colour illustrations

$9.99

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Dance Baby Dance
Authors:
Andrea Spalding
Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Dance Baby Dance is an enchanting first book for babies. The rolling, rollicking poetry, paired with colorful and diverse photographic images of babies with their friends and families, is the perfect companion to Welcome Song for Baby: A lullaby for newborns.

Reviews
“Show[s] a charming variety of babies and toddlers learning to explore and enjoy their surroundings...The book offers reassurance - perhaps to the adult reading it aloud as much as to Baby - that the world is a pleasant and loving place in which Baby is free to explore, play, and develop.”— Quill & Quire, May 2009

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24 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
$9.95

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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.

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30 pages | 6.50" x 6.50"

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Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$12.00

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