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Ma Tante Charlotte / Nitosis Charlotte
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Atikamekw ;

La tante de Louis-Paul est invitée à souper chez lui. La connaissant très peu, il se met à imaginer le métier qu'elle fait dans la vie. Mais il apprendra vite que le travail importe peu quand on estime une personne.

Louis-Paul has never met his aunt Charlotte, whom his father has invited for supper tonight. As the story unfolds, Louis-Paul is curious to learn more about her and wonders what type of work she could possibly do. He imagines her as a physician caring for sick children, an astronaut travelling in space, an actress signing autographs, a magician, or an acrobat. The scenarios he creates are illustrated in a lively and colourful style. Intrigued by his aunt's visit, Louis-Paul talks to his father, who tells him that it is not what his sister does for a living that is important, but who she is — a person very dear to him.

This delightful story, which focuses on the importance of family, is the first work by the young Christophe Loyer. Readers will enjoy the creative illustrations of Louise-Catherine Bergeron. It is an entertaining and fun-filled picture book.  

Educator Information
This book is delivered in a dual-language format of French and Atikamekw.  Atikamekw translation by Martha Niquay.

Additional Information
24 Pages 

Authentic Canadian Content
$8.95

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Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous South American; Inca;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

"The story of the rise of the Inkas and the building of the great city of Machu Picchu is described in this book. The city is as astonishing as were its builders. Set in a remote, inaccessible area of the high Andes, this breathtaking city was never found by the Spanish Conquistadors and remains an untouched example of Inka genius.

Reviews
"Readers will be fascinated by the narrative. Once again, Mann has written an engaging and accessible introduction to one of humankind's great architectural achievements."— School Library Journal

"Informative, entertaining, often riveting, these books offer readers important pieces of history and bring the civilizations to life... A must-have series! Highly Recommended." — Gail Hamilton, Canadian Materials, October 2006

Educator & Series Information 
The winner of numerous awards, Wonders of the World series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

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48 pages | 10.00" x 10.00" | full color illustrations and photographs, map, double gatefold, and index 

$12.95

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mâci-nêhiyawêwin: Beginning Cree
Format: Coil Bound
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Designed as an introduction for Cree language learners, Beginning Cree acts as a self-study aid--a much-needed resource in today's world where most students cannot speak Cree fluently. Basic grammar units and everyday vocabulary items guide the student through the building blocks of the language, and expansion drills and exercises reinforce lessons and prepare the student for further study. With over 100 delightful illustrations, Beginning Cree grounds the language in traditional and contemporary contexts.

Educator Information
This book is recommended for ages 12+.

Table of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Nouns
Chapter Three: Prepositions and Pronouns
Chapter Four: Animate Intransitive Verbs
Chapter Five: Inanimate Intransitive Verbs
Chapter Six: Possessives: Kinship Terms
Chapter Seven: Transitive Inanimate Verbs
Chapter Eight: Transitive Animate Verbs
Verb Charts
Conjugation Patterns
Vocabulary List
Bibliography
Notes

The Canadian Indigenous Books for School list recommends this resource for Grades 1-12 for these subject areas: Indigenous Language Studies, Language Studies.

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165 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | black and white illustrations | spiral bound

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$34.95

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Maggie and the Chocolate War
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4;

Maggie has been saving her delivery-job money for weeks to buy her best friend, Jo, a chocolate bar for her birthday. It's 1947, and while the war is over and ration tickets are gone, food prices are going up. Then it is announced that the price of chocolate is going up too - now Maggie can never afford to buy a chocolate bar! And neither can the other kids. Maggie and her friends leap into action and wage a strike against the price hike. But what can a bunch of kids do? More than you think?

Based on real events, Maggie and the Chocolate War is filled with photographs and newspaper documents covering an amazing historical moment that united children from British Columbia to the Atlantic coast.

Additional Information
94 pages | 6.50" x 8.02"

 

Authentic Canadian Content
$7.50

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Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Haida;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Based on ancient Haida narratives, this vibrantly illustrated children's book empowers young people and teaches them to live in harmony with nature.

Haida Gwaii is home to a rich and vibrant culture whose origins date back thousands of years. Today, the Haida People are known throughout Canada and the world for their artistic achievements, their commitment to social justice and environmental protection, and their deep connection to the natural world. Embedded in Haida culture and drawn from ancient oral narratives are a number of Supernatural Beings, many of them female, who embody these connections to the land, the sea, and the sky. Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii features ten of these ancient figures and presents them to children as visually engaging, empowering, and meaningful examples of living in balance with nature. Developed by renowned Haida activist, lawyer, performer, and artist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and Haida educator Sara Florence Davidson, this book challenges stereotypes, helps advance reconciliation, and celebrates Indigenous identity and culture.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 5 to 8.

Additional Information
64 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$22.95

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Make Your Own Inuksuk
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

In Make Your Own Inuksuk, clear, inspiring text and beautiful step-by-step photographs show how to create your own inuksuk and bring the beauty and magic of this ancient Inuit tradition into the classroom, home or garden. An index is also included.

Richly varied yet intrinsically connected, the titles in the Wow Canada! library celebrate different aspects of the country. Together, they weave a tale as diverse and exciting as Canada itself.

Reviews
"Once in a while, a very special book that quietly communicates a sense of wonder, beauty and spiritual connectedness comes along. This is such a book." -School Library Journal

Educator Information
Age 8 and up.

Additional Information
32 pages | 7.62" x 9.84"

Authentic Canadian Content
$11.95

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

Learn how to make a qamutiik!

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

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

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

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Additional Information
20 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$13.95

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Making Sounds with Mia and the Monsters (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s make sounds!

In this interactive book, children can play along with Mia and her monster friends, making the sounds each character demonstrates in the book.

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

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

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

Additional Information
16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

Authentic Canadian Content
$14.95

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Mama, Do You Love Me? (BB)
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Format: Board Book
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

This beloved bestseller of a child testing the limits of her independence, and a mother who reassuringly proves that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting.

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24 pages | 5.25" x 6.25"

$9.99

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Mama, Do You Love Me? (PB)
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

In this classic, bestselling story of a child testing the limits of her independence, a mother reassures that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. This universal story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. Complemented by a detailed glossary, this tender story introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture and shows that the special love between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.

Reviews
"A young girl asks how much her mother loves her, even when she is naughty, and receives warm, reassuring answers. The twist on this familiar theme is that the two are Inuits, and the text and pictures draw on their unique culture: "What if I put salmon in your parka, ermine in your mittens, and lemmings in your mukluks?" asks the girl. Two pages of back matter define and explain the functions of various terms in Inuit life past and present. Charming, vibrant watercolor illustrations expand the simple rhythmic text, adding to the characters' personalities and to the cultural information. Ceremonial masks appear in the corner of several pages and on the endpapers, a nice detail in a well-designed book." - School Library Journal 

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32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50"

$11.99

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Mamaqtuq!
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

One beautiful spring morning, a group of friends go seal hunting so they can make a delicious stew. Hungry and tired, they begin to think they’ll have to give up . . . until they finally spot a seal!

This fun book brings to life a popular song by the one-of-a-kind band The Jerry Cans.

The fast-rising Northern stars The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band members perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language, even as the North and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing Northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary North and the spirited people who reside there. It is not only their political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 5-7.

Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Inuktitut.

Additional Information
36 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

Authenticity Note: One of the members of The Jerry Cans is an Inuk accordion player and throat singer. This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label because of its content, the Inuktitut language, and the fact that it is written in part by an Indigenous person. It is up to readers to determine if this book is authentic for their purposes.

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Authentic Indigenous Text
$16.95

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Man-to-Man
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;

Michael O'Reilly is the shortest kid on the lacrosse team, and the youngest. He doesn't play rough, and everyone says he's not tough enough for the sport. When tension breaks out between teams and one team accuses the other of racist behavior, Michael realizes that he is tough after all -- he's the only one brave enough to speak the truth.

Reviews
"...lacrosse fans will enjoy the action, and those not familiar with the sport will benefit from the brief, appended description."— Todd Morning, Booklist, June 2010

 
Educator Information
Fry Reading Level - 4.1
 
Recommended Ages: 9-13

Additional Information
144 pages | 5.00" x 7.75"

Authentic Canadian Content
$8.99

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Manners, Please! Why It Pays to Be Polite
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

Manners, Please!: Why It Pays to Be Polite (Slim Goodbody's Life Skills 101)

Slim Goodbody helps children understand the value of manners and the essentials of behaving well in school, at home, and with friends. Often children come to school without a clear understanding of what it means to be polite and respect the rights of others. Manners make a difference in all aspects of a person's life. The way you present yourself often determines how others see you.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 8-11 / Grades 3 - 6

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.30" x 10.80"

$9.95

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Manny's Memories
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Manny's Memories, by Author Ken Caron with his daughter Angela Caron, introduces us to the Métis community of Round Prairie, Saskatchewan through the eyes of a young boy growing up in the 1940s. Manny shares his boyhood memories of the once vibrant community not too far from Saskatoon's city limits. Though rural life at the time called for hard work, self-sufficiency, and generosity, there was always time to have fun and to enjoy being a young Métis boy. Artist Donna Lee Dumont's visual expression of Manny's Memories helps us see the world as Ken, called "Manny" in his youth, remembers it. Norman Fleury's accompanying Michif translation and narration returns to the language which Manny often hears as a boy. Manny's Memories leaves us with a rare and satisfying glimpse of life not so long ago.

Educator Information
Grade Level: Primary
Format: Book/CD, English/Michif-Cree

Additional Information
36 pages | 10.94" x 8.46"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$15.00

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Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

From Anishanabe artists making birch bark bowls to Zuni elders saying prayers for the day that is done, the diversity of Native American cultures is simply presented in this unique and beautiful alphabet book.

Educator Information
Grades: 1-5
Guided Reading: M

Authentic Indigenous Text
$8.99

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