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Ma kokum a telephone aujourd'hui
Authors:
Iris Loewen
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Cree;

Quand sa kokum (gran-mere) telephone de la reserve, une jeune fille autochtone de la ville sait qu'elle peut s'attendre a'vivre une belle experience. Cette fois il s'agit d'une danse. Elle apprend que ce sont les femmes, les grand-- meres en particulier, qui maintiennent les liens entre les nombreuses familles autochtones dispersees dans les communautes rurales et urbaines.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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$10.95

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Ma Tante Charlotte / Nitosis Charlotte
Authors:
Christophe Loyer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Atikamekw; Cree;

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.

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24 Pages 

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$8.95

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Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds
Authors:
Elizabeth Mann
Artists:
Amy Crehore
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Peoples of South America; Inca;

"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.

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"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

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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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Maggie and the Chocolate War
Authors:
Michelle Mulder
Format: Paperback

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.

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94 pages | 6.50" x 8.02"

 

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$7.50

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Make Your Own Inuksuk
Authors:
Mary Wallace
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

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.

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32 pages | 7.62" x 9.84"

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$11.95

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Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons
Authors:
Rob D. Walker
Artists:
Leo and Diane Dillon
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous;

In this elegant expression of wisdom and love, mothers around the world share life's simplest yet important lessons with their sons. With Leo and Diane Dillon's magnificent paintings, these moments of sharing are profound, engrossing, and a tender display of hope and trust, strength and support. Each verse presents a different family and is translated into a language related to their culture. Whether Cherokee or Korean or American, true love between parent and child transcends our differences and unites us all.

Some of the languages included in this work include Inuktitut, Danish, Cherokee, and Hebrew.

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32 pages | 10.34" x 12.31"

 

$18.99

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Mama, Do You Love Me? (BB)
Authors:
Barbara Joosse
Artists:
Barbara Lavallee
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Alaska Native; Inuit;

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)
Authors:
Barbara Joosse
Artists:
Barbara Lavallee
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Inuit; Alaska Native;

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"

$10.99

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Mamaqtuq!
Artists:
Eric Kim
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

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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$16.95

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Man-to-Man
Authors:
Bill Swan
Format: Paperback

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

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144 pages | 5.00" x 7.75"

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$8.99

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Manners, Please! Why It Pays to Be Polite
Authors:
John Burstein
Format: Paperback

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

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32 pages | 8.30" x 10.80"

$9.95

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Manny's Memories
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

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"

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Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$15.00

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Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America
Artists:
Robert F. Goetzl
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;

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

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$8.99

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Maple Moon
Authors:
Connie Brummel Crook
Artists:
Scott Cameron
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous;

To create this enchanting fictional account of how maple syrup might have been first discovered. Connie Brummel Crook borrows elements from some of the many prevailing traditional folktales. 

In finding this new source of nourishment, her young protagonist, a native boy named Rides the Wind, is able to help his people through a harsh winter. 

His pride also boosts his confidence in spite of a physical disability, and he is able to rise above the cruel taunts of other children.

Awards

  • Winner of The World Guild Canadian Writing Awards Children's Book category (2006) 

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 4-8.

Additional Information
30 pages | 8.00" x 11.00" | full colour illustrations throughout

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$9.95

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Marine Mammals
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Inuit;

English-Inuktitut early words board books introduce little ones across Canada to simple Inuktitut terminology!

This bilingual board book introduces infants to the names of various Arctic animals. Text appears in English, Inuktitut syllabics, and Roman orthography, meaning that even non-Inuktitut speakers can sound out the Inuktitut words. Marine Mammals features full-colour photographs of a variety of Arctic species.

Educator Information
Text appears in English, Inuktitut Syllabics, and Roman Orthography.

Additional Information
16 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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$10.95

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