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O Is for Orca: An Alphabet Book
Author: Andrea Helman
Format: Paperback
  • Art Wolfe's stunning color wildlife and nature photographs teach young children the alphabet while giving them a sense of wonder and appreciation about the bounty of nature. The old-fashioned A is for Apple is replaced by A is for Auklet. F is for Fir Tree, H is for Haida Totem Pole, and so on through the alphabet. No one does nature better than Art Wolfe, acclaimed longtime contributor to National Geographic. Andrea Helman's brief text includes an accessible introduction or fact about the animal, plant, person, or object depicted.

$11.99

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Ojibway Animals
Author: Native Explore
Traditional Territory: Ojibway
Format: Board Book
$10.00

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Ojibway Clans
Traditional Territory: Ojibway
Format: Hardcover
$12.00

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Old Enough
Author: Peter Eyvindson
Format: Paperback
  • Peter Eyvindson, a Saskatchewan storyteller, and Wendy Wolsak, a British Columbia artist, have joined their talents in order to create their second children's picture book, Old Enough. Their first endeavour resulted in the publication of the delightful Kyle's Bath.

    The text is easy enough for primary children to read independently. However, Old Enough is a book with a message that seems to be directed more towards parents than towards children. It tells of the relationship between a man and his son.

    There is a repetitive quality to the book, which is evident in both text and illustrations. Holding his newborn son, the father dreams of what they will do together when he becomes "old enough." These wishes are illustrated by tiny figures cavorting on the quilt. As the boy grows, the father becomes caught in the demands of an adult world. He has "time enough only for his meetings, his conventions and his work." The father's dreams become the boy's solitary activities. This gives the book a sad, melancholy quality. This impression continues to the end of the book, in spite of the author's attempt to develop a happy ending.

    Wendy Wolsak's detailed black-and-white illustrations interpret and enhance the text superbly. As in Kyle's Bath, she has used native people as models for the characters. Calendars at the side of the double-page illustrations mark the passage of time and give a continuity to the characters as they mature. Her soft-textured illustrations add to the wistful quality of the book.

$5.95

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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Author: Douglas Wood
Format: Hardcover
  • In this profoundly moving fable, the earth and all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness and power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's Truth is not a whole truth, but broken. Old Turtle shows the girl the missing part of the Truth, and the Little Girl returns with it to her people. Then the pieces are brought together, and the broken Truth is made whole at last: YOU ARE LOVED... AND SO ARE THEY. Then the people and the earth are healed.

$22.99

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On Mother's Lap (Board Book)
  • A warm, tender story of an Inuit family & of a young boy's realization that there is enough room on mother's lap for both him & his sister.

$9.99

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On Mother's Lap (Paperback)
Format: Paperback
  • A warm, tender story of an Inuit family & of a young boy's realization that there is enough room on mother's lap for both him & his sister.

$9.95

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On My Walk
Format: Paperback
  • B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: K-Physical and Earth Science

    Slap! Slap! Slap! Listen to what you can hear! Only 35 words in a book filled with rhythm and fun.Excellent for new readers and ESL students.

$6.95

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On My Walk - Colouring and Activity book
Author: Terri Mack
Format: Paperback
  • ON SALE! 6.50 (reg. 9.95)

    On My Walk Colouring and Activity book focuses on community. Filled with images by Tsimshian artist, Bill Helin, and activities by Kwakwaka’wakw writer,Terri Mack.

    This resource is also connected to the Strong Readers series and is part of the Strong Learners educational suite.

    16 pages
    Dimensions: 8 1/2" X 11"

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$6.50

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On Our Hike
Author: Terri Mack
Format: Paperback
  • Level 6

    Back cover book introduction:
    This is a story about going on a hike in the forest.
    What are some of the animals that you might see on a hike in the forest?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    ISBN: 9781927571132

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$7.00

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On Our Hike (6-pack)
Author: Terri Mack
Format: Paperback
  • Level 6

    Back cover book introduction:
    This is a story about going on a hike in the forest.
    What are some of the animals that you might see on a hike in the forest?

    Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in
    Pages: 16
    6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571538

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$42.00

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On the Shoulder of a Giant
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • This pan-Arctic Inuit legend, which tells the story of a friendly giant, is lightheartedly retold, featuring sweeping illustrations.

    Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days.

    But being so big, and travelling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra. Thinking that the hunter was a little boy alone on the land, Inukpak decided to adopt him. And so, from the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

    Educator Information
    This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

    Recommended for ages 5-7.

    Additional Information
    40 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

    This book is also available as a part of the Nunavummi Reading Series in a Big Book format.

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$16.95

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On the Shoulder of a Giant (Big Book)
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • A friendly giant comes across a little hunter on the tundra and adopts him as his son! From the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

    This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

    Educator 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. On the Shoulder of a Giant is a Level 11 book in the series.

    Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. On the Shoulder of a Giant's F&P Level is N.

    This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

    Recommended for ages 5-7.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"

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$23.95

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Once in a Blue Moon
Author: Danielle Daniel
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Hardcover
  • Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road.

    In simple words and delightful naïve images, Once in a Blue Moon celebrates the magical moments that can be found in the beauty and wonders of nature.

    With the same simple yet sophisticated design as Danielle’s award-winning picture book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, this book is a very accessible and inviting introduction to poetry for young readers.

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$17.95

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One Blue Moose
Author: Troy Townsin
Format: Board Book
  • One Blue Moose is a unique colours and counting book for early learners. Jeni Matheson's bold and colourful illustrations mixed with Troy Townsin's dynamic prose create a catchy Canadian masterpiece that will be a welcome addition to the home library or classroom.

    "One blue moose nibbling on a tree, Two pink moose are smiling at me, Three red moose are skating on the lake, Four green moose are eating chocolate cake". Young children will delight in the antics of these colourful moose. Makes a perfect bedtime book as the story ends with every moose snuggled up for sleep.

$14.95

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