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Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing
Authors:
Nadia Mike
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
Ukaliq and Kalla are two friends who could not be more different.

Ukaliq is loud, excited, and always looking for adventure. Kalla on the other hand, is calm, quiet, and knows it’s best to be well prepared before travelling out on the land or sea ice.

When the two friends head out for a day of fishing, Ukaliq can barely wait to get his line in the water - but his eagerness to catch a fish may just leave him empty handed in the end.

There is a lot Kalla could teach Ukaliq about a successful fishing trip, if only Ukaliq would sit still long enough to listen!

Review
"Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing is a classic story of two friends who are complete opposites... What makes this story unique is the setting and the dynamic between the characters. The story takes place in the Arctic, a setting which provides surroundings, animals, and terminology that children may not be familiar with (for example, the animals 'snow bunting' and 'char', and words like 'qamutiik' and 'jerry can'). Fortunately, the majority of new words can be figured out in context and through examination of the pictures." — CM Magazine

Additional Information
36 pages | 8.75" x 8.75"
Authentic Canadian Content
$16.95

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Ukaliq: Fun for Little Nunavummiut
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
Ukaliq is a fun and informative activity book about Nunavut, designed for readers aged three to six.

It's jam-packed with comics, stories, games, facts, photographs, and illustrations, providing young readers with entertaining and engaging opportunities to practice their independent reading skills.
$8.95

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Un saumon pour Simon
Authors:
Betty Waterton
Format: Paperback
Translated in 2014

Simon has always longed to catch a salmon. But when his luck suddenly changes and an eagle accidentally drops one into a tidal pool, Simon is torn between sympathy for the fish and the desire to catch something of his own.

All summer long, Simon, a young First Nations boy, has been desperate to catch a salmon. He goes fishing every day, but has no luck. Then one day a high-flying eagle drops a salmon into a clam hole right before his eyes, and Simon must decide whether to take it home or let it go.

This simple story, with its evocative watercolor paintings of the Northwest Coast, was an environmental fable before its time when it was first published in 1978. But its true power rests in the magical combination of text and pictures, which have made it a best-selling classic.
$9.95

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Un voyage à travers le cercle de la vie
Authors:
Desiree Geillespie
Format: Paperback
Un voyage a travers le cercle de la vie is the French translation of A Journey Through the Circle of Life published by Pemmican Publishers. This 32-page children's picture book written by Métis author Desiree Gillespie and illustrated by Kimberly McKay-Fleming. French translation is provided by Mona Buors. The book tells the story of a Métis child and her grandfather, Pepere. Grandfather lives on a farm and every chance his granddaughter has she visits the farm. Cheyenne and her Pepere are close and each year they plant a tree. Grandfather explains the circle of life as everything living must die and return to Mother Earth. This natural rhythm of life is explained to Cheyenne in terms she can comprehend. Each passing year Cheyenne sees her grandfather change as they both grow older. Grandfather eventually uses a cane and when be becomes sick Cheyenne is sad. But she draws on grandfather's teachings to give her peace of mind. By the end of the book we know that grandfather's death brings an understanding of the circle of life and the trees the two planted comfort Cheyenne in her grief. Detailed colour drawings provide readers with additional information about grandfather's farm and how the grandfather and child help Mother Earth by picking up litter along side the roadways. Some readers may find the pastel-coloured font distracting but the book is a positive resource for any child who is dealing with loss.
$10.95

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Under the Ice
Artists:
Jae Kormen
Format: Paperback
Winter can be cruel in the Arctic, and food quickly grows scarce for those who cannot hunt. In these difficult times, the grandmother of an orphaned boy wishes aloud for the qallupaluit—strange, monstrous creatures that live under the sea ice—to take her grandson away forever. The old woman soon regrets her hasty words when the little boy is snatched and carried away to the creatures' underwater lair. After enlisting the help of her fellow villagers, the old woman learns that her grandson may be happier with the qallupaluit than he ever was with her.
$9.95

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Underground Habitats
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback

Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the activity going on under their very feet. Underground Habitats takes a look at the diverse and exciting array of plants and animals that make their homes under ground. Straightforward text, along with detailed illustrations and vivid photographs, teach children all about this fascinating habitat. Specific topics include
• underground vegetation
• animal homes under ground
• the weather’s effects on underground habitats

Series Information
A habitat is a natural area in which plants and animals live. Bobbie Kalman’s exciting series Introducing Habitats presents a variety of habitats in a simple way that very young readers will understand. From the exotic to the local, children will be delighted to learn about these habitats! Each book uses beautiful pictures, precise illustrations, and simple, straightforward text to teach young readers about basic concepts such as

  • which plants and animals live in each habitat 
  • the weather in each habitat 
  • photosynthesis and adaptations

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2    Interest Level: Gr. K-3

$9.95

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Understand and Care
Authors:
Cheri Meiners
Artists:
Meredith Johnson
Format: Paperback

Empathy is key to positive, healthy relationships. This book builds empathy in children. In clear, child-friendly words and illustrations, it helps them to understand that other people have feelings like theirs—and different from theirs. It guides children to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings.

Includes questions to discuss and empathy games to play.

Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the Learning to Get Along Series, which helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life scenarios, lots of diversity, and captivating illustrations make these read-aloud books perfect for home and childcare settings, as well as schools and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned.

Common Core:
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
W.K-1.2
SL.K-1.1,1a,1b,2,3,4,5,6

Head Start:
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H

Additional Information
40 pages | 9.13" x 9.05"

$15.95

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Une Promesse, C'est Une Promesse
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
Texte de Robert Munsch et Michael Kusugak
Illustrations de Vladyana Krykorka
Traduit par Carole Freynet-Gagné
Une légende inuite raconte que des Qallupilluits se cachent
sous la glace de mer. Ces créatures capturent les enfants qui
s’aventurent sans leurs parents près des crevasses de la glace.
Mais la jeune Allashua doute de leur existence et décide,
malgré la promesse faite à ses parents, d’aller pêcher seule
sur l’océan glacé. Et comme il fallait s’y attendre, ce ne sont
pas des poissons qu’elle rapportera à la maison…
ISBN 978-2-89611-412-2 12,95$
$12.95

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Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut's Children
Format: Paperback
Compiled from writing, poetry, and illustrations created by young Nunavummiut, this anthology explores diverse aspects of the theme of weather—from Inuit mythology to traditional knowledge, climate change, and daily survival.

These creative works, created as part of an Arctic Weather Centre contest in the mid-1990s, are gathered here for the first time, and are accompanied by helpful information about each community represented.

Through full-colour illustrations and engaging poetry and stories written both in Inuktitut and English, learn more about the vital force of Arctic weather as seen through the eyes of children.
$12.95

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Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit: Traditional Inuit Stories from Arviat (Volume 1)
Authors:
Mark Kalluak
Artists:
Mark Kalluak
Format: Paperback
Well-loved and respected community member, Mark Kalluak, has collected stories from around Arviat since the 1970s, including stories he grew up hearing his mother tell. In this delightful book for audiences of all ages, Mr. Kalluak shares his favourite versions of traditional and personal tales, lovingly illustrating and translating them himself.
$29.95

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Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit: Traditional Inuit Stories from Arviat (Volume 2)
Authors:
Mark Kalluak
Artists:
Mark Kalluak
Format: Paperback
Mark Kalluak has meticulously documented the stories that have been passed down for generations in the North. In this volume learn about the origin of the sun and the moon, the ogress that stole children, all sorts of animal fables and many more.

A refreshing change from academic examinations, this collection is lovingly gathered by an Inuit elder who grew up listening to these tales and is personally invested in preserving these treasures for generations to come.
$29.95

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Up the Creek
Authors:
Nicholas Oldland
Format: Hardcover
The bear, the moose and the beaver are the best of friends, even though they often disagree. On a canoe trip, the trio's squabbling leads them into rough waters. Can they agree on a plan before it's too late?
$16.95

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Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City
Content Territory: Various
Format: Paperback
The majority of Natives in North America live "off the rez." How do they stay rooted to their culture? How do they connect with their community?

Urban Tribes offers unique insight into this growing and often misperceived group. This anthology profiles young urban Natives and how they connect with Native culture and values in their contemporary lives.

Their stories are as diverse as they are. From a young Dene woman pursuing an MBA at Stanford University to a Pima photographer in Phoenix to a Mohawk actress in New York City, these urban Natives share their unique insight to bridge the divide between their past and their future, their cultural home, and their adopted cities.

Unflinchingly honest and deeply moving, the contributors explore a wide range of topics: from the trials and tribulations of dating in the city to the alienating experience of leaving a remote reserve to attend high school in the city, from the mainstream success of the Electric Pow Wow music genre to the humiliation of racist school mascots.

Each of the personal perspectives helps to illuminate larger political issues. An innovative and highly visual design offers a dynamic reading experience.

Ages 11 - 18
$14.95

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Uumajut, Volume 2: Learn More About Arctic Wildlife!
Artists:
Romi Caron
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
In Uumajut, volume 2, readers will get acquainted with more arctic wildlife.

Picking up where Uumajut: Learn About Arctic Wildlife! left off, Uumajut, Volume 2 will introduce the youngest readers to the diets and habitats of more arctic species including the Siksik, Ermine, Wolf, Muskox, Eider Duck, Ringed Seal, Harp Seal, and Walrus. They will also learn about traditional Inuit uses for these animals, from traditional food preparation to clothing and household uses.

Uumajut, Volume 2 is brought to vivid life by award-winning illustrator Romi Caron's whimsical illustrations.
$9.95

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Uumajut, Volume Deux
Artists:
Romi Caron
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
The critically acclaimed Uumajut series of books is now available in French!
These beautiful books introduce the youngest readers to the diets and habitats of arctic species such as the siksik, ermine, wolf, muskox, eider duck, ringed seal, harp seal, and walrus. Kids will also learn about traditional Inuit uses for these animals, from traditional food preparation to clothing and household uses.
$9.95

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