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Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

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!

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"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

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36 pages | 8.75" x 8.75"

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$16.95

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Ukaliq: Fun for Little Nunavummiut
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

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.

This book features everything kids could want to know about Arctic puppies, complete with full-colour photographs, a beautifully illustrated version of a traditional myth, and a lively and exciting array of educational activities, from mazes to colouring pages!

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$8.95

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Un ours pour dejeuner!
Authors:
Robert N. Munsch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Autrefois, le grand-père d'Antoine mangeait de l'ours pour déjeuner… mais puisqu'il n'y en a pas dans le réfrigérateur, Antoine décide d'en attraper un lui-même!

Dans cette aventure étonnante, le jeune Antoine aperçoit tour à tour une fourmi, un écureuil et un chien, mais comme il ne s'agit pas d'ours, il les repousse chaque fois. Quand il tombe sur un énorme ours qui gronde en sa direction, Antoine court se réfugier chez lui, mais la bête le suit jusque dans la cuisine!

C'est finalement son grand-père qui fera fuir l'animal en le frappant sur la tête avec une poêle à frire. BOÏNG! La famille peut alors savourer un succulent déjeuner qui n'a pas de dents : de la pizza!

Educator Information
This book is available in English as Bear for Breakfast.

Recommended ages: 3-8.

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32 pages

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$8.99

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Un saumon pour Simon
Authors:
Betty Waterton
Artists:
Ann Blades
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

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.

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$9.95

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Un voyage à travers le cercle de la vie
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

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.

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Una Huna? What Is This?
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy. When a captain from the south arrives to trade with Ukpik's father, she's excited to learn how to use forks, knives, and spoons.

At first, Ukpik enjoys teaching the other children how to use these new tools. But soon, she starts to wonder if they'll need to use the new tools all the time, and if that means that everything in camp will change.

After a conversation with her grandmother, Ukpik realizes that even though she will learn many new things, her love for her family and camp will never change - and it even inspires her to find a name for her puppy!

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36 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

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Under the Ice
Artists:
Jae Kormen
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3;

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.

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Underground Habitats
Authors:
Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

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

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Understand and Care
Authors:
Cheri J. Meiners
Artists:
Meredith Johnson
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

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

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40 pages | 9.13" x 9.05"

$17.99

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Une Promesse, C'est Une Promesse
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

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$

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Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut's Children
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

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.

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Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit: Traditional Inuit Stories from Arviat (Volume 1)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

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.

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$29.95

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Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit: Traditional Inuit Stories from Arviat (Volume 2)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

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.

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Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army
Artists:
Nick Hardcastle
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

In the autumn of 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Points Cadets. Sportswriters billed the game as a sort of rematch, pitting against each other the descendants of U.S. soldiers and American Indians who fought on the battlefield only 20 years earlier. But for lightning-fast Jim Thorpe and the other Carlisle players, that day's game was about skill, strategy, and determination. Known for unusual formations and innovative plays, the Carlisle squad was out to prove just one thing -- that it was the best football team in all the land.

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Recommended Ages: 6-10

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40 pages | 11.00" x 9.00"

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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?

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