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Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools 2018/19
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Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools 2018/19

Created by ABPBC
  • Age: 0 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: indigenous, first nations, aboriginal
The Association of Book Publishers of BC produce school catalogues for educators, library wholesalers, and retailers working in the K-12 educational field. Titles have been selected from publisher submissions by teacher-librarians. These titles have been chosen for their relevance to school curricula and in the catalogue are annotated by professional evaluators.

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Tilly and the Crazy Eights

by Monique Gray Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: native american & aboriginal, humorous, non-classifiable

When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.”

The Cra …

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Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina

A Counting Book for Families

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: counting & numbers, parents, love & romance

One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four! So many kisses and so many more. From bestselling author Richard Van Camp comes a delightful counting book that honors families and can be used to praise your little ones as they learn to count. Ten kisses from your sweet baby might not be enough to get you through this adorable book, so you'll just have to re …

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Little You / Kîya-K’apisîsisîyân

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, nursery rhymes, poetry (see also stories in verse)

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates the potential of every child. With its delightful contemporary illustrat …

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My Heart Fills With Happiness / Ni Sâkaskineh Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih

by Monique Gray Smith, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, native canadian

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

In …

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We Sang You Home / Ka Kîweh Nikamôstamâtinân

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, poetry (see also stories in verse)

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.

Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling auth …

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Welcome Song for Baby / Ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’

by Richard Van Camp, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: new baby, nursery rhymes, parents

From renowned First Nations storyteller Richard Van Camp comes a lyrical lullaby for newborns. Complemented with stunning photographs, this evocative board book is perfectly suited as a first book for every baby.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this paperback as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition.

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Monsters

by David A. Robertson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, paranormal, occult & supernatural, magical realism, superheroes, mental illness

Cole Harper is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky First Nation. He may have stopped a serial killer but the trouble is far from over. A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic is on lockdown by a mysterious organization, and long-held secrets threaten to bubble to the surface. Can Cole learn the truth about h …

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You Hold Me Up /Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna

by Monique Gray Smith, translated by Mary Cardinal Collins, illustrated by Danielle Daniel
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their every-day actions.

Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among youn …