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The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers

And Other Gruesome Tales

by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Adam De Souza
edition: Hardcover
tagged: horror & ghost stories, ghost stories

In this collection, fourteen of fairy tales from around the world are retold for young readers, restored to their original, grisly versions.

Do you dare read this collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales? In this gripping volume, author Jen Campbell offers young readers an edgy, contemporary, and inclusive take on classic fairy tales, taking them b …

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The Amajurjuk

by Levi Illuitok, illustrated by Ben Shannon
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native american, polar regions, monsters

In this faithful retelling of a traditional story from the Kugaaruk region, told by Elder Levi Illuitok, a father must save his infant child from an amajurjuk, an ogress known to steal children. When the ogress takes advantage of the child’s mother being blind to trick her into giving away her child, the child’s father embarks on a quest to sav …

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Little John Crow

by Ziggy Marley & Orly Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: caribbean & latin american

After being abandoned by his animal friends, Little John Crow must come to terms with what it means to be part of a community when you are a vulture.

"Little John Crow is full of energy and color."
People Magazine

Little John Crow is a young vulture growing up in Bull Bay on the edge of the Blue Mountains in Jamaica, where he lives with his loving …

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Buffalo Wild!

by Deidre Havrelock, illustrated by Azby Whitecalf, afterword by Amethyst First Rider
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, native american

An exuberant celebration of the Buffalo’s return to the wild.

Since Declan was born, his kokum has shared her love of Buffalo through stories and art. But Declan longs to see real Buffalo. Then one magical night, herds of the majestic creatures stampede down from the sky. That’s when things really get wild!

Azby Whitecalf’s playful illustration …

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The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by David A. Robertson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, native american, orphans & foster homes

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.

Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues: Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has t …

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Le geant du Nord canadien

by Réjean Roy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: other

A giant trapped by loons, or how the Canadian lakes came to be

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The Barren Grounds

The Misewa Saga, Book One

by David A. Robertson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic, orphans & foster homes, native american

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their cultu …

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Coyote Columbus Story / Coyote Solstice

by Thomas King, narrator Meegwun Fairbrother
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native american, christmas & advent, baseball & softball

These two stories from master storyteller Thomas King are now available bundled together as an audiobook!

In Coyote Columbus Story, Thomas King uses a bag of literary tricks to shatter the stereotypes surrounding Columbus’s voyages. In doing so, he invites children to laugh with him at the crazy antics of Coyote, who unwittingly allows Columbus to …

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Les timbrés : No 4 - Les traces du Bigfoot

illustrated by Dom Pelletier
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: action & adventure, humorous

 

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Lorsque Tia, Léo et M. Rodrigue sont invités à faire du camping en compagnie d’un club d’horlogerie, ils ne peuvent pas refuser. Le but? Prendre en photo un Bigfoot qui rôde dans la forêt! Mais lorsqu’ils arrivent sur le site, Tia, Léo et M. Rodrigue découvrent que l’équipe est constituée de deux …

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