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The Little Hummingbird

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
edition: Paperback
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The Great Bear

The Misewa Saga, Book Two

by David A. Robertson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
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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The Lost Island

by E. Pauline Johnson, illustrated by Atanas Matsoureff
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, other

My aim, my joy, my pride, is to sing the glories of my own people.
—?E. Pauline Johnson

A search for the timeless connection to the old world presages a vision of the future in the haunting story of The Lost Island from Legends of Vancouver, a book inspired by the friendship between a Mohawk poet and a Salish chief and storyteller. It was the firs …

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The Barren Grounds

The Misewa Saga, Book 1

by David A. Robertson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
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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Moon Pops

by Heena Baek, translated by Jieun Kiaer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: asian, adaptations, bedtime & dreams, imagination & play

A witty, weird, and wonderful spin on a classic Korean folktale
One sweltering summer night, while the many residents of one apartment building are struggling to fall asleep, the moon begins to melt. Granny hears it dripping and runs out to catch the moon drops in a bucket. At first unsure what do with the drops, she is soon inspired to turn them …

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Wildflower

by Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mythical

A stunning, modern reimagining of Thumbelina with an environmental message from the author/illustrator of The Book of Selkie and She Dreams of Sable Island.

You cannot own a wildflower.

An old woman's wish for a child is granted in the form of a thumb-sized girl born inside a flower. Though the child brings the woman much joy, Wildflower cannot be p …

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Grandmother Ptarmigan

by Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native american, birds, polar regions

It's bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget. With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this book is a simple, nursery rhyme inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale.

Published for the first time as a board book under the Inhabit Junior i …

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Cuckoo's Flight

by Wendy Orr
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: prehistory, horses, greek & roman, special needs

A new gripping Bronze Age story from Wendy Orr, internationally acclaimed author of Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance

Clio can’t remember a time when she didn’t share a bond with the mare Grey Girl. On the whole island of Crete, she and her Trojan-born father are the only people who raise and ride horses—and she couldn’t live without it. …

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Wings of Olympus: The Colt of the Clouds

by Kallie George, illustrated by Celia Krampien
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: greek & roman, fantasy & magic, mythical

Soar into adventure with Pippa, an orphaned girl in Ancient Greece, and her beloved winged horse, Zephyr, who head out on a daring adventure to save Mt. Olympus in the second book in the Wings of Olympus series by beloved, award-winning author Kallie George.

Ever since Pippa lost the winged horse race of the ancient gods and was banned from the slo …

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Inukpak and His Son

English Edition

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: beginner, native canadian

Discover this gigantic Northern tale.

This book introduces children to a traditional Inuit legend. Learn how the great giant Inukpak adopted a human hunter as his son.

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