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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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Cuckoo's Flight

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

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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The Egyptian Mirror

by Michael Bedard
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: thrillers & suspense, paranormal, other, mysteries & detective stories

A darkly fantastic middle-grade mystery with the ominous atmosphere loved by fans of Jonathan Auxier and Jonathan Stroud

Thirteen-year-old Simon’s life has been knocked askew ever since his family moved into his deceased grandfather’s house. First there’s his eccentric neighbor Mr. Hawkins, who is laid up with a broken leg. Simon’s mother be …

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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 2
  • 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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Wildflower

You cannot own a wildflower

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

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 planted in one place; she must go where the wild wind blows. And if her mother really loves her, she must let her go. In Wildflower, artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie) bring …

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The Giant Bear

An Inuit Folktale

by Jose Angutinngurniq, illustrated by Eva Widermann, narrator Julian Black Antelope & Louise Flaherty
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native american, monsters, polar regions, bears

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he quickly uses h …

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