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The Pear Affair

by Judith Eagle, illustrated by Jo Rioux
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, europe, siblings

Nell is determined to find her beloved missing au pair in this vibrant adventure set in, and underneath, Paris.

Penelope Magnificent spends as little time as possible with her awful parents—a grocery-mogul father and a fashion-obsessed mother who loves expensive purses more than she does her daughter. But when they mention an important trip to Par …

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Let's Eat Bannock!

Inuktitut Edition

by Masiana Kelly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, country life, cooking & food

Learn all about this delicious treat! Bannock is enjoyed by people across Nunavut. Many families have their own recipes that have been passed down for generations. This book provides information about bannock, its history, and how it is made.

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tâpwê êkwa mamâhtâwastotin (Tâpwê and the Magic Hat, Cree edition)

illustrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie & Michelle Alynn Clement, translated by Solomon Ratt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native american, values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance, native canadian, chapter books, country & ethnic, friendship

A Cree edition of  beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie's chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift from Kokhom (grandma)—and finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. 

Tâpwê can’t wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the Cree reserve—especi …

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Una Huna?: Ukpik Learns to Sew

by Susan Aglukark, illustrated by Amiel Sandland & Rebecca Brook
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, new experience

Ukpik’s mother is eager to teach Ukpik how to prepare caribou skin, dry it, and use it to sew a pair of simple, useful mitts. But Ukpik can’t stop thinking about the beautiful new beads her mother traded the Captain for on his last visit. They are so bright and beautiful! Anaana knows it is more important for Ukpik to learn the skills she will …

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Tâpwê and the Magic Hat

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Michelle Alynn Clement
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, values & virtues, friendship, country & ethnic, self-esteem & self-reliance

"Beautiful, poignant and poetic. This story will weave its way into the hearts and minds of readers for generations."
—Monique Gray Smith, author of My Heart Fills With Happiness

From beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift f …

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My Lala

by Thomas King, illustrated by Charlene Chua
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, native american, imagination & play

A joyful picture book about confidence featuring a little girl making her mark on the world, from acclaimed author Thomas King, and for fans of Ladybug Girl.

Lala wakes up one morning and decides that she owns the world. Quick as a fox, she bounds to her box of treasures and finds her shiny red dots — to mark what is hers, because there's nothing …

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nimosôm anima--nimihōmih ta-minciwēnciman

Grandfather's Reminder

by Alberta-Rose Bear & Kathleen O'Reilly, illustrated by Lindsey Bear
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: native canadian, diversity & multicultural

“We need to be careful that we don’t hurt the gifts that are given to us.” Told in paskwâwinîmowin (Plains Cree), anihināpēmowin (Saulteaux), and English, this simple tale of traditional teachings and values follows a grandparent and grandchild on a visit to a chokecherry patch, where lessons about respect and gratitude for the earth’s …

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The Dot

illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: art & architecture, asian american, self-esteem & self-reliance

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of h …

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kā-āciwīkicik / The Move

by Doris George & Don K. Philpot, illustrated by Alyssa Koski
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, fantasy & magic, country life

 

A magical children’s picture book, written in Cree and English, depicting the transformation of a barren landscape into a rich natural world where an elderly couple can spend their remaining days.

Rooted in the historical displacement and relocation of members of the Chemawawin First Nation from their ancestral homeland, The Move is a bilingual s …

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