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Nature is an Artist

by Jennifer Lavallee, illustrated by Natalia Colombo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: environment, imagination & play, art & architecture, interactive adventures

For kids who love to draw and create, this captivating picture book fosters an appreciation for nature and features craft ideas to inspire young artists.

Kids will be inspired to create: 

  • Fingerprint bumblebees
  • Sculptures made of sand
  • Rainbow colored jars
  • And more! 

Nature is an Artist explores different art forms that kids can find in the na …

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Be a Good Ancestor

by Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince, illustrated by Carla Joseph
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: visionary & metaphysical, self-esteem & self-reliance, environment, values & virtues

Rooted in Indigenous teachings, this stunning picture book encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors.

Addressing environmental issues, animal welfare, self-esteem and self-respect, and the importance of community, the authors deliver a poign …

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Ben the Sea Lion

illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers, with Robert Budd
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: baby animals, environment, native canadian

Tsimshian storyteller and artist Roy Henry Vickers shares an adventure from his childhood in the Indigenous village of Kitkatla, on BC’s north coast.

When Uncle Johnny accidentally catches an orphaned sea lion pup in his fishing net, young Roy and his cousin Bussy take responsibility for nursing the tiny creature back to health. They name the pup …

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Martin and the River

by Jon-Erik Lappano, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: environment, emotions & feelings, imagination & play

Faced with moving away from his beloved river in the country, Martin discovers it is possible to make a meaningful connection to nature in the city, too, and find ways to accept changes beyond his control.

Martin loves to play by the river near his house. He watches the great blue herons and looks for crayfish and otters. He builds forts and lies in …

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Meeka Loves Nature: Plants

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Danny Christopher, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, environment, girls & women

There are so many plants to discover in the North! Join Meeka as she explores the tundra to find all sorts of plants, from Arctic cotton to purple saxifrage and everything in between. What blooming, growing greenery will she discover next?

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Frogness

by Sarah Nelson, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: frogs & toads, environment, emotions & feelings, senses & sensation

An exuberant frog hunt, full of mud, muck, and wonder, leads to a playful exploration of mindfulness
As rain clouds bloom across the sea and the first stars wink, Sammy and Chocolate tiptoe into the marsh behind their house in search of frogs. They can hear frogs everywhere—croaking, chirping, clucking, burping—but though they poke and peek, …

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Two at the Top

A Shared Dream of Everest

by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Christopher Corr
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: environment, asia

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest.

Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, herding yaks in the shadow of Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. He has always dreamed of climbing to the top. He becomes a guide, leading treks through the Himalayas, and finally attempts th …

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