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Pivik Learns from Takannaaluk

Inuktitut Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Hannah Barrett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, siblings, polar regions, native american

In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.

Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik …

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My Dear Nuakuluapik

English Edition

by Irene Jonas, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: 1
tagged: native canadian, death & dying, polar regions, multigenerational

A woman fondly reflects on her childhood with her Nuakuluapik.

She remembers all the things they used to do together and how kind her Nuakuluapik always was. This heartfelt story illuminates the strength of intergenerational relationships and the ways we hold onto loved ones even after they are gone.

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Ullak and the Creatures of the Sea

English Edition

by Suzie Napayok-Short, illustrated by Sho Uehara
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 4
tagged: native canadian, native american, polar regions, marine life

Sanna, the powerful Mother of the Sea from Inuit traditional stories, is brought to life through the eyes of the curious explorer, Ullak!

One day, Ullak forgets her grandma’s warning about playing on the ice pans and is suddenly kidnapped by a sea monster.

Ullak is brought to Sanna, the controller of the water and weather, at the bottom of the sea …

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Maakusie Loves Music

Inuktitut Edition

by Chelsey June and Jaaji (Twin Flames), illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, music

Maakusie loves music! But what makes music in the Arctic so special? Join Maakusie as he practises katajjaniq (throat singing) and learns ajaja songs, drumming, and more!

Explore everything from traditional instruments to dances to the origin of the brass bands in the Arctic today. Grab your instruments or sing along. This journey through the histor …

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Winterkill

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: europe, military & wars

Ukrainian Canadian author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch tells a gripping story of how the Soviet Union starved the Ukrainian people in the 1930s -- and of their determination to overcome.

 

Nyl is just trying to stay alive. Ever since the Soviet dictator, Stalin, started to take control of farms like the one Nyl's family lives on, there is less and less fo …

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Kaakuluk: Gyrfalcon!

edited by Inhabit Media
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: activity books, polar regions, birds, native canadian

Kaakuluk: Gyrfalcons includes information about gyrfalcons, like what makes them excellent hunters! This issue explains the habits and habitats of gyrfalcons, and includes a traditional story. It also includes a maze, and a spot-the-difference activity.

 

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Kaakuluk: Arctic Fox!

edited by Inhabit Media
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: activity books, polar regions, native canadian, foxes

Kaakuluk: Arctic Foxes includes interesting facts about Arctic foxes—like how the adapt to living in the Arctic! This issue shares traditional knowledge of and uses for Arctic foxes. It also includes a traditional story, a maze, and a game.

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Canada Wild

Animals Found Nowhere Else on Earth

by Maria Birmingham, illustrated by Alex MacAskill
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
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A full-colour illustrated guide to Canada's endemic species for young readers, from the award-winning author of Snooze-O-Rama: The Strange Ways that Animals Sleep.

Canada is home to over 308 endemic species of plants and animals — meaning they're found nowhere else on Earth. In Canada Wild, award-winning author Maria Birmingham introduces young r …

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