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Feelings with Tuktu and Friends

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, emotions & feelings, deer, moose & caribou

Tuktu and his friends are exploring their feelings!

In this interactive book, children follow along as the animal characters experience different emotions, such as sad, happy, scared, and excited. As they go through the book, children are encouraged to talk about the feelings and practise making faces that express them.

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Oolichan Moon

by Samantha Beynon & Lucy Trimble
edition: Hardcover
tagged: native canadian, fishes, cooking & food

Oolichan Moon is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about passing down traditional knowledge from Nisga'a Elders and the sacredness of traditional foods, particularly the oolichan fish.

Together, author Samantha Beynon and illustrator Lucy Trimble have created a children’s book rich with cultural knowledge and tradition that relates to th …

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To My Panik: To My Daughter

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Pelin Turgut
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, polar regions, native canadian, girls & women

“Panik, do you know how much I love you? When I look at the horizon, past the vast tundra, I see no end. That is how much I love you.”

In this lovingly told book, a mother recounts for her daughter all the things she loves about her, connecting each attribute to an element of the Arctic landscape or Inuit traditional life. As her daughter’s ey …

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My Ittu

by Laura Deal, illustrated by Thamires Paredes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, imagination & play, polar regions

Maniq loves her ittu (short for ittupajaaq, an Inuktitut word for grandfather). He’s brave—enough to wrestle the grumpiest polar bear, if he ever needed to! He’s tall—enough to see over the tallest mountain tops. He’s generous—enough to walk through a blizzard to make sure others have delicious food to eat. And above all, he loves his g …

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Tiri Is Scared of the Dark

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok & Rachel Rupke, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: k
tagged: native canadian, emotions & feelings, polar regions, friendship

Tiri has a secret: he is scared of the dark. He doesn’t want anyone to find out, but as he spends the day with his friends, he learns they are each scared of something too. Tuktu is scared of heights. Ukaliq is scared of swimming in deep water. Will Tiri be able to open up and face his own fear? See how the friends learn to support one another.

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Still This Love Goes On

by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native american, music, native canadian, values & virtues

A love letter to Indigenous communities everywhere, this picture book gorgeously illustrated by Julie Flett celebrates seasons, nature, and community.

Based on Academy Award-winning Cree icon Buffy Sainte-Marie’s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On is a stunning celebration of Indigenous experience. Breathtaking illustrations from celeb …

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Benny the Bananasaurus Rex

by Sarabeth Holden, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, native canadian, polar regions

Benny loves bananas. He eats them morning, noon, and night. He even rides a bike with a yellow banana seat. In fact, Benny has a secret, he hopes one day he will turn into a banana! And if there is one thing Benny knows, it’s that with a little imagination anything is possible.

A funny and relatable story of a little boy who can be anything he wan …

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The Story of the Loon and the Raven

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

adapted by Jaypeetee Arnakak, illustrated by Erin Hunting
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: k
tagged: native canadian, native american, polar regions, birds

“Long ago, animals were different. They could speak. They wore clothing. They used tools…”

Raven and Loon are best friends. They love to sew clothes for each other. But when Raven won’t hold still to be measured for a new coat Loon is making, Loon gets mad. What happens when these two friends disagree?

Uncover this traditional Inuit story ret …

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Niitu and Chips

illustrated by Babah Kalluk
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: friendship, native canadian, mammals, polar regions

Niitu’s best friend is Chips. It doesn’t matter that Niitu is a kid and Chips is a seal, they spend every moment they can together. When Niitu and Chips head out for a day at the lake, being a seal ends up coming in very handy at the fishing hole!

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