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See You Soon, Tuktu!

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

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

It's a beautiful fall day, but Tuktu feels sad. Tomorrow his family will travel to a place where there is more food for the winter. Tuktu will miss his friends! See how Tuktu's friends cheer him up by planning a special day for him. Tuktu and his friends make wonderful memories to last until they can meet again in the spring.

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A Magical Sturgeon

by Joseph Dandurand, illustrated by Elinor Atkins
edition: Paperback
tagged: native canadian

Written and illustrated in the tradition of the Kwantlen people, Joseph Dandurand's second book is an endearing tale of two sisters and their connection with nature.

In the water sat a sturgeon, born there, so they say, thousands of years ago, though the sturgeon themselves have been here for two hundred million years. It was at first a little egg, …

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Bedtime in Nunatsiavut

by Raeann Brown
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, other, bedtime & dreams

A sweet, beautiful book for children depicting the transformative dreams envisioned by a young Inuk girl, with the help of her loving mother.

In Bedtime in Nunatsiavut, a little girl named Nya yearns to fly, swim, and wander like the goose, salmon, bear, fox, and other animals that populate her world. Each night, her loving Ananak (mother) tucks her …

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In My Anaana's Amautik

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native canadian, stories in verse, polar regions

Starred reviews from Kirkus, SLJ, and The Horn Book Magazine!

Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik—the pouch in the back of a mother’s parka used to carry a child—to experience everything through the eyes of the baby nestled inside, from the cloudlike softness of the pouch to the glistening sound of Anaana’s laughter. …

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Finding Moose

by Sue Farrell Holler, illustrated by Jennifer Faria
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: multigenerational, native american, native canadian, diversity & multicultural, country life, deer, moose & caribou

The creators of Raven, Rabbit, Deer are back with another thoughtful tale of a young boy and his grandfather taking a walk through the woods and all the creatures and plants they encounter.

Walking as “quiet as mice and rabbits and deer” they come upon fresh moose droppings and set out to find the moose itself. They discover the branches where t …

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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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The In-Between

by Marcus Youssef
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama, canadian

Lily has always felt in-between. She looks Vietnamese but thinks of herself as white – her parents adopted her from an orphanage in Vietnam. Her parents both have good jobs, but her best friend Brit is always super broke. When Karim – a guy she’s liked for a long time – shows interest in her for the first time, Brit starts to hang out with …

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I Can See You

by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: senses & sensation, native canadian, polar regions, multigenerational

In this adorable book to be shared with babies and toddlers, mothers explore their love for their babies as experienced through the five senses. From the sound of a baby's giggles to the smell of a kunik, this book celebrates the unique bonds shared between mothers and babies.

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Noodin's Perfect Day

by Ansley Simpson, illustrated by Rhael McGregor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, lgbt, city & town life, stepfamilies

When Noodin's perfect day is interrupted, they decide to strike out for adventure instead - spending the day with their human, animal, and tree cousins in the city. But will Noodin ever get the pancakes they're craving? Come along and find out!

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Amik

illustrated by Sharon King
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: native canadian, parents, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

The beaver is busy...
This delightful children's picture book tells the story of amik, the beaver, who works on his dam throughout the day while nature and the activities of other animals carry on around him. At the end of a long day, amik returns to his den to be with his family.
Along with its beautiful cut-paper illustrations, Amik offers the ch …