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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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Putuguq and Kublu and the Attack of the Amautalik

Attack of the Amautalik

by Roselynn Akulukjuk & Danny Christopher, illustrated by Astrid Arijanto
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native american, polar regions, humorous stories, imagination & play, native canadian

Putuguq and Kublu are at their grandparents’ house for lunch—caribou stew, Putuguq’s favourite! Putuguq’s worn out (and stinky!) kamiik remind his grandparents of the story of the amautalik and the orphan, a traditional story about a little orphan who outsmarts a child-stealing ogress. Grandmother’s storytelling over lunch starts Putuguq …

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Giju's Gift

by Brandon Mitchell, illustrated by Veronika Barinova & Britt Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: native canadian, action & adventure, friendship, intermediate, self-esteem & self-reliance

Long ago, all living creatures on this land shared a special balance with one another. The pugulatmu’j—the Little People—were the original guardians of the land, and they looked after all living things. As time passed, we forgot these playful yet powerful guardians, but they did not forget us. Occasionally, they make their presence known with …

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A Long Way Home

by Jean Little, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, butterflies, moths & caterpillars, friendship

A warm story about friendship and migration from the incomparable Jean Little.

 

Jane and Maya are very different. Maya is a quiet girl and a refugee, new to this country, while chatty and outgoing Jane has lived in the same place her whole life. The girls become instant friends. When they learn about endangered species in school, they decide to do t …

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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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Forever Birchwood

A Novel

by Danielle Daniel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, native canadian

The middle-grade debut of star picture-book author and illustrator Danielle Daniel

Adventurous, trail-blazing Wolf lives in a northern mining town and spends her days exploring the mountains and wilderness with her three best friends Penny, Ann and Brandi. The girls’ secret refuge is their tree-house hideaway, Birchwood, Wolf’s favourite place o …

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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 …

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Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii

by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson; Sara Florence Davidson, illustrated by Alyssa Koski & Judy Hilgemann
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, body, mind & spirit, folklore & mythology

Based on ancient Haida narratives, this vibrantly illustrated children’s book empowers young people and teaches them to live in harmony with nature.

Haida Gwaii is home to a rich and vibrant culture whose origins date back thousands of years. Today, the Haida People are known throughout Canada and the world for their artistic achievements, their c …

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