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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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Maakusie Loves Music

English Edition

by Chelsey June and Jaaji (Twin Flames), illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • 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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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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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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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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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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Abalone Woman

by Teoni Spathelfer, illustrated by Natassia Davies
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, prejudice & racism

A vivid dream teaches Little Wolf about courage and acceptance of those who are different, and inspires her to show her daughters their classmates how to be proud of their diverse cultural backgrounds.

Throughout her life, Little Wolf has been troubled by the injustice she sees all around her. When she was young, she was bullied for her Indigenous h …

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kā-āciwīkicik / The Move

by Doris George & Don K. Philpot, illustrated by Alyssa Koski
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, fantasy & magic, country life

A magical children’s picture book, written in Cree and English, depicting the transformation of a barren landscape into a rich natural world where an elderly couple can spend their remaining days.

Rooted in the historical displacement and relocation of members of the Chemawawin First Nation from their ancestral homeland, The Move is a bilingual st …

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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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