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Junior Field Guide: Insects of Nunavut

English Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Athena Gubbe
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: native canadian, insects, spiders, etc., polar regions, zoology

There are lot of different types of insects in Nunavut. Learn about what defines an insect, as well as their life cycle, metamorphisis, and adaptions. This science book provides information about what different insects look like, where they live, what they eat, their behaviour, and other interesting facts about them, along with colourful illustrati …

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Talloqut: A Story from West Greenland

English Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, girls & women, diversity & multicultural

“Anaana, why do you have these lines on your chin?”

Arnaaleq wants to be just like her anaana, but she has a lot to learn before taking on the traditional responsibilities of a woman. Follow Arnaaleq as she grows up and works hard to master the skills to earn her own talloqut. Learn about West Greenlandic traditions in this story by tattoo artis …

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Stealing Home

by J. Torres, illustrated by David Namisato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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When a boy struggles after moving to a Japanese internment camp during WWII, baseball shows him another way to approach life.

Sandy Saito is a happy boy who reads comic books and is obsessed with baseball --- especially the Asahi team, the pride of his Japanese Canadian community. But when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, his life, like that of eve …

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Canada Year by Year - Revised Edition

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: post-confederation (1867-)

Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts and culture, and includes significant events both at …

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Dear Peter, Dear Ulla

by Barbara Nickel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
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Dear Peter, Dear Ulla is an imaginative and beautifully crafted historical middle-grade novel about two cousins who are fast friends even though they have never met. Letters fly back and forth between them, and although Ulla lives in Danzig, Germany, and Peter on a Mennonite farm in Saskatchewan, their lives become inextricably entwined through an …

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The Wolf Mother

by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: native canadian, seasons, wolves & coyotes, recycling & green living, environmental science & ecosystems

Follow along as award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of gray wolves. New pups have just begun to open their eyes, one of which is a striking black female. Every day, her ears grow larger, her eyesight gets sharper, and her legs stretch farther. As she learns to hunt, play, and run with her pack, …

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Ga's / The Train

by Jodie Callaghan, illustrated by Georgia Lesley, translated by Joe Wilmot
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, multigenerational, native canadian

The dual-language edition, in English and Mi'gmaq, of the Silver Birch Express-nominated title, The Train.

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. Ashley sees his sadness, and Uncle tells her of the day years ago when he and the other children from their community were told to board the train before …

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An Illustrated Collection of Fairy Tales for Brave Children

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Scott Plumbe
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: anthologies

From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this stunning collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.

Rediscover seven classic emboldening tales – Hansel and Gretel, The Selfish Giant, Beauty and the Beast, The Spirit in the Bottle, Vass …

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Aggie and Mudgy

The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children

by Wendy Proverbs
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, physical & emotional abuse, prejudice & racism

Based on the true story of the author’s biological mother and aunt, this middle-grade novel traces the long and frightening journey of two Kaska Dena sisters as they are taken from their home to attend residential school.

When Maddy discovers an old photograph of two little girls in her grandmother’s belongings, she wants to know who they are. …

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