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Grandmother Ptarmigan

by Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, native american, birds, polar regions

It's bedtime for baby ptarmigan, but he will not go to sleep. So his grandmother decides to tell him a bedtime story that he will never forget. With delightful illustrations by Qin Leng, this book is a simple, nursery-rhyme inspired rendition of a traditional Inuit origin tale.

Published for the first time as a board book under the Inhabit Junior im …

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Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, baby animals, polar regions, mammals, multigenerational

Bowhead whales are the longest-living mammals on the planet, living over 200 years. In this heartwarming story, a grandfather bowhead recounts to his young grandchild calf all the beautiful, amazing, and surprising things he has seen in his lifetime—all while assuring the little calf that there is nothing more wondrous than the love a grandfather …

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Inuki's Birthday Party

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, birthdays, adoption

Inuki lives in Iglulik, Nunavut. It is his fifth birthday! He can’t wait for his party at the community hall. There is cake to eat and presents to open, but celebrating with his family and friends is Inuki’s favourite gift of all!

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Elijah's Super Halloween

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Heather Main, illustrated by Jazmine Gubbe
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, halloween, native canadian

Halloween is almost here! Elijah is excited to go trick-or-treating in his community of Arviat, Nunavut. His anaana even made him a special superhero costume. But just before Halloween, a polar bear is spotted near town. It is not safe to go trick-or-treating. Will Elijah ever get the chance to show off his super costume?

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The Big Blizzard

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Julia Ogina & Emily Jackson, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, weather, native canadian, siblings

Niaqualuk and Haugaaq live in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. There is a big blizzard coming! Haugaaq wishes she could play outside more, but Niaqualuk is excited about playing inside. See what fun things the sisters do all day as the blizzard howls outside.

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Oleepeeka's First Hunt

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Elizabeth Ryan, illustrated by Marcus Cutler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, parents

Oleepeeka is from Panniqtuuq, Nunavut. It’s time for her first hunting trip! Oleepeeka is excited to spend the day with Ataata and learn about catching ptarmigans. Join Oleepeeka and Ataata as they set off on the land and bring home a special feast for their family.

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Nanuq and Nuka: What Are These? Kamiik!

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, bears, friendship

Nanuq, Nuka, and Umingmak are playing street hockey. How fun! Nanuq keeps taking shots at the net. He doesn’t want anyone else to have a turn! See how Nanuq learns about teamwork and that it’s more fun when everyone gets to play.

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Nanuq and Nuka: Teamwork!

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, bears, native canadian, friendship

Nanuq and Nuka are on a walk when they find some strange objects. What could they be? The two polar bear brothers take turns guessing what the objects are. Do you know what they are?

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Where Did the Walruses Go?

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Tooma Laisa, illustrated by Udayana Lugo
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, marine life, country & ethnic

Nalluq loves spending time outdoors at his family’s summer camp in Peterhead Inlet. One day during a walk on the shoreline, his ataata shares an exciting discovery with him: a walrus skull! But Nalluq never sees walruses there. Where did they go? Nalluq's ataata tells Nalluq a traditional story about why all the walruses disappeared from Peterhea …

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Mia and the Monsters: The Monsters Help Out

English Edition

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, monsters, friendship, recycling & green living

Mia knows how important it is to keep the land clean. As Mia picks up garbage around her tent, she comes across her monster friends. They are all doing something to help their community. Learn about the different ways the monsters are helping out, and why Mia is proud of each of her friends.