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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Grandfather Bowhead, Tell Me A Story

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: baby animals, mammals, bedtime & dreams, polar regions, 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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Please Don't Change My Diaper!

by Sarabeth Holden, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, imagination & play, stories in verse, polar regions, native canadian, toilet training

What toddler likes getting their diaper changed?

In this hilarious rhyming book, a little boy sees his world crumble around him as his mother prepares to change his diaper. But surrounded by a little love and feeling fresh and clean, he realizes that things may not be so terrible after all . . . unless he ever needs his diaper changed again!

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