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A Family for Faru

by Anitha Rao-Robinson, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: hippos & rhinos, adoption, environment

 

In this touching story of belonging and environmental awareness, a young boy’s courage and ingenuity help an orphaned rhinoceros find safety in a new herd.

Tetenya and his mother have found Faru, a baby rhinoceros, alone on the savannah. They know that rhino sanctuaries will adopt orphaned infants, but finding the rangers who protect local herds …

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All About Greenland Sharks

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions

Learn all about where Greenland sharks live, what they eat, and how they hunt. This non-fiction book gives information about the Greenland shark, one of the Arctic's most fascinating animals.

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When I Was Young in Nunavut

Inuktitut Edition

by Deborah Kigjugalik, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions

In Nunavut, there are lots of fun things to do, no matter the season. This book introduces children to the memoir genre and describes different activities the author did when she was growing up in Nunavut.

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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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At the Playground

English Edition

by Louise Flaherty, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions, words

What do you see at the playground? While Tauja and her mom are at the playground, they see people doing all kinds of fun activities. This book helps children practise singulars, duals, and plurals in Inuktitut.

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Sometimes We Need Help

English Edition

by Jessie Hale, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities, friendship

Adamie and Taq always have a great time together. But lately, Adamie doesn’t seem like himself..In this wordless graphic novel, pictures tell the story of two best friends who are always there for each other. Adamie and Taq learn that when life gets overwhelming, it’s okay to ask for help.

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What I Do with My Family

English Edition

by Inhabit Education Books Inc., illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions

What do you do with your family? This book shows different activities a child does with each family member.

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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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Taqu and the Special Carving

English Edition

by Inhabit Education Books Inc., illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions, values & virtues

Taqu and Vivi are having the best time playing at Vivi’s house. When Taqu notices a special polar bear carving that belongs to Vivi’s dad, he becomes very curious about it. See Taqu learn about the importance of facing consequences.

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