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All about Grizzly Bears

English Edition

by Jordan Hoffman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, bears, environmental science & ecosystems

Learn all about where grizzly bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt.

This non-fiction book gives information about the grizzly bear, one of the most powerful and resilient animals of the North.

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Willy's New Pup: A Story from Labrador

English Edition

by Sherry Blake, illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, winter sports, dogs

When Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test. Based on true ev …

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Palluq and Aksaajuq Help Their Anaana

English Edition

by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, values & virtues, parents

Palluq and Aksaajuq know it is important to help out. See how Palluq and Aksaajuq help their anaana by doing chores around the house. They learn that the work gets done much more quickly when they help each other.

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Le hibou et le lemming

by Roselynn Akulukjuk, illustrated by Amiel Sandland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories, birds, polar regions

As Owl swoops down and blocks the entrance to a lemming den, he is sure that he has a tasty meal in the little animal he has cornered. But this lemming is not about to be eaten! This smart little rodent will need to appeal to the boastful owl's sense of pride to get away.
This fun and cheeky tale is accompanied by full-colour still photographs of i …

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Arctic Vehicles

Inuktitut Edition

by Keriann Kenney
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 2
tagged: beginner, polar regions

What kinds of vehicles do people use in the North?
This non-fiction book introduces children to some of the means of transportation Nunavummiut use in the Arctic.

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Harry Okpik, Determined Musher

English Edition

by Harry Okpik & Maren Vsetula, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: beginner, polar regions

Meet a real-life Inuit hero!

This book introduces the biography genre while teaching children about the life of Harry Okpik and the history of dogsledding.

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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
also available: 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!