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Pivik Learns from Takannaaluk

Inuktitut Edition

by Paninnguaq Lind Jensen, illustrated by Hannah Barrett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, siblings, polar regions, native american

In this story from West Greenland, one young girl tries to teach her mischievous little sister a lesson by telling her the Inuit traditional story of Takannaaluk.

Pivik is the laziest little sister! She is always complaining about helping Anaana and stealing the best food for herself. Fed up, her big sister, Ukaleq, seizes the chance to teach Pivik …

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Maakusie Loves Music

English Edition

by Chelsey June and Jaaji (Twin Flames), illustrated by Tamara Campeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 3
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, music

Maakusie loves music! But what makes music in the Arctic so special? Join Maakusie as he practises katajjaniq (throat singing) and learns ajaja songs, drumming, and more!

Explore everything from traditional instruments to dances to the origin of the brass bands in the Arctic today. Grab your instruments or sing along. This journey through the histor …

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Kaakuluk: Arctic Fox!

edited by Inhabit Media
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: activity books, polar regions, native canadian, foxes

Kaakuluk: Arctic Foxes includes interesting facts about Arctic foxes—like how the adapt to living in the Arctic! This issue shares traditional knowledge of and uses for Arctic foxes. It also includes a traditional story, a maze, and a game.

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Kaakuluk: Gyrfalcon!

edited by Inhabit Media
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: activity books, polar regions, birds, native canadian

Kaakuluk: Gyrfalcons includes information about gyrfalcons, like what makes them excellent hunters! This issue explains the habits and habitats of gyrfalcons, and includes a traditional story. It also includes a maze, and a spot-the-difference activity.

 

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Polar Pals

by (photographer) James Roberts
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: polar regions, baby animals

Meet some amazing animal friends in this nonfiction exploration of the icy arctic.

Learn fun facts about each animal as you enjoy the beautiful photographs taken by photographer James Roberts. Animals featured include:

• Arctic hare

• Arctic fox

• Polar bear

• Fur seal

• King penguin

• Gyrfalcon

• Ptarmigan

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To My Panik: To My Daughter

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Pelin Turgut
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p
tagged: bedtime & dreams, polar regions, native canadian, girls & women

“Panik, do you know how much I love you? When I look at the horizon, past the vast tundra, I see no end. That is how much I love you.”

In this lovingly told book, a mother recounts for her daughter all the things she loves about her, connecting each attribute to an element of the Arctic landscape or Inuit traditional life. As her daughter’s ey …

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Arctic Animal Life Cycles: Mammals

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Athena Gubbe
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 2
tagged: native canadian, mammals, polar regions, zoology

Learn about the life cycle of Arctic mammals! From birth through adulthood, this book teaches young scientists about the different stages of life of animals in the arctic.

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My Ittu

by Laura Deal, illustrated by Thamires Paredes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: multigenerational, native canadian, imagination & play, polar regions

Maniq loves her ittu (short for ittupajaaq, an Inuktitut word for grandfather). He’s brave—enough to wrestle the grumpiest polar bear, if he ever needed to! He’s tall—enough to see over the tallest mountain tops. He’s generous—enough to walk through a blizzard to make sure others have delicious food to eat. And above all, he loves his g …

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