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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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Cocoa Magic

by Sandra Bradley, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: cooking & food, multigenerational, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, school & education

In a cozy 1920s chocolate shop, the special ingredients in each perfect treat are empathy, generosity, and thoughtful acts of kindness.

Eight-year-old Daniel cherishes the hour he spends every morning helping his Great-Uncle Lewis in his chocolate shop. They mix, temper, pour, and mold. “It’s magic, my boy,” Uncle Lewis says. And Daniel agrees …

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The Undercover Book List

by Colleen Nelson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, school & education, books & libraries

Governor General’s Award Finalist Colleen Nelson’s tale of identity, unlikely friends, and a secret book club, now available in a new paperback format.

Between her father’s posting overseas and her best friend Sienna’s move to the other side of the country, seventh grade is looking lonely for Jane MacDonald. But Sienna has left her with one …

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

How 25 inspiring individuals found their dream jobs

by Colleen Nelson & Kathie MacIsaac
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: careers, school & education, inspirational & personal growth, diversity & multicultural

There is no single path to the job of your dreams.

What does it take to become a stuntperson? How does a mathematician spend her days? When does a barber become the center of a community? In this refreshing take on a careers book, meet twenty-five individuals of different backgrounds, genders, and abilities who have found their careers through a wi …

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Santa ABC

by George Fewster
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: alphabets & writing systems, christmas & advent, alphabet

Santa ABC: it’s quirky, it’s cheerful and it sure beats a lump of coal

With bold and colourful illustrations, Santa ABC takes you on a tour through the alphabet with your old pal Santa, from Astronaut Santa to Zombie Santa. There are lots of funny bits, some surprises and a few teachable moments. Santa is pretty awesome all on his own . . . but …

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Arctic Animal Life Cycles: Mammals

Inuktitut Edition

by Jordan Hoffman, illustrated by Athena Gubbe
edition: 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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Tiri Is Scared of the Dark

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok & Rachel Rupke, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: k
tagged: native canadian, emotions & feelings, polar regions, friendship

Tiri has a secret: he is scared of the dark. He doesn’t want anyone to find out, but as he spends the day with his friends, he learns they are each scared of something too. Tuktu is scared of heights. Ukaliq is scared of swimming in deep water. Will Tiri be able to open up and face his own fear? See how the friends learn to support one another.

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