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Shahrzad and the Angry King

created by Nahid Kazemi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: adaptations

A rebel dreamer of a girl daydreams about her role in making the world a better place—and since dreams bleed into reality, maybe she really does.

 

Shahrzad and the Angry King is a contemporary reimagining of the Scheherazade tale, starring scooter-riding, story-loving Shahrzad. Shahrzad loves stories and looks for them everywhere. When she meets a …

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I Can See You

Inuinnaqtun

by Rosemarie Avrana Meyok, illustrated by Michelle Simpson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: senses & sensation, polar regions, native canadian, multigenerational

In this adorable book to be shared with babies and toddlers, mothers explore their love for their babies as experienced through the five senses. From the sound of a baby's giggles to the smell of a kunik, this book celebrates the unique bonds shared between mothers and babies.

 

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The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers

And Other Gruesome Tales

by Jen Campbell, illustrated by Adam De Souza
edition: Hardcover
tagged: horror & ghost stories, ghost stories

In this collection, fourteen of fairy tales from around the world are retold for young readers, restored to their original, grisly versions.

Do you dare read this collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales? In this gripping volume, author Jen Campbell offers young readers an edgy, contemporary, and inclusive take on classic fairy tales, taking them b …

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Hurry Up, Umingmak!

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

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

Umingmak likes to move slowly, taking in her beautiful surroundings. But her friends like to move quickly. She can’t keep up with them! See how Umingmak and her friends work together to solve their problem. Will they be able to come up with a solution that everyone is happy with?

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Mia and the Monsters Search for Shapes

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Sigmundur Thorgeirsson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, size & shape, monsters

Let’s look for shapes! In this interactive book, children can join Mia and her monster friends as they look for different shapes on the tundra.

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Tuktu Says

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, imagination & play, deer, moose & caribou

Tuktu and his friends are playing Tuktu Says. Join in and play with them!

In this interactive book, children can play along by doing the actions with the characters in the book. With interactive books, children are encouraged to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encourag …

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If You're Happy and You Know It

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Monica Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, deer, moose & caribou, imagination & play

Tuktu and his friends are singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Join in and sing along!

In this interactive book, children can sing along and do the actions with the characters in the book. With interactive books, children are encouraged to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text …

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Nanuq's Baby Brother

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok & Rachel Rupke, illustrated by Ali Hinch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: native canadian, polar regions, baby animals, new baby

Nanuq is so excited when she finds out she is going to be a big sister! She thinks about all the fun things she will do with her new sibling. But when her baby brother is born, he cries all the time. Her parents are so busy with the baby, they don’t have time for her anymore. Nanuq feels lonely. Is this really what being a big sister is like? See …

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Barnaby

by Andrea Curtis, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: birds, alternative family, new experience, self-esteem & self-reliance

A vain blue budgie flies the coop only to find that there's no place like home
Barnaby is a blue budgie who’s got it all: a golden cage, bells to jingle-jangle, and an owner who gives him all the snacks and attention he wants. Until his owner brings home a “friend” for Barnaby: a little yellow canary.
Barnaby is not happy. When his tantrum …

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I Sang You Down from the Stars

by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illustrated by Michaela Goade
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: new baby, parents, native canadian

A New York Times and CBC Books bestselling #OwnVoices love letter from an Indigenous mother to her new baby, new from celebrated author Tasha Spillett-Sumner and 2021 Caldecott winning illustrator Michaela Goade, that honors the beauty of a little one's arrival

Drawing from Indigenous creation stories and traditional teachings and illustrated in daz …