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Book cover of SWEETEST KULU
SWEETEST KULU
By: celina kalluk | Published: April 2016

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you." This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit ...

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you." This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu; an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants. A perfect gift for new parents.

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    9781772271119
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Book cover of NIBI IS WATER
NIBI IS WATER
By: joanne robertson | Published: April 2020

A first conversation about the importance of Nibi--which means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)--and our role to thank, respect, love, and protect i...

A first conversation about the importance of Nibi--which means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)--and our role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. Babies and toddlers can follow Nibi as it rains and snows, splashes or rows, drips and sips. Written from an Anishinaabe water protector's perspective, the book is in dual language--English and Anishinaabemowin.

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  • ISBN
    9781772601329
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Book cover of UNA HUNA WHAT IS THIS
UNA HUNA WHAT IS THIS
By: susan aglukark | Published: October 2018

Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy. When a captain from th...

Ukpik loves living in her camp in the North with her family and she especially loves thinking up names for her brand new puppy. When a captain from the south arrives to trade with Ukpik's father, she's excited to learn how to use forks, knives, and spoons. At first, Ukpik enjoys teaching the other children how to use these new tools. But soon, she starts to wonder if they'll need to use the new tools all the time, and if that means that everything in camp will change. After a conversation with her grandmother, Ukpik realizes that even though she will learn many new things, her love for her family and camp will never change - and it even inspires her to find a name for her puppy!

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  • ISBN
    9781772272260
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    Hardcover Canadian
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Book cover of PENCIL
PENCIL
By: susan avingaq | Published: April 2019

Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps ...

Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps it safe in her box for special things. One afternoon, their mother leaves the iglu to help a neighbour, and Susan, Rebecca, and their brother Peter are left with their father. They play all their regular games but are soon out of things to do — until their father brings out the pencil! As Susan draws and draws, the pencil grows shorter and shorter. What will their mother think when she comes home? Based on author Susan Avingaq’s childhood memories of growing up in an iglu, this charming story introduces young readers to the idea of using things wisely.

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  • ISBN
    9781772272161
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Book cover of KAMIK TAKES THE LEAD
KAMIK TAKES THE LEAD
By: darryl baker | Published: April 2020

Jake and Kamik are finally ready to run their first dog sled race with a full team! But there is a lot to do to prepare, and Jake must follow his uncl...

Jake and Kamik are finally ready to run their first dog sled race with a full team! But there is a lot to do to prepare, and Jake must follow his uncle's lead if he and his dogs are going to be ready for the early spring race. Kamik Takes the Lead is the fourth installment in the Kamik series of books following Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story, Kamik's First Sled, and Kamik Joins the Pack. Books in this series share traditional dog-rearing practices and dog-training techniques from the remote community of Arviat, Nunavut, through the life memories of community members. These books preserve the rich history of working dogs in Nunavut and celebrate the traditional bond between Inuit and their sled dogs. Building on the dog-training practices outlined in Kamik Joins the Pack, Arviat, Nunavut, author and dog musher Darryl Baker shares with young readers the basic information needed to prepare a dog team for a race.

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  • ISBN
    9781772272666
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Book cover of IN THE SKY AT NIGHTTIME
IN THE SKY AT NIGHTTIME
By: laura deal | Published: May 2019

In the sky at nighttime, the northern lights dance, a mother's song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the light ...

In the sky at nighttime, the northern lights dance, a mother's song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the light of the moon.  This lyrical poem sends readers sailing through the Arctic night sky to see and hear the unique beauty of a Northern night. 

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  • ISBN
    9781772272383
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Book cover of WILD BERRIES
WILD BERRIES
By: julie flett | Published: June 2013

Wild Berries is the beautiful tale of a young boy who spends a summer day picking wild blueberries with his grandmother. The Metis and Cree are indige...

Wild Berries is the beautiful tale of a young boy who spends a summer day picking wild blueberries with his grandmother. The Metis and Cree are indigenous peoples based across Canada and North America with a rich history and culture. Exploring the important tradition of berry-picking for Metis and Cree people, it also honours a unique, endangered language. Includes a recipe for a delicious blueberry pie.

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  • ISBN
    9781897476895
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Book cover of BIRDSONG
BIRDSONG
By: julie flett | Published: September 2019

SHORTLISTED for the 2019 Governor General's Award A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations. When a young girl m...

SHORTLISTED for the 2019 Governor General's Award A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations. When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? Acclaimed author and artist Julie Flett?s textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions. A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree-Métis words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page.

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    9781771644730
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Book cover of STOLEN WORDS
STOLEN WORDS
By: melanie florence | Published: September 2017

The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language ...

The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language – Cree – he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive and warmly illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of the residential school system that separated young Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down, and how healing can also be shared.

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  • ISBN
    9781772600377
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Book cover of FOX ON THE ICE
FOX ON THE ICE
By: tomson highway | Published: October 2010

One winter afternoon, Joe and Cody went ice fishing with their papa, their mama, and Cody's little black dog, Ootsie. It was the perfect day to fish. ...

One winter afternoon, Joe and Cody went ice fishing with their papa, their mama, and Cody's little black dog, Ootsie. It was the perfect day to fish. The sky was clear, and the sun made the snow sparkle like diamonds. Brothers Joe and Cody are spending a chilly winter afternoon ice fishing with their parents. Cody is helping Papa fish, while Mama and Joe doze in the sled. Suddenly the sled dogs sit up and sniff. A fox is across the lake, her fur as bright as flames. The sled dogs give chase, pulling Mama and Joe along on a wild ride. Written in both English and Cree, Fox on the Ice is a wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway, capturing a passing way of life for future generations. Illustrator Brian Deines has created an evocative masterpiece of shimmering oils depicting the beauty of northern Manitoba.

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    9781897252666
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Book cover of DRAGONFLY KITES
DRAGONFLY KITES
By: tomson highway | Published: September 2018

Dragonfly Kites, now available inpaperback, is the second book in Tomson Highway's magical Songs of the North Wind trilogy. Like Caribou Song, it has ...

Dragonfly Kites, now available inpaperback, is the second book in Tomson Highway's magical Songs of the North Wind trilogy. Like Caribou Song, it has a bilingual text, written in English and Cree. And Highway once again brilliantly evokes the very essence of childhood as he weaves a deceptively simple story about the power of the imagination. Joe and Cody, two young Cree brothers, along with their parents and their little dog Ootsie, are spending the summer by one of the hundreds of lakes in northern Manitoba. Summer means a chance to explore the world and make friends with an array of creatures. But what Joe and Cody like doing best of all is flying dragonfly kites. They catch dragonflies and gently tie a length of thread around the middle of each dragonfly before letting it go. Off soar the dragonflies into the summer sky and off race the brothers and Ootsie too, chasing after their dragonfly kites through trees and meadows and down to the beach before watching them disappear into the night sky. But in their dreams, Joe and Cody soar through the skies with their kites until it's time to wake up.

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    9781897252642
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Book cover of SIKU & KAMIK ARE HUNGRY
SIKU & KAMIK ARE HUNGRY
By: ali hinch | Published: May 2018

Siku and Kamik are ready for a snack! This humorous story describes how Siku and Kamik show they are hungry and what they will do to get a treat.

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    9781772668698
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Book cover of MONSTERS LEARN TO SHARE
MONSTERS LEARN TO SHARE
By: ali hinch | Published: May 2018

Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice! This book introduces children to items of clothing like...

Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice! This book introduces children to items of clothing like the parka that they might be familiar with, and uniquely Northern objects like amautis.

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  • ISBN
    9780228700210
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Book cover of GRANDPA HOW DO I BUILD AN IGLU
GRANDPA HOW DO I BUILD AN IGLU
By: ali hinch | Published: May 2019

Find out how to build an iglu! In this book, Grandpa explains to his grandchild how we make iglus today, how and why they were made traditionally, an...

Find out how to build an iglu! In this book, Grandpa explains to his grandchild how we make iglus today, how and why they were made traditionally, and stories about iglus.

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    9781772668919
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Book cover of GRANDMA WHAT'S AN ULU FOR
GRANDMA WHAT'S AN ULU FOR
By: jeanie joanasie | Published: May 2018

Ulus are used for a lot of things! In this book, a grandmother demonstrates how to use an ulu to her grandchild and talks about its history, traditio...

Ulus are used for a lot of things! In this book, a grandmother demonstrates how to use an ulu to her grandchild and talks about its history, traditional uses, and stories about it.

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    9781772668810
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