Viivi's New Kamiks, Level 9 is a leveled reader that uses a sequential story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn. All nine-year-old Viivi wants for her birthday is a pair of kamiks. These special books take a long time to make and also each person must take good care of their pair. Viivi sets out to prove to her parents that she is a responsible person who can now care for her boots.
Going to Grandma's, Level 4 is one of the leveled readers in Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. This illustrated book introduces readers to simple action verbs. The level 4 reader has one sentence in English per page. Each sentence is short, basic, and repetitive. Full-colour drawings support readers decode the sentences. In this reader a young Inuk girl walks to Grandma's house to spend the night. Simple and fun activities let's readers know that contemporary Inuit families live in houses, have plumbing, and go to sleep in beds.
My Little Brother, Level 8 is a book that uses a repeating sentence structure to help children follow the humorous family story, and will help children understand the concept of changing family roles. This 20-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Big Sister is learning what it’s like when Little Brother isn’t so little anymore! The repeating sentence, my brother isn't much of a baby anymore, is followed by a variety of activities that demonstrate he is no longer a baby and the love between the two is now expressed.
Saila and Betty, Level 8 is a leveled reader with a fun animal story that teaches children the value of being yourself. The simple storyline and supportive illustrations make it a perfect choice for children who are beginning to read longer stories on their own. Set in the Arctic region, this 24-page features two characters who become friends despite their differences. Saila is a seal who wishes he could fly and Betty is a bird whose wisdom helps her friend enjoy his unique abilities. This reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series.
The Happy Mosquito, Level 9 is a humorous book that will expose children to expressive language and dialogue, and help them learn to read text and illustrations together to follow a story. This 24-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series. Written by Nadia Sammurtok this grade 2 reader offers children a fun story about a typical house fly that lives in the Arctic and is illustrated with full-colour drawings from the fly's perspective. The fly is happy because it wakes to a sunny morning and decides to explore outdoors.
Coyote Boy: an Original Trickster Story by Mohawk artist and author Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas is a unique approach to storytelling. In this original account the author draws on the Trickster traditions of other First Nations and Native American storytelling. Using Trickster characters such as Nanabush, Coyote, Raven, Iktomi, or the Trickster, Douglas creates a dream-like ambience where a Mohawk boy meets up with Coyote. The boy's family has just travelled from Kahnawake, Quebec to a very small town in southern Ontario.
Kawlija's Blueberry Promise describes the summer blueberry harvest, an annual expedition for seven-year-old Kawlija and her family. When her father needs her to pick more berries than she eats, she promises to do her best. But can she avoid temptation? An enchanting story is also a rich portrait of rural Metis life in the '50s. It is the girl's honesty that saves the day. A read aloud book about harvesting blueberries set in Duck Bay, Manitoba.
Our First Caribou Hunt is a sweet and simple introduction to Inuit hunting practices and the proper treatment of game. Nutaraq and Simonie are eager to go on their first hunting trip with their father. As they load up their snow machine and sled for the trip, Nutaraq hopes that she will be able to catch her first caribou that weekend, with some help from her dad. But when the trip nears its end and Nutaraq still hasn't caught her first caribou, she tries her very hardest to follow all of her father's advice about how Inuit traditionally hunted on the land.
In Emma's Gift, a recent title authored by Métis writer Deborah L Delaronde-Falk, celebrates a little-known Métis event known as annual preparation of Kings’ Day, the Epiphany. Emma wants to participate in her community’s annual ‘King’s Day’ celebration that is held every year on January 6th. She loves to see the gifts that are given and hear the stories people tell when they visit. Her mother, however, feels that Emma is too young. When Emma’s grandmother hurts herself, Emma reluctantly agrees to help.
Dear Canada: A Time for Giving, Ten Tales of Christmas is a charming collection of first-person narrative stories about Canadian winter and Christmas celebrations from a variety of young women in a diary format. Outstanding Canadian fiction authors and one First Nation author present situations based on their most recent Dear Canada diarists.