Tout sur les phoques (All about Seals), Level 9 is a non-fiction book to teach children about the appearance, behaviours, and diets of four different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the practical uses of each type of seal from the Inuit perspective. This 20-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 9 titles have 2 to 4 sentences per page with longer and more complex sentences. Readers now rely more on the book's text for information along with supportive photographs.
Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud (Things That Keep Us Warm), Level 4 is a leveled reader with simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, hats, and socks, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp). This 8-page reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 4 titles range from 8 to 12 pages with a single sentence per page. Each sentence is simple with basic punctuation and is aided by a colour photograph that helps the beginning reader decode the text.
Tout sur les ours polaires (All about Polar Bears, Level 7 is a simple nature book that introduces children to information about the polar bear, including where polar bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt. This 16-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 7 range from 8 to 16 pages in length and have 1 to 2 sentences per page. The full-colour photographs and the simple text provide basic information about polar bears. This book is a welcome addition to the standard leveled reading series world.
Les animaux et leurs bébés (Adult and Baby Animals), Level 6 is a simple nature book that introduces children to the terms for different Arctic animals (including the muskox, snowy owl, and polar bear) and their young. This 8-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. Each page features a colour photograph of a mother animal and its baby identified by the correct term such as Snowy Owl and owlet. Level 6, grade one readers are usually 8 to 12 pages with 1 to 2 more complicated sentences per page.
Les choses qui me rendent heureuse (Things That Make Me Happy), Level 5 is a leveled reader that introduces readers to simple action verbs and the comparative word more. The young child featured in this reader lives in the Arctic and finds out the many things that make one feel happy. Short sentences involve going outdoors, dancing, singing, hugging, playing, exploring, and just trying more can make one happy. This 8-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series.
Le cycle des saisons (Seasonal Cycles), Level 6 supports early science learning by teaching children about the seasonal changes that take place throughout the year in the Arctic. This 12-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. The reader answers the question, what do the different seasons look like in the North? Full-colour photographs support readers with decoding each page of text. Level 6, grade one readers are usually 8 to 12 pages with 1 to 2 more complicated sentences per page.
Tout sur les oiseaux (All About Birds), Level 8 is a non-fiction book that teaches children about the appearance, behaviour, and diets of nine different Arctic birds. This 24-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 8 titles range from 20-24 pages in length and have 1 to 3 sentences on each page. As sentences increase in length they are also increasing in complexity. This level 8 title features colour photographs of the nine birds with accompanying additional details in the text.
Comment Le Puma a Fini par Être Appelé Le Chat Fantôme (Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj) is the bilingual Mikmaq/French edition of How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat from Roseway Publishing. This dual language picture book tells story about a young cougar who decides to build his home in a strange forest. When he finds that all of the animals in the forest are afraid of him, the young cougar agrees to stop behaving like a cougar so that he can make friends. But when he tries to return to his birthplace, he learns that he is no longer welcome.
La Grande Paix Kayaneren'ko:wa (The Great Law) inspired by the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has just been published by Les Editions Des Plaines. This dual language (Mohawk and French) title was first written in rhyming fashion in Mohawk and English by David Bouchard with the assistance of Raymond Skye and Frank Miller. This version of the Great Law takes its rhyming scheme from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem, The Song of Hiawatha (a misappropriated name Longfellow attached to his borrowed character).
Uumajut, Volume 2 (French): Étudions Les Animaux De L'Arctique is the primary non-fiction title in Inhabit Media's bilingual (French and Inuktitut) language collection. The book published by Inhabit Media in partnership with Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society is written by Nunavut residents Simon Awa and Seeglook Akeeagok, along with Anna Ziegler and Stephanie McDonald.