We Sang You Home is a charming and heart-warming board book that welcomes a new baby boy into a family. Written by renowned author and storyteller Richard Van Camp and illustrated with creative flair by Julie Flett, this board book is a welcome addition to Indigenous family print resources. Flett uses collage-like images of a couple sitting on a blanket during the night. A moon can be seen along with two white rabbits peeking at each other from across the page. The woman is playing guitar and the simple text on the opposite page proclaiming that they sang for an infant to join them.
Farm Animals Board Book is a dual language book for preschoolers that introduces 13 farm animals and the sounds they make. Written in single words in English and Navajo languages this title includes the sound each farm animal makes as a single word. Farm Animals featured in this board book are turkey, dog, duck, goose, donkey, hen, rooster, sheep, lamb, pig, goat, cow and horse. Author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, is a well-known author and illustrator for the children's publisher Star Bright Books.
Animal Colors board book illustrated and written by William Wildsmith presents a dual language (Navajo/English) text that use bold images of familiar and exotic animals. This simple board book teaches both colors and animal names. Colors include pink famingos, red parrot, orange butterfly, yellow chicks, green chameleon, blue parakeets, purple fish, white swans, gray elephant, brown bear, and a black seal.
Opposites Bidininaaji is a board book about the concept of opposites originally written and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith. Now this early childhood education title is now available as a dual language board book in Navajo and English. Featuring ideas such as high low, big little, open closed, many few, front back, near far, on off, and inside out written in English and in Navajo. The Navajo is written in Roman Orthography by Thomas P. Benally. Published by Star Bright Books.
Good Night, Little Sea Otter, English/Navajo is a dual language primary book for young children about a baby sea otter and mother settling down for the night. Told in Navajo and English the evening process of bidding good night to all the ocean's creatures - above, on, and below the water - is little sea otter's regular process. Mother sea otter wraps her baby in kelp as the tiny otter snuggles into her mother's warm fur.
Animals to Color, Navajo/English Board Book board book illustrated and written by William Wildsmith presents a dual language (Navajo/English) text that use bold images of familiar and exotic animals. This simple board book teaches both numbers 1 to ten and and animal names. The animals include land, air, farm, and wild. These are foxes, goat, mice, weasels, pelicans, woodpeckers, bears, and tigers.
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. Unique to the Arctic are the kamiks, and oil lamps called the qulliq.
Sweetest Kulu board book is a fine addition to early childhood education materials from Inhabit Media's Inhabit Junior series. Sweetest Kulu, a charming bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuk 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.
Leah's Mustache Party is an exciting picture book from Inhabit Media. Inuk author Nadia Mike is an educator who celebrates the importance of having a fun story told in a diverse book. In her first picture the author tells a joyous story about a red-haired four-year-old who decides to dress as a pirate for Halloween. Leah's mother draws a fine mustache on Leah's face as her daughter goes out in her community trick and treating. Leah loves this role playing and dressing up especially with the mustache drawn on her face. So on Leah's next birthday, the party theme is mustaches.