Counting Wild Bears of the Native Northwest Coast is the 2012 board book published by Native Northwest. This 20-page board book is made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating. Haida artist Gryn White introduces young readers to the wild bears of Haida culture. Bears are an important part of Haida traditions because the ancestors have honoured and respected bears. To acknowledge this respect the Haida feature images of bears in their regalia and art.
Eaglecrest Book is a set of 80 little books created by Lorraine Adams and Lynn Bruvold, Reading Recovery educators. This package of Leveled Readers is designed to appeal to Aboriginal classrooms. Each little book is 16 pages with word counts varying from 60 and up. The package provides readers for Levels 1 through 20 for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students. Each book features Aboriginal students in a variety of settings such as at home of reserve, in urban areas, at school, and on the land and water.
Rabbit’s Snow Dance: A Traditional Iroquois Story is a 32-page picture book that explains why rabbits have powder puff tails and how pussy willows came to be. Abenaki storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac cooperate to write this humourous story. They retell this Haudenosaunee legend about Rabbit’s impatience and longing for snow even in the summertime. Rabbit has a long and fluffy tail and he enjoys the tasty leaves on top of willow trees. Rabbit takes his drum and sings a song about the coming of snow. He carries on so much the other animals become annoyed but Rabbit continues.
Anishnaabemowin: Nursery/Day Care Programs Language Booklet and CD consists of a 28-page booklet about the nursery/day care program offered by the Wikwemikong Board of Education. This Anishinaabe Language Immersion Programming began in 2005. This booklet offers a look at the Ojibwe language program and offers work lists such as months of the year, a Thank You Creator Prayer, bus arrival routine, lockers, attendance, washroom routine, breakfast and snack programs, and outdoor play.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. Ribbon Rescue: Tell Me a Story Kit contains a 32-page picture book by Robert Munsch; a 5- minute audiocassette of the story read by Robert Munsch and a bookmark, all in plastic carrying bag. Ribbon Rescue by children's author Robert Munsch is a wonderful story about a Mohawk girl named Jillian who helps her neighbours while on her way to a family wedding.
UNAVAILABLE On Mother's Lap Kit contains a picture book and audiocassette that celebrates an Inuit mother's love. A young boy named Michael enjoys a special quiet time being rocked on his mother's lap in the big rocking chair. As the pair rock back and forth, Michael realizes that some of his special toys also want to be included. One by one, Michael gathers his special Inuk dolly, boat, puppy, and Caribou blanket. Mother's lap has room for all the toys and the pet dog. But when Mother hears baby sister, she says that baby wants to cuddle too.
OUT OF PRINT This kit is no longer available from the publisher. Circle Program - Kindergarten Level is a language arts program kit that contains several booklets and audiocassettes designed to integrate music, art, and games with other reading and writing activities. Organized thematically, the series is designed for Native students who speak English as a second language, but is also suitable for students with an interest in the northern environment and traditional Aboriginal legends and art work.
Binoojiinh Nagamowinan CD is a 30-minute audio CD accompanied by a pamphlet with 10 children's songs in Ojibwe. The songs include Puff the Magic Dragon, London Bridge, This Old Man, Mary Had a Little Lamb, The Ants Go Marching, I'm A Little Teapot, If You are Happy and You Know It, Yankee Doodle, and How Much is the Doggy in the Window. No English is provided. Ojibwe Only.
Baby Audio Series: Baby's 1st CD is published by Salina Bookshelf of Flagstaff, Arizona to accompany the Baby board book series. This bilingual CD is narrated in Navajo by Maybelle Little and English narration is provided by Jessie Ruffenach. The four stories include Baby's First Laugh, Baby Learns to Count, Baby Learns about Colors, and Baby Learns about Animals. The board books feature a young Navajo toddler who has just learned to count from one to ten; sees many different colours in her environment; and helps her family take care of the family's animals.
Alfred Reading Series is an audiocassette based on the set of five readers designed for preschool to grade one children. Titles include Alfred's First Day at School (book 1), Alfred's Summer (book 2), The Big Storm (book 3), The Pow-wow (book 4) and Lisa and Sam (book 5). The series is written by Metis educator Darrell W. Pelletier. Stories are read in Michif and Cree.