Takannaaluk is a 32-page bilingual picture book written by Inuk Elder Herve Paniaq and illustrated by renowned Inuk artist Germaine Arnaktauyok published by Inhabit Media. In this Inuit creation story, storyteller and artist combine their remarkable talents to recount the origin of Arctic sea mammals and explains how the mother of these mammals is highly respected. Takannaaluk means the one down there is a term used in the High Arctic to refer to the mother of sea mammals, the most important being in Inuit worldview.
This Place: 150 Years Retold is a 296-page graphic novel anthology just released in April 2019 by Highwater Press. A graphic anthology with a forward by Alicia Elliott, that showcases 11 Indigenous writers, eight illustrators, and two colour artists. It presents Canadian history over the last 150 years from multiple viewpoints, including Métis, Inuit, Dene, Cree, Anishinaabe, and Mi’kmaq. The anthology is visually captivating.
The Pencil is a unique original story based on the childhood experiences of Inuk author Susan Avingaq. Told in 36-page picture book format with engaging colour illustrations by Charlene Chua, this story will appeal to primary level students from all regions of Canada. In the story three Inuit children are at home in their iglu with their father while their midwife mother is away assisting at a birth in their community. The main character Susan retells how as a child she and her siblings would watch their mom write letters to friends and family with a special tool, a tiny pencil.
I Am Eating is a dual language reader from Arvaaq Books, an imprint of Inhabit Education designed to interest young children. The titles from this published are relevant to children in the Canadian Arctic. All books feature colourful and engaging illustrations or photographs and are available in English and Inuktitut syllabics. Illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko, this 12-page book asks readers about the foods they enjoy eating.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future: Oral Traditions and Storytelling is one of the titles in the six-volume series published by Beech Street Books. Author Anita Yasuda brings important details about unique oral traditions and traditional stories as well as general information about First Nations and Inuit narratives. In this 32-page book written by Anita Yasuda for Beech Street Books is designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7.
Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books about Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.
Children will learn how Arctic wolves raise their babies, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting information like why their fur is white.
Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal. Children will learn how bowhead whales raise their babies, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting information, like how they can eat when they don't have any teeth.
Kamik rejoint la meute is the French language edition of Kamik Joins the Pack. Kamik rejoint la meute continues the story of Jake and his puppy Kamik following the books Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story and Kamik's First Sled. Jake and his puppy learn from their elders everything they need to know to some day be part of a winning sled dog team. Jake can't wait for this uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming.
Notre premiere chasse au caribou is the French language edition of Inhabit Media's Our First Caribou Hunt. Notre premiere chasse au caribou 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.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present and Future, Stewardship is one of the titles in the six-volume series published by Beech Street Books. Author Anita Yusada provides basic information about the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples regarding environmental and animal sustainability, land ownership, and resource management. Using specific examples that are universal and long-term are easily understood by students in grades 4 to 7.