ABC: Animal Babies of Canada is an A to Z alphabet book featuring 26 baby animals from all across the country. The book contains information about each animal’s range in Canada and their conservation status. Simple rhyming sentences provide bits of information about antelope, bobcat, cougar, deer, fox, grizzly bear, harp seal, jack rabbit, lynx, moose, narwhal, otter, polar bear, quail, raccoon, sea wolf, turtle, wolverine, yellowthroat, and zooplankton.
Anishinaabemowin Alphabet is a 30-page Ojibwe language resource published by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. Author Wanda Barker uses the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) Double Vowel writing system. Combined with pencil drawings by Nicole Mange language teachers can use the book to learn the alphabet and words associated with each letter symbol.
In T is for Territories: A Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Alphabet, acclaimed storyteller Michael Kusugak gives an A-Z tour of Canada's three territories, the northern region of the country that is a giant in size, history, and cultures. Young readers learn about the Arctic Winter Games with sports such as the one-foot high-kick, listen to world-renowned storytellers at Whitehorse's International Storytelling Festival, or experience Wood Buffalo National Park where sometimes visitors have to stop and wait for wildlife to get out of the way.
B is for Basketball: An Alphabet Book is an alphabet picture book written by the staff and students of School District 50 Haida Gwaii. The idea for an official book for the 2011 All Native Basketball Tournament was the impetus for the creation of the book. It is meant to celebrate this yearly sports event held in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Basketball has a history among the First Nations in British Columbia. Parents and Elders saw a need for a book about Aboriginal basketball. Each letter of the alphabet has a colour illustration about some aspect of playing and watching basketball.
Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L'Alfabet di Michif, Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet is the long-awaited children's picture book written and illustrated by Julie Flett, illustrator of Zoe and the Fawn. The author draws inspiration from her Métis heritage and has created a beautiful and engaging children's alphabet with a twist. All the letters are taken from words in the Michif language. The language developed as a combination of French and Cree or Ojibwe. This uniquely Canadian development does not contain the letters Q and X and the author/illustrator respects this fact.
The Métis Alphabet Book published by the Gabriel Dumont Institute brings history information about the Métis to young readers in the form of an aphabet book. Author Joseph Jean Fauchon is a recent graduate of an Aboriginal Teachers Program and combines his talent with Sheldon Mauvieux, the illustrator. Basic one or two sentence captions accompany each pastel drawing providing historical information about Métis people and history. For example the letter M stands for Michif, and the letter K represents Kohkum, the Cree word for grandmother as it is written in Michif.
The Aboriginal Alphabet for Children is a slim volume of words whose first letters reflect cultural artifacts from First Nations, Metis, and Inuit traditions. Developed by Evelyn Ballantyne of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and illustrated by J. Marleen Ross and Noah Hood also from Opaskwayak, the book covers each letter of the alphabet (upper and lower case) with a word and includes an illustration and single sentence to illuminate the meaning of the object.