The Inuit: Ivory Carvers of the Far North is the 2016 revised edition from Capstone Press. This paper edition is part of the America's First Peoples that introduces elementary students to the Inuit prior to contact. The 32-page book contains 8 brief chapters including winter in the far north; the search for food; more than meat; the shaman; Inuit storytelling; Inuit clothing and jewelry; two worlds meet; and the Inuit today. Using short sentences combined with colour and black and white archival images the text provides basic information about the far north people known as the Inuit.
I Am Not a Number is the first children's picture book by Ojibwe educator Jenny Kay Dupuis from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario. Dupuis retells the story of her grandmother Irene Couchie Dupuis taken to residential school at the age of eight in 1928. The book opens with the distressing image of the Indian agent standing in the doorway demanding that the eldest three children of Mary Ann and Ernest Couchie attend Spanish Indian Residential School. Despite their pleading the family is forced to relinquish their children to the nuns or face fines and prison time.
The Caterpillar Woman written by Nadia Sammurtok based on a traditional Inuit story, this picture book explores inner beauty, kindness, and transformation making it a perfect addition to any young reader’s bookshelf. Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar.
Animals Illustrated: Narwhal is a 2016 publication from Inhabit Media. Animals Illustrated series 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.
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.
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. The book has one sentence per page with colour illustrations assisting the student in decoding the text.
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.
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.
Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique chapter book series of children's non-fiction books about Arctic animals. Each volume from Inhabit Media contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.
Those That Cause Fear introduces junior and intermediate-level students to the spine-tingling, hair-raising creatures found in Inuit legends. From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death, to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake, this book introduces readers to 20 creepy, spooky, and downright scary creatures told about in Inuit traditional stories.