Structures in the Arctic, Level 8 is a non-fiction book that introduces children to the features of man-made structures commonly seen in the North, like igloos and inukshuks, and structures familiar throughout Canada, like airports and houses. This 16-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series. Readers will enjoy learning about familiar structures and finding out about houses on stilts and hunting camps. Level 8 titles have 12 to 24 pages with one to three sentences per page. The sentences combine simple and more complex sentences.
Adult and Baby Animals, Level 6 is a simple nature book that introduces children to the terms for different Arctic animals (including the muskox, snowy owl, and polar bear) and their young. This 8-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. Each page features a colour photograph of a mother animal and its baby identified by the correct term such as Snowy Owl and owlet. Level 6, grade one readers are usually 8 to 12 pages with 1 to 2 more complicated sentences per page.
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.
Peace Dancer by fourth and final installment of the award-winning and bestselling Northwest Coast Legends series by the award-winning artist Roy Henry Vickers. In this 40-page picture book the children of the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla love to play at being hunters, eager for their turn to join the grown-ups. But when they capture and mistreat a crow, the Chief of the Heavens, angered at their disrespect, brings down a powerful storm. The rain floods the Earth and villagers have no choice but to abandon their homes and flee to their canoes.
The 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction is The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King. This title is Thomas King’s first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling novels and non-fiction. In The Back of the Turtle, Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel’s sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel’s family, and the wildlife.
Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend is a dual language (Cree Y and English) information book selected for the Children’s Category, Longlist of Nominated Titles for First Nation Communities Read 2016-2017. This traditional Plains Cree legend was told by Ray Lavallee to author Judith Silverthorne. Plains Cree language was translated from the Cree by Randy Morin, Jean Okimasis, and Arok Wolvengrgrey.
I Can't Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam is a wonderful picture book for reading aloud to young children. Bernalda Wheeler creates a refreshing way to introduce young children to contemporary First Nations people. Her character is a young boy who asks his mother to make some bannock. Bannock is a traditional bread made by most First Nations in northern Canada. The mother explains why she can't use her stove until the hydro line is fixed. It all comes down to the fact that a beaver has cut down a tree for his dam.
Dipnetting with Dad is a 48-page picture book about a Secwepemc family teaching their young son the skill required to fish for salmon with the dipnet. This traditional method of fishing for salmon requires appropriate preparation of the dipnets before grandfather, father and eight-year-old son set out for the fast moving river set in a canyon. Grandmother, mother and older sister remain at home preparing the fire for smoking the salmon. Older sister had her first salmon fishing lesson a few years ago.
The Thundermaker is a 32-page Mi'kmaq / English dual language picture book from Nimbus Publishing’s publication for children about the importance of thunder. In Mi’kmaw artist Alan Syliboy’s account that he wrote and illustrated begins in a time long before the world was completed. Set in a small village, the story begins with a family sitting beside their cooking fire while the mother tells a traditional story. Father is Big Thunder, mother is Giju, a renowned storyteller, and their son, Little Thunder. Each has an important role.