Counting in Mi'kmaw, Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk written and illustrated by Loretta Gould, a self-taught artist from the Waycobah First Nation located on Cape Breton Island is a special dual language board book that introduces young children to counting to ten in the Mi’kmaw language. Mi’kmaw translators are Lindsay R. Marshall & Bernie Francis. This 14-page board book is a bilingual counting book that deals with the numbers from 1-10.
Bear for Breakfast, Makwa kidji kijebà wìsiniyàn is the recent Robert Munsch picture book about a young boy who wants to have a unique breakfast. Instead of having a bowl of cereal or some delicious pancakes Donovan tells his mother he wants to eat bear for breakfast. Donovan’s grandfather explained that as a child he often ate bear for his breakfast. Mother explains that she had just shopped for groceries but if Donovan hurried he might find some bear meat for his morning meal. Donovan immediately sets out to locate bear. He meets locates several animals but there are no bears.
Zoe and the Fawn is a delightful 32-page children's picture book. The simple story revolves around a girl named Zoe and her father as they go outside to feed and water their horses and see a tiny fawn off in the distance. With the simple questions asked by Zoe about the location of the fawn's mother and father's gentle responses, the reader is taken on a magical adventure of the woods where there are birds and animals.
Un ours pour dejeuner!, Makwa kidji kijeba wisiniyan is the French and Ojibwe dual language picture book by Robert Munsch. Based on the English edition, Bear for Breakfast, tells a humourous story about a young boy who wants to have a unique breakfast. Instead of having a bowl of cereal or some delicious pancakes Donovan tells his mother he wants to eat bear for breakfast. Donovan’s grandfather explained that as a child he often ate bear for his breakfast. Mother explains that she had just shopped for groceries but if Donovan hurried he might find some bear meat for his morning meal.
Les Communautés Autochtones Canadiennes: Les Odawas is the French language edition of Indigenous Communities in Canada: Odawa Community. This volume is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Odawa Nation. The Odawa are allies of the Ojibwe and Potawatomi and together they are known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Influenced by the climate and land around the rivers and waterways of the Great Lakes, these Peoples created complex societies that depended on the animals of the region.
The French Edition of Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future is part of a six volume set of 32-page books written by Simon Rose for Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer introductions to the history of Indigenous Peoples in the story of Canada. One volume is called Spiritually that explores spiritually in its many forms including topics such as worldview, ceremonies, the shaman, the sweat lodges, and sacred ceremonies today.
Bienvenue en Nouvelle-France: La Vie Quotidienne (Welcome to New France: Daily Life in New France) is one of six volumes in Beech Street Books series about the early development of New France written for elementary level students in grades 4 to 6. Written by Anitra Budd the 32-page French language edition offers basic information about the history of New France from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. Readers will gain a basic knowledge of the history, exploration, settlement and way of life in the land that became known as Canada.