The Ghost Collector by Allison Mills, Cree, is the story of Shelly and her grandmother who catch ghosts. In their hair. Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts—and death—changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can’t ignore the one ghost that’s missing. Why hasn’t her mom’s ghost come home yet?
Orange Shirt Day tells the story of Orange Shirt Day, a day observed annually on September 30th to honour residential school survivors and their families, and to remember those who did not make it. This book explores the historical impact on Indigenous people in order to create champions who will walk a path of reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day, promoting the message that Every Child Matters. The Orange Shirt Society is a non-profit society based in Williams Lake BC that grew out of the events in 2013 inspired by Chief Robbins' vision for reconciliation.
Sacred Song of the Hermit Thrush: A Mohawk Story was written by Tehanetorens, Ray Fadden, a teacher and influential figure among the Mohawks of Akwesasne. The Mohawk Nation adopted him into the Mohawk Wolf Clan and gave him the name Tehanetorens, which has been translated as "He Walks through the Pines". Sacred Song of the Hermit Thrush: A Mohawk Story was illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden the grandson of the author. He is an Akwesasne Mohawk artist born in Lake Placid, New York and grew up in Onchiota, New York.
The Sharing Circle is a picture story book by Theresa "Corky" Larsen-Jonasson, a proud Cree/Danish Metis Elder with roots in Red Deer and Maskwacis First Nations. The text is illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner and edited by Allison Parker. In The Sharing Circle, two red foxes have an argument, which threatens to break apart their community. It is then that a gentle buffalo decides to take a braid of sweetgrass to a local elder and asks her to help with a sharing circle for all the animals.
Chuck the Different Vampire is written by Marla Paul Merasty and illustrated by Alan Margolis. This is the story of Chuck, a different young vampire. He is longing to be in the sun and day-time world. Along his way he finds out he has a special power that allows him to be in the sun...manners and being polite. While out in his community he meets a young girl with Cerebral Palsy and they become friends. This story aligns with Jordan’s Principle.
Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past is a picture book in the Spirit Bear series written by Order of Canada recipient Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan Nation) and illustrated by Spotted Fawn Productions (SFP) founded in 2010 and incorporated in 2014 by Michif Owner/Director/Producer Amanda Strong. For the past 13 years, Spirit Bear has been working hard to make sure First Nations children get the help they need when they need it so they can grow up safely with their families, get a good education, and be healthy and proud of who they are. It’s been a long journey, and Spirit Bear needs a vacation!
Nuttah & Kitchi: National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration! is written by Sandra Samatte, educator/author from Skownan First Nation, Treaty 2 Territory, and illustrated and designed by Julian Grafenauer, Ojibwe, from Rolling River First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. National Indigenous Peoples Day is held on June 21st to honour and celebrate Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, and to recognize the important achievements and contributions they have made. Join Nuttah & Kitchi from Skownan First Nation as they celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.
In First Fire: A Cherokee Story written by Bradley Wagnon, Cherokee and illustrated by Alex Stephenson is a story that takes place during a time when animals could do many of the things that people do. The Creator gave the animals the world to live in, but they were without a source of heat at night. Great Thunder and his sons saw the plight of the animals, so he sent lightning down to strike a tree. The tree burst into flames, but because it was on an island, there was no way for the animals to easily get to the tree.
Naanan Miskogwanawe- Miigiwewininiwag / Five Santas is a delightful story with a Christmas theme and is also a counting lesson for young learners of Ojibwe. Naanan Miskogwanawe-Miigiwewininiwag/Five Santas are hard at work getting ready for Christmas when one-by-one they get tired and fall asleep. Written by Stella Young; translated into Ojibwe by Judy Doolittle, Wanda Barker and Darcy Malcolm; and illustrated by Rosalyn Boucha, this charming softcover is the perfect addition to any child’s library.
Asboodashkoonishiinh Egaagiitaawbiza / The Dragonfly Who Flies in Circles with artwork and story by Brita Vija Brookes, has been translated by Isadore Toulouse from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve, and Shirley Ida Williams, Migizi ow-kwe,That Eagle Woman, who is a member of the Bird Clan of the Ojibway and Odawa First Nations of Canada. This picture book follows the story of dragonfly who is born in the pond. Does the dragonfly return home again? Dragonflies rise from the world of water to fly in the air.