Nibi is Water, Nibi Aawon Nbiish is written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson and translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse. Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and author and illustrator of The Water Walker. Nibi is Water, Nibi Aawon Nbiish is for babies and toddlers and in both English and Anishinaabemowin. This book is written from an Anishinaabe water protector's perspective. There are many words associated with the importance of water - rain, snow, splashing, drinking and our role to thank, respect and protect Nibi. Nibi is water and water is life.
Sockeye Salmon, Saltchuck Blue is a sturdy, vibrantly illustrated and glossy board book by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. This book introduces babies and toddlers to colours and the rhythm of the changing seasons of the Pacific North West coast through the greys of winters, reds and orange glow of sunsets, yellow berries of summer and other images of nature.
May We Have Enough To Share is a delightful board book about gratitude and being grateful for so much around us. The strength of connections, the nature that provides them and the love that is endless. In May We Have Enough To Share,Tlicho Dene Nation author Richard Van Camp has included photographs by Indigenous women photographers. This is a book about sharing and community.
Ukaliq and Kalla Travel on the Ice is a search-and-find board book illustrated by Amanda Sandland. Search-and-find book help children develop their observational skills, early literacy skills and language development. In Ukaliq and Kalla Travel on Ice, children are encouraged to find things for this trip with Ukaliq and Kalla.
Ukaliq and Kalla At Home is a search-and-find board book based on the characters by Neil Christopher and illustrated by Amanda Sandland. Search-and-find books help children develop their observational skills and early literacy skills and language development. In Ukaliq and Kalla At Home, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in the pictures in this dual language book. Children are drawn into the book through an invitation by Ukaliq and Kalla to find items such as a snowmobile, char, ulu, plate and many more items. Each set of items is found in a different room in the house.
Arctic Animals is a sensory book for children to explore with their sense of touch and sight. By exploring the images and fur-like fabric of caribou, ermine and polar bear and other Arctic animals, this multi-sensory experience helps create connections between what children see and feel while building early literacy skills. The 16-page board book is bilingual and in both Inuktitut syllabics and English.
Part of the Arvaaq Series published by Inhabit Education. Recommended
'Clothing' is a sensory book for children to explore with their sense of touch and sight. By exploring the images and textures of different types of clothing worn in the Arctic - sweater, duffle socks and kamiik - this multi-sensory experience helps create connections between what children see and feel while building early literacy skills. The book is bilingual and in both Inuktitut and English.
In the Sky at Nighttime by Laura Deal and illustrated by Tamara Campeau, is the story of what you can hear, see and feel in the nighttime and where dreams are magical. The illustrations are colourful against the night skies, drawing the reader in to the night, stars and the light.
'Little You' has been translated to Plains Cree by Mary Cardinal Collins. This charming and heart-warming book welcomes a new baby into a family. Written by renowned author and storyteller Richard Van Camp and illustrated beautifully by Julie Flett, this hardcover book is a welcome addition to Indigenous family resources. Highly recommended.
'sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci / My Heart Fills with Happiness' is written by award-winning author Monique Gray Smith and translated into Plains Cree by Mary Cardinal Collins is an early childhood title that brings joy and happiness to all families who read and celebrate this beautifully illustrated book by Julie Flett. Highly recommended and on the First Nation Communities READ 2019 list.