Sweetest Kulu, a charming bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuk throat singer Celina Kalluk describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu, an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants. Author Celina Kalluk was born and raised in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.
Trip to the Moon is a unique bilingual picture book from Inhabit Media's imprint Inhabit Community in collaboration with the community of Pangnirtung. This exciting science fiction story about an oil drum captures the contemporary feeling of the children in this town on the coast of Baffin Island which can only be reached by sea or air. Told by Vera Evic the story reaches magical proportions when the oil drum takes flight to the moon. Taking three children into space and landing on the moon's surface introduces readers to little people on the moon.
Kamik: Un Chiot Inuit is the French language edition of the children's picture book, Kamik: An Inuit Puppy Story. Kamik is a gentle and heartwarming story about raising a new puppy. Based on the personal experience of Inuk Elder Donald Uluadluak, this read aloud picture book is suitable for all children with a new pet puppy. Grandfather explains to his grandson Jake about the key to raising an obedient and helpful sled dog. For generations the Inuit have relied on their sled dogs for transportation and survival. Kamik is active and disobedient, tracking mud throughout the house.
We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers is the 2014 board book from Native Northwest featuring the artwork of Cree/Métis artist Julie Flett. In this basic counting book from 1 to 10, this bilingual board book introduces Plains Cree (y-dialect) and Swampy Cree (n-dialect) written in Roman orthography. Artist and author has a simple graphic style using bold and clear text to introduce counting with appropriate cultural images from contemporary Cree society. An excellent introduction to counting to ten in Cree and English using authentic Cree imagery. Highly recommended.
First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) and Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) are pleased to announce jointly that: Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu published by Simply Read Books are the FNCR 2014-2015 title selection for year-long community reading. Julie Flett, author-illustrator of Wild Berries and Pakwa che Menisu, is the first-time recipient of PMC’s new Aboriginal Literature Award. There are two editions of this book by Julie Flett. Wild Berries is bilingual (English and n-dialect Cree or Swampy Cree from the Cumberland House area).
We All Count: Book of Ojibway Art is the 2013 board book from Native Northwest featuring the Woodland style art of Jason Adair. In this basic counting book from 1 to 10, the Ojibwe author has created an engaging board book that features the numbers in Ojibwe and English. Each colour illustration highlights a colour and a counting experience along with pronunciation guide for the Ojibwe numbers.
Discovering Numbers: English, French, Cree is a primary-level 12-page board book designed to introduce basic counting from number 1 to 10. Cree artist and educator Neepin Auger from Bigstone Cree Nation (Woodland Cree) has created an effective early childhood education resource that is culture-based. The original, brightly-coloured drawings convey these counting concepts in three languages. The numbers are accompanied by simple, colourful drawings of creatures such as fish, butterflies, owls as well as objects such as teepees, sweetgrass, feathers and arrowheads.
Discovering Words: English, French, Cree is a primary-level 28-page board book designed to introduce basic vocabulary for the English alphabet. Cree artist and educator Neepin Auger from Bigstone Cree Nation (Woodland Cree) has created an effective early childhood education resource that is culture-based. The original, brightly-coloured drawings convey these basic 26 alphabet concepts in three languages. The words include apple, canoe, drum, loon, moccasin, sweat lodge, teepee, and x-ray.
While a grandmother ptarmigan tries everything to get a little one to sleep, Grandmother Ptarmigan is actually a traditional Inuit story that explains why ptarmigans cry, Nauk, Nauk and why baby ptarmigans fly so young. Qaunaq Mikkigak, an elder from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, shares a traditional Inuit legend in Grandmother Ptarmigan, written in collaboration with children's author Joanne Schwartz.
The Raven and the Loon is a picture book retelling of a traditional Inuit legend explaining why Raven has black feathers and why Loon has flat feet. Storytellers Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley have created a charming children's book for primary students. In the beginning both the Loon and Raven had white feathers. They both felt their white feathers and snow-covered landscape made for a boring life. Mischievous Raven decided to visit Loon on day in her iglu. Loon was patiently sewing when Raven arrived, chattering non-stop. Then Raven had an idea.