Nikik and Wapus Save the People is a 40-page picture book about Nanabosho’s friends, Nikik the Otter and Wapus the Rabbit. Storyteller Joe McLellan usually writes stories featuring the Trickster, Nanabosho. In this story he offers readers a fun story about two friends who love to play tricks on each other. But the pals come across a group of mice and weasels who are stealing food from the Anishinaabe, the People. The friends join forces to do what they know is the right thing to do. Together they save the people by stopping these greedy thieves.
Nanabosho et les Papillons is the French language edition of Nanabosho and the Butterflies. This French edition was translated by Mona Buors. Nanabosho and the Butterflies is French picture title in the Nanabosho series by Joe and Matrine McLennen. Grandmother talks to her grandchildren about how she looked out the window of the residential school one morning and saw a beautiful monarch butterfly. The story is recounted about Nanabosho and how butterflies came to be the creatures who make children laugh in this Ojibwe story.
Kookum's Red Shoes is a children's picture book from well-known children's author Peter Eyvindson, and published by Pemmican Publications. In this story, an Elder, Kookum, tells about her experiences as a child attending a Catholic-run residential school. As a child growing up in a loving family, Kookum recalls seeing a movie called The Wizard of Oz. Like Dorothy, Kookum is taken up into a wild and scary tornado as she is whisked away from her home into a foreign residential school. She had to leave her lovely red shoes behind.
Ma Kokum a Téléphoné Aujourd'hui is the French language edition of Pemmican Publications' My Kokum Called Today. This French edition was translated by Mona Buors. My Kokum Called Today is a wonderful story about a twelve-year old Cree girl as she plans to visit her Kokum (grandmother). This picture book explains the girl's anticipation through simple text and sensitive pastel-coloured drawings. The girl and her mother live in the city and her grandmother lives on the reserve. These different geographic locations are captured through the illustrations.
Nanabosho and the Butterflies is the 2010 title in the Nanabosho series by Joe and Matrine McLennen. Grandmother talks to her grandchildren about how she looked out the window of the residential school one morning and saw a beautiful monarch butterfly. The story is recounted about Nanabosho and how butterflies came to be the creatures who make children laugh in this Ojibwe story. Despite grandmother's sad childhood, he understanding of Ojibwe teachings were maintained and passed on to her grandchildren.
I Loved Her is a picture book is about a young Métis girl's tender recollection of her wise and loving grandmother. From singing songs together at the piano to playing indoor games on rainy days, their friendship grows deeper and richer. Shezza Ansloo' first book for young readers is a testament to a love that will never be forgotten.
Where the Rivers Meet Teacher's Guide supports the novel, Where the Rivers Meet. The novel is a young adult novel by educator Don Sawyer. Set in the small town environment of British Columbia, the story revolves around a Native teenager, Nancy Antoine. She lives on a reserve just outside the town where she attends high school. A railway bridge over a treacherous river gorge links the town and reserve communities. The river and the environment figure prominently in the narrative.
Metis Spirits is a collection of six short stories written by Metis author Deborah Delaronde. Each story draws on her personal family history of voyageurs, the fur trade, fiddle music, dancing, and the cultural history of the Metis. Each story provides information about some aspect of Metis history. The book contains a list of 14 terms that are explained on a page called vocabulary builders.
A Journey Through the Circle of Life is a 32-page children's picture book written by Métis author Desiree Gillespie and illustrated by Kimberly McKay-Fleming. The book tells the story of a Métis child and her grandfather, Pepere. Grandfather lives on a farm and every chance his granddaughter has she visits the farm. Cheyenne and her Pepere are close and each year they plant a tree. Grandfather explains the circle of life as everything living must die and return to Mother Earth. This natural rhythm of life is explained to Cheyenne in terms she can comprehend.
The Bannock Book is a 32-page children's picture book written and illustrated by Reading Recovery teacher Linda Ducharme. The author tells the story of a young girl as she assists her mother with making a healthy bannock for her grandfather, called Pepere. The family is Métis and the author introduces a few Michif terms. The procedure for making bannock is described in simple sentences. The granddaughter assists by measuring the whole wheat flour and other dry ingredients. She also makes several small-size bannocks for herself and shapes them just like her mother.