Let's Eat Bannock by Masiana Kelly, Inuit and Dene from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, and Fort Simpson, NWT. In, Let's Eat Bannock, learn all about this delicious treat! Bannock is enjoyed by people across Nunavut. Many families have their own recipes that have been passed down for generations. This book provides information about bannock, its history, and how it is made.
Nanuq's Baby Brother is written by Nadia Sammurtok, an Inuit writer and educator from Rankin Inlet, with Rachel Rupke; and illustrated by Ali Hinch. In Nanuq's Baby Brother, Nanuq is so excited when she finds out she is going to be a big sister! She thinks about all the fun things she will do with her new sibling. But when her baby brother is born, he cries all the time. Her parents are so busy with the baby, they don’t have time for her anymore. Nanuq feels lonely. Is this really what being a big sister is like?
Why Is Sissy Grumpy? is written by Nadia Mike, an Inuit educator, and illustrated by Amanda Sandland. In, Why is Sissi Grumpy? Sissi and Tuka are good friends but lately Tuka has noticed some changes in Sissi. She isn't being very nice, and sometimes she hurts Tuka's feelings. How can Tuka find a way to let Sissi know how her behaviour is making him feel?
Willy's New Pup: A Story From Labrador, is written by Sherry Blake an Inuk throat singer who performs with the group The Blake Sisters. She grew up in Rigolet, Newfoundland. Willy's New Pup is illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko. In Willy's New Pup, Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, and he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test.
In Tuktu Says written by Nadia Sammurtok, an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut; and illustrated by Ali Hinch,Tuktu and his friends are playing so join them and you can play, move, or make sounds along by doing the actions with the characters in this book. With interactive books, children are encouraged to actively participate in the stories they are listening to through directions or instructional text.
This Is What I See is written by Looee Arreak who lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut and grew up in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. She is an award winning Inuktitut singer and songwriter and composed a song “Qaujimavunga Kinummangaarma - I Know Who I Am,” In, This Is What I See, let's count what we see and sing along as we count the animals we see on the tundra. This Is What I See is illustrated by We Are Together.
We Dream Medicine Dreams, written and illustrated by Lisa Boivin, a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation, is a healing story of hope, dreams, and the special bond between grandfather and granddaughter. In We Dream Medicine Dreams, when a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us live a good life. But when Grampa gets sick and falls into a coma, the little girl must lean on his teachings as she learns to say goodbye.
Sweetgrass by Theresa Meuse from Bear River First Nation and illustrated by Arthur Stevens, Mi'kmaw community member from Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia, is a vibrant story of traditional indigenous knowledge and the many uses of sweetgrass. It's early July, and for Matthew and his Auntie that means one thing: time to go sweetgrass picking. This year, Matthew's younger cousin Warren is coming along, and it will be his first time visiting the shoreline where the sweetgrass grows.
Berry Picking at Four Mile Bay by author Barbara Adjun who lives in Kugluktuk, Nunavut and illustrated by Kagan McLeod is the story of Nekaloakyok, who was a young girl, loved going berry picking with her Granny Nalvana. Based on the memories of the author, this book tells the story of a family trip picking akpiks and other berries at Four Mile Bay, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Join Nekaloakyok as she reflects on childhood memories and special moments spent with family.
Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage.