Baby Learns About Time is a board book published by Salina Bookshelf of Flagstaff, Arizona. This bilingual board book is set in the Southwest among the contemporary Navajo Nation. The colourful illustrations by Beverly Blacksheep feature a young Navajo toddler who learns about time. Today is Baby's second birthday. She awakens from her sleep and looks out the window at the sunrise. She wonders what today will bring and more importantly what presents she will receive. At lunch time Baby helps her older sister make lunch and assists by serving bowls of mutton stew.
Baby Learns About Senses is a board book published by Salina Bookshelf of Flagstaff, Arizona. This bilingual board book is set in the Southwest among the contemporary Navajo Nation. The colourful illustrations by Beverly Blacksheep feature a young Navajo toddler who experiences her five senses during meal preparation. On the first page, we are introduced to Baby who is helping her grandmother as the woman prepares a meal for the family. Outside Baby experiences the sense of smell as grandmother prepares mutton for cooking.
The Great Race of the Birds and Animals is a retelling of a Plains legend about a great race that took place long ago to determine who should be caretakers of the environment. The story begins in the present times with a highway scene in the Black Hills of South Dakota and a road sign warning motorists about the buffalo roaming free. In fact, one large bull is scratching his hairy chin on the road sign in a mischievous way. The author then takes young readers on an adventure from long ago. It was a time when the buffalo actually hunted and ate humans.
Paul Goble's 1974 text for The Friendly Wolf is rewritten here and reissued with a new cover. This picture book was written specifically by Goble to count the American slaughter of wolves and to provide a fictional story set in the distant past about two Plains children who are reunited with their family by a friendly wolf. The text and colourful illustrations connect to provide an interesting tale about the deep connection of Native Americans with their environment. A story about "good wolves". Accelerated Reader Level: 3.3; Guided Reading Level: M.
And It Is Still That Way: Legends Told by Arizona Indian Children contains forty legends of the American Southwest. This unique collection consists of brief stories and legends retold by school children from seven Native American schools and library programs in Arizona. First published in 1976, this book is organized into six themes including Why Animals Are the Way They Are, Why Our World Is Like It Is, Great Troubles and Great Heroes, People Can Turn into Anything, Brother Coyote, and There Is Magic All Around Us.
SkySisters is a children's picture book by Ojibwe writer and storyteller Jan Bourdeau Waboose. In this contemporary story set in the winter season, two sisters go outdoors to play in the magical world of snow and moonlight to wait for the arrival of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). The sisters bundle up in their parkas and mittens and as they head outdoors their mother reminds them of Nokomis' teachings, wisdom comes on silent wings. The two girls play and run through the snow. On their way to a hill they see a deer, and a white rabbit.
Raccoon's Last Race: A Traditional Abenaki Story is an Abenaki trickster story retold for young children by father and son storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac. In this story Raccoon was once a fast runner and he enjoyed challenging other animals to races. But he was not a good winner and he made fun of the other animals he defeated. They no longer wanted anything to do with Raccoon. So one day Raccoon sees a giant rock atop a hill and challenges the rock to a race. Much to Raccoon's surprise the grandfather rock tells Raccoon that he does not travel.