The Water Walker is a celebration of a determined Ojibwe grandmother Nokomis Josephine and her love for water nibi. Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine challenges us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.
Out on the Ice, Level 9 infuses a story about a family living in the Arctic out on the ice engaging in ice fishing. This 28-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. Inhabit Education created this series of early numeracy skills of composing, decomposing numbers,quantity awareness, and working with the part/whole relationship of numbers. This title is a numeracy storybook that supports the development of essential skills such as counting, composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working flexibility with the number 10.
In the picture book How Nivi Got Her Names, Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. One sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit naming practices and knowledge of what those practices mean to Inuit. How Nivi Got Her Names is an easy-to-understand introduction to traditional Inuit naming, with a story that touches on tradtional Inuit adoption. Laura Deal was born and raised in a small farming town in Nova Scotia.
The People of the Sea is a picture book based on the author's own childhood experiences. When the young Donald and his friends head down to the water to play, they have no idea that they are soon to encounter a mermaid, one of the creatures that his elders have told him about. Terrified, the boys run back to their camp, ready to tell everyone what they have just seen. But what did they see? They can't seem to remember it clearly. It is up to Donald's grandmother to explain to them the magical creature they just encountered. Donald Uluadluak was an elder from Arviat, Nunavut.
Saila & Lucie (Saila & Lucie), Level 8 is a leveled reader with a fun animal story that teaches children the value of being yourself. This French language edition contains a simple storyline and supportive illustrations make it a perfect choice for children who are beginning to read longer stories on their own. Set in the Arctic region, this 24-page features two characters who become friends despite their differences. Saila is a seal who wishes he could fly and Lucie is a bird whose wisdom helps her friend enjoy his unique abilities.
Animals Illustrated: Walrus by Herve Paniaq is a non-fiction book that contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal. Readers will learn about how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their characteristic tusks. Herve Paniaq is an elder from Igloolik, Nunavut. Ben Shannon is a Canadian-born, award-winning illustrator and animator.