Based on true events in 2009, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. Winner of the 2015 Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. Cree/Métis artist Julie Flett combines with the authors to create an outstanding picture book about assisting wildlife from a young child's perspective.
We Sang You Home is a charming and heart-warming board book that welcomes a new baby boy into a family. Written by renowned author and storyteller Richard Van Camp and illustrated with creative flair by Julie Flett, this board book is a welcome addition to Indigenous family print resources. Flett uses collage-like images of a couple sitting on a blanket during the night. A moon can be seen along with two white rabbits peeking at each other from across the page. The woman is playing guitar and the simple text on the opposite page proclaiming that they sang for an infant to join them.
Farm Animals Board Book is a dual language book for preschoolers that introduces 13 farm animals and the sounds they make. Written in single words in English and Navajo languages this title includes the sound each farm animal makes as a single word. Farm Animals featured in this board book are turkey, dog, duck, goose, donkey, hen, rooster, sheep, lamb, pig, goat, cow and horse. Author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, is a well-known author and illustrator for the children's publisher Star Bright Books.
Animal Colors board book illustrated and written by William Wildsmith presents a dual language (Navajo/English) text that use bold images of familiar and exotic animals. This simple board book teaches both colors and animal names. Colors include pink famingos, red parrot, orange butterfly, yellow chicks, green chameleon, blue parakeets, purple fish, white swans, gray elephant, brown bear, and a black seal.
Good Night, Little Sea Otter, English/Navajo is a dual language primary book for young children about a baby sea otter and mother settling down for the night. Told in Navajo and English the evening process of bidding good night to all the ocean's creatures - above, on, and below the water - is little sea otter's regular process. Mother sea otter wraps her baby in kelp as the tiny otter snuggles into her mother's warm fur.
Things That Keep Us Warm, Level 4 is a leveled reader with simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, hats, and socks, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp). This 8-page reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 4 titles range from 8 to 12 pages with a single sentence per page. Each sentence is simple with basic punctuation and is aided by a colour photograph that helps the beginning reader decode the text. Unique to the Arctic are the kamiks, and oil lamps called the qulliq.
Sweetest Kulu board book is a fine addition to early childhood education materials from Inhabit Media's Inhabit Junior series. 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.