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.
Tuniit lived in Nunavut for a thousand years, even before Inuit arrived. This book introduces children to scientific theories and Inuit oral history to learn all about Tuniit. Delve into a centuries-old mystery about a lost Arctic civilization. Reading Level: 10 Fountas & Pinnell Level: O
Siku's New Friend is a fun story that teaches children about the importance of friendship and how to deal with feeling left out. Time for another canine adventure! When a new dog moves in next door, Siku and Kamik's friendship is tested. Reading Level: 11, Fountas & Pinnell Level: L
Sometimes I Feel Sad is a reader from the Nunavummi Early Leaning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach preschool-aged children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. Ptarmigan is so excited to go berry picking with Muskox. But when it starts to snow, her plans are ruined, and she becomes sad! See how Muskox helps Ptarmigan imagine all of the fun activities they can do in the snow in order to cheer Ptarmigan up. Reading Level: 9 Fountas & Pinnell Level: J