Uumajut, Volume 2, Learn About Arctic Wildlife is the primary non-fiction title in Inhabit Media's bilingual (English and Inuktitut) language collection. The book published by Inhabit Media in partnership with Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society is written by Nunavut residents Simon Awa and Seeglook Akeeagok, along with Anna Ziegler and Stephanie McDonald.
Painted Skies is a charming picture book by Nova Scotia author Carolyn Mallory about the northern lights seen in Arctic regions. Together with Amei Zhao, this 36-page book explores this phenomenon through the eyes of two friends. Oolipika, an Inuk girl, shares traditional knowledge about aqsarniit, the northern lights, with her friend Leslie. New to the Arctic, Leslie is afraid of the lights that appear to be coming closer to the girls. In her nervousness Leslie begins to whistle and the lights come even closer. Oolipika begins to click her finger nails together and hushes her friend.
Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley have won the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Skraelings is an exciting groundbreaking young adult novel set in the arctic landscape of long ago. Early contact between the Vikings and the Tuniit, a race of ancient Inuit ancestors known for their strength and shyness. Told through the perspective of an adventurous young Inuk man named Kannujaq this story recounts what may have occurred during first contact between the Tuniit, ancestors of the Inuit, and the giants known as Vikings.
La contrée des loups is the French edition of Inhabit Media's graphic novel, The Country of the Wolves. This 87-page graphic novel retells a traditional Inuit story about two brothers who find themselves adrift on broken sea ice while out hunting for seal. They drift in the darkness for many days, until the ice they are on settles on the shore of a strange and distant land. The hunters begin to look for landmarks or people to help them find their way back home. Eventually, they come to a camp and the two brothers split up to find help.
Kulu Adoré is the French translation of Inhabit Junior's picture book, 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. Author Celina Kalluk was born and raised in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.
Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs is an important collection of Inuit elder interviews about current naming and family traditions among the Inuit communities of Baffin Region, Nunavut. Four elders explain that Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.
A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds is a 32-page illustrated information book about 12 migratory and non-migratory Arctic birds. The 12 birds are: the Thick-Billed Murre, Arctic Tern, Red Phalarope, Common Eider, Long-Tailed Duck, Tundra Swan, Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl, Common Raven, Rock Ptarmigan, Red-Throated Loon and Snow Bunting. In this appealing book, the author includes basic information about each bird including its length in metric measurement, feathers, colour, texture, habitat, food, bird's call, nest, eggs, and the bird's English and Inuktitut names.
Avati: Discovering Arctic Ecology presents the as a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals. The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this book gives a detailed bird's-eye view of the fascinating ways that animals, plants, and insects coexist in the Arctic ecosystem.
Stories of Survival and Revenge from Inuit Folklore is a young adult selection of traditional Inuit stories ideal for grades seven to ten. Published by Inhabit Media this 80-page book with comic book–inspired illustrations is ideal for the action-packed stories featuring Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge; and the Nanurluk, an enormous polar bear 100 times the size of a regular bear. Each story has important lessons and each stresses we must remain human with clear spiritual qualities.
Tulugaq: An Oral History of Ravens is a collection of 69 stories, legends, and anecdotes collected over a 15-year period by northern journalist Kerry McCluskey. Released in 2013 this volume is organized into themes such as creation, myths and legends, trickster, scavenger, and doom and gloom. Each section contains numerous colour photographs, many taken by the author. The collector spoke to many Inuit elders and community members across the Arctic, including non-Aboriginal northerners. Names of the contributors are included at the back of the book.