'Arctic Animals' is a sensory book for children to explore with their sense of touch and sight. By exploring the images and fur-like fabric of caribou, ermine and polar bear and other Arctic animals, this multi-sensory experience helps create connections between what children see and feel while building early literacy skills. The book is bilingual and in both Inuktitut and English.
Counting in Mi'kmaw, Mawkiljemk Mi'kmawiktuk written and illustrated by Loretta Gould, a self-taught artist from the Waycobah First Nation located on Cape Breton Island is a special dual language board book that introduces young children to counting to ten in the Mi’kmaw language. Mi’kmaw translators are Lindsay R. Marshall & Bernie Francis. This 14-page board book is a bilingual counting book that deals with the numbers from 1-10.
The Caribou, Level 5, is a reader in the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education. This is a unique Nunavut-made levelled reading series that aligns the reading expectations of the Inuit language, English, and French. The reading series corresponds closely to the reading levels and expectations developed by the Department of Education in Nunavut. This approach to literacy provides educators and parents the tools they need to ensure that children are equally challenged and successful in all the languages represented in Nunavut.
Mi'kmaw Waisisk, Mi'kmaw Animals is a dual language, English and Mi'kmaw, written and illustrated by Mi'kmaw artist Alan Syliboy. This 12-page colour board book introduces parents, caregivers, and preschoolers to Mi'kmaw animals in English and Mi'kmaw language. The Mi'kmaw language terms for whale, moose, caribou, crane, turtle, eel, horse, butterfly, and beaver was translated by Lindsay Robert Marshall. This remarkable artist used colour effectively creating stylized animal designs based on Mi'kmaw petroglyphs based on rock art found in the Maritimes.
The Spirit Trackers by Ojibwe storyteller and author Jan Bourdeau Waboose and illustrated by Francois Thisdale is published by Fifth House Publishing. Two young cousins visit with their uncle one wintery night. They ask for a story about Windigo and find some strange scratches and large footprints the next morning. The boys decide to be trackers just like their uncle and so set out to track the creature who made the footprints. The colour illustrations make this story a fascinating account of the creature known as Windigo as young children enjoy this Ojibwe legend. Highly recommended.
Harry Okpik, Determined Musher is a non-fiction book that introduces the biography genre while teaching children about the life of Harry Okpik and the history of dogsledding. Meet a real-life Inuit hero. After losing a leg, Harry Okpik thought his dream of being a dog musher was over. Reading Level: R
Les animaux et leurs bébés (Adult and Baby Animals), Level 6 is a simple nature book that introduces children to the terms for different Arctic animals (including the muskox, snowy owl, and polar bear) and their young. This 8-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. Each page features a colour photograph of a mother animal and its baby identified by the correct term such as Snowy Owl and owlet. Level 6, grade one readers are usually 8 to 12 pages with 1 to 2 more complicated sentences per page.
Each of the pictures in this 24-page coloring book represents an important animal in Pacific Northwest First Nations cultures. The captions under each picture consists of a quotation by noted First Nation artists from this territory. Explore-Discover-Learn colouring book series gathers creatures of the land, sea, and sky in a colouring book of medium difficulty from Native Northwest.