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.
All about Polar Bears, Level 7 is a simple nature book that introduces children to information about the polar bear, including where polar bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt. This 16-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 7 range from 8 to 16 pages in length and have 1 to 2 sentences per page. The full-colour photographs and the simple text provide basic information about polar bears. This book is a welcome addition to the standard leveled reading series world.
Structures in the Arctic, Level 8 is a non-fiction book that introduces children to the features of man-made structures commonly seen in the North, like igloos and inukshuks, and structures familiar throughout Canada, like airports and houses. This 16-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series. Readers will enjoy learning about familiar structures and finding out about houses on stilts and hunting camps. Level 8 titles have 12 to 24 pages with one to three sentences per page. The sentences combine simple and more complex sentences.
Things That Make Me Happy, Level 5 is a leveled reader that introduces readers to simple action verbs and the comparative word more. The young child featured in this reader lives in the Arctic and finds out the many things that make one feel happy. Short sentences involve going outdoors, dancing, singing, hugging, playing, exploring, and just trying more can make one happy. This 8-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series. The book has one sentence per page with colour illustrations assisting the student in decoding the text.
My Little Brother, Level 8 is a book that uses a repeating sentence structure to help children follow the humorous family story, and will help children understand the concept of changing family roles. This 20-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Big Sister is learning what it’s like when Little Brother isn’t so little anymore! The repeating sentence, my brother isn't much of a baby anymore, is followed by a variety of activities that demonstrate he is no longer a baby and the love between the two is now expressed.
Saila and Betty, Level 8 is a leveled reader with a fun animal story that teaches children the value of being yourself. The 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 Betty is a bird whose wisdom helps her friend enjoy his unique abilities. This reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series.
The Happy Mosquito, Level 9 is a humorous book that will expose children to expressive language and dialogue, and help them learn to read text and illustrations together to follow a story. This 24-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series. Written by Nadia Sammurtok this grade 2 reader offers children a fun story about a typical house fly that lives in the Arctic and is illustrated with full-colour drawings from the fly's perspective. The fly is happy because it wakes to a sunny morning and decides to explore outdoors.
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.
The Long Run by award-winning Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac is the most recent release by 7th Generations Books in the PathFinders Series. This series is ideal for reluctant readers interested in realistic and action-filled, linear plots written by Native American and First Nation authors. This young adult fictional account a seventeen year old Passamaquoddy youth who runs away from the Seattle homeless shelter back to his elderly grandparents in Maine.
Fire Fight is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers ages 12 and up, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The main characters in all the titles are Indigenous teens and the stories all include references to traditional ways.