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.
Walking Two Worlds by well-known Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac is part of the exciting PathFinders hi-lo novels. These books have First Nation and Native American authors, are written at a 2.5 to 4.5 reading level, and all have plots that are age-appropriate for tweens and teens. The novels feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary, and contemporary as well as historical topics. The main characters are First Nation and Native American teens and the stories always connect to traditional teachings. The Reading Level is 2.5. The Interest Level is ages 12 to 16.
Ukaliq Puppies, Fun for Little Nunavummiut is a 32-page bilingual (English and Inuktitut) activity book by Louise Flaherty and Laura Legge for young children by Inhabit Media. This flip book format provides 15 pages in English and 15 pages in Inuktitut about the joy of puppies. The book includes comics, stories, games, facts, photographs, and illustrations, all in colour, providing young readers with entertaining and engaging opportunities to practice their independent reading skills. The photographs show colour images of contemporary Inuit children with their puppies.
Billy Buckhorn: Paranormal is the second installment of Cherokee author Gary Robinson's Cherokee teen Billy Buckhorn Supernatural Adventure Series. Book one Abnormal of the Billy Buckhorn series introduces a Cherokee teen who uses his supernatural abilities to solve mysteries. Billy's powers grow in Paranormal, the second book in the series, when Billy and his friend Chigger continue their adventures in a hidden cave they discover. After a horrifying accident at the cave, Billy's supernatural abilities strengthen when he returns to life in the emergency room after being pronounced dead.
The first in a three-book series introduces Cherokee youth Billy Buckhorn, whose uncanny intuition became apparent at an early age. Billy begins to experience an enhanced level of ESP after he survives being struck by lightning. This sudden increase in power puts Billy at odds with a teacher who labels him "abnormal". Billy soon uncovers an unsavory secret from the teacher's past, and uses his psychic power to expose the teacher's true motives and stop his diabolical plan. PathFinders hi/low novels are written at a lower reading level but with age-appropriate plots.
No Name 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. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read.