Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest is a 28-page picture book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young readers an introduction to the various animals from the Pacific Northwest Coast. Artists from Nuxalk, Namgis, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations provided the images, and cultural comments about ancestors, totem, thunderbird, wolf, salmon, frog, beaver, owl, bear, otter, raven, eagle, turtle, hummingbird, butterfly, octopus, and whale.
Northwest Coast Native Animals is a 12-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating and is published by Native Northwest publishing. The book introduces young children to the animals of the Northwest Coast through the art of Kelly Robinson, Nuxalk and Nuuchahnulth. She provides simply sentences about the environment where each animal thrives. Highly recommended
Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest is a 28-page board book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young children an introduction to the various animals from the Pacific Northwest Coast. Artists from Nuxalk, Namgis, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations provided the images, and cultural comments about ancestors, totem, thunderbird, wolf, salmon, frog, beaver, owl, bear, otter, raven, eagle, turtle, hummingbird, butterfly, octopus, and whale.
Muin and The Seven Bird Hunters: A Mi'kmaw Night Sky Story is a well-crafted and designed picture book that retells the Mi'kmaq story about the night sky and the distinctive stars known as Ursa Major or the Big Dipper. This bilingual (Mi'kmaq and English) legend is carefully told by Lillian Marshall, Murdena Marshall, Prune Harris, and Cheryl Bartlett. Illustrations by Kristy Read and Sana Kavanagh are meant to visually engage the viewer with the cut-out style of the animals chasing the bear during the seasonal cycle of change.
Nanabosho and the Butterflies is the 2010 title in the Nanabosho series by Joe and Matrine McLennen. Grandmother talks to her grandchildren about how she looked out the window of the residential school one morning and saw a beautiful monarch butterfly. The story is recounted about Nanabosho and how butterflies came to be the creatures who make children laugh in this Ojibwe story. Despite grandmother's sad childhood, he understanding of Ojibwe teachings were maintained and passed on to her grandchildren.
Uumajut Learn About Arctic Wildlife published by Inhabit Media in partnership with Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society is written by Nunavut resident Simon Awa, along with Anna Ziegler and Stephanie McDonald. This 30-page bilingual book (English and Inuktitut syllabics) explores the various animals of the tundra and the sea and ice regions of the Arctic. A brief introduction provides additional background for the teacher and the section about the tundra features information about the lemming, caribou, Arctic fox, and the wolverine.
Plants of Haida Gwaii, written with the cooperation and collaboration of the Haida, is a detailed and insightful record of the uses and importance to the Haida of over 150 species of native plants. Haida Gwaii is the traditional name for a world-renowned group of islands, sometimes called the Queen Charlottes, off the northern mainland coast of British Columbia. For thousands of years these islands have been the home of the Haida.
Anishinaabe Almanac: Living Through the Seasons is a 56-page illustrated information guide to the yearly cycle by Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) teacher Edward Benton-Banai. Provides key cultural and language details and traditional stories to explain the worldview and seasonal cycle of life for Ojibwe people in the past and today. Developed in a calendar format the colour illustrations explain the 13 moons, the important ceremonial cycle, and people's interdependence with the earth and all other life forms.
Eagle of the Sea is picture book for young readers written by Kristin Bieber Domm about the largest bird of prey of the Maritimes, the bald eagle. Told in first person narrative this information book explains the habitat, life cycle, hunting ability, and anatomical feathers such as the bird's feathers of this awe-inspiring bird. Colour illustrations capture the bird's strength and beauty for elementary students. The author avoids the dry information style recitation of facts and has created an engaging narrative for children.
Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist is one of the titles in the Scientists in the Field Series from Houghton Mifflin Company. This 80-page book is filled with colour photographs detailing the cooperative nature of a northern scientist working with Inupiat people of Alaska for the habitat maintenance and harvesting of bowhead whales. The scientist explains his work and how he interacts with the Inupiat people of Alaska. Images show the importance of both scientists and Indigenous People working together.