Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud (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.
Nanuq: Life with Polar Bears features outstanding wildlife photography of polar bears alongside firsthand accounts of experiences of men and women living alongside the great sea bear. From close encounters with angry bears to the beauty of watching a polar bear climb an iceberg with its claws and traditional stories surrounding life with polar bears, this book gives readers outside the Arctic a firsthand look at what life with polar bears is really like. Valuable quotes from Inuit men and women whose learning and knowledge about polar bears is profound.
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.
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.
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.
The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra is an outstanding and spine-tingling book, when three children come face to face with one of the tundra’s most fearsome creatures: the amautalik. A huge and smelly ogress that loves nothing more than to kidnap children, an amautalik is one of the worst monsters a child can come up against. In order to escape the clutches of the frightful ogress, the children will have to outsmart her by thinking quickly. This revised edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two accounts about this dreaded ogress of the Arctic Region.
LIMITED QUANTITY Unikkaaqtuat: An Introduction to Traditional Inuit Myths and Legends were researched and compiled by Neil Christopher and edited by Noel McDermott and Louise Flaherty for Inhabit Media. This collection of traditional stories and legends are retold in this 287-page volume and are organized into chapters such as: Creation Stories; Mistreatment and Consequences: Adventures; Hardships and Famine; Animals in Human Form; and Animal Stories.
Taiksumani: Inuit Myths and Legends, volume 2 is a bilingual (English and Inuit syllabics) book from Nunavut Bilingual Education Society. This organization selects traditional narratives and stories and presents them for Inuit students in the North as part of their curriculum. Part graphic novel and part picture book, this 72-page book retells two stories about the past, Qallupilluit: The Takers of Children; and Tuutarjuk: The Spirit of String Figures.
Kappianaqtut: Strange Creatures and Fantastic Beings from Inuit Myths and Legends, volume 1 is a publication from Inhabit Media, an Inuit-owned company that promotes and preserves the stories, knowledge and voices of Northern Canada. This collection is written in English. Kappianaqtut means that which is frightening in Inuktitut.