Baby Audio Series: Baby's 1st CD is published by Salina Bookshelf of Flagstaff, Arizona to accompany the Baby board book series. This bilingual CD is narrated in Navajo by Maybelle Little and English narration is provided by Jessie Ruffenach. The four stories include Baby's First Laugh, Baby Learns to Count, Baby Learns about Colors, and Baby Learns about Animals. The board books feature a young Navajo toddler who has just learned to count from one to ten; sees many different colours in her environment; and helps her family take care of the family's animals.
Goodnight World is a 24-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating from Native Northwest publishers. This board book is the opposite of the board book, Good morning World, and continues to reinforce worldview values of acknowledging the end of the day. In this simple format each of the animals, birds, and sea creatures say good night by dreaming, singing each other to sleep and various activities unique to each animal. Twenty-three Northwest Coast artists have contributed to this remarkable title but the book flows so well the viewer is unaware.
Good Morning World is a 24-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating from Native Northwest publishers. Haisla and Heiltsuk artist Paul Windsor has created the colourful Northwest Coast art designed as the reader is introduced to the worldview of the people of the Pacific Northwest. The book begins with welcoming the sun that shines on the birds and butterflies.
Ojibway Animals is a 12-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating from Native Northwest publishers. Ojibwe artist Jason Adair draws on teachings from his culture and is inspired by the Woodland x-ray art style in the creation of 11 animal and bird images. Eagles fly high above the trees and inspire vision and bring blessings. Turtles live on the land and on the water demonstrating their patience and wisdom. The artist notes that the animals' protective spirits and powers offer us important life lessons.
Nighty-Night: A Bedtime Song for Babies is a gentle rhyming poem for infants preparing for sleep. This board book by Richard Van Camp celebrates babies and their parents or caregivers as the babies are sung to sleep at night. Using colour photographs showing a range of parents and babies from various cultural backgrounds, the publisher, McKellar and Martin, has created a soothingly beautiful night-time book. The author acknowledges the world around the young child as the text and image combine to assist in calming the daily night-time process. Highly recommended.
Learn the Alphabet with Northwest Coast Native Art is a 23-page board book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young children an introduction to the alphabet. The letters include the upper and lower cases for each. Each letter is depicted with the letters and a drawing of a Northwest Coast animal, natural feature or object. For example the Letter H is for hummingbird ; the letter T is represented by Totem. Each artist's contribution is recognized in this important title for young children.
Learn to Count with Northwest Coast Art is a 10-page board book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young children an introduction to counting from 1 to 10 using images of Northwest animals, birds, and fish. For example number one is represented by the design of a bear illustrated by Namgis artist Ryan Cranmer. And the number 10 shows 10 ravens drawn by Tsimshian artist Terry Starr. The publisher Native Northwest credits each image in their books with the artist's name and Nation. Each board book is printed using soy-based inks and non-toxic coatings.
Learn the Colours with Northwest Coast Art is a 10-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 colour red, blue, yellow, green, purple, grey, brown, pink, orange, and white through the original art of artists from British Columbia. Each artist is identified by name and Nation. Their designs are simple and show a salmon, raven, bear, ladybug, bee, frog, the sun, owl, salmon, whale, and hummingbird in Northwest Coast art style. Highly recommended
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.