Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer, is a colourfully illustrated story by Suzie Napayok-Short and illustrated by Tamara Campeau. Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex, Nunavut, and the DEW line sites on Baffin Island. She attended residential school before moving to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. In Kits, Cubs, and Calves, Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can’t wait to get out on her uncle’s boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean. Surrounded by her family, and with her trusty toy polar bear beside her, Akuluk experiences the beautiful sights, sounds, and animals that abound in the ocean and along the shore during the short Arctic summer—from a mother polar bear and her cubs to a family of belugas and tiny Arctic fox kits. As they encounter each animal, Akuluk’s aunt and uncles share how each species cares for its young, and how they protect their babies from the other animals who share their ecosystem. This beautiful story of connection to relations and respect for the natural world teaches young readers that caring for the environment in which we live is one of our most important responsibilities. Notes on Inuktituk pronunciation is also included. Wild Eggs, Suzie’s first children’s book, was shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Express Award available at GoodMinds.com. Highly recommended.