The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, the young shaman must learn to stifle her fear and listen to what Kannaaluk has to tell her.
I Am Loved, is written by Kevin Qamaniq-Mason who grew up in Iglulik and is a senior policy advisor at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Mary Qamaniq-Mason. This book is translated into French by Serge Bélair. I Am Loved is illustrated by Hwei Lim. In this book Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be.
The Gruffalo in Inuktitut is a translation, by Jaypeetee Arnakak, Inuit, of Julie Donaldson's and Axel Scheffler's original The Gruffalo in English. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake, and a hungry gruffalo!
Tainna, The Unseen Ones, Short Stories, by Inuit author and educator Norma Dunning, draws on both lived experience and cultural memory to bring together six powerful new short stories centred on modern-day Inuk characters. Ranging from homeless to extravagantly wealthy, from spiritual to jaded, young to elderly, and even from alive to deceased, Dunning’s characters are united by shared feelings of alienation, displacement and loneliness resulting from their experiences in southern Canada.
Let's Eat Bannock by Masiana Kelly, Inuit and Dene from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, and Fort Simpson, NWT. In, Let's Eat Bannock, learn all about this delicious treat! Bannock is enjoyed by people across Nunavut. Many families have their own recipes that have been passed down for generations. This book provides information about bannock, its history, and how it is made.
Nanuq's Baby Brother is written by Nadia Sammurtok, an Inuit writer and educator from Rankin Inlet, with Rachel Rupke; and illustrated by Ali Hinch. In Nanuq's Baby Brother, Nanuq is so excited when she finds out she is going to be a big sister! She thinks about all the fun things she will do with her new sibling. But when her baby brother is born, he cries all the time. Her parents are so busy with the baby, they don’t have time for her anymore. Nanuq feels lonely. Is this really what being a big sister is like?
Why Is Sissy Grumpy? is written by Nadia Mike, an Inuit educator, and illustrated by Amanda Sandland. In, Why is Sissi Grumpy? Sissi and Tuka are good friends but lately Tuka has noticed some changes in Sissi. She isn't being very nice, and sometimes she hurts Tuka's feelings. How can Tuka find a way to let Sissi know how her behaviour is making him feel?
Willy's New Pup: A Story From Labrador, is written by Sherry Blake an Inuk throat singer who performs with the group The Blake Sisters. She grew up in Rigolet, Newfoundland. Willy's New Pup is illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko. In Willy's New Pup, Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, and he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test.
In Tuktu Says written by Nadia Sammurtok, an Inuit writer and educator originally from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut; and illustrated by Ali Hinch,Tuktu and his friends are playing so join them and you can play, move, or make sounds along by doing the actions with the characters in this book. With interactive books, children are encouraged to actively participate in the stories they are listening to through directions or instructional text.
This Is What I See is written by Looee Arreak who lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut and grew up in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. She is an award winning Inuktitut singer and songwriter and composed a song “Qaujimavunga Kinummangaarma - I Know Who I Am,” In, This Is What I See, let's count what we see and sing along as we count the animals we see on the tundra. This Is What I See is illustrated by We Are Together.