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.
If You're Happy and You Know It is written by Monica Ittusardjuat, a residential school survivor who grew up in a time when Inuit lived a subsistence way of life, moving camps and following animals where they were plentiful. This book is illustrated by Ali Hinch. Tuktu and his friends are singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Join in and sing along! In this interactive book, children can sing along and do the actions with the characters in the book. With interactive books, children are encouraged to actively participate in the stories they are listening to.
Berry Picking at Four Mile Bay by author Barbara Adjun who lives in Kugluktuk, Nunavut and illustrated by Kagan McLeod is the story of Nekaloakyok, who was a young girl, loved going berry picking with her Granny Nalvana. Based on the memories of the author, this book tells the story of a family trip picking akpiks and other berries at Four Mile Bay, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. Join Nekaloakyok as she reflects on childhood memories and special moments spent with family.
Palluq and Aksaajuq Help Their Anaana is written by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier, who works on the standardization of Inuktut orthography in Nunavut, as well as at the national level with the Atausiq Inuktut Titirausiq task group with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; and illustrated by Michelle Simpson. n this book Palluq and Aksaajuq know it is important to help out. See how Palluq and Aksaajuq help their anaana by doing chores around the house. They learn that the work gets done much more quickly when they help each other.
Sapa and Martha Make An Amaut is by Shavanna Ashevak who was born in Yellowknife Northwest Territories and lives in Kugaaruk Nunavut; Emily Jackson, and illustrated by Charlene Chua. In Sapa and Martha Make An Amaut, there is a fashion show at Sapa and Martha's school! Sapa and Martha want to make something special to display at the show. Martha suggests they make an amaut, just like the one her biological mother, Paula, wore when Martha was a baby. As they work on the amaut, Sapa and Martha's friendship grows stronger as they learn more about each other and their families.