Jon's Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families is an important dual language book written for Inuit children and their families as they face childhood cancer diagnosis. Written in Inuktitut and English, the first section of the book tells the story of an Inuit boy Jon’s experience of cancer, starting from first diagnosis. The latter half of the book features information for both parents and caregivers alike.
Siuluk: The Last Tuniq is a picture book published by Inhabit Media and written by Nadia Sammurtuk with illustrations by Rob Nix. This primary level picture book is based on traditional oral histories of a specific location in the Arctic about the last person, Siuluk, who is considered the last known Tuniq or ancient giant of the early Inuit. These early Inuit were considered giants and they were said to be friendly. This last giant was challenged to a test of his strength so he lifted a huge rock.
Only in My Hometown: Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani is written and illustrated by sisters Angnakuluk Friesen and Ippiksaut Friesen about growing up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Written in Inuktitut (using both syllabics and transliterated roman orthography) and English the 24-page book tells readers about the girls and their family in simple poetry format along with colour drawings of key activities the girls enjoyed while growing up.
Out on the Ice, Level 9 infuses a story about a family living in the Arctic out on the ice engaging in ice fishing. This 28-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. Inhabit Education created this series of early numeracy skills of composing, decomposing numbers,quantity awareness, and working with the part/whole relationship of numbers. This title is a numeracy storybook that supports the development of essential skills such as counting, composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working flexibility with the number 10.
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec—where she was raised by a single parent and grandmother and travelled by dog team in a traditional, ice-based Inuit hunting culture—to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.
Putuguq and Kublu is a graphic novel for primary level readers about Putuguq and Kublu, sister and brother who cannot get along. They love to pull pranks and one-up each other every chance they get! When one of Putuguq's pranks does not go as planned, the feuding siblings find themselves on the land with their grandfather, learning a bit about Inuit history - between throwing snowballs, that is. Danny Christopher is an illustrator who has travelled throughout the Canadian Arctic as an instructor for Nunavut Arctic College.
Sometimes I Feel Nervous is a reader from the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach preschool-aged children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. Caribou is nervous about his first day of school tomorrow! Luckily his good friend Seagull helps him get ready. Seagull is very happy about starting school. By sharing all the wonderful things they can look forward to at school, Seagull helps Caribou cope with his nervousness and teaches young readers how to deal with new situations.
Sometimes I Feel Sad is a reader from the Nunavummi Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Emotional Literacy Series. These books feature thoughtful, engaging stories that teach preschool-aged children to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways. Ptarmigan is so excited to go berry picking with Muskox. But when it starts to snow, her plans are ruined, and she becomes sad! See how Muskox helps Ptarmigan imagine all of the fun activities they can do in the snow in order to cheer Ptarmigan up. Reading Level: 9 Fountas & Pinnell Level: J
Traditional Inuit Clothing level 11 introduces children to items of clothing like the parka that they might be familiar with, and uniquely Northern objects like amautis (a style of parka worn by women to carry their infant). Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice! One of the non-fiction readers, part of the Nunavummi Reading Series. Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: P