Kohkum`s Babushka: A Magical Metis-Ukrainian Tale is a unique modern oral tradition of a first encounter between a Metis family and an immigrant family. Unable to speak the other`s language the families share food and clothing. This imagined history takes readers to an ideal meeting that benefits both families. Caring, sharing, reciprocity and good feelings all around are symbolized in a colourful woman`s head scarf. Ideal for teachers looking for a first encounter resource. Suggested for junior-intermediate social studies.
No More Name is the follow-up novel in the PathFinders series from 7th Generation publishing. The story revolves around Bobby Byington as he deals with his father's alcoholism and anger. In this second story, Bobby is learning to trust and find ways of dealing with his father's issues. Bobby has found a way to return to the sport he enjoys--basketball. Unfortunately, new issues emerge as Bobby's girlfriend is bullied and resented by her less academic classmates. Bobby connects with a basketball team member who also encounters an alcoholic parent.
The School That Ate Children by Sara General draws on the author's Mohawk cultural traditions and history. Set in contemporary time two sisters, Maple and Eva, have experiences that have caused them extreme heartbreak. But when a kid at school bullies Eva, she takes drastic measures and signs a magical contract with a powerful witch who promises her a lifetime of freedom from pain. Little does she know, she will be giving up everything she loves, including her friends, family, and memories. Horrified by the witch's duplicity, Maple sets out on a mission to free her sister.
You Can't Make Me is a title in High Interest Publishing's (HIP) MainStream series of High Interest young adult novels. Written by Metis author Ashley Hayden, this easy to read novel features a Metis teenage boy who gets in trouble with the law while trying to impress his friends and ends up with a summer of tough love at his grandfather’s rural cabin. That summer, and a terrible encounter with a supernatural creature, changes his life. This story combines a contemporary coming-of-age story with the traditional scary Roogaroo, a wolf-like monster from Metis stories.
In the picture book What's My Superpower?, Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special - and that her superpower was right in front of her all along. Aviaq Johnston is a young Inuk author from Igloolik, Nunavut.
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
Saila & Lucie (Saila & Lucie), Level 8 is a leveled reader with a fun animal story that teaches children the value of being yourself. This French language edition contains a simple storyline and supportive illustrations make it a perfect choice for children who are beginning to read longer stories on their own. Set in the Arctic region, this 24-page features two characters who become friends despite their differences. Saila is a seal who wishes he could fly and Lucie is a bird whose wisdom helps her friend enjoy his unique abilities.
Siku's New Friend is a fun story that teaches children about the importance of friendship and how to deal with feeling left out. Time for another canine adventure! When a new dog moves in next door, Siku and Kamik's friendship is tested. Reading Level: 11, Fountas & Pinnell Level: L