The Sea in Winter by Christine Day, Upper Skagit, is about Maisie Cannon. It has been a hard year for her since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions. Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With everything she’s dealing with, Maisie is not excited for their family midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up. But soon, Maisie’s anxieties and dark moods start to hurt as much as the pain in her knee.
Awâsis et la délicieuse bannique by Dallas Hunt, a teacher, writer, and member of Wapisewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta; and illustrated by Amanada Strong, a Michif Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop-motion director based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, British Columbia. Awâsis et la délicieuse bannique: Oh non! Awâsis perd les délicieuses banniques toutes fraîches de Kôhkum. Ne sachant que faire, elle décide de demander de l’aide à ses amis les animaux. Quelles aventures s’apprête-t-elle à vivre?
Allez, au lit! is written by Ceporah Mearns, an Inuk from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, but who calls Iqaluit, Nunavut home, and Jeremy Debicki. This book is illustrated by Tim Mack. Allez, au lit! is a universal parent-child nightly ritual in picture book format published in French by Les Malins. But in the Canadian Arctic there are far too many exciting things to do and see when a young girl is told it is time to prepare for bed. Siasi does not want to brush her teeth or put away her toys. She just wants to play with the Arctic animals.
Quel est mon superpouvoir? (What's My Superpower? in English) is written by Aviaq Johnston, an Inuk author from Igloolik, Nunavut and illustrated by Tim Mack. Quel est mon superpouvoir? is published by Les Malins. In this story 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.
Chuck the Different Vampire is written by Marla Paul Merasty and illustrated by Alan Margolis. This is the story of Chuck, a different young vampire. He is longing to be in the sun and day-time world. Along his way he finds out he has a special power that allows him to be in the sun...manners and being polite. While out in his community he meets a young girl with Cerebral Palsy and they become friends. This story aligns with Jordan’s Principle.
Premier livre jeunesse du dramaturge Dave Jenniss, Mokatek et l’étoile disparue fut à l'origine une pièce de théâtre créée en 2018 par le théâtre Ondinnok, dont il est le directeur artistique, et Vox Théâtre. Pour le petit Mokatek, compter les étoiles pour s'endormir chaque soir est un réel plaisir. Depuis la disparition de sa mère sous les eaux de la rivière, il aime raconter ses journées à celle qui brille le plus dans le ciel, sa boussole qui, de là-haut, le protège : l'étoile du Nord. Un soir de pleine lune, l'étoile du Nord disparaît.
Les rêves d’Hannenorak se cachent sous son lit pour mieux dormir. La nuit venue, les rêves du jeune Wendat reprennent vie et l’emmènent dans des mondes fantastiques et magiques, où les bleuets et les lucioles parlent, où les roches nagent et les arbres rient! La nature s’anime au gré des saisons, au gré des nuits, pour le plus grand plaisir d’Hannenorak.
L’auteur wendat Jean Sioui retrouve avec bonheur son jeune héros, après les aventures d’Hannenorak (Le Loup de Gouttière, 2004) et d’Hannenorak et le vent (Cornac, 2008).
Thanku is a poetry collection edited by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Malena Myles, Spirit Lake Dakota/Mohegan/Muscokee Creek. Thanku explores a wide range of ways to be grateful with poems by a diverse group of contributors, including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen. There are colour illustrations, an illustrator and author's note, author biography and original artwork.
In the Sky at Nighttime by Laura Deal and illustrated by Tamara Campeau, is the story of what you can hear, see and feel in the nighttime and where dreams are magical. The illustrations are colourful against the night skies, drawing the reader in to the night, stars and the light.