Ga's (The Train) is an Mi'kmaq and English book written by Jodie Callaghan, a Mi’kmaq woman from Listuguj First Nation in Gespegewa’gi near Quebec. The book is translated into Mi'kmaq by Joe Wilmot. The Train is illustrated by Georgia Lesley. This is story of a young girl, Ashley who is slowly walking back from school when she meets her Uncle. He is sad. He tells Ashley his story of first going to residential school and the important lesson of knowing where you come from. This story is colourfully illustrated yet invokes the sadness that Ashley and her Uncle feel.
Road Allowance Kitten: Broken Promises is a bilingual (Michif/English) picture book by Wilfred Burton and with Michif translation by Norman Fleury. This book is illustrated by Christian Johns. They share more of the adventures of the main characters, Rosie and Madeline, and their pet kitten. Their adventure began in Road Allowance Kitten, which has become a very popular and widely-acclaimed book within the canon of Métis children’s literature. Readers urged author Wilfred Burton to share what happens next.
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!
Meet Your Family is by David Bouchard who was named to the Order of Canada in 2009 for his contributions as an author of children's books. David is Métis/Ojibway of the Martin Clan, his Ojibway name is Zhiibaayaanakwad. Meet Your Family is illustrated by Kristy Cameron who is of Métis descent. Meet Your Family is a story about Mother Earth. We come from her, we go to her, without her we wouldn't be here, she gives all of us life and because of her we are all one family. In many segments of Indigenous life we speak of Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun, and Grandmother Moon.
La Terre me parle : Un livre sur les saisons / This Is How I Know: A Book about the Seasons, is written by Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent and raised on Treaty 3 Territory; and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, Ojibwe Woodland artist and member of Wasauksing First Nation. In, La Terre me parle, an Anishinaabe child and her grandmother take pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. This lyrical, bilingual story-poem is written in Ojibwe and French.
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?
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.