Going on the Land is a title in the Nunavummi Reading Series published by Inhabit Education. This is a unique Nunavut-made levelled reading series that aligns the reading expectations of the Inuit language, English, and French. The reading series corresponds closely to the reading levels and expectations developed by the Department of Education in Nunavut. This approach to literacy provides educators and parents the tools they need to ensure that children are equally challenged and successful in all the languages represented in Nunavut.
A Walk on the Tundra written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler for Inhabit Media is a 40-page picture book featuring a bored young Inuk girl who is waiting for her friends to come out of their homes to play. She carelessly throws away her empty pop can into the ditch wondering what she will do while waiting for her friends. Then she sees her grandmother out walking. Grandmother asks her to join her on the walk to pick plants for medicines and tea. As the two walk on the tundra grandmother shows her granddaughter the helpful tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens.
Niwîcihâw, I Help is a bilingual picture book that celebrates the role of a Cree grandmother (Kohkum) as she takes her grandson on a short trip to the bush to pick rosehips. Previously published in 2008 as Niwechihaw, I Help by Caitlin Dale Nicholson who wrote and illustrated this gentle story with spare repetitive language about the child watching and following the lead of his teacher, Kohkum. As he follows his grandmother, the boy watches and learns the cultural practices necessary to properly gather the ingredients to make rosehip tea.
Blackflies is a picture book written by children's author Robert Munsch and illustrated in cartoon-style by Jay Odjick of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe community in Quebec. This 32-page book will appeal to young children through the cartoon like colour images and the fun text about a girl who just wants to go outdoors following a snow filled winter season.
ABC: Animal Babies of Canada is an A to Z alphabet book featuring 26 baby animals from all across the country. The book contains information about each animal’s range in Canada and their conservation status. Simple rhyming sentences provide bits of information about antelope, bobcat, cougar, deer, fox, grizzly bear, harp seal, jack rabbit, lynx, moose, narwhal, otter, polar bear, quail, raccoon, sea wolf, turtle, wolverine, yellowthroat, and zooplankton.
Struggling With My Soul is a 100-page reader developed by Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education and Boulder Publications about the Innu Nation of Labrador as seen through the eyes of Innu leader George Rich. George Rich was born in Nain in 1962. His early childhood was spent in the interior of Labrador, primarily in the area around Border Beacon. As a boy, George travelled with his parents throughout the northern areas of the Innu territories inland from Utshimassit.
Warren Whistles at the Sky is one of the titles from the Under a Blanket of Stars: First Nations Constellations published by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre in 2016. Written by David A. Robertson with illustrations drawn by Amber Green this 24 page picture book explores the meaning behind an Elder's story about the night sky. Recalling the story the Elder told, Warren goes outdoors at night and sees the sky full of stars. The Elder had said that if you whistle at the stars the spirits would come down from their home in the sky.
Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People is a 116-page volume detailing the traditional stories about Turtle Island combined with scientific research about the early history and cultures of Indigenous North America. Eldon Yellowhorn, Piikani scholar, and Kathy Lowinger, children's author and publisher, offers a unique approach for the general reader and secondary students learning about First Nations. In nine chapters the book uses art, maps, and readable text about the life and cultures prior to European contact.