Little Wolf by Teoni Spathelfer, a hereditary member of the Heiltsuk Nation from coastal British Columbia, tells the story of Little Wolf’s move to the big city with her mom and sister and how she has difficulty adjusting to their new life. She misses living close to nature and seeing animals wherever she goes, and she misses fishing with her grandfather and seeing dolphins leaping beside their boat. Most of all, she misses feeling connected to her culture. At school, Little Wolf has trouble fitting in. Although her class has kids from many different cultures, no one is Heiltsuk, like her.
Siku & Kamik Go to School, Level 6 is an easy introduction with fun characters that present beginning readers with a simple story and supportive illustrations about going to school. Siku and Kamik are good dogs and live in an Inuit community. They want to go to school just like the other children in this Inuit community and one day when they are bored they decide to ride the school bus to school. The dogs hide under a seat and when the bus unloads the students, the dogs sneak into school. After hiding again, the dogs drink from the water fountain.
The First Day is a simply illustrated book and part of the Seven Teaching Stories. Makwa has to go to a new school … and he doesn't want to. How will he face his first day? Series author Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction, and children's literature. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. Illustrator Irene Kuziw is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s School of Art. In keeping with the simple stories, the artist's works capture the essential nature of the story making this little reader ideal for beginning readers.