Isla’s New Drum is written and illustrated by Herbert Shane Hartman, a member of the Beaver or Lhts'umusuyoo Clan from the Nak'azdli Whut'en First Nation. In this story, Isla has been given a new drum that she loves dearly but she doesn’t have a song to sing to her new drumbeat. She decides to ask some forest friends to help her make a new song. Each friend offers Isla what they can, showing true generosity. Each friend also offers a message that is important to keeping Mother Earth healthy and strong. In return, Isla plays her drum for each friend as she gives back what she can.
Why Is Sissy Grumpy? is written by Nadia Mike, an Inuit educator, and illustrated by Amanda Sandland. In, Why is Sissi Grumpy? Sissi and Tuka are good friends but lately Tuka has noticed some changes in Sissi. She isn't being very nice, and sometimes she hurts Tuka's feelings. How can Tuka find a way to let Sissi know how her behaviour is making him feel?
Willy's New Pup: A Story From Labrador, is written by Sherry Blake an Inuk throat singer who performs with the group The Blake Sisters. She grew up in Rigolet, Newfoundland. Willy's New Pup is illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko. In Willy's New Pup, Willy's friend Sid comes to visit, and he brings Willy a surprise—a new pup! Willy's new pup is strong and fast, but he needs a lot of training before he can become the new lead dog. When Willy finally decides his new pup is ready for his first hunting trip, something happens that puts the dog's strength and bravery to the test.
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.
Palluq and Aksaajuq Help Their Anaana is written by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier, who works on the standardization of Inuktut orthography in Nunavut, as well as at the national level with the Atausiq Inuktut Titirausiq task group with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; and illustrated by Michelle Simpson. n this book Palluq and Aksaajuq know it is important to help out. See how Palluq and Aksaajuq help their anaana by doing chores around the house. They learn that the work gets done much more quickly when they help each other.
Medicine Game by Delby Powless, Mohawk, from Six Nations of the Grand River, won the Tom Longboat Award as Canada's top Indigenous athlete in 2003 and spent his career in the National Lacrosse League with the Buffalo Bandits. Medicine Game is a story about Tommy Henry and his life on the Rez. It is a story about friendships, childhood trauma, Tommy’s his father, and how the game of Lacrosse is a gift given to the people of Sparrow Lake by the Creator. They believe that when they play the game the Creator smiles and blesses them with good health.
Dans Mon amie Agnès, Katherena se sent un peu perdue après avoir quitté le bord de la mer pour la nouvelle maison qu’elle partage avec sa mère. Mais elle rencontre bientôt une voisine âgée qui partage son amour pour l’art et la nature. Julie Flett, auteure crie et métis maintes fois primée, livre ici un récit fort et vibrant, agrémenté d’images poignantes des oiseaux, fleurs, paysages et objets d’art qui entourent les personnages et illustrent brillamment la beauté des liens entre les générations et des passions partagées.
i? siw?kw nkwancin?m k??l suli? / The Water Sings to Suli? is by Syilx and Nla’kapamux Nations writer Harron Hall and illustrated by Shianna Allison, a Syilx, Yakima, and Stolo multidisiplinary artist from the lower Similkameen Indian Band. i? siw?kw nkwancin?m k??l suli? / The Water Sings to Suli? is an original story with a universal message, shedding light on the importance of water as a living entity. The story features a young girl named suli?, who hears the song of the water calling for her while playing outside. suli? ventures out of her yard and into the forest.
La course de Rose (Rose's Run) by Dawn Dumont of Okanese First Nation in southern Saskatchewan, is the story of Rose Okanese, a mother of two strong-willed daughters, who decides it's time to take care of herself and boost her self-esteem after losing her job and her musician husband.