Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives is a children's picture book developed by the Penticton Indian Band Health Department to teach young children about the choices they can make to live healthy. David is a young boy who becomes afraid because his auntie is yelling. David talks to his mother and she gently provides an explanation for auntie's behavior. Auntie has been drinking and her poor choice to drink results in confusion and scary behavior. David asks his mother several questions about smoking and taking drugs. He learns that these are drugs that can hurt a person's body in many ways.
Tiktala is a children's fantasy picture book about a contemporary Inuk girl who wants to be a famous soapstone carver. Her journey of self-discovery takes her on a fantastic transformation into the ocean world of the harp seal. Tiktala attends a village meeting of soapstone artists and offers to learn about the spirit of the animals in the traditional manner. She makes ready for her journey and sets out alone. After spending the night in a snow shelter, she awakens to find another shelter beside her own.
Taking Care of Mother Earth is a children's picture book developed by the Penticton Indian Band Health Department to teach young children about the choices they can make to help care for the environment. The project develops materials that all children can use that will empower them to make healthy choices. This 8-page, illustrated book tells the simple story of a young boy who assists his grandmother in the kitchen and in the garden. Charlie helps his grandmother as she prepares to preserve healthy fruit such as peaches.
Code Talker: A Novel About The Navajo Marines of World War Two is an historical novel about a Navajo man who endured boarding school (residential school) to become a United States Marine during World War 2. Renowned Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac weaves a quiet but engaging story where the Code Talker tells his grandchildren about the history of his wartime medal. The story begins as the narrator tells about his childhood on the Navajo Reservation.
Carry Me, Mama is a charming picture book about a child's first serious attempt at walking and her loving mother's efforts to encourage the child. The Native content is suggested only by the illustrations. A girl and her mother travel about by foot and usually mother carriers her daughter in the back of her parka. The landscape suggests a Subarctic region of Canada. The little family enjoys walking to family members' cabins, drying fish, picking berries, and going to the local store. The cabins are typically wood and have wood stoves for heating.
Tsi Nontie:ren Tehakahrowa:nens Ne Kwarero:ha, Tsi Niiawen:en Tsi Tehaha:kwaien Ne Tsitsho, Ateneniahrhon'kowatshon Oka:ra: Why the Owl has Big Eyes, How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs, and The Legend of the Stone Giants contains three bilingual Mohawk/English legends retold by Tewateronhiakhwa Mina Beauvais and Konwahawen:se Phyllis Montour. These stories are designed for use by elementary students at Kanehsatake, Quebec. Each story is illustrated with colour drawings and contains Mohawk and English text on each page. The first story recounts a legend about the creation of the birds.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Lost Island short story was originally published in Emily Pauline Johnson's Legends of Vancouver (1911). These stories were adapted by Pauline Johnson from the original legends and stories recounted by Chief Joe Capilano. This recent picture book, The Lost Island, combines watercolour images created by Bulgarian artist Atanas Matsoureff with the short story. The language of the original story remains unchanged.
Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay, first issued in 1993, has been re-released by Annick Press. Written by Peter Cumming, author and playwright, the picture book answers the question, what if a polar bear cub and child met on the ice in the middle of the bay. In this story a girl named Leah and Baby Boy Nanook each listen to their parents' warnings about not wandering off. But each little one goes out exploring and they both see an iceberg out on the ice in the middle of the bay.