Fisher Finds the Bag of Summer by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Amber Green, is a story about Warren who has a dream about an unending winter, with animals teaming up to search for the lost bag of summer and all under a blanket of stars. Just as in the Anishinaabe and Ininew legend, Fisher, a brave hunter, is chosen to bring the bag of summer back to their home. But will he find the bag in time, or will the summer animals ruin his plans to bring warmth to the northern lands?
Wiigwaas Minawaa Nichiiwak / Birchbark and Storm is a story by Brita Vija Brookes and translated by Albert Owl (Sagamok Anishinaabek). The artwork is by Rachel Mae Dennis (Haudenosaunee/Latino). Wiigwaas Minawaa Nichiiwak / Birchbark and Storm follows the adventure of two kittens, Birchbark and Storm, as they venture out into the garden. Follow them as they wake up and leave mother to explore the garden. A story about exploring the world all the while within mom’s gaze.
The Most Amazing Bird by author Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak, an Inuk storyteller who grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Naujaat, Nunavut); and Illustrator Andrew Qappik CM, who has always been inspired by vivid memories of his respected Elders and their stories, tells the story of a young girl who discovers nature’s surprising beauty. When Aggataa goes for a cold winter walk with her grandmother, she’s surprised by a sudden CRAH! All the birds have flown south for the winter except one kind—the tulugarguat, the ravens. They’re the ugliest birds that Aggataa has ever seen.
Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer is a colourfully illustrated story by Suzie Napayok-Short and illustrated by Tamara Campeau. Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex, Nunavut, and the DEW line sites on Baffin Island. She attended residential school before moving to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. In Kits, Cubs, and Calves, Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can’t wait to get out on her uncle’s boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean.
L’auteur et illustrateur d’origine abénakise Sylvain Rivard poursuit la série jeunesse sur l’anthropologie du vêtement chez les Autochtones avec un sixième titre, en s’intéressant cette fois-ci au parka.Le parka, autrefois confectionné en peaux de phoque ou de caribou, fait partie de la tradition vestimentaire du peuple inuit depuis des générations. Porté par les chasseurs, les familles et même par l’esprit de la mer, le parka protège du froid… et des créatures magiques!
Fishing in the Summertime is a wordless picture book by Arvaaq Books, an imprint of Inhabit Education. This book is written by Monica Ittusardjuat and illustrated by Anton Kotelenets. In Fishing in the Summertime, the colourful illustrations show a fishing experience. The images show social interactions and enjoyment of the event as fishing skills develop between a child and his father as they go fishing, catch fish, and make pitsi. Wordless picture books help young children develop early book-handling skills and to use vocabulary as they interact with the book.
Sockeye Salmon, Saltchuck Blue is a sturdy, vibrantly illustrated and glossy board book by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. This book introduces babies and toddlers to colours and the rhythm of the changing seasons of the Pacific North West coast through the greys of winters, reds and orange glow of sunsets, yellow berries of summer and other images of nature.
Ukaliq and Kalla Go Summer Camping is a search-and-find board book based on the characters imagined and written by Neil Christopher and illustrated by Amanda Sandland. Search-and-find books help children develop their observational skills and early literacy skills and language development. In Ukaliq and Kalla Go Summer Camping, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in the pictures in this dual language book. Children are drawn into the book through an invitation by Ukaliq and Kalla to find things for their camping in the summer and later to go camping with them.
We Are Grateful - Otsaliheliga is a picture book about gratitude in English and Cherokee. Traci Sorell received a First Peoples Fund Fellowship whose work embodies collective spirit and traditional values. We Are Grateful has received the 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Award and the 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Award. This is the story of Cherokee people who say otsaliheliga to express gratitude, remember to celebrate their blessings and reflect on struggles through the year and seasons.