Taking Care of Mother Earth, paper ed

$10.95

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.

Price: $10.95

Promise Is A Promise, A, hardcover ed, 18th printing

$19.95

A Promise Is A Promise is the popular children's picture book by well-known children's author Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch collaborate by taking the mythical characters that live in the sea ice, the Qallupilluit, and create an adventure story about a young Inuit girl. Allashua does not listen to her mother's warnings about Qallupilluit. She convinces herself that these creatures, which are similar to trolls, are just stories her mother uses as a warning to keep away from the dangerous sea ice.

Price: $19.95

Aboriginal Alphabet for Children, The, paper ed

$10.95

The Aboriginal Alphabet for Children is a slim volume of words whose first letters reflect cultural artifacts from First Nations, Metis, and Inuit traditions. Developed by Evelyn Ballantyne of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and illustrated by J. Marleen Ross and Noah Hood also from Opaskwayak, the book covers each letter of the alphabet (upper and lower case) with a word and includes an illustration and single sentence to illuminate the meaning of the object.

Price: $10.95

Morning on the Lake, paperback edition

$7.95

Morning on the Lake is a children's book by Ojibwe writer and storyteller Jan Bourdeau Waboose. This story is told in three sections: morning, noon and night. A young Ojibwe boy and his Mishoomis (grandfather) experience nature in an all day journey that begins in the morning on a lake and ends with a walk in the woods during the night. The events are told in the first person by the young boy, Noshen (grandchild).

Price: $7.95

Promise Is A Promise, A, paper ed

$7.95

A Promise Is A Promise is the popular children's picture book by well-known children's author Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch collaborate by taking the mythical characters that live in the sea ice, the Qallupilluit, and create an adventure story about a young Inuit girl. Allashua does not listen to her mother's warnings about Qallupilluit. She convinces herself that these creatures, which are similar to trolls, are just stories her mother uses as a warning to keep away from the dangerous sea ice.

Price: $7.95

Crowfoot, revised edition

$5.95

Crowfoot is the revised edition of the Fitzhenry and Whiteside title from The Canadians Series. This biography of the noted Blackfoot leader explores his life and times during the troubled period of the mid-nineteenth century on the Canadian Prairies. Crowfoot (1830-1890) is considered a significant leader of his people during the times when the buffalo disappeared and unrestricted European settlement flooded the plains. The text begins with Crowfoot's birth during a time of prosperity for his people.

Price: $5.95

Two Pairs of Shoes, 4th printing

$0.00

Two Pairs of Shoes is a wonderful children's picture book about a young Ojibway girl who receives two special gifts on her birthday. Maggie receives a pair of black, patent leather shoes from her mother. It is the gift Maggie had hoped for. In her excitement, Maggie runs to her Kokom's to show her grandmother the special present. Kokum agrees that the shoes are lovely. Maggie is pleased to learn Kokum also has a gift hidden under the bed. Maggie finds a bag with a beautiful pair of beaded moccasins. The moccasins are especially appreciated because Kokum is blind.

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Nanabosho Dances, paper ed, 6th printing

$10.95

Nanabosho Dances is one of the titles in the Nanabosho series by Winnipeg children's author, Joseph McLellan. The author who is also a teacher believes in the power of the oral tradition and storytelling. He takes traditional stories about the Ojibwe (Anishinabek) trickster and teacher, Nanabosho, and weaves a contemporary story that will appeal to all children. Two children visit their grandparents and begin preparations for the powwow season. While they are working on their outfits, Mishomis (grandfather) tells the children a story about the origin of the hoop dance.

Price: $10.95

Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?, paper ed

$12.00

Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? is a wonderful picture book well suited for reading aloud to preschool and kindergarten children. The story focuses on a young boy who brings a pair of moccasins to school for show and tell. He explains step by step how his Kookum, his grandmother, made the moccasins. The sensitive black and white pencil drawings reflect the author's and illustrator's respect for the First Nation child in a multi-cultural, urban school setting.

Price: $12.00

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