Sometimes We’re Scared: Little Moar and the Moon & The Bee

English & Inuktitut 4+ Social Emotional Learning Indigenous Voices Fear Inuktitut Roselynn Akulukjuk & Jazmine Gubbe; Becky Han & Tindur Peturs summary I wanted to pair these two stories together today because they both deal with overcoming fear, and the scariness lives outdoors! Each story also sprinkles in Inuktitut words and phrases, and is published…

Indigenous #OwnVoices Roundup

English; NŇāe7kepmxc√≠n, & Halq‚Äôemeylem (Stand Like a Cedar); Ojibwe (It’s a Mitig!); Inuktitut (Grandfather Bowhead, How I Survived & I Am Loved); Rocky Cree (Pńęsim) 4 years & up Indigenous Voices Coastal & Interior Salish Identity First Nations Inuit Identity Own Voices Indigenous Culture & Identity Nature & Animals SEL & Mindfulness Family, Foster Care…

Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

Written By: Suzie Napayok-Short Illustrated by: Tamara Campeau For Ages: 6-12 years Language: English & Inuktitut (glossary, pronunciation guide & tips included) Topics Covered: Nature, First Nations, Indigenous Voices, Family, Own Voices. Summary: This hefty book is a really unique mix of family history and nature knowledge, following a young girl named Akuluk visiting her…

Kamik Takes the Lead

Written by:¬†Darryl Baker Illustrated by: Ali Hinch For ages:¬†4-8 years Language:¬†English & Inuktitut Topics Covered: First Nations, Inuit, Outdoors, Dog-Sledding, Growing Up, Own Voices. Summary:  This is the 4th installment of the Kamik books, but still worth checking out if it’s the first one you come across! The series is about Jake, a young boy interested…

In My Anaana’s Amautik

Written by:¬†Nadia Sammurtok Illustrated by:¬†Lenny Lishchenko¬† For ages:¬†3 years and up¬† Language:¬†English & Inuktitut¬† Topics Covered:¬†Indigenous Voices, Family, Love, Comfort, Emotional Support, Social-Emotional Learning, Own Voices.¬† Summary:¬† In My Anaana’s Amautik is an incredibly sweet story that celebrates the calm and cozy emotional support that a child feels while in their mother’s amautik. ¬†An amautik…

Way Back Then

Written by: Neil Christopher Illustrated by: Germaine Arnaktauyok For ages: 3 years and up Language: Inuktitut & English, pronunciation guide included.  Topics Covered: First Nations, Indigenous Voices, Folklore, Culture & Traditions,  Summary: Kudlu’s children cannot sleep.  They beg him for stories about olden times, when there was magic and the mountains were made of giants.  Kudlu tells his children of a fox…

Anguti’s Amulet

Written by: The Central Coast of Labrador Archaeology Partnership Translated by: Sophie Tuglavina Illustrated by: Cynthia Colosimo For ages: 8 years and up Language: Inuktitut & English Topics Covered: First Nations People, Indigenous Voices, Culture & Traditions, Family, Community, Love, Historical Events, Historical Fiction. Summary: This is a two-part book.  The first tells of a young Inuit boy named Anguti and his…