Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

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…