Giju's Gift

When Mali meets Puug, she’s surprised to discover he’s wearing her stolen hair clip. If she helps him find what he needs, she has a chance of getting it back. Join Mali and Puug as they race to keep one step ahead of an ancient giant in the first volume of this series for young readers.

We Dream Medicine Dreams

By (artist): Lisa Boivin

When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us live a good life. But when Grampa gets sick and falls into a coma, the little girl must lean on his teachings as she learns to say goodbye.

Stand Like a Cedar

Follow Nicola I. Campbell’s lyrical storytelling on a journey through the wilderness to discover the animals of British Columbia, their names in the Nle?kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages, and the teachings they have for us. Experience a celebration of sustainability and connection to the land through breathtaking art.

Nimoshom and His Bus

Illustrated By: Karen Hibbard

Nimoshom loved to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he had something to say. Sometimes, he told the kids silly stories. Sometimes, he taught them a new word or phrase in Cree.

Nimoshom and His Bus introduces readers to common Cree words and phrases. A glossary is included in the back of the book.

When We Were Alone

Illustrated By: Julie Flett

A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when these things were taken away.

Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?

Illustrated By: Herman Bekkering

When a boy wears his new moccasins to a city school, his classmates want to know all about them. Readers will learn who Kookum is, where leather comes from, and how leather is traditionally prepared for moccasins.

Share this book with beginning readers to practise the important pre-reading concepts of rhythm and repetition.

I Can't Have Bannock but the Beaver Has a Dam

Illustrated By: Herman Bekkering

This beloved Indigenous classic begins when a little boy asks, “Mom, can I have some bannock?” Despite having all the ingredients, Mom can’t make bannock.

Children will be eager to chime in as Mom answers the little boy’s questions about the power outage in their community and how it impacts his family. Includes a bannock recipe!

Powwow Counting in Cree

Illustrated By: Melinda Josie

This unique counting book introduces children to numbers one to ten in Cree. Discover vibrant illustrations on every page that reflect the rich culture and traditions of the Cree people. Through rhyme, rhythm, and powwow imagery, this book makes language learning a joyful experience for young readers.