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Wild Berries

- by Julie Flett

Children's hardcover $23.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $21.56

A young boy spends a summer day picking wild blueberries with his grandmother in this new beautiful picture book by Julie Flett. Exploring the important tradition of berry-picking for Indigenous Peoples, it also honors a unique, endangered language. It also includes a recipe for a traditional wild blueberry pie.

Shi Shi Etko

- by Nicola Campbell

Children's hardcover $18.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $17.06

Shi-shi-etko just has four days until she will have to leave her family and everything she knows to attend residential school. She spends her last precious days at home treasuring and appreciating the beauty of her world — the dancing sunlight, the tall grass, each shiny rock, the tadpoles in the creek, her grandfather’s paddle song. Her mother, father, and grandmother, each in turn, share valuable teachings that they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko carefully gathers her memories for safekeeping. LaFave’s richly hued illustrations complement Campbell’s gently moving and poetic account of a child who finds solace around her, even though she is on the verge of great loss — a loss that native people have endured for generations because of Canada’s residential schools system.

Nimoshom and His Bus

- by Penny M. Thomas

Children's hardcover $19.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $17.96

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 the kids a new word in Cree.

Nimoshom and His Bus introduces basic Cree words. A glossary is included in the back of the book.

Taan's Moons

- by Alison Gear

Children's hardcover $19.99 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $17.99

"Welcome to Taan's Moons, one of the most beautiful books I have ever witnessed." This is the very first sentence from award-winning author Richard Van Camp's Foreword for Taan's Moons: A Haida Moon Story by Alison Gear, felt illustrations by Kiki van der Heiden with the Children of Haida Gwaii. The author, Alison Gear, based this engaging and thoughtful story on one version of the Haida Moon Cycle. It follows Taan ("bear" in the Haida language) as she experiences, and shares with the reader, the wonder of the unfolding seasons. Kiki van der Heiden worked closely with the children on Haida Gwaii to create the stunning felted artwork that gracefully complements each page of Taan's story: "What I enjoyed most...was the pure joy of collaborating with these 70 young, talented artists [ages 5-7]. Their fresh and spontaneous ideas...formed artwork beyond what I could have ever imagined." This is a story woven together by the community on Haida Gwaii. "Taan's Moons is respectfully based on traditional Haida knowledge and was written to honour it," says Joanne Yovanovich, Principal of Aboriginal Education for School District No. 50, Haida Gwaii. "Through Taan's Moons, our children are offered another perspective in which to view and interact respectfully with Haida knowledge. We hope this book inspires others to continue to be creative and share their stories." Alison and Kiki worked closely with elders, teachers, children, and parents to produce this unforgettable book. The title of each moon cycle has been translated into both Skidegate and Old Massett Haida, honouring language and wisdom. The children involved in this project, under Kiki's gentle guidance, were hands-on at each stage of rendering the felt pieces until they became the sculpted illustrations currently featured in Taan's Moons.

Lila and the Crow

- by Gabrielle Grimard

Children's paperback $12.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $11.66

Lila is bullied because of her dark skin, but the crows have a solution for that! Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at her and shouts: "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!" The others whisper and laugh, and Lila's heart grows as heavy as a stone. The next day, Lila covers her hair. But this time, the boy points at her dark skin. When she covers her face, he mocks her dark eyes. Now every day at school, Lila hides under her turtleneck, dark glasses, and hat. And every day when she goes home, she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. Lila ignores the bird and even throws rocks at it, but it won't go away. 

Meanwhile, the great autumn festival is approaching. While the other kids prepare their costumes, Lila is sadder and lonelier than ever. At her lowest point of despair, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.