Heartland by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet; Yvette Moore (Illustrator)Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet presents a sampler of the Prairies: the patterns of the land and its colors, embroidered with details of life and history, which make up the place she calls home. She describes weather so wild that you can sometimes make a snowman in the summer; the prairie love of the one-ton grain truck; the crafts and games unique to those living on the Prairies. There is even a recipe for Saskatoon pie! Heartland is a bright and bold tribute to the author's "big sky" home, and is filled with artwork as beautiful as the Prairies themselves.
Call Number: Floor 1 Children's Collection
Publication Date: 2002-09-06
If You're Not from the Prairie... by David Bouchard; Henry Ripplinger (Illustrator)Award-winning poet David Bouchard offers words that remind the reader of the power of the wind, the sweep of the sky, and adventures on a cold prairie night. Henry Ripplinger's stunning paintings are treasures for the mind and the heart.Ages 6 and up
Call Number: Floor 1, Children's Collection
Publication Date: 2002-05-06
West Coast Wild by Deborah Hodge; Karen Reczuch (Illustrator)This stunning nature alphabet book explores the fascinating ecosystem of the Pacific west coast -- a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life. Author Deborah Hodge has spent more than forty years on the west coast, frequently visiting the Pacific Rim region, and she knows it intimately. From A to Z she describes in vivid language the rainforest, ocean and beach, and a great variety of animals that a child might see walking along the shore -- from tiny sea jellies to inquisitive sandpipers to leaping orcas. Illustrator Karen Reczuch brings her remarkable talent to the book, and has created image after image that is simply breathtaking. The text and art have been carefully checked for scientific accuracy. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and suggestions for exploring the region and further reading.
Arctic Stories by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak; Vladyana Langer Krykorka (Illustrator)Ten-year-old Agatha, an Inuit girl, is the reluctant heroine in this tapestry of Arctic tales set in the 1950s. Each tale has its origins in Kusugak's own childhood experiences.
An Inuksuk Means Welcome by Mary WallaceAn inuksuk is a stone landmark that different peoples of the Arctic region build to leave a symbolic message. Inuksuit (the plural of inuksuk) can point the way, express joy, or simply say: welcome. A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK. Each word is presented in English and in Inuktitut characters, with phonetic pronunciation guides provided. The words and their definitions give a sense of the traditions and customs of Inuit life in the Arctic: nanuqis the powerful polar bear of the north; kamikis a warm seal- and caribou-skin boot; and sikuis sea ice. Stunning paintings with deep color and rich texture evoke a powerful sense of place and show great respect for the Acrtic's indigenous people. Extra informational text features include an introductory note about the significance of inuksuit in Inuit culture and a nonfiction page that profiles seven different types of inuksuit.
Call Number: Floor 1, PM 55 .W255 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Journey to the Winter Camp by Caleb MacDonald; Sean Bigham (Illustrator)Winter is coming, and it's time for Qulaut's family to leave their summer home behind. They will need to use their land skills and work together to stay safe. This book introduces the historical fiction genre and features a pre-contact Inuit family travelling to their winter camp by dogsled.