Early Childhood

Below are a list of educational resources that parents or day cares can incorporate in their daily story-telling to their children, as well as a good start to educating and familiarizing children on Canada's collective history, with emphasis on Indigenous culture and history. We believe that the Indigenous story books below will find a place in your child's heart.  

*Please note that this list is simply to provide titles and authors of books that can be found at libraries and book stores in store or online - Although these are not necessarily free resources, they may be available at local libraries or online in PDF form, and families could suggest these be purchased by schools/daycares.*

  • Arctic Stories by Michael Kusugak and illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka

  • I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, and illustrated by Gillian Newland

  • Kookum’s Red Shoes by Peter Eyvindson and illustrated by Sheldon Dawson

  • Kunu's Basket by Lee Decora Francis illustrated by Susan Druckerà

  • Shi-shi-etko by Nicola I. Campbell & Kim LaFave and illustrated by Kim LaFave

  • Shin-chi’s Canoe by Nicola I. Campbell and illustrated by Kim LaFave

  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

  • Stolen Words by Melanie Florence and illustrated by Gabriele Grimard

  • Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews and illustrated by Ian Wallace

  • When I was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and illustrated by Gabriele Grimard

  • When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett

 

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel
Stolen Words by Melanie Florence and Illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
minegoo mniku retold and illustrated by Sandra L. Dodge