Indigenous Reads for Young Readers

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We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott MedalNew York Times BestsellerInspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America,We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying...

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Borders

Thomas King

A stunning graphic-novel adaptation based on the work of one of Canada’s most revered and bestselling authors On a trip to visit his older...

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Nin Auass, moi l’enfant

Laure Morali , Joséphine Bacon , Lydia Mestokosho-Paradis

Mishtiku nitiku : « Minuashu assi » L’arbre m’a dit : « La terre est belle »Ce livre est le cadeau de la jeunesse...

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We All Play

Julie Flett

From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime for babies, toddlers, and kids up to...

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Birdsong

Julie Flett

BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, HORN BOOK, QUILL & QUIRE, GLOBE AND MAILWINNER OF THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN’S...

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Sweetest Kulu

Celina Kalluk

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you." This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer...

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Marrow Thieves

Cherie Dimaline

Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads | Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text) | Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize | Nominated...

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We Sang You Home

Richard Van Camp

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel...

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A Coyote Solstice Tale

Thomas King

Winner of the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards, Best Picture Book. Trickster Coyote is having his friends over for a festive solstice...

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Pemmican Wars

Katherena Vermette

Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an...

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox

Danielle Daniel

In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver...

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This Place

Kateri Akiwenzi-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional...

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Good Morning World

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Good Night World

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My Heart Fills with Happiness

Monique Gray Smith

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Learn the Alphabet

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Learn to Count

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On the Trapline

David A. Robertson

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our...

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The Girl and the Wolf

Katherena Vermette

While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to...

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The Great Bear

David A. Robertson

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.Back at...

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Sugar Falls

David A. Robertson

Inspired by true events, this story of strength, family, and culture shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross.Abandoned as a young child, Betsy...

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