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Way Back Then named one of the year’s best picture books

Way Back Then, written by Neil Christopher and illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok, has been named one of the best international picture books of 2015, as selected by Kirkus Reviews! In their review of the book, Kirkus said: “…these snippets together create a storyscape that, ...

My Name Is Arnaktauyok reviewed on BookDragon

Check out this great review of My Name Is Arnaktauyok from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s BookDragon blog! “[Germaine Arnaktauyok’s] life journey from her mother’s first daughter to world-famous artist is detailed here through her own reminiscences and her spectacular art…the dazzling volume – size, ...

Canadian Review of Materials highly recommends Lesson for the Wolf

Canadian Review of Materials gives Lesson for the Wolf four out of four stars! Reviewer Myra Junyk says: “Lesson for the Wolf could definitely be used as a read-aloud while more independent readers could read the book on their own. Discussion topics could include: individuality, wolves, ...

Sweetest Kulu wins Wordcraft Circle Award

Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk has been named a Wordcraft Circle Award winner in the Picture Book category! Presented by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, these awards “are dedicated solely to the work and words of Native and Indigenous writers and ...

In Those Days book 2 launch in Ottawa

On Tuesday, October 27, join Kenn Harper, Inhabit Media, and Octopus Books for the Ottawa launch of In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Book 2—Arctic Crime and Punishment! The short histories in this collection share the tales of murderers, thieves, and fraudsters—as well ...

On the Shoulder of a Giant wins Inkspokes Select Books Award

On the Shoulder of a Giant has been recognized with an Inkspokes Select Book Award in the Picture Books category! Focused on independent and small-press works, the award honours books that “bring us a fresh way of looking at our world, they remind us of ...

Wild Eggs launches in Yellowknife

On Sunday, October 18, join Suzie Napayok-Short and Inhabit Media for the launch of Wild Eggs: A Tale of Arctic Egg Collecting! When: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:30 p.m. Where: The Yellowknife Book Cellar, 4921 49 Street, Yellowknife, NT Books will be available for sale ...

Skraelings wins Aboriginal literature award

We are pleased to announce that Skraelings, a young adult novel by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, has been awarded the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature! Now in its third year, the award recognizes Indigenous authorship that benefits First Nations, Métis, and ...