Sweetest Kulu


“Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you.”

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little “Kulu,” an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

Written by Celina Kalluk | Illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-183-6 | $10.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Hardcover (English) ISBN: 978-1-927095-77-5 | $16.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Board Book (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-111-9 | $9.95 | 7.5″ x 6″ | 30 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Naglingnarniqpaakuluk Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-30-0 | $10.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 36 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓇᕐᓂᖅᐹᑯᓗᒃ Board Book (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-152-2 | $14.95 | 7.5″ x 6″ | 30 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Kulu adoré Paperback (French) ISBN: 978-1-77227-009-9 | $9.95 | 10″ x 8″ | 32 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

Ages 0-6


“[A] lovely bedtime book . . . Young children will be captivated by the stunning beauty of the Arctic world embracing little Kulu.” — Quill and Quire

“Highly recommended” — Canadian Review of Materials, 4/4 stars

“This is a terrific book for those who have a newborn in the house… And for those of us who just need a book that rights the world for us, that reminds us of that world in all its richness.” — American Indians in Children’s Literature

“. . . [P]lenty of material for both parents and children to enjoy.” — Books and Quilts

“Complementing Kalluk’s words are gorgeous illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis.” — The Book Mine Set


2016 Top Summer Read for the TD Summer Reading Club

2015 Winner of Wordcraft Circle Award: Picturebooks

2015 Outstanding Book for United States Board on Books for Young People

2014 Best Bedtime Book Huffington Post