2016/17 First Nation Communities Read: Aboriginal Literature Award- Children's

First Nations Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario.

Ages: 0-12

Winners

Spirit Bear

Jennifer Harrington

Spirit Bear follows the adventures of Annuk, a little spirit bear cub growing up in the Great Bear Rainforest of BC’s Northwest coast.

Shortlists

Sweetest Kulu

Celina Kalluk

Describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.
Also Available in eBook

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.
Also Available in eBook

The Thundermaker

Alan Syliboy

Little Thunder learns the importance of responsibility as his father teaches him, and then passes on, the role of Thundermaker.

The Apple Tree

Sandy Tharp-Thee

A little boy plants an apple seed, and as soon as it sprouts the boy can see the apple tree it is meant to be. But the little apple tree isn't so sure.

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First Nation Communities Read: Aboriginal Literature Award- Children's

First Nations Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario.

Ages: 0-12