Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories

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The Enchanted People

The Enchanted People is a humanitarian fairytale about a young girl named Wawatay who lives away from her village as an outcast because she is different. All the people in her village have an enchanted ...

Come, Read With Me

Join two young children as they begin an adventure through a world of books in this story-within-a-bedtime-story. This metered read-aloud pays homage to classic children’s literature: readers of all ...

Barefoot Helen and the Giants

Helen is a fine hand with a slingshot, and more than at home in the woods. After all, she was raised by bears. When she stumbles upon three evil giants, she hatches the perfect plan to rid the land of ...

The Fox Wife

One cloudless night, a fox falls to earth and comes across a family of humans. As the seasons change and they move their camp, she follows them, growing ever more intrigued by human ways—and especially ...

The Origin of Day and Night

In this Inuit tale, the actions of a hare and a fox change the Arctic forever by creating day and night. In very early times, there was no night or day and words spoken by chance could become real. When ...

How to Spot a Sasquatch

Jay’s determined to get a photo of Bigfoot on his camping trip—but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. Meanwhile, Sass the Sasquatch and her friends are playing practical jokes on the campers. ...

Santa's Countdown to Christmas

Help little ones be patient until Christmas with this storytelling twist on the timeless Advent tradition. Each day, starting December 1st and counting down to Christmas Eve, children can read a story ...

Peace Dancer

Powerful illustrations accompany this skillfully told legend of the flood from the renowned Northwest Coast Legends series. Illustrated and told by renowned First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers and ...

Blue Knight, The

This book reveals problems in our society related to racism and bullying, important topics that are currently at the forefront of many lives and are being discussed at great lengths around the world. ...

Orca Chief

Winner of a Moonbeam Spirit Award (2015) and a finalist for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award (2016), Orca Chief is the third in a series of Northwest Coast legends by renowned ...