Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: National Native American Heritage Month

Tudor, Aslan, author.

8-year-old Aslan arrived in North Dakota to help stop a pipeline. A few months later he returned --...

Van Camp, Richard, author.

"Count your kisses with baby in this delightful dual-language rhyming board book, written in E...

Van Camp, Richard, author.

Celebrating the joy babies bring into the world. ...

Van Camp, Richard, author.

"Celebrates every child and the joy babies bring into the world. In English and Anishinaabemow...

Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.

"A dual-language book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little ...

Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you...

Robertson, Joanne, 1960- author, illustrator.

"This is the story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine Mandamin and her gre...

Van Camp, Richard, author.

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling "Little You," g...

Van Camp, Richard, author.

Using photographs and simple text in both English and Cree, parents welcome newborns with love and ...

Van Camp, Richard.

A lullaby for a newborn that rhymes. ...

Smith, Cynthia Leitich, editor.

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecti...

Sorell, Traci, author.

"At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a...

Hunt, Dallas, 1987- author.

"As young Awâsis searches for the ingredients to make Kohkum's world-famous bannock reci...

Nelson, S. D.

Traces the childhood, friendships and dangers experienced by Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian b...

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.

"The story of the first efforts to save the vanishing bison (buffalo) herds from extinction in...

Rodgers, Greg.

"Silly kids, tricks are for rabbits! Chukfi Rabbit, that is. The laziest-and hungriest-trickst...

Tingle, Tim.

In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great ri...

Campbell, Nicola I., author.

On an outing in Nicola Valley, British Columbia, a Native American family forages for herbs and mus...

Vandever, Daniel W., author, illustrator.

At a very strict school in Indigenous Nation, everyone but Holden stays in line until they reach th...

Jones, Andy T., film director.

An award-winning, evocative depiction of a modern Native American family that tells a tale of a fam...

Maillard, Kevin Noble, author.

Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes...

Thomas, Rebecca (Poet), author.

"What does it mean to be Mi'kmaq? And if Swift Fox can't find the answer, will she e...

Harjo, Joy.

Because her good luck cat Woogie has already used up eight of his nine lives in narrow escapes from...

Huson, Brett D., author.

"An engaging look at how the animals, people, and seasons within an ecosystem are intertwined....

Minnema, Cheryl, 1973- author.

"At the community feast, observing the bounty of festive foods and counting the numerous elder...

Dupuis, Jenny Kay, author.

"A picture book based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a resid...

Spillett-Sumner, Tasha, 1988- author.

A Native American woman describes how she loved her child before it was born and, throughout her pr...

Sammurtok, Nadia, author.

"Nadia Sammurtok lovingly invites the reader into the amautik--the pouch in the back of a moth...

Smith, Cynthia Leitich.

Together with Grampa, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, finds creative and amusing solutions t...

Smith, Cynthia Leitich.

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Minnema, Cheryl, 1973- author.

Johnny spies a pheasant which he believes is sleeping and his Grandma fears is dead, but they learn...

Quigley, Dawn, author.

"Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differe...

Ortiz, Simon J., 1941- author.

"The People Shall Continue was originally published in 1977. It is a story of Indigenous peopl...

Erdrich, Louise.

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Robertson, Sebastian, author.

"Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in th...

Tingle, Tim.

Choctaw author Tim Tingle tells the story of his famly's move from Oklahoma Choctaw country to...

Davids, Sharice, 1980- author.

This inspiring picture book autobiography tells the remarkable story of Sharice Davids, one of the ...

Campbell, Nicola I.

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Campbell, Nicola I.

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Waboose, Jan Bourdeau.

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Campbell, Nicola I., author.

"Children go for a walk in the woods with their elders and discover the animals of British Col...

Kalluk, Celina, author.

"This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describe...

Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author.

"When Tanna's father brings home an abandoned owl, she is not eager to take care of the n...

Montileaux, Donald F., 1948- author, illustrator.

The story itself is about how the Lakota people came to have horses... not in recent times, but lon...

Sockabasin, Allen J.

In 1900 during the Passamaquoddy winter migration in Maine, Baby Zoo Sap falls off the family bobsl...

Callaghan, Jodie, 1984- author.

"A fiction picture book about residential schools. Author Jodie Callaghan worked as a journali...

McLaughlin, Timothy P.

Collects poetry written by Lakota students at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota on such topic...

Sorell, Traci, author.

Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for ...

Sorell, Traci, author.

"A group of Native American kids from different tribes presents twelve historical and contempo...

Lindstrom, Carole, 1964- author.

Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to dest...

Jordan-Fenton, Christy.

This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl while attending an Arctic residential ...

Robertson, David, 1977- author.

"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things th...

Robertson, David, 1977- author.

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award-winning te...

McManis, Charlene Willing, 1953-2018, author.

When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to L...

Rogers, Andrea L., author.

It is June first and twelve-year-old Mary does not really understand what is happening: she does no...

Day, Christine, 1993- author.

After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blend...

Day, Christine, 1993- author.

"When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything s...

Rappaport, Doreen, author.

"A picturebook biography of Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.&qu...

Gourley, Catherine, 1950-

A biography of the Osage Indian ballerina whose love of dance took her from a life on a reservation...

Marino Walters, Jennifer, author.

"Maria Tallchief knew she wanted to dance while watching Osage dancers as a child in Oklahoma....

Tallchief, Maria.

Ballerina Maria Tallchief describes her childhood on an Osage reservation, the development of her l...

Bried, Erin, editor.

"...a collection of inspiring comics about twenty-five extraordinary women who made a racket, ...

Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have ins...

Leung, Julie, author.

"Illustrated book with profiles of the men and women who have revolutionized science, technolo...

Capaldi, Gina.

Zitkala-Ša finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speec...

Fradin, Judith Bloom.

A brief biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on the...

Cornelissen, Cornelia.

Soft Rain, a nine-year-old Cherokee girl, is forced to relocate, along with her family, from North ...

Jordan-Fenton, Christy.

This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl while attending an Arctic residential ...

Jameson, Catherine, author.

"Zoe and her dad see a little spotted sk'ʺYk'ʺ?₎il't (fawn) curled up under...

Sloat, Teri.

Long ago, the only berries on the tundra were hard, tasteless, little crowberries. When Anana sings...

Joosse, Barbara M.

A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional. ...

Florence, Melanie, author.

"This picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school s...

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author.

Malian loves spending time with her grandparents at their home on a Wabanaki reservation. She'...

Flood, Bo, author.

Half-Navajo, half-white sisters Tess and Gaby are separated when Gaby drops out of college to join ...