IBBY'S From Sea to Sea to Sea 

IBBY Canada have published an Indigenous Picture Book Collection From Sea to Sea to Sea, a catalogue of 100 recommended Indigenous picture books. 28 of the books are available from our website, published by our subsidiary company with a native focus

Fifth House Publishers

or by one of the following publishers we distribute:

Inhabit Media Inc.

Lee & Low Books

Pemmican Publications

Tradewind Books Ltd.

IBBY Canada is a non-profit organization committed to bringing books and children together as a way to foster understanding and friendship between children of different cultures. We believe that children’s literature can bring about positive change.

Founded in 1980, IBBY Canada is one of 75 National Sections of the International Board on Books for Young People.

The collection of books in From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books was initiated in 2016 in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and in keeping with IBBY Canada’s mission to support the right of every child to become a reader through access to high-quality books. All children should be able to walk into a library, classroom, or bookstore and see themselves and their lives reflected. Unfortunately, that is still not the case for many Indigenous children and youth across Canada. We hope that From Sea to Sea to Sea will promote the reading and sharing of books by Indigenous authors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and youth, their families, librarians, educators, and community members.

From board books to picture books for older readers, this collection is a selection of 100 of the best books by Indigenous authors, many illustrated by Indigenous artists, published in Canada and currently in print. The titles reflect the diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures, languages, perspectives, and experiences from sea to sea to sea. Attention was given to including picture books that promote and support Indigenous languages. All titles reflect authentic First Nations, Métis, and Inuit voices and offer insight into their distinct histories and current realities of these communities.

Note that over 28 books are listed below. The 28 books are available in various languages, and print formats.

From Sea to Sea to Sea books

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  • Sweetest Kulu

    Author Celina Kalluk Illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis

    $9.95 ISBN: 9781772271119 Binding: Board Books Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2016-04-06
  • The Raven and the Loon (Inuktitut)

    Author Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrated by Kim Smith

    $9.95 ISBN: 9781927095515 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2013-06-21
  • Grandmother Ptarmigan (Inuktitut)

    Author Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz Illustrated by Qin Leng

    $9.95 ISBN: 9781927095539 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2014-08-07
  • Wisahkecahk Flies To The Moon

    Author Freda Ahenakew Illustrated by Sherry Farrell Racette

    $10.95 ISBN: 9780921827573 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Pemmican Publications Inc. Publication Date: 2015-08-24
  • The Orphan and the Polar Bear (Rankin)

    Author Sakiasi Qaunaq Illustrated by Eva Widermann

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781772270327 Binding: Trade Cloth Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2015-04-13
  • Lesson for the Wolf (Inuktitut) : Inuktitut edition

    Author Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrated by Alan Cook

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781772270136 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2015-04-15
  • Kamik's First Sled (Inuktitut) : Inuktitut

    Author Matilda Sulurayok Illustrated by Qin Leng

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781772270198 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2015-05-06
  • Kamik's First Sled

    Author Matilda Sulurayok Illustrated by Qin Leng

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781772270204 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2015-06-02
  • A Walk on the Tundra (Rankin)

    Author Rebecca Hainnu & Anna Ziegler Illustrated by Qin Leng

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781772270334 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2015-03-30
  • The Walrus Who Escaped (Inuktitut)

    Author Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrated by Anthony Bernnan

    $10.95 ISBN: 9781772270341 Binding: Trade Paper Publisher: Inhabit Media Publication Date: 2015-04-06
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