Books published by Inhabit Media

Akilak's Adventure

Inhabit Media | November 22, 2016 | 32 pages
When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she thinks she will never be able to make it. With a little help from her grandmother’s spirit, and her own imagination to keep her entertained, Akilak manages to turn a long journey into an adventure. Even though she at... More Info

Hurry Up, Ilua!

Inhabit Media | April 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A playful animal teaches readers about the elements of the Arctic and the dangers of procrastination Ilua the ground squirrel loves nothing more than to relax in the cool tundra and nibble on some freshly picked berries. Her parents, on the other hand, are always telling her to hurry up, to scurry... More Info

The Orphan and the Polar Bear

Inhabit Media Inc | May 15, 2012 | 40 pages
Retells the Inuit folk legend of an orphan who learns to be self-sufficient from a mystical polar bear.  More Info

Kamik Joins the Pack

Inhabit Media | October 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Jake can't wait for his uncle to meet Kamik, and to see what an obedient puppy he is becoming. Jake's uncle is a great musher, who has won many dog sledding races, and if Kamik is good enough, Jake hopes today might be the day that Kamik finally gets to run with a dog team! Following Kamik: An... More Info

The Legend of the Fog

Inhabit Media | April 1, 2017 | 40 pages
In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process... More Info
$10.95

The People of the Sea

Inhabit Media | April 1, 2017 | 28 pages
When young Donald and his friends head down to the water to play, they have no idea that they are soon to encounter a mermaid, one of the creatures that his elders have told him about. Terrified, the boys run back to their camp, ready to tell everyone what they have just seen. But what did they... More Info
$10.95

How Nivi Got Her Names

Inhabit Media | April 1, 2017 | 36 pages
Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. One sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit naming practices and knowledge of what those practices... More Info

Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing

Inhabit Media | January 1, 2017 | 36 pages
Ukaliq and Kalla are two friends who could not be more different. Ukaliq is loud, excited and always looking for adventure. Kalla on the other hand, is calm, quiet and knows it s best to be well prepared before travelling out on the land or sea ice. When the two friends head out for a day of... More Info

Narwhal

Inhabit Media | August 27, 2016 | 24 pages
Introducing Animals Illustrated, a new non-fiction series from Inhabit Media! Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books on Arctic animals.... More Info

The Caterpillar Woman

Inhabit Media | June 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favorite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a... More Info

Those That Cause Fear

Inhabit Media | June 1, 2016 | 40 pages
This book introduces kids to the spine-tingling, hair-raising creatures found in Inuit myths. From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake, this book includes all the creepy, spooky, and down... More Info

Fishing with Grandma

Inhabit Media | April 1, 2016 | 32 pages
Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip,... More Info

Painted Skies

Inhabit Media | May 1, 2015 | 36 pages
A young child learns about the traditional Inuit mythology behind the Aurora Borealis Leslie is new to the Arctic, and no one told her there would be so much snow, and so many interesting animals to see. Along with her new friend, Oolipika, Leslie soon discovers one of the Arctic's most unique and... More Info
$19.95

Arctic Crime and Punishment

Inhabit Media | May 1, 2015 | 200 pages
In this latest edition in the In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History series, Kenn Harper shares the tales of murderers, thieves, and fraudsters, as well as the wrongfully accused, in the early days of Northern colonization. In the 19th and 20th centuries, settler and Inuit ideas of... More Info

A Lesson for a Wolf

Inhabit Media | May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A cheerfully illustrated tale that presents native interpretations of Arctic animals inspired by Inuit storytelling traditions In the time before animals were as they are today, Wolf spent his days admiring all the other animals. Not content to simply be a wolf, happy and hunting with his pack, he... More Info
$9.95

Ukiuqtaqtuup Uumajunginnik Ilittilusi!

Inhabit Media Incorporated | February 24, 2010 | 32 pages
"Which Arctic mammal has the largest litter of any mammal in the world? Who is the "canary of the sea?" Learn all about the fascinating wildlife of the Arctic! This book is full of scientific facts and Inuit knowledge about the animals that live in the complex ecosystem of the Canadian Arctic." --... More Info
$9.95

Kalla

Inhabit Media | May 8, 2012 | 32 pages
Join Kalla as he visits the circus and discovers the many fun-filled ways numbers, shapes, and patterns exist in the world around us! Using a straightforward question and answer format, this colourful narrative introduces children ages three to five to the concepts of grouping, counting, and... More Info

The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra

Inhabit Media | March 16, 2015 | 44 pages
"This revised, expanded edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two spine-tingling tales of the dreaded ogress of the tundra, a creature that carries away unsuspecting children on her back! New illustrations in this edition ring the amautalik to life in even greater,... More Info

How Things Came to Be

Inhabit Media | December 1, 2014 | 60 pages
An illustrated collection of ancient Inuit creation stories introduces the wisdom and humor of Inuit traditional mythology and combines striking artwork with the origin tale of the caribou, the formation myths of the sun and moon, and more.  More Info
$14.95

Moe & Malaya Visit the Nurse

Inhabit Media | June 9, 2010 | 40 pages
Follow Moe and Malaya as they make fascinating discoveries at the nurses' office. Moe wants to play with his best friend and cousin, Malaya. But before they can go exploring, Malaya has to visit the nurse for a checkup. What seems like an ordinary visit is going to be a funfilled learning... More Info
$17.95

Tuniit

Inhabit Media | December 1, 2014 | 60 pages
An intriguing book that interweaves anthropological evidence with Inuit traditional knowledge Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic introduces young readers to the huge, shy, powerful, ingenious race of Tuniit, the people who populated the Arctic even before modern Inuit. Young readers will be... More Info

The Spirit of the Sea

Inhabit Media | November 1, 2014 | 32 pages
The creation story of one of the central figures in Inuit mythology This illustrated picture book tells the story of the spirit of the sea, known by many Inuktitut names including Nuliajuq, Sedna, and Takannaaluk, who is a key figure from the pantheon of Inuit lore. Sedna was once a young woman who... More Info

A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds

Inhabit Media Incorporated | November 15, 2014 | 32 pages
A children’s introduction to the avians of the Arctic With a simple layout and easy-to-follow format, this beautiful book introduces young readers to a dozen birds that call the Arctic home. From the Long-tailed Duck and the Red-throated Loon to the Snowy Owl and the Rock Ptarmigan, this picture... More Info

The Walrus Who Escaped

Inhabit Media Incorporated | October 1, 2014 | 32 pages
A cheerfully illustrated tale with Inuit roots In the time before animals were as they are today, Walrus, who had spiraled, curly tusks and not the long, straight tusks we recognize today, spent his time diving for clams. One day, Walrus was about to surface with a mouthful of tasty clams, when... More Info

The Legend of Lightning and Thunder

Inhabit Media Incorporated | October 15, 2013 | 32 pages
In The Legend of Thunder and Lightning, a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers. In this tale of guilt and consequence, the actions of the two children lead them to flee punishment by... More Info

Akinirmut Unipkaaqtuat

Inhabit Media | March 1, 2006 | 218 pages
The three stories in this colume are well known across the Inuit world. The longest story here is the Legend of Kiviuq who is a figure of almost epic proportions. Kiviuq is spared because he is kind. The story of Kaujjarjuq is about a man who has been taught to "be patient in suffering." His... More Info

Tulugaq

Inhabit Media | September 30, 2013 | 120 pages
Ravens appear in mythology and folklore the world over. Few other birds have inspired such simultaneous dread and fascination, or given rise to so many forms of artistic expression. But in the Arctic, ravens are not only mythological and artistic figures, but also brilliant scavengers, fascinating... More Info
$14.95

Avati

Inhabit Media | May 31, 2013 | 32 pages
Explores the complex Arctic ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, and includes information on the plants and animals living in the Arctic and how they coexist throughout the year.  More Info

The Qalupalik

Inhabit Media | March 1, 2011 | 32 pages
Retells the Inuit story about an odd creature with fishlike skin that lives under the sea ice.  More Info

Unikkaaqtuat

Inhabit Media Incorporated | December 12, 2017 | 288 pages
A collection of ancient Inuit myths. In this exhaustive story collection, the rich tradition of Inuit storytelling becomes accessible to the rest of Canada for the first time. Unipkaaqtut is the Inuit word meaning "to tell stories." This definitive collection of Inuit legends is thoughtfully... More Info
$9.95

Igluvigaliurniq Qamusiurnirlu

Inhabit Media | March 1, 2013 | 40 pages
The iglu, a traditional winter shelter built in the Arctic for centuries, is a vital part of Inuit culture. The qamutiik, a traditional sled used for hunting, is an essential tool whose versatility and dependability have allowed it to endure over time. In How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik,... More Info

Under the Ice

Inhabit Media Incorporated | September 30, 2012 | 32 pages
Winter can be cruel in the Arctic, and food quickly grows scarce for those who cannot hunt. In these difficult times, the grandmother of an orphaned boy wishes aloud for the qallupaluit - strange, monstrous creatures that live under the sea ice - to take her grandson away forever. The old woman... More Info

Kamik

Inhabit Media | May 31, 2013 | 32 pages
When Jake finally gets a puppy to call his own, all he can think about is the fast, strong sled dog that his puppy will become. But Kamik is far from an obedient sled dog. He won’t listen, he tracks mud all over the house, and he’s a lot more work than Jake ever thought a puppy could be! But... More Info

The Giant Bear

Inhabit Media | September 30, 2012 | 32 pages
One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the... More Info

Ava and the Little Folk

Inhabit Media | September 30, 2012 | 40 pages
In the Arctic, tales of tiny people who live on the land abound. This children's story follows the adventures of an orphan named Ava who is left to fend for himself by the adults in his village. One day, cold and alone, Ava stumbles upon a group of magical dwarves who finally show him how it feels... More Info

The Legend of the Fog

Inhabit Media Inc | May 15, 2012 | 32 pages
In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process... More Info