Children's Native American Books

Native American history and culture for children.


People Shall Continue Cover Image
By Simon J. Ortiz, Sharol Graves (Illustrator)
$8.96
ISBN: 9780892391257
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - October 9th, 2017

Told in the rhythms of traditional oral narrative, this powerful telling of the history of the Native/Indigenous peoples of North America recounts their story from Creation to the invasion and usurpation of Native lands. As more and more people arrived, The People saw that the new men did not respect the land.


Crazy Horse's Vision Cover Image
$9.86
ISBN: 9781584302827
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Published: Lee & Low Books - May 1st, 2002

Crazy Horse is among the best known Native American heroes. Yet many people do not know his boyhood name was Curly, inspired by his curly hair.


A Coyote Columbus Story Cover Image
By Thomas King, William Kent Monkman (Illustrator)
$8.06
ISBN: 9780888998309
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 1st, 2007

A trickster named Coyote rules her world, until a funny-looking stranger named Columbus changes her plans. Unimpressed by the wealth of moose, turtles, and beavers in Coyote's land, he'd rather figure out how to hunt human beings to sell back in Spain. Thomas King uses a bag of literary tricks to shatter the stereotypes surrounding Columbus's voyages.


Muskrat Will Be Swimming Cover Image
By Cheryl Savageau, Robert Hynes (Illustrator)
$7.16
ISBN: 9780884482802
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - April 1st, 2006

*Notable Books For Children - Smithsonian*


#notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women Cover Image
By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
$11.66
ISBN: 9781554519576
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Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman.


Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices Cover Image
By Lisa Charleyboy (Editor), Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editor)
$11.66
ISBN: 9781554516865
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Published: Annick Press - March 22nd, 2016

Whether discussing the transformative power of art or music, the lasting trauma of residential schools, growing up poor, or achieving success, the contributors to this remarkable anthology all have something in common: a rich Native heritage that has informed who they are.


The First Strawberries (Picture Puffin Books) Cover Image
By Joseph Bruchac (Retold by), Anna Vojtech (Illustrator)
$6.29
ISBN: 9780140564099
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Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1998

From an award-winning Native American storyteller comes this captivating re-telling of a Cherokee legend, which explains how strawberries came to be.


Jingle Dancer Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780688162412
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Published: HarperCollins - April 5th, 2000

Tink, tink, tink, tink, sang cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe's dress.

Jenna's heart beats to the brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum as she daydreams about the clinking song of her grandma's jingle dancing.


For a Girl Becoming (Sun Tracks: An American Indian Literary #66) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo, Mercedes McDonald (Illustrator)
$16.16
ISBN: 9780816527977
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Published: University of Arizona Press - October 15th, 2009

Transformative moments in the cycle of life are a time for acknowledgment, a chance to guide a child's path in a positive and loving direction.


Sweetest Kulu Cover Image
$8.96
ISBN: 9781772271119
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Published: Inhabit Media - October 1st, 2016

A lyrical lullaby imbued with traditional Inuit beliefs, this bedtime poem written by internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk describes the gifts bestowed upon a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and lovingly written, this visually stunning book is infused with the Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.


Wild Berries Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Earl N. Cook (Translator)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781897476895
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Published: Simply Read Books - October 8th, 2013


Tch, tch, sh, sh, tup, tup.


You Hold Me Up Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781459814479
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 31st, 2017

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions.


We Sang You Home Cover Image
By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$8.96
ISBN: 9781459811782
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 18th, 2016

In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.


Cradle Me (Navajo/English) Cover Image
By Debby Slier, Various Photographers (Photographer)
$6.29
ISBN: 9781595727213
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Published: Star Bright Books - October 1st, 2015

The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies.