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Prairie Indigenous E-Book and IBBY Indigenous Picture Book Collections

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

Launched in January 2019, this significant addition to the Alberta eBooks repository brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture.

Along with the 1,500 other titles in the Alberta eBooks Collection (launched in 2017), these new additions are available for Alberta public library patrons to borrow online from their local library. And the collection will continue to grow, as more titles are added each year.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Prairie Indigenous collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture. Dive into eBooks by such notable Canadian authors as Eden Robinson, Dawn Dumont, Richard Van Camp, Lee Maracle, Will Cardinal, Chelsea Vowel and Katherena Vermette. Or discover new literary voices. Essential reading for learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, these stories are now available to borrow and share through your public library website.

Visit the Prairie Indigenous E-Book Collection HERE.


IBBY Indigenous Picture Book Collection

IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Canada is pleased to present From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books, a digital catalogue of 100 picture books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and illustrators. The catalogue is available for download.

  • Includes 100 recommended picture books by Indigenous authors, many illustrated by Indigenous artists, published in Canada over the last 25 years and currently in print.
  • Reflects the diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences of Inuit, Métis and 29 First Nations.
  • Gives attention to picture books that promote Indigenous languages, with 15 different languages/dialects represented.
  • Features books for children of every age, ranging from board books to picture books for older readers.

Visit the IBBY Indigenous Picture Book Collection HERE.

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