My Heart Fills with Happiness / Nijiikendam (Dual Language (English & Anishinaabemowin)) We Sang You Home We Are Water Protectors Berry Song Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story We All Play We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
We Sang You Home Bowwow Powwow We Are Water Protectors We All Play My Heart Fills with Happiness / Nijiikendam (Dual Language (English & Anishinaabemowin)) First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! Bowwow Powwow
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga My Heart Fills with Happiness / Nijiikendam (Dual Language (English & Anishinaabemowin)) Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! Bowwow Powwow Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story MII Maanda Ezhi-Gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know: Niibing, Dgwaagig, Bboong, Mnookmig Dbaadjigaade Maanpii Mzin'igning / A Book about the Seasons
We All Play We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga We Are Water Protectors Berry Song We Sang You Home MII Maanda Ezhi-Gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know: Niibing, Dgwaagig, Bboong, Mnookmig Dbaadjigaade Maanpii Mzin'igning / A Book about the Seasons Berry Song

Notable Native Picture Books, recommended by OPL

By The Bookmark Bookstore

By The Bookmark Bookstore
We Sang You Home

We Sang You Home

Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett

$10.95 $10.18

One of my favorite picture books to read with my son. Read it, love it, then go read everything else by Richard Van Camp.

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal

$18.99 $17.66

Yummy in every sense of the word. And just try to read this book and not want to eat fry bread.

Berry Song

Berry Song

Michaela Goade

$18.99 $17.66

In the running for my favorite picture book of 2022. The story is beautiful but the illustrations are stunning.

We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade

$17.99 $16.73

This award-wnning picture book combines amazing illustrations with a compelling environmental tale. Engaging and educational for older kids, but you can bring in younger readers with the appealing pictures and start instilling the importance of water and taking care of our environment.

Bowwow Powwow

Bowwow Powwow

Brenda J Child and Jonathan Thunder

$17.95 $16.69

You can see both Native kids and indigenous language (Ojibwe) in this fun tale. And I love the dog!

My Heart Fills with Happiness / Nijiikendam (Dual Language (English & Anishinaabemowin))

My Heart Fills with Happiness / Nijiikendam (Dual Language (English & Anishinaabemowin))

Monique Gray Smith and Julie Flett

$19.95 $18.55

This sweet story helps readers of all ages appreciate the little things in life that bring them big joy.

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac

$17.99 $16.73

A wonderful book to introduce the concept of gratitude, without the whitewashing of Thanksgiving.

We All Play

We All Play

Julie Flett

$17.95 $16.69

This book works on so many levels with simple, contrasting shapes to draw the eye of babies and toddlers, while also bringing the fun of animals and play for older kids.

MII Maanda Ezhi-Gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know: Niibing, Dgwaagig, Bboong, Mnookmig Dbaadjigaade Maanpii Mzin'igning / A Book about the Seasons

MII Maanda Ezhi-Gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know: Niibing, Dgwaagig, Bboong, Mnookmig Dbaadjigaade Maanpii Mzin'igning / A Book about the Seasons

Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley

$18.95 $17.62

One of the best books about seasons I've seen! Pairing poetic descriptions with captivating illustrations, this book is a multi-sensory experience of each season.

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!

Nancy Bo Flood, Jonathan Nelson, et al.

$16.99 $15.80

I never knew about the wonderful way Navajos welcome a new baby until I read this book. What a great tradition!