Indigenous Picture Book Collection

IBBY 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 here.

  • 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.

It is our hope that teachers, librarians, readers and booksellers will use and share this list widely — across Canada and around the world — while continuing to read and update their collections of Indigenous picture books. Please join us in celebrating Indigenous picture books as widely as possible, using the hashtags #ReadIndigenous and #IndigiPictureBooks, and tagging @IBBYCanada!

Booksellers, for a list of the books in the catalogue, including ISBNs and prices, click here.

Read the IBBY Canada special edition newsletter all about the Indigenous Picture Books Collection here.

And please read about two friends of the Indigenous Picture Book Collection: Colette Poitras, Manager of Indigenous Public Library Outreach, Municipal Affairs, Government of Alberta — and the Edmonton Public Library.