Picture Books for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Give these picture books about Native American culture, or written by Native American authors, a read!

 Because she has been very ill and weak, River cannot join in the dancing at this year’s tribal powwow, she can only watch from the sidelines as her sisters and cousins dance the celebration–but as the drum beats she finds the faith to believe that she will recover and dance again.

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On an outing in Nicola Valley, British Columbia, a Native American family forages for herbs and mushrooms while the grandmother passes down her language and knowledge to her young grandchildren. Includes glossary.

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The story of the first efforts to save the vanishing bison (buffalo) herds from extinction in the United States in the 1870s and 1880s. Based on the true story of Samuel Walking Coyote, a Salish (Kalispel) Indian who rescued and raised orphaned buffalo calves

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Amazon cover imageLittle Thunder wants a name that separates him from his father, Big Thunder, and considers such options as Touch the Sky and Drums, Drums, and More Drums before his father helps him find the perfect alternative.


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Amazon cover imageFinding circles everywhere, a grandfather and his granddaughter meditate on the cycles of life and nature.

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Amazon cover image With vibrant colors and bold geometric forms, Gerald McDermott brilliantly captures the stylized look of Pueblo Indian art in this Caldecott Award-winning retelling of an ancient legend. A young boy searches for his father, but before he can claim his heritage he must first prove his worthiness by passing through the four ceremonial chambers: the kiva of lions, the kiva of snakes, the kiva of bees, and the kiva of lightning. Striking in its simplicity and grace, Arrow to the Sun vividly evokes the Native American reverence for the source of all life–the Solar Fire

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Teen Book Review: The Nine Lives Of Chloe King

The Nine Lives Of Chloe King

Liz Braswell/Celia Thomson

Book Reivew By Jasmine Roeder


I have wanted to read The Nine Lives Of Chloe King for a while now. I have watched the series but have not had the chance to read the book. I checked it out today, so I think I will start reading it soon. I think this book would be perfect for you if you like to read about supernatural and adventurous stories. The book is about an ordinary teenage girl whose name is Chloe King. She goes to school, hangs out with friends, and does all the usual things for a teenager. When she turns sixteen, she starts feeling like she isn’t normal and has rapid reflexes and visions. If that wasn’t weird enough, she even had claws, which showed her that she wasn’t an ordinary teenage girl. When she goes to school one day, she is still trying to wrap her head around the fact that she has powers and thinks she is all alone until she meets Jasmine and Alek. They know about her secret, and they have powers too. They help her train, tell her why she is like this, and even reveal that she has nine lives. She is then said that she is a protector and that people will be after her but will nine lives be enough for her? One day she goes from being a normal girl, and the next, she goes to fighting for her life while having nine lives. She meets more people who become her friends and needs to protect them without spilling everything. While dealing with this nine-lives drama, she is still trying to figure out what happened to her missing father. What will happen with all these secrets reveal themselves? You should definitely get it today if you are interested just by the review. This book includes all three parts of the series in one book. Below are the titles of each piece of her story in order if you get them separately.

The Fallen

The Stolen

The Chosen


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Books About an Unusual Hobby!

Have you started any of our three reading challenges for 2022?
If you’re participating in the category-based reading challenge, either by using the tracking sheet or on Beanstack, we can help you find books in each of the categories.

Today we’re featuring books about an unusual hobby (or featuring a character with an unusual hobby)!  These aren’t the only books we have available in this category but are ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier.


The Ordinary Acrobat / The Diamond Thief



Archery / No Good Deed



Beekeeping and the Bugs They Love  /  Telling the Bees



How to Know the Birds / How to Find Your Way Home




How to Code 1 / How to Hack a Heartbreak



Candy is Magic / The Candymakers



Cosplay: a History / Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe


Flower Arrangement

Handpicked /Tahira in Bloom



Cool Maps and Geocaching / The Exact Location of Home



Kitchen Table Tarot / The White Magic Five & Dime


Other unusual hobbies to look up

  • Bonsai
  • Calligraphy
  • Candle making
  • Cosplay
  • Cross Stitching
  • Disc Golf
  • Dream interpretation
  • Fencing
  • Ghost Hunting
  • Graffiti Art
  • Horse Racing
  • Jewelry Making
  • Magic Tricks
  • Puppetry
  • Quidditch
  • Roller Derby
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soapmaking
  • Stand-Up
  • Taxidermy

Take a look at a list of more books here! 

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