Saskatchewan winter evenings are ideal for curling up with a book. These titles,along with hundreds of others, are available at saskbooks.com, or wherever you buy your books locally.
When the Trees Crackle with Cold (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing) – A bear sleeps safely in her den, Kohkom tells a story by the fire, the trees crackle with cold— we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless Children’s picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree.
Firewater (U of R Press) – A passionate call to action, Firewater examines alcohol—its history, the myths surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people. Provocative, irreverent, and keenly aware of the power of stories, Firewater calls for people to make decisions about their communities and their lives on their own terms.
Fragment (Thistledown Press) – When avalanching glaciers thrust a massive Antarctic ice sheet into the open ocean, the captain of an atomic submarine must risk his vessel to rescue the survivors of a smashed polar research station and two intrepid newsmen sail south into the storm-lashed Drake Passage to discover the truth.
Burning in this Midnight Dream (Coteau Books) – With fearlessly wrought verse, Louise Halfe describes how the experience of the residential schools continues to haunt those who survive, and how the effects pass like a virus from one generation to the next. Her images, created from the natural world, reveal the spiritual strength of her culture.
The Zenimaginarium Garden (Driverworks Ink) – Each page in this colouring book for all ages is a fantasy garden full of flowers, gnomes, rabbits, birds, snails, owls, and so much more.