Books by Julie Flett

ZOE AND THE FAWN by Catherine Jameson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"A lovely father-daughter idyll. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While checking on their new foal, Zoe and her father discover a fawn curled up in a thicket without its mother. Read full book review >
THE GIRL AND THE WOLF by Katherena Vermette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"A tale about knowledge, power, and trust that reminds readers we used to speak with animals and still do—it already feels like a classic. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A berry-picking excursion turns potentially frightening when a girl wanders from her mother and encounters a wolf. Read full book review >
A DAY WITH YAYAH by Nicola I. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2018

"With modern children learning an elder's wisdom, this makes for a lovely day out. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A current-day Interior Salish girl named Nikki and her two friends spend a day with Yayah, Nikki's grandmother, learning about edible plants. Read full book review >
When We Were Alone by David Robertson
Released: March 1, 2017

"Spare, poetic, and moving, this Cree heritage story makes a powerful impression."
In this illustrated book for children ages 4 to 8, a curious girl learns about how her grandmother held on to cultural touchstones when she was a child at a Native American residential school. Read full book review >
WE SANG YOU HOME by Richard Van Camp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"The parents' certainty that their baby is 'the best of all of us' is an affirmation every baby should hear. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
In words and pictures, a pair of parents celebrates their little one. Read full book review >
DRAGONFLY KITES by Tomson Highway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"At once a celebration of heritage, the wilderness, and imagination, this book is a breath of fresh northern air. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A bilingual English/Cree picture book describes the lakeside summer idylls of brothers Joe and Cody. Read full book review >
MY HEART FILLS WITH HAPPINESS by Monique Gray Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Specific visuals ground this sweet celebration of simple pleasures. (Board book. 1-3)"
Black-haired, brown-skinned children describe many sources of happiness in this board book, dedicated by the author to "former Indian Residential School students." Read full book review >
DOLPHIN SOS by Roy Miki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Distress gives way to relief in this you-are-there tale for young readers and listeners who enjoy real-life animal encounters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dramatic dolphin rescue tale told by a young eyewitness named Nicole. Read full book review >
WILD BERRIES by Julie Flett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy. (pronunciation guide, wild blueberry jam recipe) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Select words paired to sonorous equivalents in the Swampy Cree dialect highlight this serene picture of a blueberry-picking expedition. Read full book review >
LITTLE YOU by Richard Van Camp
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A poetic and joyful celebration. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
A mother and father profess their love for their little one. Read full book review >