The Stone Cutter and the Navajo Maiden by
Call Number: CL Pic Bro96s 2008
When the metate, or grinding stone, that Cinnibah uses to grind corn into flour breaks, she sets out on a quest to mend the precious family heirloom.
Below is a selected list of bilingual children's books, primarily Navajo-English as well as Eskimo-English. For more Navajo-English titles, search the library catalog for Navajo language materials -- Bilingual -- Juvenile fiction.
A Summer's Trade/Shiigo Na'iini' by
Call Number: CL Pic Tro88s 2007
Tony's saving all his money to buy something very special: a beautiful, dark leather saddle with nuggets of turquoise laced into the rawhide. If Tony can save enough money to purchase the saddle, he'll be able to stay home and help his father tend the flocks of sheep and goats. Just when Tony has almost enough money, everything begins going wrong.
Johonaa'ei: Bringer of Dawn by
Call Number: CL Pic Tsi55j 2007
As Johonaa'ei, the sun, slowly rises, his gentle light and warmth wake the inhabitants of the desert. Johonaa'ei reaches down into the home of the field mice, and lightly tickles the nose of mother mouse; then Johonaa'ei visits the burrow of mother and father rabbit to rouse the family of slumbering bunnies. Finally, Johonaa'ei knocks on the door of the hogan to wake the Navajo family within. Will there be a welcoming response?
The Three Little Sheep/Dibe Yazhi Taa'go Baa Hane' by
Call Number: CL 398.2 Yaz95d 2006
When three little sheep set out to begin life on their own, they never dream that they will be followed by a hungry coyote. Fainthearted and just a little bit nervous, each brother heads in a different direction: one travels to the east and builds a grass hut, another travels to the north and builds a tee-pee, and the final brother travels to the south and builds a hogan.
Arctic Memories by
Call Number: CL 998 Eko5a 1990
"The artist gives readers of any age glimpses into the Inuit culture which formed his childhood & youth.... The result is a work of integrity, an authentic representation of a culture that now mostly exists in memory." -School Library Journal