This image is a screenshot of the trailer video for the livestream reading of "When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar" by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner. Miriam is on the left and Bernice is on the right in this picture. They are each sitting on a log, outdoors in the snow, with trees behind them.

You can still watch the livestream reading of “When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar” Learn more, or watch here.


Hear words from the book in nēhiyawēwin

Click to hear author Bernice Johnson-Laxdal say words from her book in nēhiyawēwin (y-dialect, Northern Plains Cree).

This is an image of the cover of the e-book "When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar" in the y-dialect.

Story Questions for the book

This is an image of the first page of story questions for the book "When the Trees Crackle with Cold" by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner.

Story Questions for the book – 2-sided half page each

Two questions for each month. Developed in collaboration with the authors.

You can also see the questions online on this page.


Activity Sheets

These activity sheets are from the book “When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Seasons Activity Book” by Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner. We thank them for their permission to share these activities with you for Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan!

Colouring Pages


10-Day Countdown Posts

An adult and two children are under a blanket fort, reading a book together. This image is in honour of Family Literacy Day 2022

We created posts for you to share with families in your class, program, or community. It was designed as a 10-day countdown to Family Literacy Day 2022, but feel free to use them in the way that fits best for your community! Click here for text and images.