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ALASKA

For Kids

Alaska Almanac

Alaska Almanac


by Alaska Northwest

  • REFERENCE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES

Zany facts and figures on the geography, history and culture of Alaska. Peppered with only-in-Alaska jokes and goofy illustrations, it makes for leisurely, entertaining browsing for the whole family. (ALA21, $17.99)

Alaska's Dog Heroes, True Stories of Remarkable Canines

Alaska's Dog Heroes, True Stories of Remarkable Canines


by Shelley Gill

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES

Written for kids, this book introduces 19 heroic Alaskan dogs. From heroic Balto to lesser-known canines like Stickeen and King David, the dogs' tales are a good read and a fine introduction to Alaska. (ALA376, $10.99)

Stickeen

Stickeen


by John Muir

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

Muir's exhilarating tale of crossing Brady Glacier in Alaska during a storm with his dog; a classic. (ALA334, $9.00)

A Child's Alaska

A Child's Alaska


by Claire Rudolph Murphy | Charles Mason

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Murphy captures the changing seasons and challenges of daily life in this captivating photographic portrait of modern Alaska -- its wildlife, culture and especially its people -- geared for elementary school kids. (ALA100, $10.95)

Alaska's 12 Days of Summer

Alaska's 12 Days of Summer


by Pat Chamberlain-Calamar | Shannon Cartwright

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A lighthearted tribute to the wildlife of Alaska for youngsters, presented in illustrations and song lyrics set to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas." (ALA191, $10.99)

Alaskan Wildlife Coloring Book

Alaskan Wildlife Coloring Book


by Jan Sovak

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Whales, grizzlies and wolves invite the creative coloring touch of young travelers. (ALA235, $3.99)

Face to Face With Grizzlies

Face to Face With Grizzlies


by Joel Sartore

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly. (BST120, $6.95)

Grizzly Bears of Alaska, Explore the Wild World of Bears


by Debbie S. Miller

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

This children's picture book describes everything "bear." From bear cubs and habitats to the ritual of hibernation, it is a great kid's introduction to Alaska and 30,000 of its most interesting residents. (ALA377, $10.99)

Kiana's Iditarod

Kiana's Iditarod


by Shelley Gill | Shannon Cartwright

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 64 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Geared towards elementary school students, this is a tale of the great Alaskan dog-sled race Iditarod, as seen through the eyes of Kiana, one of the lead sled dogs. A lively and enjoyable read for the family. (ALA104, $10.99)

Blessing's Bead


by Debby Dahl Edwardson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 178 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

This beautiful debut novel for children explores the multigenerational history of a family of Iupiaq Eskimos in Alaska's far north, set in 1917, during an influenza epidemic, and in 1986. (ALA344, $16.99)

Buried Alive, A Mystery in Denali National Park

Buried Alive, A Mystery in Denali National Park


by Gloria Skurzynski

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

The Landons are in Alaska's Denali National Park and are joined by 13-year-old Nicky Milano. Jack, Ashley and Nicky accept a dogsled ride from a man in a Park Service uniform -- which leads to trouble. (ALA251, $4.99)

Children of the Midnight Sun, Young Native Voices of Alaska

Children of the Midnight Sun, Young Native Voices of Alaska


by Tricia Brown

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A profile of eight children from diverse backgrounds, this book features vivid color photography and great information on daily life, customs and background of the Tlingit, Haida, Aleut and other cultures throughout Alaska. Aimed at children ages 9-12, it nicely balances modern challenges and traditional ways. (ALA68, $11.95)

Eyewitness Bird

Eyewitness Bird


by David Burnie

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 64 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

An introduction to birds, their evolution, biology and behavior, in the graphic Eyewitness style with hundreds of color photographs and drawings of feathers, wings, nests, eggs (and surprisingly few birds!). (BRD04, $16.99)

Frozen Stiff

Frozen Stiff


by Sherry Shahan

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 150 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A story of adventure set in the Alaskan wilderness. Two young kayakers set out for what they figure will be a harmless day on the fjords, when an unexpected twist of events sends them into a struggle for survival. Perfect for preteens. (ALA103, $5.99)

Kavik the Wolf Dog

Kavik the Wolf Dog


by Walt Morey | Peter Parnall

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A reprint of a classic children's novel about the wolf-dog Kavik and the boy who saves him in the Alaskan wilderness. Kavik, who has been reared as a champion sled-dog, is taken away from the boy and must make a perilous journey back to his home in Washington. Written for preteens. (ALA99, $5.99)

Water Sky

Water Sky


by Jean Craighead George

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

The part-Eskimo, 13-year-old New Englander Lincoln goes to Barrow, Alaska to live with friends of his father in this contemporary tale of the importance of whaling to the Eskimo culture. (ALA311, $6.99)

Whale (Eyewitness Books)

Whale (Eyewitness Books)


by Frank Greenaway

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 72 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

With 900 detailed illustrations, this slim book is a highly visual guide to cetaceans that will appeal to kids ages 9 to 12. (BST10, $16.99)

Wild Man Island

Wild Man Island


by Will Hobbs

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A 14-year-old boy is stranded on a remote Alaskan island inhabited by a mysterious wild man in this exiting adventure for pre-teens. (ALA261, $5.99)

Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves


by Jean Craighead George

  • LITERATURE
  • 1972
  • PAPER
  • 170 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

The classic tale of a young Eskimo girl who chooses to run with the wolves rather than submit to a cruel husband. This young adult novel whipped up some controversy on publication in 1972, due to brief but violent sexual content, and we would caution parents that it's most appropriate for teens and sophisticated pre-teens. (ALA144, $6.99)

Tisha, The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

Tisha, The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness


by Robert Specht

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 342 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

The story of Anne Hobbs, who went to Alaska to teach and became a crusader on behalf of Alaska's native peoples. (ALA133, $7.99)

Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear


by Ben Mikaelsen

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 241 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends. (PNW127, $6.99)

Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire

Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire


by Jack London

  • LITERATURE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAMILY

The best of London's timeless tales of adventure in Alaska, rich in details of history and geography, flora and fauna -- and dogs. (ARC10, $7.95)

 

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