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A Child's Alaska

ALA100
Claire Rudolph Murphy, Charles Mason (Photographer)
Alaska Northwest Books
2012
48
0882408593
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
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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.
$10.95

Children of the Midnight Sun, Young Native Voices of Alaska

ALA68
Tricia Brown
Alaska Northwest Books
2007
48
0882406175
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
0
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.
$9.99

Kavik the Wolf Dog

ALA99
Walt Morey, Peter Parnall
Puffin
1997
192
0140384235
PAPER
Literature
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0
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0
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.
$6.99

Frozen Stiff

ALA103
Sherry Shahan
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1999
150
0440413737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$6.99

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

ARC10
Jack London
Modern Library
1993
416
037575251X
PAPER
Literature
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0
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0
FAMILY
The best of London's timeless tales of adventure in Alaska, rich in details of history and geography, flora and fauna -- and dogs.
$7.95

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

ALA133
Robert Specht
Bantam Doubleday
2003
342
0553265962
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The story of Anne Hobbs, who went to Alaska to teach and became a crusader on behalf of Alaska's native peoples.
$7.99

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

Julie of the Wolves

ALA144
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1972
170
0064400581
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$6.99

Kiana's Iditarod

ALA104
Shelley Gill, Shannon Cartwright (Illustrator)
Sasquatch Books
2008
64
1570615896
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$10.99

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$7.99

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

ALA64
Velma Wallis
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
175
0060723521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A retelling of a traditional Athabaskan legend by an Athabaskan woman born and raised in Fort Yukon. It's an inspiring tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe who must make their way alone through the Alaskan wild. Preteens and teenagers will especially enjoy it.
$13.99

A Child's Glacier Bay

ALA87
Kimberly Corral
Alaska Northwest Books
1998
32
0882405039
HARD COVER
Natural History
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0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A photographic journal of camping and kayaking at Glacier Bay with 13-year-old Hannah, younger brother Ben and their parents.
$15.95

Alaska's Bears

ALA74
Alaska Geographic
Alaska Geographic Society
1993
112
1566610141
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Outstanding color photographs fill out this magazine-style overview of Alaska's bears, which includes articles on a range of topics.
$14.95

Ancient Forests, Discovering Nature

ALA67
Margaret Anderson
Aa Balkema
2003
40
0941042146
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The ecology and folklore of the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest come alive in this workbook, featuring 16 activities for children ages 9-12.
$6.95

Eyewitness Bird

BRD04
David Burnie
DK Publishing
2008
64
0756637686
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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!).
$16.99

Whale (Eyewitness Books)

BST10
Frank Greenaway
DK Publishing
2004
72
0756607396
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Peterson First Guide, Insects of North America

FG56
Christopher W. Leahy
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
159
0395906644
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This pocket field guide introduces 200 common or conspicuous insects of North America.
$7.95