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Adventure
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Mountain Climbing: Scaling the Heights
Subsection   Climbing
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Monica Devine
Illustrator   Kay Ewald
Publisher   Perfection Learning, 1997
The story of a boy and his father who hope to climb Mt. McKinley tells what it takes to climb a mountain.

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Up on Denali
Subsection   Climbing
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2006
If you want to know how Denali came to be, what animals and plants live there, you'll have fun with this book.

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Douggie: The Playful Pup Who Became a Sled Dog Hero
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Pam Flowers
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2008
Douggie is the class clown of his fellow dog teammates. Owner Pam sees a spark that says he could be a great lead dog. Can Douggie live up to her belief in him?

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Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Libby Riddles
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2002
This is the story of how Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod.

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The Iditarod: Story of the Last Great Race
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Ian Young
Publisher   Red Brick Learning, 2003
History of the Iditarod, stories of top mushers, and the top dogs of the race.

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Adventure at the Bottom of the World, Adventure at the Top of the World
Subsection   Journeys
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Gordon Wiltsie
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 1996
Read about two adventurers: one is Merrick Johnson, the youngest person to climb Mt. McKinley and the other is 89 year-old Norman Vaughn who returned to Antarctica when most people were long retired.

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Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam
Subsection   Survival
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Sam and his dog Neptune are out digging clams. He is so busy he doesn't notice the tide coming in until it is too late.

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Seldovia Sam and the Wildfire Escape
Subsection   Survival
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
It's a dry summer in Seldovia and when campers are careless a fire threatens the town.
Alaska Life
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A Child's Alaska
Subsection   Gardening
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Charles Mason
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1994
Find out what's so special about Alaska. Lots of pictures.
Alaska Native Peoples
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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Aleut
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Athabascan
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Haida
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Arctic Hunter
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Dianne Hoyt-Goldsmith
Illustrator   Lawrence Migdale
Publisher   Holiday House, 1992
Join this Inupiat family on their annual spring camp trip to hunt and fish. Learn how a modern Arctic family mixes old ways with the new.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Russ Kendall
Illustrator   Russ Kendall
Publisher   Scholastic, 1992
A year in the life of a 7 year-old boy from Shishmaref, Alaska with photographs.

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Neeluk : An Eskimo boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Frances Kittredge
Illustrator   Howard "Weyahok" Rock
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
Travel back in time and see what life was like in a small arctic village at the time of the great whaling ships.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Tlingit
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Kahtahah
Subsection   Tlingit
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Frances Lackey Paul
Illustrator   Rie Mu¤oz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2000
Read what life was like for a young Tlingit girl in the 1800s.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Tsimshian
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Arctic Hunter
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Dianne Hoyt-Goldsmith
Illustrator   Lawrence Migdale
Publisher   Holiday House, 1992
Join this Inupiat family on their annual trip to spring camp to hunt and fish. Learn how a modern Arctic family mixes old ways with the new.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Pictures and interviews with children from around Alaska show us what it's like to be a Native Alaskan kid today--Aleut, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Tlingit, Haida, Tshimshian, and Yupik.

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Goodbye, My Island
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Jean Rogers
Illustrator   Rie Mu¤oz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1983, 2001
A 12 year-old girl faces change as all the people in her village decide they have to leave their special island for good. Live through the last year people lived on remote King Island in Alaska.
Alaska Places
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Amazing Alaska! A Raven's Eye View
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Deb Vanasse
Illustrator   K.E. Lewis
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2010
Cornelius Randolph Raven (C. R. for short) gives a bird's eye view of Alaska and LOTS of fun facts.

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Apun, the Arctic Snow
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Matthew Sturm
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2009
Did you know there are at least 25 different words describing snow? This book explores them all.

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A Child's Alaska
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Charles Mason
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1994
Find out what's so special about Alaska. Lots of pictures.

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Arctic Hunter
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Dianne Hoyt-Goldsmith
Illustrator   Lawrence Migdale
Publisher   Holiday House, 1992
Join this Inupiat family on their annual trip to spring camp to hunt and fish. Learn how a modern Arctic family mixes old ways with the new.

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Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Russ Kendall
Illustrator   Russ Kendall
Publisher   Scholastic, 1992
A year in the life of a 7 year-old boy from Shishmaref, Alaska with photographs.

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Friendship Across Arctic Waters: Alaskan Cub Scouts Visit Their Soviet Neighbors
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Charles Mason
Publisher   Lodestar/Dutton, 1991
Travel with 11 cub scouts from Alaska who visit Providenya, Russia.

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Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd
Subsection   Where We Play
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Karsten Heuer
Publisher   Walker, 2007
A wildlife biologist and his young wife travel 2,500 miles following the caribou to the calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Subsection   Where We Play
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Bruce Hiscock
Publisher   Boyds Mill Press, 2003
Each spring caribou travel hundreds of miles across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the coastal plain where they give birth to their calves. Follow their amazing journey.

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Up on Denali
Subsection   Where We Play
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2006
If you want to know how Denali came to be, what animals and plants live there, you'll have fun with this book.
Friends and Families
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Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue
Subsection   Dealing with Change
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Sam discovers a baby sea otter abandonned on the rocks offshore and rescues the pup. Did he do the right thing? Can he find the otter a good home?

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Douggie: The Playful Pup Who Became a Sled Dog Hero
Subsection   Pets
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Pam Flowers
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2008
Douggie is the class clown of his fellow dog teammates. Owner Pam sees a spark that says he could be a great lead dog. Can Douggie live up to her belief in him?

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Gold Rush Winter
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Richard Waldrep
Publisher   Random House, 2005
Young Klondy Nelson and her mother finally join her father in Nome. But will she fit in in this isolated gold rush town?

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Seldovia Sam and the Blueberry Bear
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
Sam's blueberry picking is interrupted by a bear. He decides to write about the adventure for a school essay contest, but is worried his best friend, who was with him, will write abou the same thing.

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Seldovia Sam and the Wildfire Escape
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
It's a dry summer in Seldovia and when campers are careless a fire threatens the town.
From Alaska's Past
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Gold Rush Winter
Subsection   Gold Rushes
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Richard Waldrep
Publisher   Random House, 2005
Young Klondy Nelson and her mother finally join her father in Nome. But will she fit in in this isolated gold rush town?

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Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Libby Riddles
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2002
This is the story of how Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod.

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The Iditarod: Story of the Last Great Race
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Ian Young
Publisher   Red Brick Learning, 2003
History of the Iditarod, stories of top mushers, and the top dogs of the race.
Learning Alaska Style
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D is for Dog Team; D is for Denali: Alaska Acrostics from A to Z
Subsection   Poetry
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Ken Waldman
Publisher   Nomadic Press, 2009
The book and CD set contains 52 Alaska acrostic poems, plus and songs.

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More Wild Critters
Subsection   Poetry
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Tim Jones
Illustrator   Tom Walker
Publisher   Graphic Arts Center, 1994
Up-close photos of wild critters from Alaska and other wild lands fill the pages of this book, each with a short verse that tells something about the critter.
Myth, Legends, and Tall Tales
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The Sleeping Lady
Subsection   Giants
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator   Elizabeth Johns
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1994
The story of how Mount Susitna or "Sleeping Lady" came to be.

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The Sleeping Lady
Subsection   How Things came to be
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator   Elizabeth Johns
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1994
The story of how Mount Susitna or "Sleeping Lady" came to be.
Nature
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A Caribou Journey
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2010
More caribou live in Alaska than people. This book follows the caribou throughout its life.

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Amazing Alaska! A Raven's Eye View
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Deb Vanasse
Illustrator   K.E. Lewis
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2010
Cornelius Randolph Raven (C. R. for short) gives a bird's eye view of Alaska and LOTS of fun facts.

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Ballad of the Wild Bear
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Pat Chamberlin-Calamar and Sandy Kogl
Illustrator   Libby Hatton
Publisher   Alaska Geographic, 2004
Can people and bears learn new habits to keep them both safe? Includes a CD with song.

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Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Karsten Heuer
Publisher   Walker, 2007
A wildlife biologist and his young wife travel 2,500 miles following the caribou to the calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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More Wild Critters
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Tim Jones
Illustrator   Tom Walker
Publisher   Graphic Arts Center, 1994
Up-close photos of wild critters from Alaska and other wild lands fill the pages of this book, each with a short verse that tells something about the critter.

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Seldovia Sam and the Blueberry Bear
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
Sam's blueberry picking is interrupted by a bear. He decides to write about the adventure for a school essay contest, but is worried his best friend, who was with him, will write abou the same thing.

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Survival at 40 Below
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2010
How do animals survive the long Arctic winters with temperatures that can dip to 40 below?

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The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Bruce Hiscock
Publisher   Boyds Mills Press, 2003
Each spring caribou travel hundreds of miles across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the coastal plain where they give birth to their calves. Follow their amazing journey.

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The Secret Moose
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Jean Rogers
Illustrator   Jim Fowler
Publisher   Greenwillow, 1985
When Gerald finds an injured moose he decides to help it on his own.

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Up on Denali
Subsection   Animals
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2006
If you want to know how Denali came to be, what animals and plants live there, you'll have fun with this book.

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Flight of the Golden Plover: The Amazing Migration Between Hawaii and Alaska
Subsection   Birds
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator   Daniel Van Zyle
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2010
The little golden plovers fly nonstop all the way from Hawaii to Alaska each spring to nest and raise their babies.

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Mosquito Bite
Subsection   Bugs
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Alexandra Siy
Publisher   Charlesbridge, 2005
Alaskans joke that the mosquito is the Alaska state bird, it is so big. This book gives us an up-close view of this buzzing wonder and tells a good story too.

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Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Sam discovers a baby sea otter abandonned on the rocks offshore and rescues the pup. Did he do the right thing? Can he find the otter a good home?

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Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Sam and his dog Neptune are out digging clams. He is so busy he doesn't notice the tide coming in until it is too late.

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A Child's Alaska
Subsection   Geography
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Charles Mason
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1994
Find out what's so special about Alaska. Lots of pictures.

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Amazing Alaska! A Raven's Eye View
Subsection   Geography
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Deb Vanasse
Illustrator   K.E. Lewis
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2010
Cornelius Randolph Raven (C. R. for short) gives a bird's eye view of Alaska and LOTS of fun facts.

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Up on Denali
Subsection   Plants
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2006
If you want to know how Denali came to be, what animals and plants live there, you'll have fun with this book.

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Apun, the Arctic Snow
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Matthew Sturm
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2009
Did you know there are at least 25 different words describing snow? This book explores them all.

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Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Jane Drake
Publisher   Tundra Books, 2004
Packed with the history, science, and folklore of snow.

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Survival at 40 Below
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2010
How do animals survive the long Arctic winters with temperatures that can dip to 40 below?

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This Place is Cold
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Vicki Cobb
Illustrator   Barbara Lavallee
Publisher   Walker, 1990
Just how cold is Alaska? How do animals and people deal with the incredible cold of winter in the Arctic?
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